Queenstown-Lakes District, a New Zealand local government district, is part of the Otago Region. The Queenstown-Lakes District is surrounded by the districts of Central Otago, Southland, Westland and Waitaki.
Lake Wakatipu, one of the lakes in the district
|District||Queenstown-Lakes District Council|
|• Mayor||Jim Boult|
|• Total||8,719 km2 (3,366 sq mi)|
|• Density||4.5/km2 (12/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+12 (NZST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+13 (NZDT)|
9300, 9302, 9304, 9305, 9371, 9372, 9382, 9383, 9384, 9672, 9793
|Website||Queenstown-Lakes District Council|
Much of the area is often referred to as Queenstown because of the popularity of the resort town, but the district covers a much wider area, including the towns of Wanaka to the north-east, Glenorchy to the north-west and Kingston to the south.
The Queenstown Lakes District is expected to grow faster than Auckland over the period 2006-31[clarification needed]}. Statistics New Zealand projections show the district shares the highest growth rate in New Zealand of 2.2% a year with the Selwyn District. The district's population is forecast to be 41,600 by 2031.