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Countdown to Festival opening

The bright lights, fireworks and star attractions of the 43rd Queenstown Winter Festival will shine even brighter on Queenstown and its annual winter celebrations coming straight after winter solstice and the shortest day of the year.

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. . . . #queenstown #nzmustdo#purenewzealand #exploremore#travelgram #wanderlust #ignewzealand#travel #beautifuldestinations#neverstopexploring #nakedplanet#optoutside #discoverearth#wanderculture #winterstartshere#gethere #queenstownholidays

New sponsor for Queenstown Winter Festival a local hero

Media release 20 April 2017: Real Journeys fires up for Queenstown Winter Festival‘s 2017 Friday Night Party & Fireworks

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Another average flight into @queenstownnz from @christchurchnz with @airnz!

One hundred days to go!

13 March 2017
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.

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#tbt A bluebird day in Paradise #queenstownlive #winterstartshere #nzmustdo #mountainlife #paradisenz

Festival Tips - it's business time.

Queenstown Winter Festival is our annual celebration of the start of winter, when the community welcomes visitors to share their annual letting off of steam before the busy snow season. Get the most out of four days that attract an estimated 45,000 domestic and international visitors to town.

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Magnificent snowy goodness looking over the Dart Valley from the @heliglenorchy Snow Landing office last week

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.

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The first light of the day on the first snow of the season! It may be getting chillier but we're excited about the action packed winter to come. Must-haves on the calendar are the LUMA Southern Lights Project in @queenstownnz from 2-5 June followed by the @qtwinterfest from 22-25 June!

Doggy Day Care Festival Style

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

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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

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Picture Perfect Opening Day

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

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Pirates, Birdmen and Undies on Display

MEDIA RELEASE 16 June 2016: Pirates, Birdmen and Undies on Display at the iHeart Radio Day on the Bay