When the snows fall and the white winds blow…
Queenstown is transformed from a beautiful lakeside town
into a fairytale in winter. Frosted with snow and tucked
beside Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown shines in spectacular
form in those winter months. A New Zealand winter is from
June to September with the ski season running all the way through.
SKIING AT NIGHT
Enjoy the beautiful sunset, then work your way down the
paths and enjoy the magnificent night sky—sparkling stars
as well as floodlights that guide your way. The restaurant
and bar provide entertainment on the mountain through the night.
Ice skating is a great way to enhance your family time, and
it’s a 5-minute walk from the city centre. Ice Arena is
enclosed with LED lights, making it quite the experience no
matter the weather. You are welcome to leave to kids there
as you go off to experience some Queenstown retail therapy.
Strike Bowling, has not just ten pin bowling but it also offers
pool tables, giant Jenga, arcade games and for the adults- a
licensed bar facility. With a free shuttle offering from the
city, you can plan a beautiful fun-filled family outing.
FESTIVAL OF LIGHT
Based in the heart of Queenstown, Luma is well known for
its light festival. Queenstown comes to life with phenomenal
displays of sculptures, glowing art and endless fun for the
family. You will get to enjoy this display on the Queen’s
Birthday weekend every year on the 4th of June.
One of the most notable events for Queenstown is the
Winter Festival. Showcasing local acts, comedy, fireworks
displays, street parties, international shows and mountains
events for all your family fun. The Winter Festival is held
between Thursday through to Sunday every year and is most certainly an event you shouldn’t miss…
GAMES IN WINTER
If you are a lover of winter games such as cross-country,
alpine skiing, snowboarding and freeskiing, don’t miss this
premier sporting event. It’s not just about the sport; you are
also able to enjoy free entertainment with a music festival supporting New Zealand’s well-known acts
If you are needing a more peaceful experience and are
wanting to soak up some downtime, the Onsen Hot Pools is
where you want to be. With a retractable roof, each tub has
its pool room. Supporting a boutique spa, you can make use
of their facials and massages on offer. Onsen Hot Pools also
offer a free shuttle service from Queenstown to the pools for complete relaxation.
Lover of dogs and sledding? Perhaps you are looking for a
new and fun experience. Book a guided tour through
mountain scenery with Underdog New Zealand. A must-try
is the “Basket Ride” allowing you to take your team of beautiful Huskies over country trails?
SNOWMAN~ SNOW ANGEL
With snow covering every surface in winter, makes for
memorable family fun. Make a snowman, create snow
angels take loads of pictures and capture your beautiful family moments