Queenstown-Lakes District

Queenstown-Lakes District, a local government district, is in the Otago Region of New Zealand that was formed in 1986.[2] It is surrounded by the districts of Central Otago, Southland, Westland and Waitaki.

Queenstown-Lakes District
Lake Wakatipu, one of the lakes in the district
CountryNew Zealand
RegionOtago
DistrictQueenstown-Lakes District Council
WardsArrowtown
Wakatipu
Wanaka
SeatQueenstown
Government
  MayorJim Boult
  Deputy MayorCalum MacLeod
Area
  Total8,719 km2 (3,366 sq mi)
Population
 (June 2020)[1]
  Total47,400
  Density5.4/km2 (14/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+12 (NZST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+13 (NZDT)
Postcode(s)
Postcode(s)
9300, 9302, 9304, 9305, 9371, 9372, 9382, 9383, 9384, 9672, 9793
Area code(s)03
WebsiteQueenstown-Lakes District Council

Much of the area is often referred to as Queenstown because of the popularity of the resort town, but the district covers a much wider area, including the towns of Wanaka to the north-east, Glenorchy to the north-west and Kingston to the south.

The district is sometimes called the Southern Lakes, as it contains Lake Wakatipu, Lake Wānaka and Lake Hāwea.