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.

Sport & Rec Venues and Contacts

Kā whakapā mō te kahikahi, hinoka rēhia

QLDC manages and maintains a wide range of facilities around the district that provide opportunities to get active and make the most of what this special place has to offer.

You'll find all the information about these venues including opening hours below.

  • Queenstown Events Centre is the main hub for sport and recreation in Queenstown.

    Facilities include:


    Opening hours

    Queenstown Events Centre Monday - Friday Weekends & Public Holidays
    Alpine Health & Fitness 6.00am-9.00pm
    * Gym open late (11:00pm) every Tuesday
    Alpine Aqualand 6.00am-9.00pm 8.00am-6.00pm
    Rockatipu Climbing (belay licence holders only) click here for details click here for details
    Rockatipu Climbing 
    (instructor on-site)
    click here for details click here for details


    For up to the minute news on closures or cancellations follow QLDC Sport & Recreation on Facebook. If you are making a special trip it is always worth giving reception a call on (03) 450 9005 before you set out.

    Contact information

    Phone: 03 450 9005

    Physical Address: Joe O'Connell Drive, Frankton, Queenstown
    Postal Address: Private Bag 50072, Queenstown 9348


  • Wānaka Recreation Centre is the main hub for sport and recreation in the Upper Clutha, located in the bustling Three Parks area  just a quick five-minute drive from the town centre.

    Facilities include:

    • Three-pool aquatic facility - 25m, eight-lane lap pool, 20m learners' pool with separate toddlers' area, and adult hot pool

    • QLDC Swim School - Wānaka

    • Indoor / outdoor court hire

    • Meeting room hire

    • Change rooms & storage lockers.


    Opening hours


    Monday - Friday

    Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays

    Wānaka Recreation Centre  6.00am-9.00pm


    Wānaka Recreation Centre Pool 6.00am - 9.00pm

    8.00am - 6.00pm


    For up to the minute news on closures or cancellations follow QLDC Sport & Recreation on Facebook. If you are making a special trip it is always worth giving reception a call on (03) 443 9334 before you set out.

    Contact information

    Phone: 03 443 9334

    Physical Address: 41 Sir Tim Wallis Drive (off Ballantyne Road), Wānaka
    Postal Address: Private Bag 50072, Queenstown 9348

  • Located just a few hundred metres from the heart of Arrowtown, the pool's LPG boiler means we can now operate with a target water temperature of 27 degrees.

    Every summer we look forward to providing a range of events, inflatables, pool toys and pool parties for the community.


    Opening hours

    Arrowtown Memorial Pool is now closed for the summer and will open late November 2023.

    Seasonal opening hours are Monday-Sunday: 11.00am-6.00pm

    *Early closing at 5.00pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

    Contact information

    Phone:  03 442 0145

    Physical Address: 4 Hertford Street, Arrowtown
    Postal Address: PO Box 2009, Wakatipu 9348

  • Set against the stunning backdrop of the Remarkables mountain range, our gentle 9-hole golf course is perfect for novices and experienced players alike. Conveniently located adjacent to Queenstown Events Centre and Queenstown International Airport, Frankton Golf Centre provides residents and visitors with an opportunity to play and learn golf at an affordable and well-maintained facility.

    Opening hours

    Frankton Golf Centre is open seven days a week; from 9.00am-7.00pm during summer (6.00pm in winter).

    Contact information

    Phone: 03 442 3584

    Email: golf@qldc.govt.nz

    Address: Corner of Kawarau Road and State Highway 6, Frankton
    (diagonally opposite the BP fuel station).

  • Position

    Contact Person

    Contact Details

    Sport & Recreation Manager Simon Battrick

    03 441 0476

    Sales & Service Manager Alex Martin

    03 450 0524

    Aquatics Manager Mikayla Oliver


    Wānaka Area Recreation Manager Allan Wainwright

    03 443 0426


    Venues Team Leader Deborah Husheer

    03 450 9111

    Venues Booking Coordinator (Queenstown) Bailey Henderson

    03 450 9109

    Venues Booking Coordinator (Wānaka) Christine Schafer

    03 443 4173

    Sports Booking Coordinator (Queenstown) Brittany Race 03 450 9110
    Sports Booking Coordinator (Wānaka) Sarah Ellmer 03 443 0125
    Golf Team Leader Jamie McIsaac 03 442 3584

    Swim School Team Leader

    Clair Muirhead 03 450 8214
    Aquatic Programmes Coordinator (Queenstown)   03 450 9005
    Recreation Programmes Coordinator (Queenstown) Alexa Peters 03 443 4791
    Recreation Programmes Coordinator (Wānaka) Penny Batchelor 03 441 1767
    Communications & Marketing Advisor Daniel O'Keeffe 03 450 2385
    Business Support Merle Strudthoff 03 450 0521

Closures and cancellations

Whenever possible, information about temporary closures and cancellations will be posted below (except for changes to our group fitness timetable which you'll find here).

For up-to-the-minute news on short-term closures or cancellations, such as the dreaded 'Code Browns' which can close the pools for a few hours, follow QLDC Sport & Recreation on Facebook.

If you are making a special trip it is always worth giving your chosen venue a call before you set out.