A boil water is in place for businesses and properties across Queenstown following a number of confirmed local cases of illness caused by the protozoa, cryptosporidium. This affects all properties serviced by the Council’s Queenstown supply including Frankton, Quail Rise and Tucker Beach Rd, Kelvin Heights and Hanley’s Farm. Read more here.

From Monday 18 September there will be no parking available directly outside the Gorge Road Council office due to construction activity associated with the Town Centre Arterial Road. Our Gorge Road Council office will be open as usual. But if you’d prefer, you can make use of our online services via our website or give us a call on 03 441 0499.

The state of local emergency in Queenstown, originally declared on Friday morning after a severe weather event, has been lifted. However, some restrictions will remain in place to protect public safety as the focus turns to recovery. Full information here.

Is your child about to have a birthday? Let us help you celebrate their special day in a fun, relaxed environment with swimming, rock climbing and party room for celebrations.

Pool Parties

Have a blast with friends and family at Alpine Aqualand or the pools at Wānaka Recreation Centre.

There are two options available:

  • Either pay for our standard casual pool entry fee of $4.00 per child (but the birthday person gets to swim for free!) and $8.00 per adult; or

  • Hire the learners' pool at Alpine Aqualand for $150.00/hour (please note exclusive hire of the learners' pool is not available  at Wānaka Recreation Centre).


To book or make an enquiry please contact Brittany Race:


Contact us in advance as use of the pools is subject to availability.

Please read our supervision policy which applies to pool parties.

Party Rooms

Want to bring your own food, drinks and birthday cake? Why not hire one of our rooms.


To make an enquiry please contact Bailey Henderson:

TEL: 03 450 9109

Climbing Parties

Take your child's birthday party to new heights! Rockatipu Climbing Wall at Queenstown Events Centre is perfect for groups of 6-12 people, and the birthday boy or girl climbs for free. Participants must be a minimum of 8 years of age.

Prices as follows (equipment hire included):

  • $6.00 per child

  • $10.00 per adult

  • $50.00 per hour for belaying and instruction with our qualified instructor

  • Birthday boy or girl climbs for free.


To book a party please contact Alexa Peters:

TEL: 03 443 4791