You may have noticed the road works around our Queenstown office and library located on Gorge Road. Don’t worry, both are still open so pop in and see our friendly team! For information on the road works underway, please visit our Major Projects page.

The Frankton and Wānaka Transfer Station facilities will close every Sunday, starting 27 November until 8 January 2023, due to staff shortages. Both facilities will be open 8.00am-5.00pm Monday to Saturday. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

QLDC Sport and Recreation operates three aquatic facilities on behalf of our local community.

We offer a variety of aquatic programmes at these facilities including Aquafit, Tri Squad and Ante-Natal Fitness.

You'll find a timetable showing which lanes are free and which are booked by clubs and groups throughout each day on the webpage for each facility, along with a full list of daily activities over school holidays.

Learn to Swim

Our learn-to-swim programmes cover all ages and are operated by QLDC Swim School, endorsed by the New Zealand Swim Teachers and Coaches Association (NZSCTA) as a gold quality swim school.

Community Pools

In addition, Council also provides grants to assist with the operation of the following community pools:

Glenorchy Community Pool, Cantire Street (open Labour weekend until Easter weekend)

Hawea Community Pool, Hawea Flat School, Camp Hill Road (open Labour weekend until early March; weather permitting).

Our Supervision Policy

We're recruiting!

Watch the video below to hear members of our team telling you what it's like to be a lifeguard or swim school instructor at council pools in Queenstown and Wānaka. We're recruiting now so head over to our dedicated jobs website  once you've enjoyed the video:

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