Arts & Culture

Arrowtown Horticultural Society

A small group of garden enthusiasts who run an annual Flower Show in Arrowtown. Very school/community based. Please make contact! We have a great group of people who need your help to make the magic happen...

Aspiring Beginnings Early Learning Centre

A small, not for profit, community owned childcare centre, providing quality early childhood education for children from 3 months of age.

Dance Wanaka

Dance Wanaka offers fun & enjoyable dance classes for all ages in Modern Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary & Preschool dance classes. Our professional team of teachers provide stimulating classes that nurture students passion for dance, along with extending their dance skills. We welcome you to come and trial a class today!

Department of Conservation - Wakatipu

Mission and visionThe Department of Conservation's challenge is to manage natural and historic heritage assets for the greatest benefit and enjoyment of all New Zealanders, by conserving, advocating and promoting natural and historic heritage so that its values are passed on undiminished to future generations.The Department’s mission is:To conserve New Zealand’s natural and historic he...

Department of Conservation - Wanaka

Mission and visionThe Department of Conservation's challenge is to manage natural and historic heritage assets for the greatest benefit and enjoyment of all New Zealanders, by conserving, advocating and promoting natural and historic heritage so that its values are passed on undiminished to future generations.The Department’s mission is:To conserve New Zealand’s natural and historic he...

Destination Queenstown

Freephone: 0800 478 336 (NZ only)

Gibbston Community Association

Virtually written off in the 1970’s, the tiny rural community of Gibbston revitalised itself by developing wine tourism alongside the existing adventure tourism (A J Hackett Bungy, white-water rafting and river surfing) and within the context of their history. In 1997, a small group of vineyard owners petitioned Council to include special provisions in the District Plan that acknowledged Gib...


IMIQ (Ikatan Masyarakat Indonesia di Queenstown) is an Indonesian community group in Queenstown.

Japanese Family Society of Queenstown

Japanese Family Society of Queenstown is a non-profit organization to link between the Japanese and Queenstown locals. We have activities to share our culture with the New Zealanders. Within the Japanese community, we have activities to embrace and pass on the Japanese culture to the Japanese children. Also Japanese library available. Please check "Japanese Family Society of Queenstown" on Faceboo...

Lakes District Museum

Open 8.30am - 5pm daily except Christmas Day. Researcher/archivist and education officer available. Contact Bridgette McDonald (Administration Manager).

Mainly Music Wanaka

Held at St Andrews Presbyterian Church Hall, Tenby Street, Wanaka Tuesdays 9.30am - 11.00am You can also contact: Kathy Dedo PH: 03 443 5364

Pembroke Folk Club

Promoting folk and traditional music in the Wanaka and Cardrona region.Organise and run the annual Cardrona Folk Festival at Labour weekend.

Queenstown Art Society

The Queenstown Art Society was formed in the early 1960s in response to a few amateur artists wanting to hold an Exhibition. The Society and its enthusiastic volunteers now manage the Queenstown Arts Centre, which houses artist studios, a workroom and the Cloakroom Gallery.

Queenstown Community Choir

A social choir, singing a variety of music. Practices Tues 6.30pm Qtown Performing Arts Centre, Ballarat St. New members welcome. No auditions.

Queenstown Photography Club

The Queenstown Photography Club Inc. is a non-profit organisation of both amateur and professional photographers alike. Our primary goal is to promote and support the art and science of photography as a means of creative expression achieved through awareness, education and participation.We strive to provide an enjoyable and stimulating forum through which members can receive practical information ...

Remarkable Theatre

We are an amateur grouping producing a range of straight theatre in Queenstown and encouraging involvement and creativity in the arts.

Shotover Country Music Club

The club meets the 3rd Sunday of each month in the Arrowtown Hall at 8pm.

Showbiz Queenstown

Showbiz Queenstown is a non-profit incorporated society. Since 1975 we have played a major role in the cultural life of our community, and a proud history of delivering exciting, nostalgic, traditional and classical shows to our audiences. Our mission is to assist and encourage members of our community to extend their artistic abilities and provide quality entertainment to the Wakatipu community....

The Painters Group

The Painters Group meets on the second Monday each month 10am to 3pm in the Wanaka Arts Centre. There is a series of activities through the year .  

The Sociable Club

The Sociable Club provides opportunity for the over 30's to meet and socialise at fun events and activities. Join now to meet a network of like-minded people.

Upper Clutha A&P Society Inc.

One of the most picturesque A & P Shows in the South Island, The Upper Clutha A & P show was first held in Cromwell in 1895. Now set on the beautiful shores of Lake Wanaka, it is arguably one of the most stunning settings in the country for an A & P Show. The Upper Clutha A & P Show is a unique agricultural and pastoral event with spectacular Southern Alps in the background. It is...

Upper Clutha Historical Records Society

The society collects and preserves historical records of the Upper Clutha area. The records are housed at the Wanaka Library. An appointment is needed to research records. Secretary: Graham Taylor - - 03 443 1416.

Upper Clutha Woodcraft Guild

Meet: 2nd Thursday at 7:30pm in the Woodwork Room, Mt Aspiring College, Plantation Rd, Wanaka.

Volunteering Central

Volunteering Central is passionate about volunteering and ensuring volunteers have a postive experience. We seek to raise awareness of volunteering in the Central Lakes District and connect people who want to volunteer their time, skills and energy to organisations which rely on their help. To register your organisations role or to browse volunteer roles on line check out our website or call us to...

Wakatipu Conservatoire of Classical Ballet

Classes in Classical Ballet for ages 4 upwards with a fully qualified and registered teacher. Classes are held in Queenstown. We offer classes in the bbodance syllabi and also competitive level with competitive dancers travelling throughout the country at competitions.

Wakatipu Floral Art Club

A club for those who are interested in flower arranging. Meet on the 4th Monday of each month at the St John' Hall in Frankton at 7:30pm.

Wakatipu Potters Group

A not-for-profit community pottery club. We are now running year round. Club nights are open to the general public and are a $5 donation per visit and after 5 visits you can become a member. We meet year round, Wednesdays 6pm – 8pm. Although we endeavor to do so in the future, we do not currently host instructional classes in pottery. Therefore we recommend that potential inexperienced ...

Wakatipu Spinners, Weavers and Allied Craft

Meet at the Presbytarian Church Hall, Frankton, 10am each Wednesday. New members welcome.

Wanaka Embroidery Guild

Very friendly group that meet regularly at the Arts Centre to stitch a variety of techniques. No experience necessary. Visitors to the area welcome. We meet on the 1st Thursday 7-9pm, 2nd Thursday 1.30-3.30pm, 4th & 5thThursday 10.30am-3.30pm.

Wanaka Genealogy Group

Monthly meetings, 2 p.m. last Friday of each month except December and January. Also Research evening at 5:15 p.m. last Monday of same months. All meetings are held at the Wanaka Public Library unless otherwise advertised.

Willowridge Wanakafest

Wanakafest 2011 is on Labour Weekend and will be better than ever! During the 4 days of Wanakafest, Lake Wanaka comes alive with a fashion show, food and wine fest, music, entertainment, moviefest, downhill mt. bike race, parade, and so much more. Last year the wine and food fest was a huge success and this year’s event will be bigger and have the same festive atmosphere. All events will be ...

Wills Acting Workshops

Wills Acting Workshops - Offering fun and interactive drama workshops, acting training, accent coaching, audition techniques, stage combat and more... Hi everyone, want to give Acting & Stage Combat a go? With all the filming that goes on across the country and the many talent agencies out there, why not come along and give the New Acting & Stage Combat workshops ago! The workshops and classes...