Social & Service

Abbeyfield Wakatipu Inc

Not-for-profit housing project for the over-55s in the Wakatipu.Purpose-built affordable housing for independent older people.Follows international Abbeyfield tenets of companionship, values and community support and involvement.


The work of AccessAbility is based on a defined set of principles and beliefs.  These are what guide our efforts.  They are what we stand for and aim towards.  Like all things in life they require constant reviewing. Access Ability is an independent, not for profit company that has been working in the disability sector for over 10 years.

Adventure Development

Free Youth Alcohol and Drug Counselling for young people under 20. Counselling for moderate mental health issues.

Age Concern

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday - 9am-4pm Support Services, Information, Advice and Personal Advocacy: Responding in person/phone to a range of queries from older people and their carers eg. Advising where to obtain a service, what is available. Providing confidential support and empowerment to older people.Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Service: Providing confidential support,...

Albert Town Community Association

Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for the residents by being responsive to the needs, interests, and priorities of the community. It is the function of this organization to promote the health, safety, common good, and social welfare of the residents of Albert Town. If you live in Albert Town, you are already part of the ATCA, we encourage you to become a member. Chair: Jim ...

Alcohol and Drug / Community Mental Health Nurses

The Southern DHB Alcohol and Drug Services are delivered by the Specialist Addiction Services team (formerly Community Alcohol and Drug Service (CADS) in Otago and Drug and Alcohol Specialist Service (DASS) in Southland).

Alcohol Drug Helpline

Our alcohol drug telephone helpline is only a call away. Call 0800 787 797 or text 8681, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to speak with a trained counsellor. All calls are free and confidential.

Alcoholics Anonymous Arrowtown

Alcoholics Anonymous is a voluntary, worldwide fellowship of men and women from all walks of life who meet together to attain and maintain sobriety. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership. Wednesday 07:30 PM and Sunday 07:00pm Arrowtown, St Johns Presbyterian Church Arrowtown, Cnr Berkshire and Durham Streets , Arrowtown.

Alcoholics Anonymous Frankton

If you repeatedly drink more than you intend or want to, if you get into trouble, or if you have memory lapses when you drink, you may be an alcoholic. If you want to control your drinking but can't, then alcoholism is a definite possibility. As far as AA is concerned, it is up to the individual to decide whether they're an alcoholic. Helpline: 0800 229 6757

Alcoholics Anonymous Queenstown

Alcoholics Anonymous is a voluntary, worldwide fellowship of men and women from all walks of life who meet together to attain and maintain sobriety. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership. Monday 10:00am and Tuesday 07:30 PM Queenstown, Salvation Army Hall Queenstown, 29 Camp Street, Queenstown, Open to visitors, Wheelchair ...

Alcoholics Anonymous Wanaka

Alcoholics Anonymous is a voluntary, worldwide fellowship of men and women from all walks of life who meet together to attain and maintain sobriety. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership. Freephone: 0800 AA works(2296757). Monday 7:30pm and Friday 07:30 PM - Wanaka Plunket Rooms, Wanaka, 51 Ardmore Street, Wanaka, Open mee...

Altrusa International Inc of Queenstown

Altrusa is a women's service organisation focussing on women's development, literacy and service in our community. We meet the first and third Wednesday of each month, at Level One Malaghan House, 10 Memorial Street, Queenstown (the Senior Citizens Rooms). Anyone is welcome to come along. For information, please email: or go to Facebook: https://face...

Arrowtown Business and Promotion Association

APBA represents Arrowtown’s businesses. It is responsible for the town’s promotion, and for the website. The board of the Arrowtown Promotion and Business Association is elected annually by the Association’s members who are business ratepayers. Central to its work, is the belief that the well being of the town is dependent on the preservation of its historic herita...

Arrowtown Entertainers Club

Come and join the Arrowtown Entertainers. We are a group of people of varying ages who love putting on musical shows. Our main production is during the Autumn Festival and sometimes we put on a second show in the Spring. Don’t be shy, we are a friendly bunch whose aim is to “entertain” other people and enjoy ourselves at the same time. Contact Wink Gillespie at ...

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 Newcomers and Locals Network

Please note our name change from Arrowtown Newcomers Network, so that not just newcomers can come along to our functions.

Arrowtown Plunket

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

Arrowtown Scout Group

Contact for Arrowtown's Cubs , Scouts and Venturers Cubs meet Tuesdays from 6.30pm till 8.00pmScouts meet Wednesdays from 7.00pm till 8.30pmVenturers meet Wednesday from 7.00pm till 8.30pm every 2nd week. Facebook:

Arrowtown Swimming Club

The Arrowtown Swimming Club is run by volunteers from the community for the community. The club is steeped in history having been running for well over 30 years. We provide swimming lessons during the summer months for children seven years and older. Also squad training is offered to more competent swimmers in order to refine technique and gain fitness and stamina.

Arrowtown Village Association

We aim to be the voice of the Arrowtown community.  As well as initiating new projects the AVA works with the community and statutory authorities to improve the outcomes for the Arrowtown community and environment.  Acting Chairperson - - - Inquiries - cctv@arr...

Arrowtown Volunteer Fire Brigade

Phone number at the Station is: 03 442 1740 (unmanned station) Gary Mobile: 0274 333 982

Association of Presbyterian Women

Office open Tuesday to Friday 9am to 2pm

Blind Foundation

The Blind Foundation is here to help.  If you, a family member or friend, is blind or experiencing sight loss, we can provide the support needed to help you face your future with confidence. You can access our services by registering with us.  Once you’re set up, you’ll be able to get a wide range of support. You might wish to access our popular Library Service or learn som...

Boomerang Bags Queenstown

Boomerang Bags works to reduce the use of plastic bags by engaging local communities in the making of Boomerang Bags community made using recycled materials, Boomerang Bags provide a free, fun, sustainable alternative to plastic bags. By getting involved with Boomerang Bags, you are participating in a national movement that celebrates a local grassroots initiative, community building and sustaina...

Bruce Grant Youth Trust

The Bruce Grant Youth Trust looks to support youth, under the age of 25, who are looking to further themselves in the Arts, Cultural and Sporting fields. They must be a resident of the Wakatipu Basin. Individuals and teams may apply. We have one funding round a year in October. This can be reviewed by the trust. Olympic skier, mountaineering great, extreme sportsman and extraordinary individual, ...

Bruce Telford - Mental Health

Bruce Telford - Mental Health is a group which provides a free online mental health programme called survival strategies for depression which provides practical strategies to improve and manage a persons mood, which everyone can access. In addition to this it offers a Face to Face Mental Health Education Programme called: feeling good ... it also provides general counselling services.

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.

Budgeting Advice

New Zealand is a great place to live, but it’s not always an easy place to live. More than ever before, families are struggling to gain control of their finances. Budgeting services offer free, confidential budgeting advice. With a financial mentor, you can create a plan to get out of debt, save money and start building a future for you and your family.

Cancer Society - Central Otago & Queenstown Lakes District

Support Services: No matter who you are, where you live, or the issues you're facing through cancer, we can help with services that are free, confidential and accessible. These services are available for carers, family and friends as well. Our services aim to help those affected by cancer maintain a positive future outlook and offer support for patients and their families. Living with a cancer dia...

Cardrona Hall Board

The Cardrona Hall Board maintain and upgrade the Historic Cardrona Hall and Church. Used for concerts, functions and weddings. Call Martin Curtis for bookings.

Cardrona Valley Residents and Ratepayers Society

Chairman - Blyth Adams ​ Vice-Chair - Sarah Stewart Secretary - Katie Ross. Treasurer - Kay Curtis Facebook:

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-...

Chamber of Commerce Queenstown

The New Zealand Chambers of Commerce is a body of some thirty Chambers throughout New Zealand, supporting over 12,000 members and representing over 40 million businesses. The role of the Queenstown Chamber of Commerce is to influence and inspire business vitality in the District. We do this positively through our representation to Local and Central Government on issues of concern to our members. ...

Community Law Centre

We offer free legal advice and information, representation and education to the people of Otago.  Free legal advice clinics are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month in Queenstown and Wanaka. Please make an appointment first.  QUEENSTOWN (9:30am to 11:30am): Happiness House, phone: 03 442 6531, location: 4 Park Street, Queenstown. WANAKA (1pm to 2:30pm): Communi...

Community Networks Wanaka

Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm Community Networks Wanaka is your local resource hub for social wellbeing services and community development.     A 'Heartlands' Service Centre - We facilitate regular visits from Government and Non-government organisations to offer services to the community. These include IRD, Community Law, Justices of the Peace, Volunteering Centra...

Community Probation Service Queenstown

Hours of operation - 830am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Counselling - Re-Create

Kathryn provides counselling and training in both general mental health issues and addiction or substance abuse

Counsellor - Sarah Deering

Providing counselling services to individuals, couples, and families. Counselling can assist you in moving forward if you are feeling stuck, or by finding solutions to issues that may be affecting your life.

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

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...

Department of Internal Affairs

Our visionThe Department of Internal Affairs is a recognised leader in public service – known for innovation, essential to New Zealand, and trusted to deliver. Our purposeThe Department of Internal Affairs serves and connects people, communities and government to build a safe, prosperous and respected nation.

Destination Queenstown

Destination Queenstown (DQ) is the Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO) responsible for the marketing of Queenstown as the Southern Hemisphere's premier four season lake and alpine resort. As the neutral tourism contact point for the resort, we work with local businesses, including tourism operators, the hospitality industry, accommodation providers, retailers, and service sectors to promote Queen...

Employment New Zealand

For free employment information we're open from Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm, Fridays 9.00am - 5.00pm, excluding public holidays. Please note: We can't interpret employment agreements, provide legal advice or bring personal grievances on your behalf. 0800 20 90 20 International: +64 9 969 2950 Language Line If English isn't your first language, you can use a free telephone interpreting ser...

Epilepsy NZ - Southland Branch

What Do We Do? Educational services for professionals who work with people with epilepsy such as ambulance service staff, police, nurses and teachers Community awareness through speaking engagements in community groups including service clubs, workplaces, school and recreational clubs A national epilepsy helpline 0800 374 537 Information and support services, both face-to-face and over the phon...

Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is New Zealand’s leading independent rural advocacy organisation. The federation’s aim is to add value to the business of farming for our members and encouraging sustainability through good management practice. Federated Farmers consists of 24 provinces and associated branches giving farmers a collective voice at both a national and provincial level. Po...

Fernhill/Sunshine Bay Community Association

The Fernhill Sunshine Bay Community is a non-profit local community group dedicated to making the most out of our area.  We meet the second Monday of each month, 6pm at the Tanoa Aspen Hotel.

Fish and Game Otago

The region runs inland to include the whole of both the Clutha and Taieri River catchments as well as a number of smaller coastal river catchments such as the Catlins, Tahakopa, Tokomairiro, Waikouaiti and Shag. Otago has, without doubt, some of the most diverse waters for sports fishing in New Zealand. They range from the unique high country experiences on gin clear southern lakes river tribut...

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...

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...

Glenorchy Community Association

Community Association for the Head of the Lake Meetings held 1st Thursday of every month except January Will McBeth (Secretary/Treasurer)

Glenorchy Landcare Group

GLENORCHY LANDCARE GROUP Glenorchy Landcare group works with ORC to understand water quality. The Otago Regional Council, in conjunction with the Glenorchy Landcare group, carried out water quality sampling during the 2013/14 growing season within tributaries of Lake Wakatipu, from Greenstone Station around to Closeburn Station near Queenstown. Initially Council met with the Glenorchy Landcare...

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 Riding Club

The GYRC is a group of horse enthusiasts who – regardless of their riding skills, experience or discipline – come together to enjoy the hacking, training or events that the area can provide. We organise regular hacks to various stations, farms and some conservation areas (gratefully with the support of local farmers and DOC), often followed by a BBQ. For competitive ride...

Glenorchy Rural Fire Force

This is a rural volunteer station, meaning all of our members dedicate their own time in order to serve this community. We respond to a variety of emergencies in our local area. These include: Wildfires Civil defence Natural disasters Of course, we also offer fire safety and burning advice. If you’re planning on lighting an open fire, then make sure you check the fire season status, and...

Grey Power Queenstown

Grey Power is a national organisation that was set up in the 80s as an advocacy group for older people.  Over 50s are welcome to join us.  We have about four main meetings a year featuring a speaker, smaller meetings from time to time on subjects that may interest a smaller audience.  Social events are organised from time to time.  Grey Power Electricity is available to members...

Guardians of Lake Wanaka

The Guardians of Lake Wanaka provide a direct link between the public and the Minister of Conservation over Lake Wanaka related issues. Establishment and purpose The Government enacted The Lake Wanaka Preservation Act in 1973 in recognition of public concern about the potential of hydro-electric development to alter the natural level and outflow of Lake Wanaka. The Act makes provision for the ...

Happiness House Community Support

Happiness House is a community based non profit organisation that provides important and well utilised social services to the Wakatipu District. Established in 1991 and registered with the Charities Commission the philosophy of Happiness House is to assist those in need by encouraging them to make healthy and empowering life choices and provide practical support and advocacy. We offer a warm, welc...

Harvest Community Garden Network

We have 1 garden in Queenstown,1 in Arrowtown. Donation to join. Free to garden! HARVEST Community Gardens Network is a not-for-profit community based organisation formed to promote and support the development of community garden projects across the entire community. HARVEST is a registered incorporated society and is run by a committee, volunteers, members and plot holders. Harvest Community G...

Hawea Community Association

Our committee meetings are on the third Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm.Our AGM is at the beginning of October and we have two public meetings during the year. Secretary:Sue Rutherford Phone – 027 899 7213 

Hawea Volunteer Fire Brigade

This is a volunteer station. That means all members of our brigade dedicate their own time in order to serve this community. We respond to a variety of emergencies in our local area. These include: Fires Medical emergencies Motor vehicle accidents Search and rescue Civil defence Natural disaster responses And of course, we also offer fire safety advice. If you want to visit this station, get ...

Head Injury Society of Southland

Cell: 027 424 8813 Hours: Monday - Thursday 9.30am - 3pm. Friday by appointment only. Please phone first.

Health and Disability Advocacy Service

The Nationwide Health and Disability Advocacy Service is a free service that operates independently from all health and disability service providers, government agencies and HDC. If you want to know more about your rights when using health or disability services, get questions answered, or make a complaint, we can help. Freephone: 0800 555 050 Email:

Heartland Services - Wanaka

Opening times: Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm The following Heartland Services are available by appointment. Please contact Abbey who will arrange a time to suit. Services available by appointment Inland Revenue- once a month General Taxation Family Assistance Child Support Community Law Centre - first Wednesday of the month Senior Services - once a month Budgeting Advice / Building Fi...

Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission was set up in 1977 and works under the Human Rights Act 1993. Our purpose is to promote and protect the human rights of all people in Aotearoa New Zealand. We work for a free, fair, safe and just New Zealand, where diversity is valued and human dignity and rights are respected. The Human Rights Commission works across Aotearoa New Zealand to increase human rights stand...

i-SITE Queenstown Visitor Centre

We are Queenstown’s only official Visitor Information Centre and part of the nationwide Tourism New Zealand and Goverment approved i-SITE Network. i-SITE Queenstown is one of 90 offices nationwide here to give visitors unbias travel advice, forward itinerary planning, activities bookings and transport in Queenstown and around New Zealand.   We specialise in Queenstown bookings for:...


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

Inner Wheel Club of Queenstown

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders who dedicate their time and talent to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members from more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels. Join leaders, exchange ideas, take action...serving the local Queenstown commu...

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...

Jigsaw Central Lakes

Jigsaw Central Lakes provides free services to individuals and families that are affected by Family Violence. Services offered include 24 hour telephone support, emergency accommodation, women’s and children’s domestic violence programmes, professional counselling, child and youth advocacy, strengthening families, men’s support, and a variety of educational programmes. We have be...

Kelvin Peninsula Community Association

We are a group of your neighbours committed to making our area better and friendlier for everyone to live in. We have been active for over 20 years and during that period we have seen some amazing people with wonderful ideas that brought to life many projects still benefitting the greater peninsula community today. Some of our more recent projects that came to fruition with the help of our volunt...

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.

Kingston Community Association

The Kingston Community Association meet on the first Friday of each month at the Kingston Emergency Services Building in Kent St. The committee consists of Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer & 7 elected committee members. KCA work in close liaison with QLDC.

Kingston Gardening Group

We meet monthly, visit gardens in Kingston and swap seeds and cuttings. Visitors welcome. Other contact: Irene Brown Telephone: 03 2488518

Lake Hawea Community Centre

The Lake Hawea Community Centre is the perfect location for your next function. Ideal for weddings and other events, catering for up to 400 people. A beautiful location surrounded by lake and mountain views of the Hawea and Wanaka region.

Lake Wanaka Tourism

Located in the stunning alps of the South Island in New Zealand, visitors from around the world are drawn to the Wanaka region by its outstanding natural beauty. Wanaka’s lakes and mountains and proximity to Mt Aspiring National Park, makes it the ultimate base for outdoor activities. But it’s not just the outdoor enthusiasts who have plenty to do, stroll the streets and be inspired b...

Luggate Community Association

We meet regularly once a month - on the last Thursday of the month at 7:30pm.

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...

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

Makarora Valley Community Incorporated

We don't have regular scheduled meetings, but rather as and when required (and when we can arrange for all the committee to be around). You can also contact Careen Kemp (Deputy/Secretary) on 

Masonic Lodge - Lake Lodge of Ophir No 85

The Freemasons Lodge is situated at 13 Marine Parade, Queenstown. Regular meetings every 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm. Other contact: 03 442 8783

Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust

Open Monday to Friday 9:30am - 4:00pm Free community health & social Services.

NZ Immigration Service

Freephone (within New Zealand) 0508 55 88 55 Opening hours: 9:30am - 3:30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

Oranga Tamariki Ministry for Children

Only by working together with valued partners, practitioners, NGOs and professionals from other areas – including doctors, teachers and police – will we be able to offer our most vulnerable tamariki the protection and care they need.

Otago Girls High School ex Pupils

High School ex Girls Group


Pact provides support to anyone with a need so they can lead fulfilling lives in the community. We don’t care why you need our support or what that support looks like. It’s our job to figure that out with you.

Parent to Parent Inc

Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 2:30pm

Parenting 4 Life

Network that provides parenting education and resources to families in the Upper Clutha. Other contact: Marie Roxburgh PH: 03 450 9159

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.

Perception Counselling

Qualified experienced counsellor working in the areas of relationship concerns, anxiety & depression, problem solving, grief & loss, life skills, anger management, inner child work, post trauma issues, suicide, and identity & self confidence.

Probus Club of Wanaka

Probus is an association of active retirees who join together in clubs, the basis purpose of which is to provide regular opportunities to keep their minds active, expand their interests and enjoy the fellowship of new friends.

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 Citizens Advice Bureau

Hours: Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm

Queenstown Community Mental Health

After Hours Emergency Number - 0800 4 678 466(0800 4 OPTION)

Queenstown Community Network (QNET)

A group of like minded people who relay various Council intiatives or policies to groups or individuals.

Queenstown DARE Support Committee

Locally operated and funded drug resistance education programmes - school based.

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 Dinner Club

Lynne Brown (Secretary) 03 441 1378

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 Junior Football Club

Welcome to the Queenstown Junior Football Club, the home of football in the Wakatipu Basin! The QJF club aims to promote and foster the game of football within the Wakatipu basin for players of school ages (from 5 years to 18 years). The club was first formed in the 1980’s for the promotion and organisation of football within the Wakatipu Basin with about 50 to 60 members; it now has over 3...

Queenstown Junior Futsal

Queenstown Football also provides indoor football in term 3 at the Queenstown Events Centre. Indoor Football / Soccer is known as Futsal   There are limited places available for kids aged U8 - U14   Please contact us for more information

Queenstown Lakes Family Centre

Free support and counselling for children, adolescents and their families. Including home-based parent support, group programmes and therapeutic counselling.

Queenstown Lions Club

Voluntary service group

Queenstown Playcentre

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

Queenstown Plunket Centre

Hours: Mon - Fri 10am - 3pm

Queenstown Preschool Nursery

Preschool and nursery aged children.

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.

Queenstown Volunteer Fire Brigade

In an emergency please call 111.

Rehabilitation and Disabilities Services

Our mission is to assist in the individual empowerment of all persons with any disability or need for rehabilitation, in the Central Lakes area, and to provide the tools they need to direct their lives and participate fully in the community. We are committed to providing our clients with quality support and equipment to help them reach their goals for independence and empowerment.

Rotary Club of Queenstown

Meeting Time: Tuesdays 5.30pm for 6.00pm meeting. Where: Wild Thyme Restaurant (Summit Room), Stratton House, Beach Street, Queenstown Guests are welcome but can only be guaranteed a meal if they communicate with Steve McLean 24 hours prior to the meeting. Phone: 03 442 3484

Rotary Club of Wanaka

The members of the Rotary Club of Wanaka represent a cross section of the local community with the primary goal to give back to the local community and others with service above self under the guiding principles set out by the international rotary organisation.  The local club has a very social and healthy membership of 50+ people.  Meetings are held weekly over dinner on ...

Royal Forest and Bird - Central Otago-Lakes Branch

The branch is active in numerous projects related to the conservation of native flora and fauna, and the preservation of valuable natural landscape features. The branch is represented in several other groups with related interests in conservation and public access to the high country, to the Clutha River and to reserves containing flora and fauna of special interest

Salvation Army

The Thrift Shop phone number is 03 442 9661.

Senior Net

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

Shotover Country Music Club

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

SKAL Club International Inc

SKAL is an Association of Tourism Professionals which encourages and creates a network of professionals around the world. It promotes seminars and conferences to strengthen the industry's professionalism. Meetings held on the first Wednesday each month. For further information contact the Secretary: Victoria Shaw - 03 441 0450 or email:

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.

Spirit of Wakatipu Trust

A trust that has been set up to keep families together as a family unit during times of sickness or injury.

St John Ambulance Service

Provide ambulance service, 1st aid supplies and courses.

Strengthening Families - Queenstown

Strenghtening Families can be used by any family/whanau in New Zealand with a child, children or young person(s) who needs help for more than one support service or government agency.

Supporting Families Wakatipu

Are you affected by someone else's mental health/drug/alcohol issues? We offer free, confidential support, advocacy and information.

Te Ao Marama Incorporated (Southern Iwi)

Or consents: Dean Whaanga 0274 479166 (Michael's cellphone).

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...

The Duke of Edinburghs Hillary Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award is part of the International family of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award currently operating in over 130 countries around the world. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has been a National Programme in New Zealand since 1963 and it is now creating a new identity within New Zealand under the title ‘The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award’.The ...

The Probus Club of Wakatipu

Probus is an association of retired and semi-retired people who join together in clubs, the basic purpose of which is to provide regular opportunities for them to keep their minds active, expand their interests and to enjoy the fellowship of new friends. Meet last Friday of each month at 1:30pm at the St John's Ambulance Hall, Douglas St, Frankton.   You can also contact Bob Richards 03 44...

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 Herb Society

Meetings:Are on the second Tuesday of each month, and take place in members homes (advised by newsletter and the local weekly paper). We have a shared lunch (usually featuring the herb of the month) being a 'highlight'

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 Lions Club of Wanaka

This group of Women's Lions has a Tea meeting every second Wednesday of the month, at 6.15pm, usually at the Albert Town Tavern. If visitors wish to join us please ring the phone number below, by the previous Monday evening, to book a meal with us.

Upper Clutha Plunket

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

Upper Clutha Presbyterian Parish

Sunday Service 9.30 am [+ 6pm in Winter]Tuesdays 9.30 am 'Mainly Music' for under fives and their caregivers Thursdays at  5pm Centering Prayer

Upper Clutha Senior Citizens Club Inc

Membership to the club is open to all men and women aged from 60 years in the Upper Clutha District. Come along to informal meetings for afternoon tea and join us on day trips around the Queenstown Lakes District.

Upper Clutha University of the Third Age

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

Group presently in recess. Contact Neill for NZ plant identification or other botanical information

Wakatipu Fartonian Society

A Social club that meets infrequently. New members welcome, but must have a sense of humour.

Wakatipu Guides Club

For Pippies, Brownies, Guides, Rangers and Leaders. Girl guides are a great way for girls to make new friends and enjoy a range of diverse activities in an environment of positive encouragement and fun.  We enable girls and young women to reach their potential and make a difference in the world

Wakatipu Health Trust

The objectives of the Trust are: (i) To raise funds to develop and provide better public health and wellbeing facilities and services for the people of the Wakatipu. (ii) To acquire equipment for placing in appropriate health facilities which will enable health providers in the Wakatipu Basin to deliver enhanced service to the local population.

Wakatipu Interagency Group

Social services interagency group for the Wakatipu. Chair: Matthew Hawke (Jigsaw Central Lakes, Strengthening Families Coordinator)

Wakatipu Kindergarten

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

Wakatipu Primary Healthcare Organisation

Nurse health clinic s are on a Monday's from 10am to 12pm offering health advise education and screening. Not available on public holidays.

Wakatipu Psychology

Registered Clinical Psychologist.23 years experience.Family Court and ACC approved.Individuals,couples,training and supervision.Evenings only.Enquiries welcome.

Wakatipu Search and Rescue

You can also contact the Police Station, phone 03 442 7900 or Russell Carr, phone 03 442 9068 or mobile 0274 350 678.

Wakatipu Senior Citizens Assn

Located on Memorial Street in Malaghan House, we offer regular activities and social gatherings for Wakatipu basin senior residents aged 60 plus. From our sunny rooms overlooking the Recreation ground, members can enjoy a range of activities; including card making, movies on the big screen and more. Our Friday lunches, from 11 30 to 2 pm are very popular with members. The meal is often followed ...

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...

Wakatipu Toy Library

A fantastic range of toys, games, puzzles and outdoor equipment suitable for 6months+ Different membership options available to locals, including, helping, full and Grandparent memberships. Find us at the top of Man Street. Feel free to come and have a look.   OPENING HOURS Monday: 9.30am - 11.00amThursday: 3.00pm - 4.30pm  Saturday: 9.00am - 1.00pm (Please note: The Thursday session...

Wakatipu Travel Club

We meet on the last Monday of each month at St. Johns Hall.Meetings start at 2pm. We welcome new members. Alternative contact: Audrey Woods PH: 03 442 1354.

Wakatipu Victim Support

You can also contact Victim Support through the Police - Phone: 03 441 1600 Office Landline: 03 441 1608.

Wakatipu Walkers

Do you want to walk in the Queenstown area? We are an informal walking group and we hike a different trail in the Queenstown Lakes area every Thursday whatever the weather.  Please see our website for further details. Visitors to the area especially welcome.

Wakatipu Women's Fellowship

Meetings held every 3rd Wednesday of the month from February till November. Meet held at St Peter's Church on Church Street.

Wakatipu Woodcraft Guild

The Guild is a member of New Zealand's National Association of Woodworkers which brings together both amateur and professional people, from all over New Zealand, who are skilled in working with wood. Its membership is comprised of individuals, clubs and guilds. Meetings: Second Monday of each month at a members workshop.

Wanaka Al-anon

Presbyterian Hall 91 Tenby Street Wanaka Tuesdays at 7.30pm.

Wanaka BNI

The Wanaka chapter of BNI meets weekly on Tuesday morning at 7am. BNI is a business and professional networking organisation that allows only one person from each profession to join any group or chapter. There are currently 129 chapters in New Zealand and some 2,650 members with a number currently under formation. Worldwide there are 145,870 members in 6,232 chapters in 49 countries.

Wanaka Bridge Club

Regular sessions Monday Wednesday and Friday.

Wanaka Camera Club

Club meets monthly, 2nd Monday, at the St Johns Hall, Link Way, at 7:30pm Photography theme each month. Usually a speaker. Club suitable for all abilities.

Wanaka Community Toy Library

Open hours: Tuesday - 7:30pm - 8:30pm Friday - 9:30am - 11:00am Saturday - 9:30am - 11:00am

Wanaka Garden Club

Monthly meetings, visiting gardens, demo evenings, all activities related to gardening in the area.

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 Volunteer Fire Brigade

Ian can also be contacted at Wanaka Tractor Services 03 443 7749, or a/hrs 03 443 8267.Fire Station telephone number 03 443 7602.

Wanaka Walkers

Mondays - meet on the lakefront near the Showgrounds, McDougall Street, usually at 9.30am. Visitors welcome.  Bring suitable boots, clothes and lunch. An alternative, shorter walk group meets at the same place at 10.00am.

Wanaka Wastebusters

Wanaka's recycling centre and biggest reuse shop. Open 8am - 5.30pm, 7 days a week (closed Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac morning). Drop off your recycling, browse in the shop or check out the Ed-Space. Corner of Ballantyne Rd and Riverbank Rd.

Wanaka Women Probus

Meets first Monday of Month 10am at The Venue

Wanaka Womens Institute

To encourage and inspire women within dynamic, caring organisation

Wild Things Nanny Service

Wild Things offer the highest quality home-based early childhood service - where children can be children, and nothing is more important than that. 

Workbridge Inc

Or tollfree number: 0508 858 858 Workbridge is a not-for-profit organisation which assists people with disabilities into careers, training and employment.