Your browser is out of date

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now


We’re so glad you this!

Connect with Facebook to share your favs with your friends, and access your favs on the go.




'Winter Starts Here' at the 2017 Queenstown Winter Festival!

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

The 2017 Festival runs from Thursday 22 - Sunday 25 June and celebrates 43 years of winter fun with four days of totally outrageous and uniquely Queenstown events. 

Whether you are looking to cover events, ski, luxury, music, food and wine, community, culture 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 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, generic editorial, media releases, and story angles, are what we do best, so please stay in touch.

To get started, please visit the following pages:

  • Media Releases and Latest News - the latest news and media information for the 2017 Queenstown Winter Festival
  • Hi-Res Images - a guide and links to the latest images available for use from 2016 - COMING SOON!
  • Video Imagery - take a look at some highlights videos from past Festivals - COMING SOON!
  • Written Content - select from backgrounders, one pagers and event listing blurbs from 2016
  • Media Accreditation - if you are visiting Queenstown for the 2017 Festival, please register your interest here and we can contact you when the official registration opens in 2017!

In the meantime please email Simone Flight - Media Relations Manager with any queries for 2017.

2016 QWF Highlights Video

Stories & Media Releases

  • Article

New sponsor for Queenstown Winter Festival a local hero

Real Journeys fires up for Queenstown Winter Festival‘s 2017 Friday Night Party & Fireworks

  • Article

One hundred days to go!

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.

  • Article

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.

  • Article

Doggy Day Care Festival Style

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

  • Article

American Express Opening Party and Fireworks lights up clear southern skies

MEDIA RELEASE: American Express Queenstown Winter Festival Opening Party lights up clear southern skies

  • Article

Picture Perfect Opening Day

Picture perfect opening day of the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival.