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Welcome to the Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival!

We celebrate the start of winter in true Queenstown style. It all kicks off on Thursday 21st of June 2018, and will be followed by four days of fireworks, street parties, music, comedy, mountain events, family fun and a touch of madness. There is something for all ages.

Check out our photos and videos of 2017!

Thursday 21st - Sunday 24th June 2018

 

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Real Journeys announced as Queenstown Winter Festival Title Partner

Queenstown, New Zealand (19 October 2017)
Leading tourism company Real Journeys has today been announced as the Queenstown Winter Festival’s new title partner.

New sponsor for Queenstown Winter Festival a local hero

Media release 20 April 2017: Real Journeys fires up for Queenstown Winter Festival‘s 2017 Friday Night Party & Fireworks

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

One hundred days to go!

13 March 2017
One hundred days to go before the start of the 43rd Queenstown Winter Festival, planning is well underway as the team behind the scenes is creating an action-packed programme for the new four-day format.

#Race a #mountainbike down a #ski run, that's crazy! @qtwinterfest @olympus_au #olympus #em1markii #olympusinspired #omdrevolution #mzuiko 300mm f4 @filmic_pro @theyoungkara @mountainflyvic #downhill

Festival Tips - it's business time.

Queenstown Winter Festival is our annual celebration of the start of winter, when the community welcomes visitors to share their annual letting off of steam before the busy snow season. Get the most out of four days that attract an estimated 45,000 domestic and international visitors to town.

Thank you to @dai_henwood NZ Comedian for stopping to have a photo with the team during his stay for the @qtwinterfest week #staytherees #winterstartshere #queenstownlive #nz #winter

2017 Queenstown Winter Festival Dates Announced

Queenstown, New Zealand (27 July, 2016) – The dates for Queenstown’s new four-day Queenstown Winter Festival have been confirmed for 22 to 25 June 2017.

Went for a walk in the hills above Frankton with the Queenstown Winter Meet. Not many people get to see this country as it is on private property. Cheers @queenstownnz for the opportunity. #nztramper

Doggy Day Care Festival Style

MEDIA RELEASE: Doggy Day Care at the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival

Hope everyone enjoyed the Queenstown Winter Festival! We were out making magic Sunday night on Beach Street! Hope you had a chance to stop by #magiccandyfactory #queenstown #qtwinterfest #queenstownlife #queenstownholiday