Public toilet closures in Queenstown Lakes District

The Covid-19 outbreak and corresponding national state of emergency has forced the Queenstown Lakes District Council to temporarily close a number of public toilets in the district.

A council spokesman said the temporary closures were in line with central government’s recommendation to close as many public facilities as possible.

It would also result in a reduction of potential contact points for the community and fewer facilities that QLDC contractors need to clean, reducing their risk of infection.

"In addition, there is an expectation from central government’s Covid-19 response that people will be exercising close to home and ideally within their own neighbourhood. It is therefore anticipated they will be using their own toilets and demand for public facilities will be lower than normal," he said.

From Monday 29 March, the following public toilets will remain open:


Dinosaur Park Toilets


Cardrona Hall Toilets


Lake Esplanade Reserve Toilet


Glenorchy Hall Toilet


Frankton Domain Toilets North


Kawarau Road Reserve Toilets

Lake Hayes Showground Reserve Toilets


Hopkins Street Recreation Reserve Toilets


Queenstown Gardens Toilets

Athol Street Toilets North

Albert Town

McMurdo Park Toilets


Ramshaw Lane Toilets


Kingston Layby Toilets

Kingston School House Reserve Toilets


Any changes to the above list, or the status of any QLDC community facilities and venues, will be updated on the QLDC website.

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