Destination Queenstown is dedicated to supporting our membership through these unprecedented and challenging times. Our immediate 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 co-ordinated 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 email your interest to DQ Communications Manager Jess Harkins here. To view previous updates, please use the links below:
You can find information about the combined local response to the outbreak of COVID-19, and useful links to advice and support on the QLDC website here.
Additional useful links listed below.
COVID-19 National Response
Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in one place.
For information on Government initiatives regarding welfare.
Ministry of Health
The latest information and advice on COVID-19.
Southern District Health Board
Local information and advice.
Advice regarding preparing for an emergency and self-isolating.
Information about local travel restrictions and what to expect at the district's airport.
For COVID-19 health advice and information, contact the Healthline team (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453 for international SIM.
If you have been overseas within the last 14 days and develop a fever, cough or shortness of breath, phone Healthline’s dedicated COVID-19 number 0800 358 5453 or contact your GP, including phoning ahead of your visit.
Immigration New Zealand
Information regarding self-isolation for visitors arriving from overseas: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/media-centre/news-notifications/coronavirus-update-inz-response
COVID-19 Event Guidance
Information in-line with Government advice relating to gatherings, cancelled events and more to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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 – Ann Lockhart - CEO - annl@queenstownNZ.nz
- Queenstown Chamber – Anna Mickell – CEO – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lake Wanaka Tourism – James Helmore – GM – email@example.com
- Ignite Wanaka Chamber – Naomi Lindsay – Executive Officer – 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