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Queenstown's Original Arts & Crafts Market
Tue, 31 October 2000 - Fri, 31 March 2000

Queenstown's Original Arts & Crafts Market

The "Creative Queenstown Arts and Crafts Markets" are set in a vibrant colourful arena, where visual and performing arts meld together for the public and visitors to enjoy.

We embrace the talents of many artists and crafts persons from around the South Island, some coming from as far as Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill and the West Coast to display and sell their own quality handmade Art and Craft.

Every Saturday on the lake front at Earnslaw Park

Hours : November - April 9.00am - 4.30pm

May - October 9.30am - 3.30pm

Jasmine Clark
mobile: 021 122 7695
phone: 03 4098663
email: jasminejclark@hotmail.com

1 NIGHT FREE
Fri, 4 June 2010

Celebrate Queens birthday weekend with Earnslaw Lodge!

Stay for three and pay for two! 

Whether your here for the opening of Coronet Peak skifield or just need a weekend getaway, we'd love to see you...

Quote this add when booking

American Express Queenstown Winter Festival
Fri, 25 June 2010 - Sun, 4 July 2010

American Express Queenstown Winter Festival

Queenstown is New Zealand's premier winter playground, from snow sports skiing, snowboarding, to adventure activities, competitions, dancing and dining. The 2003 Lindauer Queenstown Winter Festival promises a week of fun for the whole family!

The Hills Cure Kids Open
Fri, 26 November 2010

Your chance to play on the internationally acclaimed private Hills Golf Course with fellow amateur golfers in this exclusive two-day tournament hosted by The Hills and Cure Kids.

Venue: The Hills Golf Course, Arrowtown
Cost: $1350 pp + GST
Organisation: Cure Kids
Contact: Nic Brockie
Email: n.brockie@curekids.org.nz
Phone: 027 551 3933
Web: curekids.org.nz

Jimeoin
Fri, 26 November 2010

Jimeoin

Something......Smells Funny. There is a hilarious aroma in the air...it's Jimeoin's new show 'Something...Smells Funny'

Venue: Memorial Hall
Cost: See Ticketdirect website
Organisation: Lakes Leisure
Contact: Lakes Leisure

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Tue, 30 November 2010

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

A complete sell-out hit at their first New Zealand appearance at the 2008 NZ International Arts Festival in Wellington, the Ukes are back for a full national tour!

Venue: Queenstown Events Centre

Cost: From $59.00

Contact: Events Centre

Queenstown Farmers Market
Sat, 4 December 2010 - Sat, 26 March 2011

Queenstown Farmers Market

For a great selection of fresh,seasonal and local produce; including fruit
& vegetables,cheeses,breads,farm bacon,flowers,chutneys,free range eggs,
honey,gourmet sausages,salmon,coffee and much more

The Queenstown Farmers Market allows regional growers and primary producers of Otago and Southland the opportunity to promote and sell their produce on a regular basis directly to the community and visitors to the region. BYO carry bag & cash.

A Foodies Delight & a great place to have Breakfast. Live Music.

Anglican Church Grounds on the Cnr of Church & Camp St's

Contact: Sharlene Inch
E: qtfarmersmarket@ihug.co.nz
P: 021 025 6725

Remarkables Market
Sat, 4 December 2010 - Sat, 30 April 2011

Remarkables Market

Remarkables Market offers local and regional delights for everyone - seasonal food, artisans, collectables, performers and more. Shop and relax while listening to music in this unique mountain setting.

Located in the Red Barn at Remarkables Park.

Contact: Olivia Porter
E: market@remarkablespark.com
P: 03 442 3084

New Years Eve Queenstown
Fri, 31 December 2010

New Years Eve Queenstown

Join us to celebrate the New Year with live music and a fantastic fireworks display. A great line-up of bands including the Oxo Cubans and the Medicine Men in Queenstown as well as a DJ stage.

Venue: Earnslaw Park and Marine Parade, Queenstown CBD

Cost: FREE

Pub Charity Rugby Sevens 2011
Sat, 8 January 2011 - Sun, 9 January 2011

Welcome to the Pub Charity Rugby Sevens 2011. The highlight of the summer calendar!

Cost: Adults $5.00 Under 15 years FREE

Organisation: Sevens with Altitude

Otago Central Pinot Celebration
Thu, 27 January 2011

Otago Central Pinot Celebration

If you love Pinot Noir then this event is a must! Over two full days you will enjoy a fun filled and informative programme with an emphasis on tasting and learning about this exciting variety.

Cost: The price for a delegate is yet to be set.
Organisation: Central Otago Pinot Noir Ltd
Contact: Kathryn Pettit
Email: info@centralotagopinot.co.nz
Web: pinotcelebration.co.nz

Thunder Jet OPEN NOW
Tue, 1 March 2011 - Wed, 1 June 2011

Thunder Jet OPEN NOW

Join Thunder Jet for an hour of power up the stunning Kawarau River.  Queenstown's newest and fastest jetboat!  Book now and get 2 for the price of 1!  Exclusive only for Earnslaw Lodge!

Departs every hour on the hour

Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert
Sat, 5 March 2011

Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert

Renowned bands Dr Hook and Creedence Clearwater Revisited will headline the inaugural Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert on 5 March 2011.

Renowned bands Dr Hook and Creedence Clearwater Revisited will headline the inaugural Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert on 5 March 2011 – the first international concert in the Queenstown area since 2003.

Dr Hook is best known for their ‘70s and ‘80s hits ‘The Cover of the Rolling Stone’ and ‘Sharing the Night Together’. Creedance Clearwater Revisited was launched in 1995 by original Creedance Clearwater Revival band members, Stu Cook and Doug ‘Cosmo’ Clifford, and will perform hits such as ‘Bad Moon Rising’ and ‘Have You Ever Seen the Rain’.

The outdoor concert, which will be staged at Gibbston Valley Station – a new resort development, set alongside Gibbston Valley Winery – is set to become an annual event for the award-winning winery.

Gates open at 1pm and the concert commences from 3pm. Ticket pricing is $89 per person, with tickets available through Ticketek, i-SITE and Gibbston Valley Winery from 22 November. A special pre-release of tickets will be made available to people in the Queenstown Lakes District from 12 November.

Food and wine will be on sale at the event, including special concert hampers that can be pre-ordered from Gibbston Valley Winery before the show or online at: www.gibbstonvalleynz.com.

Bus transfers from Queenstown to the event – Saturday 5 March – $30 return

Important note: MUST be booked prior to 5 March

Contact:

I-Site Queenstown Visitors Centre

cnr Shotover and Camp St Queenstown

03 442 4100

info@qvc.co.nz

Motatapu - Speights Summit 47km Mountain Bike Ride
Sat, 12 March 2011

Motatapu - Speights Summit 47km Mountain Bike Ride

The Motatapu Mountain Bike is one of the original Motatapu events - and it's still the most popular. Entries usually sell out by early November so secure your place now for 2011!

If you are a first time MTB competitor, want to compete against your peers or beat your mates, or just want to enjoy the spectacular Southern high country valleys, then the Motatapu 47km fits the bill.

The Motatapu Mountain bike is for everyone. It can be as challenging or as easy as you want it to be ( depending on your definition of easy!) Set in the spectacular Southern high country valleys, there are many rivers to cross, hills to climb and a few steep descents thrown into the mix.

Dates: 12 Mar 2011
Time: Various
Location: Arrowtown
Venue: Arrowtown

Category: Sporting
Cost: $140 adult, $95 Junior (15-18 years)
Ticket Outlet Website: http://www.motatapu.com

Organisation: Iconic Adventures
Contact: Tracey Neil
Contact Email: info@iconicadventures.co.nz

Contact Phone: 03 441 1025

Motatapu - Ice Breaker off road marathon
Sat, 12 March 2011

Motatapu - Ice Breaker off road marathon

The Motatapu off road Marathon is one of a kind. After completing this stunning event through these magnificent high country valleys, you'll never want to do an on road marathon again!

"Fantastic, Sensational, Spectacular!" Mel Wenlock, Motatapu Marathon competitor.

Completing a Marathon is an amazing achievement and it is made all the more memorable when it is set in this breathtakingly, beautiful location.

This event takes you on an iconic off road course through the magnificent Motatapu, Soho and Glencoe Stations, which thanks to the owners, are opened once a year to the public for this event.

You will go through numerous river crossings, climb some hills, overcome your own personal challenges and no doubt be awe struck with the spectacular views of the southern high country valleys.

Dates: 12 Mar 2011
Time: Various
Location: Arrowtown
Category: Sporting
Cost: $140
Ticket Outlet Website: http://www.motatapu.com

Organisation: Iconic Adventures
Contact: Tracey Neil

Contact Email: info@iconicadventures.co.nz
Contact Phone: 03 441 1025

Party Girls
Thu, 31 March 2011

Party Girls

THE PARTY GIRLS are on the campaign trail near you!

Where is the voice of sensible womanhood?

Where is the Party that reflects not just the grass roots and the flax roots, but the retouched roots, too?

Who has their sleeves rolled up, and will wield the broom that will sweep New Zealand clean.

Who will poke the big boys where it hurts?

The answer is obvious and the intrepid three vow to bring their Grumpy wisdom to the Nation once again...

THE PARTY GIRLS are on the campaign trail near you!

Don't miss them. There's only one way to survive 2011 - laugh!

Starring Geraldine Brophy, Pinky Agnew and Lyndee-jane Rutherford

Time: Doors Open: 7.00pm, Event Starts: 7.30pm
Location: Arrowtown
Venue: Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall, Arrowtown
Category: Comedy
Cost: Adults $62.50 + Service Fees - General Admission
Tickets Available: Tickets now on sale
Ticket Outlets: TicketDirect

Ticket Outlet Website: http://www.ticketdirect.co.nz/choose_seats.asp?ev=5**247&quickseatsButton.x=10

Contact: JD Marrable
Contact Email: jd@lakesleisure.co.nz
Contact Phone: 0272 451 535

Millbrook Masters Golf Tournament 2011
Sat, 16 April 2011 - Fri, 22 April 2011

Millbrook Masters Golf Tournament 2011

The Millbrook Masters Golf Tournament hosted by PaR nz Golfing Holidays and Rockburn Wines is open to NZ & international golfers aged 30+ years for a luxury week of golf, great fun, food and wine.

The Millbrook Masters Golf Tournament is a luxury golf package including 6 nights Millbrook Resort, Airport transfers, breakfasts, food and wine matching lunches, cocktail functions, dinners, playing 4 rounds of golf in carts. Fantastic players pack and prize table

Time: All day
Location: Millbrook Resort
Venue: Millbrook Resort
Category: Sporting
Cost: Golf packages from NZD$895
Organisation: PaR nz Golfing Holidays
Contact: Kim Buckley
Contact Email: kim@parnz.co.nz
Contact Phone: 09 486 1077

Ben Lomond Dirtmasters 2011 Downhill Challenge
Fri, 22 April 2011 - Sun, 24 April 2011

Ben Lomond Dirtmasters 2011 Downhill Challenge

A mountain bike downhill event set in the Ben Lomond forest above Queenstown, with Skyline Gonolda access, finishing in downtown Queenstown.

Gives expert mountain bikers the opportunity to test their skills on the world-class downhill tracks on Bob's Peak, above downtown Queenstown. The course covers 3kms down steep downhill tracks, finishing with the steep stairs dropping into the finish line outside the Vertigo Bike Shop Brecon Street Queenstown. Actual finish (timing) on Upper Brecon Street.

Time: All day
Location: Queenstown
Venue: Ben Lomond Forest
Category: Sporting
Cost: tbc
Ticket Outlet Email: traverse@queenstown.co.nz
Organisation: Southern Traverse Ltd
Contact: Geoff Hunt
Contact Email: traverse@queenstown.co.nz
Contact Phone: 03 441 8215

Dirty Dusting
Sat, 21 May 2011

Dirty Dusting

A comedy about 'over the hill' cleaners who start 'talking dirty' and end up 'filthy rich'!

The Story...

It's about friendship. It's about solidarity. And it's about sex.

Three old ladies are nearing the end of their working days, hastened on by a less than pleasant boss who reckons they all ought to be fired. The women are getting a bit on in life to start fresh, but luck sends them a solution via a wrong number: A bloke who thinks he's called a sex line!

Hesitant at first, Olive, and Peggy are egged on by Elsie that they could make a lot of money. So they take the leap and call themselves the "Telephone Belles" and that's when the fun really begins.

Time: Doors Open: 7.00pm, Show Starts: 7.30pm
Location: Arrowtown
Venue: Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall, Arrowtown
Category: Comedy
Cost: Adults $62.50 + Service Fees
Tickets Available: Tickets now on sale
Ticket Outlets: TicketDirect

Ticket Outlet Website: http://www.ticketdirect.co.nz/choose_seats.asp?ev=6**247&quickseatsButton.x=10

Contact: JD Marrable
Contact Email: jd@lakesleisure.co.nz
Contact Phone: 0272 451 535

TRENZ 2011
Sun, 22 May 2011 - Wed, 25 May 2011

TRENZ 2011

For the first time ever, TRENZ will be located in New Zealand’s strongest visitor region, showcasing the Southern Lakes. It will take place at the Queenstown Events Centre, 22-25 May 2011.

TRENZ, the New Zealand tourism industry’s most important annual event, will begin a new chapter in its history in 2011.

The new location is sure to be a powerful incentive for international travel and tourism buyers and media to make the time to travel to New Zealand for TRENZ 2011, Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) Chief Executive Tim Cossar says.

Dates: 22 May 2011 - 25 May 2011
Location: Queenstown
Contact: Bronwyn Hollingsworth
Contact Phone: 64 4 499 0104

Web: http://trenz.co.nz/

American Express Winter Festival 2011
Fri, 24 June 2011

American Express Winter Festival 2011

Join us for the Southern Hemisphere's ultimate winter party from June 24-July 03 the town will be a-buzz celebrating the arrival of winter in true Queenstown style-so come on down and enjoy the party!

Organisation: American Express Queenstownb Winter Festival
Contact: Simon Green
Email: simon@winterfestival.co.nz
Web: winterfestival.co.nz/

Gay Ski Week
Sat, 23 July 2011 - Sun, 31 July 2011

Gay Ski Week

Hundreds of revellers come from around the world for Gay Ski Week, the Southern Hemisphere's biggest gay alpine party.

The week-long festival features a variety of events on and off the slopes including the Welcome Party, Karaoke Casino Night, Dinner and Show, and the grand finale White Out Party.

Dates: 23 Jul 2011 - 31 Jul 2011

Location: Queenstown
Venue: Venues around Queenstown
Category: General
Contact: Mike Sanford
Contact Email: mike@livewiregroup.co.nz
Contact Phone: +64 21 183 4640

North Face Peak to Peak
Sat, 6 August 2011

North Face Peak to Peak

A classic winter multisport event with ski, mtn bike, paddle, run and bike sections

The race starts high on the Remarkables ski field with a 2km ski or snow board down to the Remarkables access road. A 17km mountain bike down the road takes competitors to the edge of Lake Wakatipu in Frankton for a 7km paddle into Queenstown bay. From downtown Queenstown the final two race stages are a 9km run to Coronet Alpine Hotel and then a 9km bike ride up to the finish line at Coronet Peak.

Time: 1200 start
Location: Queenstown
Venue: the Remarkables ski area, down through Queenstown
Cost: $55 indivdual / $100 team
Ticket Outlet Website: http://www.southerntraverse.com
Ticket Outlet Email: traverse@queenstown.co.nz

Contact: Geoff Hunt
Contact Email: traverse@queenstown.co.nz
Contact Phone: 03 441 8215
Web: http://www.southerntraverse.com

100% Pure NZ Winter Games
Sat, 13 August 2011

100% Pure NZ Winter Games

The Winter Games is a bienniel event held throughout New Zealand's South Island. First held in 2009 the next Games will be from 13 to 28 August 2011.

Venue: Queenstown, Wanaka, Naseby, Methven and Dunedin.
Organisation: 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games 2011
Contact: Arthur Klap
Email: info@wintergamesnz.com
Phone: +64-3-443-2258
Web: wintergamesnz.com

Rugby World Cup 2011
Fri, 9 September 2011 - Thu, 13 October 2011

Rugby World Cup 2011

Queenstown has plenty of accommodation during the RWC 011 period for both Rugby World Cup fans and traditional tourists

Queenstown has been chosen as an official RWC 2011 training venue for three RWC teams – Ireland, England and Romania. The teams will be in Queenstown for training on the following dates and some special community events are being planned to welcome them:

Ireland - September 2-7

Romania - September 11-14

England - September 19-21

A RWC 2011 page has been set up on Destination Queenstown’s website www.queenstown-nz.co.nz and is being updated with information as it comes to hand.

Rugby League 9's Tournament
Fri, 7 October 2011

9's Rugby League Tournament. $10,000.00 in cash and prizes for the winning club! Grass roots at it's Best. All clubs and codes welcome including national and international teams.

Venue: Queenstown Recreation Grounds.
Organisation: Queenstown 7's & 9's Limited
Contact: Henry Proctor
Email: henry@queenstown7sand9s.co.nz
Phone: 03 442 0058
Web: queenstown7sand9s.co.nz

ASB Jazz Festival
Sun, 23 October 2011 - Sun, 30 October 2011

ASB Jazz Festival

The ASB 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.

Location: Queenstown
Venue: Venues around Queenstown
Category: Music
Cost: Some events free, some ticketed TBA

Contact: Simon Green
Email: info@queenstownjazz.co.nz
Web: queenstownjazzfest.co.nz/

Queenstown Farmers' Market
Sun, 1 January 2012 - Tue, 3 April 2012

Queenstown Farmers' Market

For a great selection of fresh,seasonal and local produce; including fruit & vegetables, cheeses, breads, farm bacon, flowers, chutneys, free range eggs, honey, gourmet sausages, salmon, coffee and much more

The Queenstown Farmers Market allows regional growers and primary producers of Otago and Southland the opportunity to promote and sell their produce on a regular basis directly to the community and visitors to the region. BYO carry bag & cash.

A Foodies Delight & a great place to have Breakfast. Live Music.

Anglican Church Grounds on the Cnr of Church & Camp St's
Dates: 03 Mar 2012
Time: 9am - 12.30pm Every Sat (except Christmas Eve)

Location: Queenstown
Category: Food and Wine
Cost: FREE
Contact: Sharlene Inch
Contact Email: qtfarmersmarket@ihug.co.nz
Contact Mobile: 021 025 67250

Queenstown Chess Classic
Sun, 15 January 2012 - Mon, 23 January 2012

Queenstown Chess Classic

International Chess tournament incorporating the New Zealand and Oceania Chess Championships. Jan 15 - Jan 23rd, Millennium Hotel, 2012

The Summer Playground Series - The Winehouse
Sun, 15 January 2012 - Sun, 1 April 2012

The Summer Playground Series - The Winehouse

Over the course of six evenings The Winehouse is set to play host to eight of New Zealand music’s finest.

Every second Sunday from January 15th until the 1st of April sees one or two of New Zealand’s best, offering up the rare opportunity to see them, in what is a truly unique setting.

Tickets are strictly limited so get in quick!

Available from eventfinder.co.nz, Quest (Wanaka & Queenstown) and Arrowtown Info Centre.

THE SUMMER PLAYGROUND SERIES
JANUARY 15TH - GREG JOHNSON
JANUARY 29TH - BARRY SAUNDERS / LINDON PUFFIN
FEBRUARY 12TH - JASON KERRISON
MARCH 4TH - HOLLIE SMITH
MARCH 18TH - ANIKA MOA
APRIL 1ST - JULIA DEANS / SETH HAAPU

Location: Queenstown
Venue: The Winehouse, State Highway 6, Gibbston
Category: Music
Cost: $45 plus booking fee
Ticket Outlets: Quest (Wanaka & Queenstown) and Arrowtown Info Centre
Ticket Outlet Website: http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/search?q=winehouse

Glenorchy Local Wild Food Challenge
Sat, 25 February 2012

Glenorchy Local Wild Food Challenge

Local Wild Food Challenge Glenorchy is an adventure cooking contest for hunters, gatherers, chefs, home cooks & fishermen.

The Challenge.. to create the best dish with at least one wild ingredient

Local Wild Food Challenges are inspired by the surrounding beauty & bounty of some really special parts of the world.

Judging is based on taste, presentation, ingredient & effort so amateurs can go head to head with professionals.

Please check out our website www.localwildfoodchallenge.com

Dates: 25 Feb 2012
Time: 3pm
Location: Glenorchy
Venue: Glenorchy Cafe, Mull Street, Glenorchy
Category: Community
Cost: FREE

Organisation: Local Wild Food Challenge
Contact: Bill Manson
Contact Email: info@localwildfoodchallenge.com
Contact Phone: 0275627705
Web: http://www.localwildfoodchallenge.com

Queenstown Bike Festival
Sat, 31 March 2012 - Mon, 9 April 2012

Queenstown Bike Festival

Queenstown Bike Festival. It’s an exciting 10-day event for all ages and abilities.

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!

Dates: 31 Mar 2012 - 09 Apr 2012
Location: Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown area
Category: Sporting
Ticket Outlet Website: http://www.queenstownbikefestival.co.nz

Organisation: Southern Traverse Events Ltd
Contact: Geoff Hunt
Contact Email: traverse@queenstown.co.nz

Contact Phone: 03 441 8215
Contact Fax: 03 441 8216

Web: http://www.queenstownbikefestival.co.nz

Corona DirtMasters Downhill
Fri, 6 April 2012 - Sun, 8 April 2012

Corona DirtMasters Downhill

A mountain bike downhill event

Event: A mountain bike downhill event set in the Ben Lomond forest above Queenstown, with Skyline Gondola access, finishing in downtown Queenstown.

Course: The course covers 3kms down steep downhill tracks, finishing with the steep stairs dropping into the finish line outside the Vertigo Bike Shop Brecon Street Queenstown.

Dates: 06 Apr 2012 - 08 Apr 2012
Location: Queenstown

Venue: Ben Lomond Forest Queenstown
Category: Sporting

Cost: $135 individual / $100 per club member
Ticket Outlet Website: http://www.queenstownbikefestival.co.nz

Organisation: Southern Traverse Events Ltd

Contact: Geoff Hunt
Contact Email: traverse@queenstown.co.nz
Contact Phone: 03 441 8215

Web: http://www.queenstownbikefestival.co.nz

Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow
Fri, 6 April 2012 - Sun, 8 April 2012

Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow

Come and join us in celebrating 75 years of the Royal New Zealand Airforce. Ticket sales are excellent to date and we will soon announce the first of our aircraft coming to WOW.

The Ground programme will be action packed with military Warhorses, Ford Vehicles Through the Ages, aircraft for sale and on static display, new food stalls and many trade stands from which to purchase memorabilia or hard core aviation items.

Plenty of fun and activities for all ages.

Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow 2012 tickets are now on sale.

Free phone 0800 224 224 New Zealand.
Australia Free phone 1300 798 550

Dates: 06 Apr 2012 - 08 Apr 2012

Time: Gates open 7.30am - Show starts 10am til 4pm
Location: Wanaka
Venue: Wanaka Airport, Wanaka
Category: General
Tickets Available: Available now

Ticket Outlet Website: http://www.warbirdsoverwanaka.com

Ticket Outlet Email: info@warbirdsoverwanaka.co.nz

Organisation: Warbirds Over Wanaka

Contact: Jo Wilton
Contact Email: admin@warbirdsoverwanaka.co.nz
Contact Phone: +64 3 443 8619

Web: http://www.warbirdsoverwanaka.com

Arrowtown Autumn Festival 2012
Fri, 20 April 2012 - Sun, 29 April 2012

Arrowtown Autumn Festival 2012

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. The 2012 festival runs from Friday 20th - Sunday 29th April 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 cancan girls The Buckingham Belles, guided historical walks, a musical, aerobatic display, art exhibition, vintage car rally, jazz, cooking demonstration with Masterchef winner Brett McGregor, 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.

Be part of the scenery…see historic Arrowtown in all its stunning autumn glory.

Dates: 20 Apr 2012 - 29 Apr 2012
Location: Arrowtown
Venue: Arrowtown
Category: General
Organisation: Arrowtown Autumn Festival

Contact: Deborah Husheer
Contact Email: info@arrowtownautumnfestival.org.nz
Contact Phone: 027 2101570

Contact Address: PO Box 244, Arrowtown

Web: http://www.arrowtownautumnfestival.org.nz

Routeburn Classic
Sat, 28 April 2012

 Routeburn Classic

The Routeburn Classic is an adventure run over the world renowned Routeburn Track traversing through 2 NZ national park.

Staged on April 28th annually it is an exclusive event and limited to 350 lucky athletes.

Entries open on January 30th at 7am (New Zealand time) and fill extremely fast.

The track is 32 Kilometers long and climbs to 1127meters above sea level. Traversing through two New Zealand National Park and a World Heritage Area in Fiordland encompassing changing terrain from lush native bush to an exposed alpine environment. The descend back to native forrest following rivers and waterfalls to the finish line. In sections it appears the track has been cut by nature rather than by man. There are some aggressive up hill climbs and a challenging technical down hill. The track for the most part is technical in nature with rocks and tree roots all a part of the challenge.

Dates: 28 Apr 2012
reserve day for weather Sunday 29th

Time: starts at 8am at the Divide on Milford Road
Location: Queenstown
Category: Sporting
Tickets Available: Entries open at 7am on January 30th

Ticket Outlet Website: http://www.goodtimesevents.net

Ticket Outlet Email: evan@goodtimesevents.net

Organisation: Good Times Events

Contact: Evan McWhirter

Contact Email: info@goodtimesevents.net

Contact Phone: 0064 274204313

Web: http://www.goodtimesevents.net

American Express Queenstown Winter Festival 2012
Fri, 22 June 2012 - Sun, 1 July 2012

American Express Queenstown Winter Festival 2012

The multi award-winning American Express Queenstown Winter Festival will take centre stage in Queenstown, New Zealand, from 22 June to 1 July 2012.

The iconic Queenstown event, now into its 38th year, officially kicks off winter in the stunning four-season resort with a 10-day action-packed programme of new events, established favourites and plenty of entertainment and celebration.

“It gave Queenstown that magical winter wonderland and proved to be a huge hit with visitors and locals so we’re thrilled to have it back.”

Surrounded by stunning snow-capped mountains, Queenstown transforms into a winter paradise each year attracting snow sports enthusiasts from around the world with its incredible scenery, crisp blue-sky days and easy access to some of New Zealand's finest skiing.

Whether visitors have an appetite for fresh air, adventure and mountains or are more at home tracking down a delicious meal and fine wine, this cosmopolitan lake and alpine resort town provides the perfect mix of on and off snow action.

Dates: 22 Jun 2012 - 01 Jul 2012
Location: Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown and surrounds

Cost: Some Events free, some ticketed - TBA
Organisation: American Express Queenstown Winter Festival

Contact: Simon Green
Contact Email: simon@winterfestival.co.nz

Web: http://www.winterfestival.co.nz/

DNA Gay Ski Week QT
Sat, 25 August 2012 - Sat, 1 September 2012

DNA Gay Ski Week QT

The Southern Hemisphere’s largest Winter Pride event, organized by Sally and Mandy Whitewoods with the support of DNA magazine and several Queenstown business partners.

Hundreds of gay men and women are expected to converge on Queenstown for a week of fun in the sun and snow as well as a full programme of events.

“This region is one of the world’s Top 10 regions to visit in 2012 according to Lonely Planet. As owners of Gay Ski Week Queenstown we want to add to that and make sure that for gay people this region is the number one place to visit for ski days and fun stuff in the evenings during this particular week. It’s about people celebrating gay pride, reconnecting with old friends and having a ball.

Basically, if you have an itch that needs to be scratched with a bit of glitter and the odd feather boa or two then the DNA Gay Ski Week Queenstown is definitely for you.”

For more details about the programme and the variety of events and accommodation on offer, go to our website www.gayskiweekqt.com.

Dates: 25 Aug 2012 - 01 Sep 2012
Location: Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown and surrounds

Category: General
Contact: Sally and Mandy Whitewoods

Web: http://www.gayskiweekqt.com