Over the last couple of years, the ruins of a goldmining settlement have emerged from the blackberries at Coopers Terrace, about 1km up the river from Arrowtown. Now Jan Morrison, the driving force behind the project, is asking the Arrowtown community and other stakeholders what they want to do with the newly uncovered remains. In […]
Last week Destination Queenstown, Lake Wānaka Tourism and QLDC launched a district-wide project to co-design a pathway to regenerative tourism by 2030. This is a new era of thinking to evolve our local tourism eco-system so it’s important we take a collaborative Queenstown Lakes approach to guiding decision-making and planning for our destination. It will
Last summer, QLDC responded to community concern by restricting overnight camping at Lake Hayes and the Shotover Delta. This summer they are putting a strong focus on educating freedom campers. In Arrowtown, camping is prohibited throughout the built-up area, in all reserves and beside the road as far as Hogans Gully Road. If you come
QLDC has said they will not be going ahead with a proposal to have a freedom camping hub at Whitechapel. Here’s the media release, which does not mention Whitechapel as one of the camping hubs: More details can now be revealed on the plans to promote responsible and sustainable camping across the district this summer.
Early next month QLDC’s Whitechapel Flat Recreation Reserve (on Whitechapel Road near Arrow Junction) will become the site of a free camping hub. Only certified self-contained campervans will be allowed to use the site, and the maximum stay will be two nights. Toilets, rubbish and recycling stations will be installed and “camping ambassadors” will monitor