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Queenstown Lakes District
Territorial authority
Lake Wakatipu, one of the lakes in the district
Lake Wakatipu, one of the lakes in the district
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Country New Zealand
Region Otago region
Seat Queenstown
 • Total 8,719 km2 (3,366 sq mi)
 (June 2016)
 • Total 34,700
 • Density 3.980/km2 (10.308/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+12 (NZST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+13 (NZDT)
9300, 9302, 9304, 9305, 9371, 9372, 9382, 9383, 9384, 9672, 9793
Area code(s) 03

The Queenstown Lakes District is part of the Otago Region in the South Island of New Zealand and is one of the districts of New Zealand. It is surrounded by the districts of Central Otago, Southland, Westland and Waitaki.

Much of the area is often referred to as Queenstown because of the popularity of this resort town, but the district encompasses a much wider area including the towns of Wanaka to the north-east, Glenorchy to the north-west and Kingston to the south. A major part of the Queenstown Lakes District (sometimes called the Southern Lakes) are Lake Wakatipu, Lake Wanaka and Lake Hāwea.

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