Queenstown-Lakes District

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Queenstown Lakes District
Territorial authority
Lake Wakatipu, one of the lakes in the district
Lake Wakatipu, one of the lakes in the district
Queenstown Lakes District.png
Country New Zealand
Region Otago region
Seat Queenstown
Government
 • Mayor Vanessa van Uden
Area
 • Total 8,719 km2 (3,366 sq mi)
Population (June 2016)
 • Total 34,700
 • Density 4.0/km2 (10/sq mi)
Time zone NZST (UTC+12)
 • Summer (DST) NZDT (UTC+13)
Postcode(s) 9300, 9302, 9304, 9305, 9371, 9372, 9382, 9383, 9384, 9672, 9793
Area code(s) 03
Website www.qldc.govt.nz

The 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.

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[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Queenstown-Lakes District Council

Queenstown-Lakes travel guide from Wikivoyage

Coordinates: 45°01′52″S 168°39′52″E / 45.0311°S 168.6644°E / -45.0311; 168.6644