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.

Way To Go

The journeys that you make every day in and around the Queenstown Lakes District should be safe, easy, support your business and help you get the most out of life.

Have your say on public transport in the Whakatipu

This September, Way To Go (a partnership of Otago Regional Council, Queenstown Lakes District Council, and Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency) is looking for feedback on the Queenstown Public Transport Business Case and a range of preferred options for buses, ferries, and on-demand options.

Take a moment this month to help shape the future of public transport around the Whakatipu. Find out more and give your feedback between Monday 18 September and Monday 2 October 2023 at

Drop-in for a chat

Come along to one of our community pop-ups and chat about the future of public transport:

Thursday 21 September
10.00am – 2.30pm | Frankton Bus Hub
4.00pm – 6.00pm | Stanley Street Bus Hub Kiosk

Saturday, 23 September
10.00am – 2.00pm | Arrowtown Community Centre

Saturday, 30 September
9.00am – 2.00pm | Queenstown Market, Steamer Wharf

The partnership - smarter journeys, together

The Queenstown Lakes District Council, the New Zealand Transport Agency and Otago Regional Council are committed to working together in partnership to provide you with an enduring, safe and affordable transport system, which also provides you with transport choice.

Our partnership is known as Way to Go and recognises all three agencies have an important role to play in driving change.

There's a lot to think about and this page brings our work together in one place so you can participate in the process and monitor how we are integrating and managing our transport investigations.

Community Engagement

Your input will help to plan safe, accessible and connected transport solutions for everyone.  We'll keep you in the loop and ask for your views regularly as our investigations progress.   

Check out to see the current projects open for feedback.  

Contact us

If you have any questions about the Way to Go group or the investigations underway, please email us at