Getting Started in Our District

It’s always a challenge getting set up in a new town.  This page contains lots of links and contacts to help you get set up in the Queenstown Lakes District. 

 Find our Newcomers Guide here

Community Newspapers / Noticeboards

Jobs, rental properties, buy sell and exchange, community services, public notices and more…

  • Lakes Weekly Bulletin (comes out every Tuesday morning)
  • The Mirror community newspaper (comes out every Wednesday morning)
  • Mountain Scene community newspaper (comes out every Thursday afternoon)
  • The Queenstown Times (comes out every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning)
  • Community Noticeboards at Fresh Choice Supermarket (Gorge Road), New World Supermarket (Frankton) and O’Connell’s Pavilion (Camp Street).



Immigration New Zealand:

Get everything you need if you wish to immigrate to New Zealand. 

Inland Revenue Department:

Find out about New Zealand taxes and benefits. 

Destination Queenstown:

The official site for Queenstown tourism.

Lake Wanaka Tourism:

The official site for Wanaka tourism.

News, views, classifieds, activities, business directory…

Wanaka Live:

An online community for Wanaka and surrounding districts 

Join a club:

District wide listings for all types of clubs and organisations.

Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust - QLCHT:

Solutions for low-moderate income earners wanting to buy property in the Queenstown Lakes District.