Queenstown Lakes entered the Orange Light level of the COVID-19 Protection Framework on 3 December 2021. Learn more about changes to Council services here.

About Summerdaze

Summerdaze is a collection of events we'll be running for the summer months from December 2021 to April 2022 throughout our community, encouraging residents and visitors to enjoy the outdoors, celebrate their neighbourhood and spend time with one another.  We're currently working on a collection of events so keep an eye on this page for news and updates.

We've also created a Community Activation Pack (CAP) filled with items and games that Community Associations and neighbourhoods can book and use to host gatherings from January 2022.  You'll find the list of items and a booking form below to help you start planning.


Summerdaze Games - GooseChase

Summerdaze Games is a local scavenger hunt game played via the 'GooseChase' app. There will be new missions to complete every day and you can earn points and win prizes!

The January game will launch on 1 January! There are some great prizes up for grabs during the game:

  • AJ Hackett Zipline passes

  • iFly experience

  • A family pass for Minus 5 Ice Bar

  • $100 F&B voucher to Margo's

  • 2 x Tanoshi $50 voucher

  • The Dishery $50 voucher

  • Alpine Aqualand, Alpine Health and Fitness, Wanaka Recreation Centre, Climbing, and Golf passes

We're encouraging all community members to sign up and play to connect with others, have fun outdoors and get to know your local community. 

How to play:

  1. Download the GooseChase app via the app store

  2. Join our game by searching 'Summerdaze Games'

  3. Join the appropriate game and read the terms and conditions for playing the game.

Keep across all updates on our QLDC Sport & Recreation Facebook page.

Congratulations to the winner of the December Games who received an Altitude Tour for two and a $50 Prezzy gift card.

Download the GooseChase app on iOS or Andoid.

Corporate Supporters - Gold

Prize sponsors


Teddy Bears Picnic

We'll be hosting a Teddy Bears Picnic in both Wānaka and Queenstown toward the end of January, and your family is invited! 

There'll be fun for kids of all ages, with everything from story telling, a silent disco, mural painting, bubbles, a free sausage sizzle, food vendors, face painting, colouring in, magical creatures, life sized bears, sports and games, a bouncy castle and much more.

So bring your favourite, most loved Teddy Bear and a picnic and come on down.  

Hosted by QLDC, the Teddy Bears Picnic in both Wānaka and Queenstown will showcase the best children's entertainment our community has to offer. 

Both events are free to attend. Koha donations to Plunket welcome.

My Vaccine passes will be required for those aged 12 years and over.

QUEENSTOWN 

11.00am-2.00pm on Saturday 22 January
Queenstown Event Centre

WĀNAKA 

11.00am-2.00pm on Sunday 23 January
Wānaka Recreation Centre 

Please note: We will be following guidance set by the Government COVID-19 Protection Framework as to how community events will operate. This will be based on the traffic light level set at the time of the event. Keep an eye on this page and QLDC Facebook for updates.


Waterfront games

We are in the planning stages of getting out waterfront games up and running in Queenstown and Wānaka for the community to come along and get involved from the start of February.

We'll have a pop-up events trailer set up with everything from badminton and lawn tennis to jenga and connect four plus balls and frisbees to be kicked and thrown around.

More details to come!

Please note: We will be following guidance set by the Government COVID-19 Protection Framework as to how community events will operate. This will be based on the traffic light level set at the time of the event. Keep an eye on this page and QLDC Facebook for updates.


Book a community gathering

If you're keen to host a gathering in your community, we can provide a number of games and items to help bring it all together in one of our Community Activation Packs.  Simply fill in the form below, select the date you'd like to run your event and a member of our team will be in touch.

Please note: We will be taking  bookings for community events from 15 January 2022, however these events will need to comply with the Government COVID requirements based on the traffic light level set at the time of the event.

If you are running an event with the support of Queenstown Lakes District Council, a My Vaccine Pass is required for all staff and participants aged 12 years and over.

Use of specific items are on a first come first served basis. If someone has already booked an item you'd like for the same date, we will be unable to accommodate your request.

Looking for tips and tricks on how to host your own community gathering? Check out Link Upper Clutha's 'How To' guide for neighbourhood gatherings.


Wānaka Stride, Ride and Slide

Join Sport Centrals multi-sport event for BIG little kids!

30 January 11.00 AM
Wānaka Recreation Centre

Athletes aged between 2 and 6 years run, bike and slide around an age-appropriate course. Sport Otago’s play trailer and blow-up obstacle course will also be there to entertain the kids while Mum, Dad and the Grandparents enjoy a coffee.

Lunch is taken care of with Aspiring Athletics club sausage sizzle.

Online presale tickets for $5  which enters participants into a draw for special prizes or enter on the day for $8.

For all the information and to enter go to www.sportotago.co.nz

All attendees over the age of 12 years will need to show a vaccination certificate.


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