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Welcome to the Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival!

NZ’s Winter has started with one hell of a party for the last 44 years and this year the party was as fresh as the season’s first powder.

All the old favourites remained but this year there was some epic changes. This year the festival ‘host mountain’ was Cardrona Alpine Resort and the talent line-up was a celebration of NZ’s hottest music talent.  This was the ultimate event to improve your instagram feed for 2018.


Thursday 21st - Sunday 24th June 2018



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 2018 Highlights Video



Festival Stories

Festival Programme Launch 2018

Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival announces a revamped look at the 2018 programme launch.

iHeartRadio Day on the Bay showcases quintessentially Queenstown capers!

DAY THREE: Saturday 23 June 2017

I've been visiting @queenstownnz for the past 3 years. I've grown to love this part of the world more and more and in particular @cardronanz This photo was taken at the top of the mountain at a specific spot behind McDougall's Express and every time I've captured this moment in a different light. Standing there all the weight of the world is suddenly lifted off your shoulders, you feel like there is nothing else but what's in front of you, the freezing cold is no longer the focus on why you can't feel your hands or feet, everything just disappears and in that moment a surge of inspiration sparks and you find yourself again! #limeblumedia #iQueenstown #queenstownholidays #queenstownnz #queenstownlive #qtwinterfest #NewZealand #NZ #nzmustdo #travelnewzealand #winterstartshere #newzealandfinds #newzealandvacations #destinationnz #landscape_captures #lifeonourplanet #special_shots #instadaily #travelphotography #nikon #nikonlife #incredibledestinationz #ourplanetdaily #wanderlust #mountains #snow #starttheadventure #earthofficial #lovewhatido

Dogs, dodgeball and spectacular fireworks round off the second day of Festival festivities

Dogs, dodgeball and spectacular fireworks round off the second day of Festival festivities