Events Calendar

New Year's Eve Countdown 2013

New Year's Eve Countdown 2013

Mon, 31st Dec 2012 - Tue, 1st Jan 2013 - 7:30pm - 1:00am

New Year’s Eve goes off with a bang each year in downtown Queenstown with a spectacular lakeside fireworks display, live music and parties in the streets....more

Summerdaze

Summerdaze

Mon, 31st Dec 2012 - Thu, 31st Jan 2013

Long summer days are ideal for getting out and enjoying the annual Summerdaze Festival which has an action-packed month-long calendar of events from 31 December to 31 January....more

Classic Hits Winery Tour 2013

Classic Hits Winery Tour 2013

Tue, 19th Feb 2013

The 7th annual Classic Hits Winery Tour is coming to Queenstown’s Waitiri Creek Winery on 19 February with three of New Zealand music's biggest acts - Fat Freddy’s Drop, Anika Boh and Hollie Smith....more

Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert

Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert

Sat, 23rd Feb 2013 - Gates Open 11am

Catch 3 music legends - America, Bachman & Turner and Pat Benatar - performing all their greatest hits against the stunning backdrop of the Kawarau River at Gibbston Valley Station....more

New Zealand XI vs England - four day warm-up match

New Zealand XI vs England - four day warm-up match

Wed, 27th Feb 2013 - Sat, 2nd Mar 2013

New Zealand XI vs England...more

NZ PGA Pro-Am Championship

NZ PGA Pro-Am Championship

Thu, 28th Feb 2013 - Sun, 3rd Mar 2013

Top level professional golf returns to Sir Michael Hill’s private course The Hills in 2013 with the New Zealand PGA Pro-Am Championship. Players and spectators alike will be treated to the unique challenges and stunning scenery of The Hills and its surroundings, as well as the attractions of New Zealand’s premier tourist destination, Queenstown....more

Motatapu Arrowtown.com Miners Trail Run/Walk

Motatapu Arrowtown.com Miners Trail Run/Walk

Sat, 9th Mar 2013 - 9am Start

A spectacular 15km loop through the Glencoe Station with incredible backcountry views and a magnificent view of the Wakatipu basin....more

Gibbston Harvest Festival 2013

Gibbston Harvest Festival 2013

Sat, 16th Mar 2013 - 11am - 5pm

A fun family day for all ages. Master classes on wine tasting and food appreciation will be held throughout the day. Activities include food and wine, barrel rolling, bouncy castles, face painting...more

Dinner hosted by Grant Taylor at The Millhouse

Dinner hosted by Grant Taylor at The Millhouse

Mon, 8th Apr 2013 - 7pm

We are delighted to announce a very special evening at The Millhouse hosted by local expert winemaker Grant Taylor. We only have 35 places available, so act fast!

Grant Taylor is one of New Zealands most awarded Pinot Noir winemaker's, earning a string of gold medal and trophy accolades over the years. He is most famous for winning the trophy for ‘Best Pinot Noir’ at the world’s largest wine competition in London.

Having now completed over 40 vintages, and having developed his own Valli Vineyards wines, Grant will be hosting dinner at The Millhouse and sharing his knowledge and stories with us.

We are privileged and honoured that Grant will host a dinner for us at our signature fine dining restaurant The Millhouse....more

Arrowtown Autumn Festival 2013

Arrowtown Autumn Festival 2013

Fri, 12th Apr 2013

Each autumn, as the trees and hillsides of this historic gold mining town turn vibrant red and gold, the local streets come to life in celebration....more

Millbrook Masters

Millbrook Masters

Sun, 14th Apr 2013 - Fri, 19th Apr 2013

The week long programme, for all golfers men and women aged 30 plus includes 4 rounds of golf at Millbrook Resort with carts. The 2012 event included 10th Birthday Welcome Function with wines matched by Rockburn Wines, 3 tournament lunches with wine matching, Farewell Dinner and Awards Ceremony, entertainment, quality players pack with special tournament jersey....the list goes on....more

Chicago

Chicago

Thu, 16th May 2013 - Sat, 25th May 2013

C’mon babe, why don’t we paint the town . and All that Jazz! An outstanding cast is bringing this glamorous classic to life, with astonishing dancing, amazing singing and flamboyant costumes....more

Experience even more luxury at The Spa at Millbrook!

Experience even more luxury at The Spa at Millbrook!

Sat, 18th May 2013

We've got an exclusive event on May 18th in The Spa at Millbrook and we'd love to invite you and your friends to join us. Book in for some bubbles, two and a half hours of pampering and pure luxury....more

American Express Queenstown Winter Festival 2013

American Express Queenstown Winter Festival 2013

Fri, 21st Jun 2013 - Sun, 30th Jun 2013

Mark your calendars now… the dates for the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest winter party are officially locked and loaded for next year!...more

25 years in tea Dilmah

25 years in tea Dilmah

Tue, 2nd Jul 2013 - 2:30pm-4:30pm

Dilmah Founder, Merrill J Fernando & son, Dilhan invite you to join them for High Tea to celebrate 25 years of the Dilmah brand and to thank those who have supported them....more

Ten Top Designers descend on Queenstown for New Zealand Fashion on Tour

Ten Top Designers descend on Queenstown for New Zealand Fashion on Tour

Fri, 5th Jul 2013 - Sat, 6th Jul 2013 - 7:00pm -

The New Zealand Fashion on Tour event will be held in The Millhouse Restaurant at Millbrook Resort. We will host an intimate dinner to showcase of designer collections. Designers will present four capsule collection looks each throughout the evening in 15minute slots. The first collection starts showing at 7pm followed by 8pm & 9pm. There are different designers each evening....more

100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games 2013

100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games 2013

Mon, 12th Aug 2013 - Sun, 25th Aug 2013

100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games is the ultimate testing ground where elite athletes can experiment and explore performance limits against world-class competition. Winter Games NZ 2013 will run over 14 days from 12-25 August. The programme will include FIS World Cup events in Snowboard Slopestyle, Snowboard Cross, Freestyle Ski Halfpipe, Freestyle Ski Slopestyle, as well as Snowboard Halfpipe. Three Super Continental Cups and seven Continental Cups will also feature in the competition.   For further information, visit www.wintergamesnz.com...more

Gibbston Valley Gala Dinner - Cure Kids Fund Raiser

Gibbston Valley Gala Dinner - Cure Kids Fund Raiser

Sat, 21st Sep 2013

Award-winning Gibbston Valley Winery is once again hosting a Gala Dinner and Charity Auction to raise money for Cure Kids the winery’s charity of choice....more

Wellness Event

Wellness Event

Wed, 23rd Oct 2013 - 7:00pm -

Join us for an evening of wellness info, and find out how we can help you get fit and looking good for summer.
Time: Wed Oct 23rd @ 7.00pm
Ticket price: $10 for 1 or $15 for 2
Place: Millbrook Conference Centre...more

Queenstown International Jazz and Blues Festival

Queenstown International Jazz and Blues Festival

Thu, 24th Oct 2013 - Sun, 27th Oct 2013

Don’t miss this fantastic 3-day live music celebration as more than 70 jazz and blues musicians from the USA, Australia and New Zealand take to the stage in Queenstown over Labour Weekend. From cool blues and classy jazz to soul funk and big band swing, there’ll be something to get everyone in the mood!...more

Arrowtown School 150 Year Celebrations

Arrowtown School 150 Year Celebrations

Fri, 25th Oct 2013 - Sat, 26th Oct 2013

Arrowtown School will come alive with a community gala held on Saturday 26th October where local clubs and groups will come together along with local entertainers and wine and food. The gala will be held on the school grounds and will also include photos taken from registered past students and teachers. There will be an auction and evening function on the Saturday night with official opening on the Friday night. The school will also be open to the public on the Friday for you to view the classrooms and children at work....more

Queenstown Jazz Fest 2013

Queenstown Jazz Fest 2013

Sat, 26th Oct 2013 - Mon, 28th Oct 2013

The Queenstown JazzFest is a live music celebration which brings music to the masses and showcases the breadth of jazz styles from around New Zealand and the world....more

Arrowtown Christmas Market

Arrowtown Christmas Market

Fri, 27th Dec 2013

Arrowtown's  16th annual "Boxing Day" market is to be held on Friday 27 December. This popular market is held on the Library Green in Arrowtown's Buckingham Street.  The market features fruit and food stalls, and a huge variety of quality crafts, clothing, plants and goods. There is free entry....more

TSS Earnslaw New Year's Eve Cruise 2013

Tue, 31st Dec 2013 - Wed, 1st Jan 2014

TSS Earnslaw New Year’s Eve Cruise 2013

Grab your glad rags and celebrate in 1920s style this New Year’s Eve on board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw in Queenstown.

Cruise Lake Wakatipu’s Frankton Arm and get your jitterbug on with the Les Richardson Jazz Band.  Returning to Queenstown Bay in time for the midnight fireworks, with the TSS Earnslaw offering one of the best views in town!


Cruise details:

  • 1920s Black & White “Gangster” theme
  • 31 December 2013: departs Steamer Wharf, central Queenstown at 10:30pm
  • Ticket price includes glass of bubbles or beer on arrival and light nibbles throughout the evening
  • Cruise duration: 1.5 hours
  • The TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship is fully licensed with food available for purchase.

About the TSS Earnslaw

The TSS Earnslaw is an integral part of Queenstown’s pioneering history and to this day a Queenstown icon.  She was commissioned by New Zealand Railways to service the communities around Lake Wakatipu. Launched in the same year as the Titanic, the TSS Earnslaw’s maiden voyage was on 18 October 1912.

The TSS Earnslaw has featured in several movies including a cameo in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull as an Amazon River Boat. Parts of the trawler SS Venture in Peter Jackson’s King Kong were inspired by the TSS Earnslaw.

New Year's Eve Countdown 2013

New Year's Eve Countdown 2013

Tue, 31st Dec 2013 - Wed, 1st Jan 2014 - 7:30pm - 1:00am

An excellent line-up of entertainment has been booked, live bands for the main stage, DJs to entertain the younger revellers and a spectacular firework display to light up the night sky and bring in 2014 with a cheer...more