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Festivals & Events

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!

NZ Mountain Film Festival

NZ Mountain Film Festival

30th Jun 2017 - 8th Jul 2017

The NZ Mountain Film Festival is a 9 day event for 2017 held in Wanaka, Cromwell and Queenstown.

During the months leading up to the event they run a NZ and international adventure film making competition. Between 130-150 films...more

Torpedo7 Peak 2 Peak

Torpedo7 Peak 2 Peak

12th Aug 2017

The Peak 2 Peak is Queenstown's leading winter multi-sport race linking the two ski mountains of Remarkables and Coronet Peak.

Individuals and teams of 2-5 people race by skis/snowboard, mountain bike, kayak, foot and road bike from...more

Audi Quattro Wintergames NZ

Audi Quattro Wintergames NZ

25th Aug 2017 - 10th Sep 2017

The 5th Audi Quattro Winter Games NZ are back in the Southern Lakes from the 25th August to the 10th September 2017.

Get ready to witness the world's leading winter Olympic, Paralympic and X Games stars in their first major...more

Gay Ski Week

Gay Ski Week

2nd Sep 2017 - 9th Sep 2017

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 all, Gay...more

Queenstown Jazz Festival

Queenstown Jazz Festival

20th Oct 2017 - 23rd Oct 2017

Queenstown JazzFest is Queenstown's premier springtime event and provides locals and visitors with an exciting programme of top quality entertainment featuring international, national and local artists.

A stunning line-up of...more

Queenstown International Marathon

Queenstown International Marathon

18th Nov 2017

Yes it's coming back for it's 4th year in 2017!

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

30th Dec 2017 - 31st Dec 2017

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

Rhythm and Alps is located in the beautiful Cardrona Valley, 15 minutes south of Wanaka and 45 minutes west of Queenstown, Central Otago. The festival site is located...more

Wanaka A&P Show

Wanaka A&P Show

9th Mar 2018 - 10th Mar 2018

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 2018

Macpac Motatapu 2018

10th Mar 2018

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 five events. 

The...more

Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow

Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow

30th Mar 2018 - 1st Apr 2018

Celebrating 30 Years!

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 acts with famous...more

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Wye Creek Track

Wye Creek Track

It's been a long time in between visits and Wye Creek Track has just blown me away all over again, I can't believe I've waited so long to return.

Located just 15 minutes from the Queenstown...read more

NZ Mountain Film Festival

WHAT'S ON

NZ Mountain Film Festival

The NZ Mountain Film Festival is a 9 day event for 2017 held in...read more

Torpedo7 Peak 2 Peak

WHAT'S ON

Torpedo7 Peak 2 Peak

The Peak 2 Peak is Queenstown's leading winter multi-sport race...read more

Audi Quattro Wintergames NZ

WHAT'S ON

Audi Quattro Wintergames NZ

The 5th Audi Quattro Winter Games NZ are back in the Southern...read more

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