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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!

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

Biophilia Festival

Biophilia Festival

16th Mar 2018 - 18th Mar 2018

You are invited to an immersive three-day mind, body and ecology experience, 20 minutes from Queenstown. 

The Biophilia Festival is a radically new gathering that brings us together to explore our human potential. We are a family of...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

Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival

Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival

19th Apr 2018 - 25th Apr 2018

JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE AUTUMN IN THE WAKATIPU!

Get ready for 5 days of festival favourites over the ANZAC long weekend. Celebrating 34 years of festival the 2018 events will include the iconic Market Day & Street Parade...more

Luma Southern Light Project

Luma Southern Light Project

1st Jun 2018 - 4th Jun 2018

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

Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival

Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival

21st Jun 2018 - 24th Jun 2018

WINTER STARTS HERE! 

Icons don't just happen overnight; the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival 2018 has had over 40 glorious years to perfect it!

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

Audi Quattro Wintergames NZ

Audi Quattro Wintergames NZ

25th Aug 2018 - 8th Sep 2018

The 6th Audi Quattro Winter Games NZ are back in the Southern Lakes from the 25th August to the 8th September 2018.

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

Ultimate Travel Blog

Routeburn Canyoning Epicness...

Routeburn Canyoning Epicness...

It's no secret that I'm a water boy, so naturally canyoning was going to be right up my alley. While I've done a little bit of canyoning in the past it has never been on an organised...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

Macpac Motatapu 2018

WHAT'S ON

Macpac Motatapu 2018

NEW ZEALAND'S ICONIC OFF ROAD SPORTING EVENT The Motatapu is New...read more

Biophilia Festival

WHAT'S ON

Biophilia Festival

You are invited to an immersive three-day mind, body and ecology...read more

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