Liquor Ban Information
We are all keen to have fun these holidays, but it’s important to remember to keep safe with smart alcohol practices. The festive season means a lot of visitors will be coming to our beautiful District and we need to keep everyone safe by abiding by the liquor ban.
Council and police will once again be watching liquor ban areas closely as the holiday season gets underway. New signage is going up around town to make sure visitors and the community are aware of the rules. Wherever the liquor ban is in place no alcohol can be consumed in public places.
From 27 December to 4 January, a permanent liquor ban in Taupō that normally runs from Thursday to Monday morning will increase to include all days of the week. This includes a large part of the town centre, stretching out to Kaimanawa Street in the east, north to Tamamutu Street, all of Ruapehu Street and to the Harbourmaster’s office. The whole Lakefront between these points is included.
Also, the ban includes Nukuhau Street from the Nukuhau Street and Spa Road intersection through to and including the Control Gates Bridge and the Walkway Reserve.
In addition to the regular town centre liquor ban, during this period the ban also applies to several reserves. These are: the Lakefront between the Harbourmaster’s office and the Council building on Lake Terrace; the Lakefront Reserves in Kinloch, Acacia Bay, Wharewaka, Two, Three and Five Mile Bays; Te Moenga Reserve and Nukuhau Boat Reserve and the public swimming beach area accessed off Rauhoto Street.
In Mangakino, the year-round liquor ban applies in the town centre and its public reserves. The liquor ban areas for Turangi are in the Turangi town centre and McLaren/Te Kapua Park. For a full list with specific descriptions of the areas is included in the liquor ban check liquor-ban-areas.