Destination Queenstown is dedicated to supporting our membership through these unprecedented and challenging times. A key focus is on supporting with information and communications pertaining to COVID-19 and coordinating information on behalf of the industry.
DQ is part of the Southern Lakes Response and Recovery Group which has been formed by Southern Lakes business agencies – QLDC Economic Development, Ignite Wanaka Chamber, Queenstown Chamber of Commerce and Lake Wanaka Tourism. This group is providing a coordinated local response and support network for the Southern Lakes business community following the impact of COVID-19.
If you aren’t already receiving Southern Lakes Business Response Group communications, please sign up here.
You can find more information about the combined local response to the outbreak of COVID-19, and useful links to advice and support on the QLDC website here. Other resources are below:
COVID-19 National Response
Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in one place: covid19.govt.nz
Ministry of Health
The latest information and advice on COVID-19: www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus
Southern District Health Board
Local information and advice: www.southernhealth.nz/novel-coronavirus
Advice regarding preparing for an emergency and self-isolating: www.qldc.govt.nz/community/emergency-management/be-prepared
Information about local travel restrictions and what to expect at the district's airport: www.queenstownairport.co.nz/corporate/covid-19
For COVID-19 health advice and information, contact Healthline (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453 for international SIM.
If you develop any cold or flu like symptoms, phone Healthline’s dedicated COVID-19 number 0800 358 5453 or contact your GP, including phoning ahead of your visit.
Immigration New Zealand
For the latest COVID-19 information from Immigration New Zealand: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/media-centre/news-notifications/coronavirus-update-inz-response
We are here to help, so if you have any concerns, or are not getting the support you need from the resources, please contact anyone below:
Destination Queenstown - Paul Abbot - CEO: paul@queenstownNZ.nz
Queenstown Chamber - Ruth Stokes - CEO: email@example.com
Arrowtown Promotion and Business Association - Nicky Busst - Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lake Wānaka Tourism - Tim Barke - GM: email@example.com
Ignite Wānaka Chamber - Naomi Lindsay - General Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
QLDC Economic Development - Peter Harris - Economic Development Manager: email@example.com
Regional Business Partners - Tara Druce - Business Advisor: firstname.lastname@example.org