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Top Picks for a Girls Getaway

Wanting to make some lifelong memories with your closest gal pals? Why not indulge in a few Winter Festival events that will make your girls getaway that much more memorable! 

Here are our top picks for the ladies:

 1. Get Classy: Ladies, we bring to you the SKYCITY Ball - Shanghai Nights . The theme this year is Shanghai Nights - get your finest attire ready for a night of music, dance and dining that will transport you to the late night opulence of Shanghai in a bygone era. Tickets include a bubbles on arrival, a delicious oriental inspired three course meal and four bottles of wine (per table) from Central Otago’s Gibbston Valley Wines. 

2. Get Wined and Dined:   The delightful Gibbson Valley will be showcased at the Gibbston Valley Wine & Cheese event – if you love wine and can’t resist cheese then you won’t want to miss enjoying the flavours of the region through the perfect matching of hand crafted cheeses and fine wine varietals.  The Apres Ski Bar & Dining programme offers up something every day, such as the Botswana Butchery Winter Festival Luxury Lunch, The Winter Feast, Taj Indian Winter Meal, Moet Champagne on Ice, or the Eichart's & Gibbston Valley Winter Winemaker Dinner. 

3. Get Sporty:  Girls can do anything right?  Show the boys up by entering a team in the Old Mout Dodgeball Championships.  Dress up, kick butt and win some great prizes! Enter your team now! Round up the girls for a spot of Disk Golf,  the Macpac Mountain Bikes on Snow or enter in the JUCY Undy 500!

4. Get Creative: Learn all there is to know about becoming a budding social media influencer through the Olympus Queenstown Winter Meet or get that amazing fireworks shot at the Fireworks & Light Painting Photography Workshop hosted by Olympus

5. Get Laughing: What girls’ getaway would be complete without a bout of hysterical laughing? Head along to Comedy Night and get your giggle on. 

6. Get Singing and Dancing: Listening to music is a great way to chill out, so cozy up around some heaters, warm yourself with a mulled wine and grab something tasty to eat at the Festival Hub.  There is plenty of musical action across the four day at the Queenstown Winter Festival Welcome, Real Journeys Friday Night Party & Fireworks, Saturday Sounds from the Locals and the Auckland Airport Carnival (with Brentwood and The Pheonix Foundation playing!). 


Check out more Girls Weekend events below or for all events head here

22-25 Jun

Apres Ski - Botswana Butchery Winter Festival Luxury Lunch

22-25 Jun

Apres Ski - Moet Champagne on Ice

22 Jun

Gibbston Valley Wine and Cheese Tasting

23 Jun

Old Mout Dodgeball Championships

Consider yourself an artful dodger? Slippery character? Got yourself a mean arm? Then you really should enter the Old Mout Dodgeball Championships

23 Jun

Real Journeys Friday Night Party & Fireworks

Keep your Festival going with a bang at the Friday Night Party & Fireworks!

23 Jun

Olympus Queenstown Winter Meet

This is a day not to be missed if you work in marketing and sales with presentations by a leading social media influencer.

23 Jun

Fireworks & Light Painting Photography Workshop hosted by Olympus

Olympus will be hosting a photography workshop during the Real Journeys Friday Night Party & Fireworks for the professional or budding photographer.

24 Jun

PechaKucha Night Queenstown vol 7 presented by Macpac

20 slides: 20 seconds. Don't miss the very popular Macpac PechaKucha event.

24 Jun

Macpac Mountain Bikes on Snow

Does wheeling your way down a snowy course sound like fun? Of course it does!

24 Jun

Saturday Sounds from the Locals

Come down and enjoy an afternoon at Earnslaw Park listening to fantastic local sounds.