Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
38-54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown, New Zealand
+64 3 442 7600
Icons don't just happen overnight; the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival 2013 has been 39 glorious years in the making.
Way back in 1975 a bunch of locals decided that the start of winter was a great excuse to have a party. They organised races on the mountain and in town, lollies for the kids, beers for the grown-ups, a concert or two and a town-wide ball, all of which made the Festival a great success. News spread quickly and the next year people came from further afield to join the festivities.
Since then the Festival has evolved into New Zealand's biggest winter party and some say the biggest winter party in the Southern Hemisphere! It's a 10 day celebration of Queenstown's unique culture and community with street parties, fireworks, international and local acts, jazz, comedy,a Mardi Gras, family fun, and plenty of Mountain Mayhem.
Town will be a-buzz with around 45,000 people celebrating the arrival of winter in true Queenstown style.
WINTER STARTS HERE and we're proud of it! BOOK ACCOMMODATION NOW!!
Dates for the 2013 Festival have just been confirmed: 21st - 30th June 2013
16 MAY - Chicago
26 JUN - Downtown Day
01 JUL - Ski Season 2013
03 AUG - Peak to Peak
12 AUG - Winter Games 2013
31 AUG - Gay Ski Week QT
25 OCT - Queenstown JazzFest 2013