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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!

Rhythm and Alps Music Festival

Rhythm and Alps Music Festival

29th Dec 2018 - 31st Dec 2018

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

Rhythm and Alps runs over 3 nights from 29th Dec – 1st Jan. It is situated in the beautiful Cardrona Valley in the mighty Southern Alps of New Zealand, just 40...more

Gibbston Summer Concert

Gibbston Summer Concert

19th Jan 2019

The Gibbston Valley summer concert tour has become a must do on the Queenstown events calendar. Get ready for 3 classic rock bands set amongst the beautiful wine region surroundings of the Gibbston Valley. Tickets go on sale from...more

Wanaka A&P Show

Wanaka A&P Show

8th Mar 2019 - 9th Mar 2019

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 2019

Macpac Motatapu 2019

9th Mar 2019 - 10th Mar 2019

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 is now in it's 15th year and has grown from 1000 competitors for two events to over...more

Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival

Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival

23rd Apr 2019 - 28th Apr 2019

JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE AUTUMN IN THE WAKATIPU!

Get ready for 5 days of festival favourites over the ANZAC long weekend. Celebrating the 35th year of the festival the 2019 events will include the iconic Market Day &...more

Luma Southern Light Project

Luma Southern Light Project

31st May 2019 - 3rd Jun 2019

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

20th Jun 2019 - 23rd Jun 2019

WINTER STARTS HERE! 

Icons don't just happen overnight; the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival 2019 has had over 40 glorious years to perfect it!

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

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Queenstown Hill Walk

Queenstown Hill Walk

The best mini hike in Queenstown must be Queenstown hill. This moderately challenging uphill walk takes you to a number of stunning view points of the area.

If you have a vehicle, take...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

Gibbston Summer Concert

WHAT'S ON

Gibbston Summer Concert

The Gibbston Valley summer concert tour has become a must do on...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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