Alcohol in public

There are some restrictions on drinking alcohol in public places in a long strip of Arrowtown from the river up, bounded by Bush Creek Road, Manse Road, Caernarvon Street, Wiltshire Street, Hertford Street, Suffolk St, Centennial Avenue and Jopp Street (see interactive map.

  • No drinking between 10 pm and 8 am every night
  • 24 hour alcohol ban during Winter Festival
  • 24 hour alcohol¬†ban during Christmas and New Year from 6 am, 27 December to 6 am, 6 January the following year.

A breach of the alcohol ban area is an offence and an infringement notice may be issued ($250).