Events Calendar

TSS Earnslaw New Year's Eve Cruise 2013

TSS Earnslaw New Year's Eve Cruise 2013

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

TSS Earnslaw New Year’s Eve Cruise 2013...more

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

Glenorchy Races 2014

Glenorchy Races 2014

Sat, 4th Jan 2014 - 11am - 4pm

Races range from the Walk Trot Gallop, Relay Race and highly entertaining Double Banking Race to the Open Gallop, Quarter Mile Sprint and the hotly contested Stockmans Race.  Although anyone with a horse can register, the races are not for the faint hearted or inexperienced - many local horse trekking staff and stockmen/women enter each year so the competition is fierce!...more

Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration 2014

Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration 2014

Thu, 30th Jan 2014 - Sat, 1st Feb 2014

Queenstown, New Zealand, will again play host to the Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration - an event that has established itself as a must-do date on the international Pinot Noir calendar....more

Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert 2014

Sat, 15th Feb 2014

A Kiwi support artist will kick off the show followed by 10cc at 1pm, Starship at 3 p.m. and Lynyrd Skynyrd at 5 p.m. Note that these times are subject to change.

Refreshments: A wide range of quality food, beer and award winning Gibbston Valley wines will be available at each event but concert-goers are also able to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Tickets: $99 +bf with children aged under 14 free. 

Local ticket prices for residents are just $89 and available from Thursday, 5 September at i-site Queenstown, i-site Wanaka, A Taste Of Gibbston – Arrowtown and Gibbston Valley Winery . Numbers are limited so get in quick!

New Zealand OPEN 2014

New Zealand OPEN 2014

Thu, 27th Feb 2014 - Sun, 2nd Mar 2014

Hosted at two spectacular golf courses - The Hills and Millbrook Resort - the tournament incorporates a unique Pro-Am format that brings together a prestigious blend of Professional and Amateur golfers....more

Gibbston Wine and Food Festival 2014

Gibbston Wine and Food Festival 2014

Sat, 1st Mar 2014

2014 will see the new Gibbston Wine and Food Festival step up to truly showcase the regions fantastic wine and local produce.  This wonderful festival provides a fantastic opportunity for the public to get to know the faces behind the wines that we love to drink.  Talk to the winemakers, they love to tell you about any special blends that they have just created.  Make the most of some of the world's bests Wineries right on your doorstep only 25 mins from Queenstown....more

Queenstown Bike Festival 2014

Queenstown Bike Festival 2014

Sat, 12th Apr 2014 - Sun, 20th Apr 2014

Grab yer bike and helmet, and head to Queenstown this Easter for the Queenstown Bike Festival. It’s an exciting 10-day event for all ages and abilities, and it gives you the chance to check out Queenstown’s world-class cycle tracks, trails, roads and spectacular lake and alpine scenery.
Whether you’re a biking novice, recreational cyclist or serious biker, there’s plenty of action.  Events range from the Tour de Wakatipu, Dirtmasters Downhill, Super D and Peleton road bike ride to a Kids Ride, Wine Trail ride and an Around the Mountains ride on the far side of Lake Wakatipu.  Don’t miss it!...more

Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow

Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow

Fri, 18th Apr 2014 - Sun, 20th Apr 2014

The 2014 Warbirds over Wanaka event will be held at Wanaka Airport at Easter weekend, the 18th, 19th and 20th April 2014....more

New World Tour de Wakatipu

New World Tour de Wakatipu

Sat, 19th Apr 2014

This event is entering its sixth year....more

Arrowtown Autumn Festival 2014

Arrowtown Autumn Festival 2014

Fri, 25th Apr 2014 - Sun, 4th May 2014

The 2014 festival runs from Friday 25th April to Sunday 4th May and features more than 50 events over the 10 day programme. There is a street parade, arts and craft market, ball, daily street entertainment with the Arrow Miner’s Band and Arrowtown’s Can Can girls The Buckingham Belles, guided historical walks, Pie and Pint Festival, aerobatic display, art exhibition, vintage car rally, jazz, gold panning, lots of live music, workshops, a variety concert…and much more. You’ll find lots of fun for all the family and something for everyone in the line-up....more

Queenstown Blues & Roots 2014

Queenstown Blues & Roots 2014

Sat, 26th Apr 2014 - 11:00am - 22:30pm

A new music festival in Queenstown is set to be a standout event on the South Island entertainment calendar....more

Songs & Stories from Holly Arrowsmith

Songs & Stories from Holly Arrowsmith

Wed, 30th Apr 2014 - Sat, 31st May 2014

Songs & Stories from Holly Arrow Smith with Ciaran McMeeken...more

Katherine Smyth: Zoomorphic

Katherine Smyth: Zoomorphic

Sat, 3rd May 2014 - Wed, 28th May 2014

Katherine Smyth invites a menagerie to the table in Zoomorphic. Polar bears, hippos, and crocodiles are welcomed to afternoon tea, and these ‘wild things’ find their place alongside more familiar creatures, their everyday names assurances of a newfound domesticity.

Smyth references a long tradition of the figurative in ceramics, and these pieces recall the spare, suggestive lines found in pottery from Neolithic to Ancient Egyptian to 10th-century Persian ceramics.
See more at: http://www.queenstownnz.co.nz/information/eventDetail/index.cfm?eID=322&occID=1853#sthash.WLT3N6u6.dpuf...more

Black Tie Event

Black Tie Event

Sat, 7th Jun 2014

Black Tie Charity Dinner and Auction. In support of Queenstown Lakes Family Centre....more

American Express Queenstown Winter Festival 2014

American Express Queenstown Winter Festival 2014

Fri, 20th Jun 2014 - Sun, 29th Jun 2014

The multi award-winning American Express Queenstown Winter Festival will take centre stage in Queenstown, New Zealand, from 20 to 29 June 2014....more

American Express Festival Street Parade

American Express Festival Street Parade

Sat, 21st Jun 2014 - 12:00pm

This year’s American Express Festival Street Parade is extra special, marking our 40 year milestone and 25 years of partnership with American Express....more

American Express Comedy Debate

American Express Comedy Debate

Sun, 22nd Jun 2014

Come and join the American Express Comedy Debate: 'Forty is the New Thirty' as part of the 2014 American Express Queenstown Winter Festival....more

Comedy Night

Comedy Night

Tue, 24th Jun 2014

Nothing warms the soul like a good ol’ giggle. So if it’s cold out, this is right where you want to be....more

Downtown Day

Downtown Day

Wed, 25th Jun 2014

Join the amused and bemused crowds for the year’s best lunch break: Downtown Day at the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival. Watch a tasty twist on the good old egg and spoon race with the Cup & Cake Challenge, before the QRC Hospitality Race sees one Queenstown top hotel be crowned the ‘Hosts with the Most’....more

Mountain Scene's Thriller in the Chiller

Mountain Scene's Thriller in the Chiller

Sat, 28th Jun 2014 - 7pm

Now in its fifth year and still going strong, Mountain Scene's 2014 instalment of Thriller in the Chiller promises to be a real humdinger!...more

A MUSICAL TOUR AROUND THE WORLD MAURICE JONES & DAUGHTER ALANAH JONES

A MUSICAL TOUR AROUND THE WORLD MAURICE JONES & DAUGHTER ALANAH JONES

Sat, 5th Jul 2014 - 3pm

THOMAS BROWN GALLERY - SPEARGRASS FLAT ROAD, LAKE HAYES, QUEENSTOWN...more

Queenstown Wedding Fair

Queenstown Wedding Fair

Sun, 6th Jul 2014

We are different because we have a mix and limit of all categories so you will find everything for your special day in one place without being bombarded with too many of one thing. You can also be guaranteed that we keep up with the times and the trends...more

NZ Mountain Film Festival

NZ Mountain Film Festival

Thu, 10th Jul 2014 - Fri, 11th Jul 2014

The NZ Mountain Film Festival is a five day event in Wanaka, July 4 to 8, and two days in Queenstown, July 10 & 11. ...more

NZ Skiing Masters - Coronet Peak

NZ Skiing Masters - Coronet Peak

Fri, 8th Aug 2014 - Sun, 10th Aug 2014

There is something exhilarating about clicking into those old planks, tucking into a crouch while wearing a wind resistant figure hugging suit, and racing down a ski slope as fast as you possibly can....more

Gay Ski Week QT

Gay Ski Week QT

Sat, 30th Aug 2014 - Sat, 6th Sep 2014

The week-long extravaganza features plenty of outrageous fun from gourmet dining, dancing, and cabaret shows to on-mountain action and adventure activities!...more

Brought to you by Woman's Day - Chelsea Winter's book launch at Millbrook Resort

Brought to you by Woman's Day - Chelsea Winter's book launch at Millbrook Resort

Wed, 22nd Oct 2014 - 6pm - 8pm

Chelsea Winter’s new cookbook, Everyday Delicious is going to launch at Millbrook Resort on the Wednesday 22nd October.

Chelsea’s warm, fun and fresh approach to food has seen her quickly become a household name in New Zealand and beyond. With her delicious recipes using everyday ingredients, Chelsea inspires people of all ages and experience levels.

Chelsea’s first book, At My Table, was a sell-out success; and her new book Everyday Delicious is another treasure trove of amazing recipes.

Join Chelsea for an intimate round of demonstrations from her cookbook, learn more about her wonderful life and experiences, hear about the inspiration for Everyday Delicious and sample some of the delicious recipes from within.

You’ll also receive a complimentary glass of bubbles from her friends at Kim Crawford, a beautiful array of gorgeous edible treats, a copy of Woman’s Day magazine and a goodie bag full of some of Chelsea’s favourite brands!...more

Queenstown Jazz Festival 2014

Queenstown Jazz Festival 2014

Fri, 24th Oct 2014 - Sun, 26th Oct 2014

The Queenstown JazzFest is a community owned event that has grown from humble beginnings in 1978 to become Queenstown’s premier springtime event. Held over Labour Weekend each year, our vibrant town plays host to some of the finest Jazz artists, in a celebration of live music at venues throughout Queenstown and the surrounding district. The Festival is a key event on the Queenstown arts event calendar and is a cornerstone of the spring shoulder season, specifically timed to benefit local businesses. It provides local and visiting audiences with an exciting programme of top quality entertainment featuring national and international artists. The event also offers performance opportunities for local musicians to showcase their talents and raise public awareness and appreciation of their music. The Queenstown JazzFest has a significant youth focus, providing development and performance opportunities for young aspiring musicians, encouraging them to learn new skills and interact with both their peers and professional musicians. The Festival offers a wide range of musical styles and has broad appeal to music lovers of all ages. The music is supported by a variety of other Jazz related artistic activities which can include art, dance, film, theatre, wine and food, all held within the stunning backdrop of the Wakatipu basin. ...more

Queenstown International Marathon

Queenstown International Marathon

Sat, 22nd Nov 2014 - 8.00am

A new international running festival incorporating 42km, 21km, 10km and 3km kids run options....more

Arrowtown Long Lunch

Arrowtown Long Lunch

Fri, 5th Dec 2014 - 1pm - 5pm

The Arrowtown Long Lunch is back on the 5th December 2014 with an afternoon of delicious food and lively entertainment. Held on Arrowtown's Buckingham Street, the event features a line of tables running from one end of the street to the other. Diners view the menus on the event website and pick a seat with one of Arrowtown's excellent eateries....more

Save the date - 6th December! Christmas in the Spa is back

Save the date - 6th December! Christmas in the Spa is back

Sat, 6th Dec 2014

Come and join our “Christmas in the Spa” event on 6th December.
Book a date with your girlfriends and come along to the Spa for some serious pampering before Christmas begins.

One hour of pure bliss!
Your luxurious 60 minutes treatment will include:...more