ABC/Montessori Arrowtown

Our curriculum is based on the principles of New Zealand’s national early childhood curriculum, Te Whāriki, which all Early Childhood Education services (child care centres, preschools, kindergartens etc) use.

Arrowtown Mainly Music for Preschoolers

Meet during school terms only Tuesday 10am and Wednesday 1:30pm at the St Johns Presbyterian Church in Berkshire Street Young children develop skills – co-ordination, fine motor movements, large motor movements, social interaction, appreciation of music and musical styles, and language development. mainly music provides children with a structured learning environment and then a time of free...

Arrowtown Plunket

Hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Friday 10am-12pm under 5's. Wed 1pm - 3pm Babies group

Arrowtown Preschool

At Arrowtown Preschool the opportunities for learning that children experience are outstanding both within the Preschools and the community. Children are seen as capable learners who bring with them a huge range of knowledge, interests and experiences. Teachers build on these to empower confidence, build resilience and encourage responsibility. Respectful relationships with families, community and...

Arrowtown Primary School

Arrowtown School is a state-funded, co-educational school. It is a full primary school with Year 1-8 students from 5 to 13 years of age. The current school roll is approximately 540. Arrowtown School started in 1863 and has been on its present site since 1997. The school is modern, very well resourced and has a large, attractive school hall and excellent recreation facilities. Arrowtown is 20 k...

Aspiring Beginnings Early Learning Centre

Aspiring Beginnings Early Learning Centre, based in the lakeside town of Wanaka provides for children from 3 months of age. The centre is a small family focused environment for up to 40 children which was established by the community & is still owned by the community. It is a  ‘not for profit’ centre with any profits going back into children’s quality education. We are...

Buddy Programme Wakatipu

Mentoring Programme for children 4-12 years. The programme contributes to the emotional and social wellbeing of Southland children by matching them with carefully selected and trained adult volunteers in a well-supported befriending relationship.

Central Otago Lincoln Old Students Association

Or you can contact Richard on his cellphone: 027 226 0983.

Central Otago REAP

Central Otago REAP provides a diverse and extensive educational resource to rural communities, implementing a life long learning approach. The overall purpose of Central Otago REAP is to provide educational support and assistance across all sectors including early childhood, primary, secondary and adult education. Central Otago REAP is a community-based flexible resource providing formal and non-...

Counsellor and Gestalt Therapist, Elizabeth Denton

I work as a counsellor and gestalt therapist with individuals and couples. Most people benefit from therapy at certain times in their lives. This is normally signalled by anxiety or depression, or by that ‘lost’ sense that many of us fall victim to, when life loses its colour and vitality. Please see my website for my credentials and more about the way I work. Liz

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...

Frankton Kindergarten

Kidsfirst Kindergartens are the first choice for kindergartens and early learning centres on the West Coast, Banks Peninsula, Central Otago, Canterbury, and Christchurch. We encourage children to learn, play and explore...; kindergarten is about developing while having fun. Ko tā mātou he āwhina i ngā tamariki mokopuna kia ako, kia tākaro, kia tūhura - kote mahi...

Glenorchy Playgroup

Welcome to Glenorchy Playgroup - Haere mai, all parents, caregivers and young children are welcome. We believe in the importance of providing a place where pre-school children and parents can regularly meet, feel welcomed and involved. Our playgroup will use a variety of activities to provide learning opportunities and experiences for young children. We aim to give parents and caregivers the opp...

Glenorchy Primary School

Glenorchy School is a small, remote school situated at the head of Lake Wakatipu and is central to the community. The families of our children are diverse in their economic status and their occupations. We work to provide our children with a positive, quality learning environment in which they are secure and successful. Glenorchy School values the individual. Everyone working and learning within...

Holy Family Catholic School

We are a full primary (from New Entrants to Year 8) state integrated school with a special Catholic character. We were founded in 2006 and our charism is ‘Family/Whanau’ which means we promote and embrace strong family values in our teaching and learning. Our mission statement calls us to provide a safe, supportive and stimulating environment that encourages children to embrace lear...

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 Facebo...

Kidstart (Barnardos)

Kidstart is a home-based care and learning service for children aged from birth to five years. It is provided in the homes of trained Educators, all of whom are supported by fully qualified teachers.

KingsView Christian School

KingsView School is an inter-denominational state integrated Christian school operating from Year 1 to Year 8. It is a Decile 7 school, currently leasing premises in Yewlett Crescent, Frankton. Plans are under way to develop a new site some time in the next two-three years. KingsView began life in 1996 as Southern Lakes Christian School. It was established as a private school by the Christian Sch...

Lakes District Museum

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

Luv Immigration Club

Welcome to Luv Immigration Club. We are a non-profit club providing free cultural activities in Queenstown, New Zealand. Our vision is promoting an understanding and respect between different cultures to build stronger communities and for social fun and connection. YOU are invited to join us. All ages, gender and ethnicities are welcome to participate in our cultural activities. ​If y...

Luv Immigration World

Welcome to Luv Immigration World. We are a non-profit club providing free cultural activities in Queenstown, New Zealand. Our vision is promoting an understanding and respect between different cultures to build stronger communities and for social fun and connection. YOU are invited to join us. All ages, gender and ethnicities are welcome to participate in our cultural activities. ​If ...

Makarora Primary School

Lynley can also be contacted at home on 03 443 1154 or by email

Mountain Safety Council

The Wakatipu branch of the Mountain Safety Council run a variety of public courses in the following disciplines - Firearms, Bushcraft, Outdoor First Aid, HUNTS, River Safety and Avalanche. We are always interested in hearing from individuals or groups wishing to become involved and learn more about courses. Please email or telephone the branch on 409 2025 for further...

Otago Girls High School ex Pupils

High School ex Girls Group

Plastic Bag Free Wanaka

Plastic Bag Free Wanaka is a group of hard working, committed and passionate volunteers. Our vision is for Wanaka to be plastic bag free by 2019 and for a reduction of single use plastic in our community and across New Zealand. Through fun events and education, we show people the harm done by single use plastics and make it easy and affordable to choose reusable options. We advocate for national...

Queenstown Dharma Centre

Established in 1997, the Queenstown Dharma Centre welcomes both residents and visitors to Queenstown. It is dedicated to assisting us to recognise and embrace our inherent unrealised freedom through practices of wisdom, compassion and non-clinging awareness. The practices are derived from the great traditions of Buddhadharma (Buddhist teachings of awakening) free from sectarianism.

Queenstown Jobs

Queenstown Jobs ( )is a free locally-based job search site based in Queenstown, connecting job seekers and employers in an quick and easy way. It is run by a small team in Queenstown and is designed to be an effective way for Queenstown employers to find staff in the region for free, rather than using costly alternatives. It's also free for job seekers to register and uplo...

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 ...

Queenstown Playcentre

Hours: Monday - Friday 9.30am - 12 noon (school term only)

Queenstown Preschool Nursery

Preschool and nursery aged children.

Queenstown Primary School

Queenstown Primary School is a state primary school, incorporating years 0- 8. It provides children with a positive, quality, learning environment in which they are secure and successful. Queenstown Primary School values the individual - everyone working and learning within this environment is important. They aim to foster in their children a positive attitude towards learning, pride in performanc...

Queenstown Scout Group

Welcome to Queenstown Scout Group. We provide fun and action-packed programmes to Queenstown youth! Scouting is a great way for boys and girls to learn a variety of new skills, make new friends, visit exciting places and share in new experiences. We are a community organisation run by parents and volunteers. Queenstown Scout Group offers Keas, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers based on childrens ...

Queenstown Toastmasters

Weekly Tuesdays 7.30pm - 8.30pm St Johns Rooms, Douglas Street, Frankton, Queenstown.

Remarkables Primary School

Remarkables Primary School is one of New Zealand’s newest primary schools, which welcomed students in Term 1, 2010. The official opening was held on the 27th of August 2010. This school is unique in what it offers to all those who become part of this learning community. The school has had a staged opening beginning with our Year 1 and 2 students in Term 1, 2010 and our Year 3 and 4 students ...

Senior Net

Wanaka Senior Net meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month at 10am at the Wanaka Bowling Club, 130 Tenby Street.

Southern REAP (Wakatipu)

Our professional vision is to enrich our communities through innovative programmes. REAP fills gaps in mainstream education service provision by providing integrated and educational initiatives across Early Childhood, Schools and the Adult Education sectors.

St John Ambulance Service

Provide ambulance service, 1st aid supplies and courses.

Tarras School

School Vision: Tarras School will be a integral part of the Tarras community. The school’s focus will be to guide the children toward becoming capable and confident learners, who are adaptable and creative in their learning. The school will provide a safe, healthy and dynamic learning environment where the children will have opportunities to explore their world. The school will actively see...

Te Kakano Aotearoa Trust

Te Kākano Aotearoa Trust is a not-for-profit charitable organisation registered with the NZ Charities, #CC23553. We have our own community-based native plant nursery that specialises in propagating plants of local origin. We support native habitat restoration in the Upper Clutha Basin and we work with local community groups, schools, organisations & businesses in the effort to promote han...

U3A (University for 3rd Age)

Queenstown has joined the many cities in the world in which the University of the Third Age has been founded.Beginning in France in the mid seventies, the U3A movement has now spread to most countries and has now many hundreds of thousands of members. U3A is a response to the idea that human life is divided into three periods: firstly, childhood and schooling; secondly, child rearing and work; an...

Upper Clutha Plunket

Plunket Nurse Appointments, Health Educational Sessions, Parents' Support Groups, Room Hire Bookings 03 443 8799. For further information email -

Upper Clutha University of the Third Age

Generally known as U3A. Holds regular lecture series for Seniors in Wanaka.

Wakatipu High School

At Wakatipu High School we emphasise academic excellence together with cultural activities and sporting achievement.  Enjoy our quality high school education and gain internationally recognised New Zealand qualifications.

Wakatipu Kindergarten

3 year oldsWednesday and Friday - 8.30am to 12.45pm 4 year oldsMonday, Tuesday and Thursday8.30am to 2.45pm

Wakatipu Swim School

We are passionate about teaching Learn to Swim in our community, and promoting water safety strategies to the children in our schools and ECE centres. We support the Queenstown Primary School in using their pool during Terms 1 & 4 and year round we use Alpine Aqualand on Sundays. Holiday swim blocks are a great way to boost swim skills for busy families without time for weekly swim lessons dur...

Wanaka Community Toy Library

The Wanaka Community Toy Library offers a valuable service to the wider Wanaka community by providing toys of high standard and durability so the children will extend their basic physical, mental, sensory and perpetual skills.

Wanaka Genealogical Group

Monthly meetings for research 2 p.m. last Friday of each month except December and January. All meetings are held at the Wanaka Public Library unless otherwise advertised (via the local Messenger Diary). Interest Groups include Scottish, Irish, English, DNA. Social meetings are held February, May, August and November with topic and/or speaker.

Wanaka Playgroup

Playgroup for children aged 0 - 5 yrs accompanied by parent/caregiver. Mondays and Thursdays 9.30 - 11.30. $3.00 per family. Indoor and outdoor toys, equipment, and activities. Bring your child's snacks; tea and coffee provided for adults. Come and join us, lots of fun and friendly faces - locals and visitors all welcome.

Wanaka Pre School

We are the longest established early childhood centre in Wanaka and are dedicated to providing affordable andaccessible quality education and care for children in a family friendly environment.

Wanaka Primary School

Wanaka is an area where wine growing and tourism abound as the growing industries. Nearby we have a lake, fabulous hills and scenic tracks which enable us to take advantage of many E.O.T.C activities such as aquatics, Nordic and alpine skiing and exploring the local area. Wanaka School has close warm relationships with students, parents and the community. Our strengths are in the integrated, schoo...

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...