Alcohol Control Bylaw
Weekend alcohol ban
|Taupō town centre ||Commences 4pm Thursday and ends 7am Monday, and includes all Public Holidays.||See map 1|
|Mangakino town centre ||Commences 7pm Friday and ends 7am Sunday, and includes all Public Holidays.||See map 17|
Otumuheke Stream alcohol ban
A permanent alcohol ban is in place at Otumuheke Stream bathing area in Spa Park which applies 24 hours a day, every day.
See map 18
New Year alcohol ban
Over the New Year period from 12 noon December 27 until 7am January 4 there is an alcohol ban which covers Taupo and Turangi Town Centres, all lakefront reserve areas and Hipapatua Reserve (Reid's Farm).
Alcohol in vehicles
Alcohol cannot be consumed in vehicles in the specified alcohol ban areas. Except at Hipapatua Reserve (Reid's Farm) where all vehicles are covered by the ban, in other areas alcohol can be consumed in lawfully parked certified self-contained vehicles (as defined by NZS 5465:2001).
Temporary alcohol bans
From time to time the Council may resolve to include additional areas as an alcohol prohibition area for a particular time period relating to a specified event or a particular time of the year.