Last Sunday morning, August 11, a local discovered that the ground of Eely Point car park in Wanaka had been vandalised with multiple tire tracks, likely as a result of recreational wheel-spinning.
Just a short journey from Wanaka town centre, Eely Point is a popular walking and picnicking spot and the car park is owned by the Queenstown Lakes District Council.
QLDC media and channels advisor Jack Barlow says: “QLDC was made aware of damage caused to the Eely Point car park last week and this has been reported to Police.”
Barlow adds: “This is not the first time damage has been caused to the area. It’s very disappointing to see public land vandalised in this way, and while QLDC will not close access to the reserve options are being looked at to ensure this does not happen in the future.”