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Festival Info

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

Our programme has launched! 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.

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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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.