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.

Strong winds and heavy rain have affected many roads and some properties across the district. Queenstown emergency services and QLDC are currently dealing with a number of properties impacted by the weather. Some residents have self-evacuated and those requiring shelter are being supported at Queenstown Memorial Hall. Further information here.

Alcohol restrictions in public places

Ngā aukatinga waipiro i ngā wāhi tūmatanui

Find out about the alcohol restrictions that apply to public places in the Queenstown Lakes District.

Christmas and New Year alcohol restrictions

An alcohol ban applies from 8.00am on 24 December through to 6.00am on 6 January the following year in multiple areas in Queenstown and Wānaka.

Temporary restrictions are also in place from 8.00pm on 26 December to 6.00am on 6 January the following year in locations throughout Arrowtown, Frankton and Lake Hāwea.

Year round alcohol restrictions

An alcohol ban is in place in parts of Queenstown, Frankton, Arrowtown, Wānaka and Lake Hāwea from 8.00pm - 8.00am every day.

Winter Festival

From 6.00am on the opening day of the festival until 6.00am the day after the final day of the festival.   

Crate Day

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

Alcohol Restrictions in Public Places Bylaw 2018