Holiday Information 2018/2019

​​​​​​​​​There's a lot to know about what's happening in the Taupo District over the festive season, so here is some information you might find useful. From everybody at Taupo District Council, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!​​​​​​

Council office hou​rs over the fes​​​tive season​

​​DateOpening hours​
Monday 24 December ​Close at 1pm
Christmas Day
Boxing Day Closed
Thursday 27 ​December ​9am to 3pm
​Friday 28 December​​9am to 3pm
​Monday 31 December​9am to 3pm
New Years Day​Closed​
​Wednesday 2 January 2019Closed
​​Thursday 3 January 2019​Normal office hours resume*

​If you need to contact the council at any time, you can call 0800 AS​K TDC (0800 275 832). This is a 24/7 service. ​

During office hours, please call the phone numbers below.

Taupo main office, 46 Horomatangi Street, Taupo. Ph +64 7 376 0899.
Turangi office, Town Centre, Turangi. Ph +64 7 386 7017.
Mangakino office, Civic Centre, Rangatira Drive, Mangakino. Ph +64 7 8828191.

*Please see our Contact Us page for more information, including our normal opening hours for each of our office locations.

Refuse​ and recycling coll​​ec​tion

​Christmas wee​​k

This year Christmas falls on a Tuesday, which means our collection schedule is affected. For the week of December 24-28, the table below ​shows what day your rubbish and recycling will be collected. 

Monday 24 DecemberMonday 24 December (As normal)
Tuesday 25 DecemberWednesday 26 December
Wednesday 26 DecemberThursday 27 December
Thursday 27 DecemberFriday 28 December
Friday 28 DecemberFriday 28 December (As normal)

New Year's Day we​ek 

Rubbish and recycling collection days remain as normal for January 1 and 2. 

Please have your rubbish and recycling kerbside by 7.30am on the day of collection.​ Remember, only plastic types 1 and 2 can now be recycled – all other plastic goes in the rubbish. Please flatten cardboard boxes and remove lids from washed plastic bottles to help our hardworking contractors.

To check the collection day for your area and find out more about what can be recycled visit our rubbish and recycling​​ pages.

Landfill and Transfer Stati​​​o​ns

Landfill, resource recovery centres and transfer stations will have normal operating hours except for Christmas Day when all facilities will be closed.

Find out more about our refuse and recycling services here.

Libraries and Mus​eum

Taupo District Libr​​aries

All Taupo District Libraries are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and January 2. 
Normal opening hours apply on all other days.

View the opening hours for Taupo District Libraries here​​. 

Taupo Mus​eum

Taupo Museum is closed on Christmas Day, but otherwise open daily from 10am to 4.30pm.

Leisure facilities​

AC Baths and Turtl​e Pools Turangi

The AC Baths and Turtle Pools Turangi will be open every day throughout the holiday period apart from Christmas Day. Opening hours will be reduced slightly on some days during the festive season.

View the opening hours for the AC Baths here
View the opening hours for Turtle Pools Turangi here.

Mangakino Community P​​ool 

The Mangakino Community Pool​ is open during the school holidays (weather permitting). During this period, the pool is open daily between12.30pm and 4.30pm​, except for Christmas Day when the pool is closed.

Indoor Rockw​all

The Rockwall is closed in December due to the resurfacing of the stadium floor and will reopen on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 1pm. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. ​​

View the opening hours for the Rockwall in January 2019.

​​Fitness Stud​​​io

​The Fitness Studio will be op​​en every day throughout the holiday period apart from Christmas Day. Opening hours will be reduced slightly on some days during the festive season. 

Group Fitness and Aqua classes finish for the year on Saturday, December 15. Classes resume in the New Year on Monday, January 7, 2019 with a new summer timetable taking effect!

View the Fitness Studio opening hours and new 2019 summer timetable.

​Other useful information

Animal management and noise control
Regulatory services, like animal management and noise control, will be available over the Christmas period. They can be contacted through the regular after hours phone service on 07 376 0899 or 0800 ASKTDC.

Dog​​ exercise areas
A handy map of dog exercise areas and dog restricted areas is available ​here.​

​Alcohol ban
We want you to have fun this New Year period, but it’s important to do it safely and be responsible. 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 H​ipaptua Reserve (Reid's Farm).

Our new Alcohol Control Bylaw, adopted earlier this month, now includes the Otumuheke Stream bathing area in Spa Thermal Park, which has a year-round alcohol ban 24/7. 

View alcohol ban details and maps

LIM applications
Please be advised that LIM applications received after 10 December 2018 cannot be guaranteed to be issued prior to our close of processing date being 21 December 2018. LIM applications will not be processed between Friday 21 December 2018 and Tuesday 15 January 2019.

Express service (four hours) will continue to be available during this time on selected properties, only where this option is shown.​



Page reviewed: 13 Dec 2018 5:04pm