An emergency water shutdown is affecting properties along Frankton Road, between Larch Hill and Marina Drive, while contractors are working to fix a burst water main on Frankton Road. Check out our Facebook Page for updates on when the water may be restored.

The boil water that was in place for businesses and properties across Queenstown following a number of confirmed local cases of illness caused by the protozoa, cryptosporidium, has now been lifted as of 8 December 2023.

Alcohol-Free Areas In Public Places

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Find out about the alcohol-free areas that apply to certain public places in the Queenstown Lakes District.

Christmas and New Year Alcohol-Free Areas

Alcohol-free restrictions apply from 6.00am on 25 December through to 6.00am on 6 January the following year in Queenstown and Wānaka.

Alcohol-free areas are also in place from 6.00pm on 26 December to 6.00am on 6 January the following year in locations throughout Arrowtown, Frankton and Lake Hāwea.


Year round alcohol restrictions

Alcohol-free areas are in place in parts of Queenstown, Frankton, Arrowtown, Wānaka and Lake Hāwea from 6.00pm - 6.00am every day.


Crate Day Information

From 12.00am on Crate Day to 12.00am the following day for the public areas defined via the 'Alcohol-free areas maps' section on this page.


Alcohol-Free Areas in Public Places Bylaw 2018