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Festival Info

WINTER STARTS HERE and we’re proud of it!  Thursday 21st - Sunday 24th June 2018.

Festival has finished for another year, so stay up to date through our newsletter and social media channels

NZ’s winter has started with one hell of a party for the last 43 years. That party is the Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival and this year the party is as fresh as the season’s first powder.

All the old favourites remain but this year there are some epic changes. This year the festival ‘host mountain’ is Cardrona Alpine Resort and the talent line-up is a celebration of NZ’s hottest music talent.  This will be the ultimate event to improve your Instagram feed for 2018. Catch the Go Orange bus up with a special winter fest deal! Book here now

Town will be a-buzz with people celebrating the arrival of winter in true Queenstown style. 

Since it kicked off in 1975 the Festival has evolved into New Zealand's - and perhaps the southern Hemisphere's - biggest celebration of winter.

Festival Info is where you will find all the handy tips and tricks to plan your Festival, where you can book your accommodation, check out our Festival Partners and read all our latest news.

#WeAreWinter #WinterStartsHere #QTWinterFest

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Find out more about what do to in Queenstown here

2018 Winner of the Rad Season 'Event' prize.

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Stories

iHeartRadio Day on the Bay showcases quintessentially Queenstown capers!

DAY THREE: Saturday 23 June 2017

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

Sensory feast sets the scene as 2018 Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival kicks off in style

Thousands brave the chill for a night of culture, music and action Lakeside torchlight parade greets Waka Ama in moving welcome ceremony Olympians Nico Porteous and Zoi Sadowski-Synnott[https://www.snowsports.co.nz/about-us/our-athletes/our-snowboarders/zoi-sadowski-synnott/]bring epic skills to city-centre at Rail Showdown

Accommodation Rockstars

Thank you to our Accommodation Partners for showing the love to Festival