Alcohol ban areas
Alcohol Control Bylaw
The new Alcohol Control Bylaw 2018 came into force on December 7, 2018 to reduce crime and disorder related to alcohol consumption. The Bylaw prohibits the consumption and possession of alcohol in specified restricted public places, as outlined in the sections below.
Weekend alcohol ban
A permanent alcohol ban applies to the Taupo town centre between 4pm Thursday and 7 am Monday, and the Mangakino town centre between 7pm Friday and 7am Sunday. These bans also apply to public holidays, as defined in the Holidays Act 2003.
|Restricted location||Alcohol prohibition period||Map|
|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.
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 Taupō and Turangi Town Centres, all lakefront reserve areas and Hipapatua Reserve (Reid's Farm).
|Taupō town centre and lakefront||See map 2|
|Hipapatua Reserve (Reid's Farm)||See map 3|
|Acacia Bay||See map 4|
|Two Mile Bay, Three Mile Bay, Four Mile Bay||See map 5|
|Five Mile Bay||See map 6|
|Stump Bay||See map 7|
|Hatepe||See map 8|
|Motutere and Waitetoko||See map 9|
|Motuoapa||See map 10|
|Te Rangiita and Tauranga Taupō||See map 11|
|Whareroa||See map 12|
|Turangi town centre||See map 13|
|Kuratau||See map 14|
|Pūkawa||See map 15|
|Kinloch||See map 16|
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.