Queenstown-Lakes District

Queenstown-Lakes District, a New Zealand local government district, is part of the Otago Region.[1] The Queenstown-Lakes District 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
Area
  Total8,719 km2 (3,366 sq mi)
Population
 (June 2018)
  Total40,200
  Density4.6/km2 (12/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 Wanaka and Lake Hāwea.

Local government

The district is administered by the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) and regionally by the Otago Regional Council.

The Queenstown Lakes District is expected to grow faster than Auckland over the period 2006-31. Statistics New Zealand projections show the district shares the highest growth rate in New Zealand of 2.2% a year with the Selwyn District. The district's population is forecast to be 41,600 by 2031.[2]

See also

References

Queenstown-Lakes travel guide from Wikivoyage

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