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Te Kararo Queenstown Gardens Development Plan

Te Kararo Queenstown Gardens is a significant public space within Queenstown's town centre, serving the needs of residents and visitors. It is a central, thriving public space and well used by many people for various purposes.

Stage One

About the Development Plan

Upgrades to Te Kararo Queenstown Gardens will be made through a multi-stage project to enhance connection to Queenstown's town centre and surrounds and to improve circulation within the grounds. Informal passive recreation qualities of Te Kararo Queenstown Gardens will be retained, with improvements made to public safety and wayfinding through upgrades to lighting, signage and pathways.

Culture, heritage and the place values of Lake Whakatipu and surrounding mountains will be weaved into the design.

Stage One

Work on Stage One of the Te Kararo Queenstown Gardens Development Plan begins on Monday 28 June 2021, and will involve a number of upgrades to footpaths and lighting in the area just south of Horne Creek. During this time, a number of paths in the Gardens will be closed to pedestrians and out of use while work is undertaken. Access between the Gardens and Queenstown's town centre will remain via Park Street and Marine Parade.

During this time, parking will remain available in the Queenstown Gardens for users of the ice rink, tennis courts and bowling green.

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