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There is always something on in Queenstown, whether it be the main events like the Queenstown Winter Festival, the Queenstown Bike Festival and the Summerdaze Festival or the one-day events like the Queenstown Marathon or Motatapu Race. The event calendar is jam packed all year round with loads of great things to get involved in, so check out what's on in Queenstown while you are in town and get amongst it!

Queenstown International Marathon

Queenstown International Marathon

18th Nov 2019

Yes it's coming back for it's 6th year in 2019!

Queenstown Marathon is a new international running festival incorporating 42km, 21km, 10km and 3km kids run options.

Set between the backdrop of the world renowned Crown...more

Rhythm and Alps Music Festival

Rhythm and Alps Music Festival

29th Dec 2019 - 31st Dec 2019

THE BIGGEST, LITTLE MUSIC FESTIVAL IN NZ'S SOUTH ISLAND!

Rhythm and Alps runs over 3 nights from 29th Dec – 31st Dec. It is situated in the beautiful Cardrona Valley in the mighty Southern Alps of New Zealand, just 40...more

Wanaka A&P Show

Wanaka A&P Show

13th Mar 2020 - 14th Mar 2020

One of New Zealand’s largest agricultural and pastoral events, the Wanaka A&P Show, celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2017.

Attracting more than 40,000 people to the picturesque Wanaka Showgrounds each year, the two-day show includes...more

Macpac Motatapu 2020

Macpac Motatapu 2020

14th Mar 2020 - 15th Mar 2020

NEW ZEALAND'S ICONIC OFF ROAD SPORTING EVENT

The Motatapu is New Zealand's iconic off road sporting event. From humble beginnings in 2005, the event has grown from 1000 competitors for two events to over 4000 across six events. 

The...more

Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow

Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow

10th Apr 2020 - 12th Apr 2020

Celebrating Over 30 Years of Warbirds!

Come and join us for three days of thrilling entertainment at Warbirds Over Wanaka in Wanaka, New Zealand.

In The Air

This airshow you will see some extraordinary flying...more

Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival

Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival

16th Apr 2020 - 20th Apr 2020

JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE AUTUMN IN THE WAKATIPU!

Get ready for 5 days of festival favourites over the ANZAC long weekend. Celebrating the 36th year of the festival the 2020 events will include the iconic Market Day &...more

Luma Southern Light Project

Luma Southern Light Project

29th May 2020 - 1st Jun 2020

LUMA is an award-winning arts and culture festival on Queen's Birthday Weekend.

LUMA 'Southern Light Project' is a free public event, showcasing a curated collection of stunning light sculptures and installations with a focus...more

Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival

Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival

18th Jun 2020 - 21st Jun 2020

WINTER STARTS HERE! 

Icons don't just happen overnight; the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival 2020 has had over 40 glorious years to perfect it!

Way back in 1975 a bunch of locals decided that the start...more

Winter Pride 2020

Winter Pride 2020

28th Aug 2020 - 6th Sep 2020

The largest gay and lesbian winter pride in the southern hemisphere!

A week long event celebrating Queenstown, skiing, nightlife, entertainment and of course the community of gay people who love it. Packed full of amazing events for...more

Ultimate Travel Blog

An insider’s guide to a relaxing day in Glenorchy

Take the beautiful lakeside drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy, a quaint wee village nestled at...read more

Queenstown International Marathon

WHAT'S ON

Queenstown International Marathon

Yes it's coming back for it's 6th year in...read more

Rhythm and Alps Music Festival

WHAT'S ON

Rhythm and Alps Music Festival

THE BIGGEST, LITTLE MUSIC FESTIVAL IN NZ'S SOUTH...read more

Wanaka A&P Show

WHAT'S ON

Wanaka A&P Show

One of New Zealand’s largest agricultural and pastoral events, the...read more

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