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Please contact Rae Baker at [email protected] with any queries. 



If you’re interested in covering the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest celebration of winter, we can help you get the stories you need.

The 2018 Festival will run the Thursday 21 - Sunday 24 June 2018 and will celebrate 44 years of winter fun with four days of totally outrageous and uniquely Queenstown events. Whether you are looking to cover events, music, food and wine, community, culture, ski & snowboarding, or simply the fantastic atmosphere, we would like to know you are here and can offer help to make it as easy as possible for you to get the stories you need.

In the spirit of keeping things simple, our website has been designed to provide a comprehensive guide to the Festival and contains this dedicated media resource section with story angles, editorial and downloadable video and high resolution images.   

We're always available to help and we also work closely with Destination Queenstown and Tourism New Zealand's media experts.  Interviews, photo opportunities, images, media releases, and story angles, are what we do best, so please stay in touch.

To get started, please visit the following pages:

2018 Festival Launch Showreel

Stories & Media Releases

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[]bring epic skills to city-centre at Rail Showdown

Accommodation Rockstars

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

Festival Programme Launch 2018

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

Winter Sun Safety

Enjoy the winter and winter sports, but don’t forget to take care of your skin to avoid the damage the cold season and UV radiation can cause.