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.

Alcohol restrictions in public places

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

Christmas and New Year Year Round Restrictions Winter Festival Crate Day Alcohol Restrictions Bylaw

Christmas and New Year alcohol restrictions

A 24 hour ban applies from 8.00pm on 24 December through to 8.00am 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 8.00am 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

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