Events Calendar

Queenstown International Marathon

Queenstown International Marathon

Sat, 21st Nov 2015

A new international running festival incorporating 42km, 21km, 10km and 3km kids run options....more

NZ Mountain Film Festival

NZ Mountain Film Festival

Thu, 9th Jul 2015 - Sat, 11th Jul 2015

The 2015 New Zealand Mountain Film Festival is a combination of events in Queenstown on July 9th to 11th. ...more

American Express Queenstown Winter Festival 2015

American Express Queenstown Winter Festival 2015

Fri, 19th Jun 2015 - Sun, 28th Jun 2015

The multi award-winning American Express Queenstown Winter Festival will take centre stage in Queenstown, New Zealand, from 19th to 28th June 2015....more

The Rhythm of Life

The Rhythm of Life

Sun, 7th Jun 2015 - 3pm

Featuring Jazz Folk Songs by Bob Chilcott, Water Night by Eric Whitacre, songs from West Side Story and solos. Directed by Sue Patterson Accompanied by Alison Frude...more

Michael Hill International Violin Competition

Michael Hill International Violin Competition

Fri, 5th Jun 2015 - Mon, 8th Jun 2015

From over 150 applications, 20 of the world’s finest young violinists, comprising 18 semi-finalists and two Development Prize winners, will gather in Queenstown and Auckland this June for the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition....more

Elemis Taster Event at The Spa

Elemis Taster Event at The Spa

Sat, 30th May 2015

Indulge in the ultimate Elemis experience with a luxurious one hour body treatment, and much more at The Spa.    ...more

Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever

Wed, 13th May 2015 - Sat, 23rd May 2015 - 8.00pm most nights, 2.00pm Sunday 17th

Dust off your hip-hugging flares, your platform shoes and warm up your disco dance moves for the New Zealand Community Theatre Premiere of Saturday Night Fever!
 
Packed with over twenty legendary hits from The Bee Gees including the classics; Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever, Jive Talking, You Should Be Dancing and How Deep is Your Love. The film soundtrack featuring the music of The Bee Gees was one of the highest selling albums of all time, with sales of well over 20 million worldwide.

It is a jam-packed, dance-crazed, fuel-injected show, with groovy sets, disco lighting, mirror balls, amazing dancing and singing.  It's two-and-a-half hours of energy, music and oh-so-tight pants!...more

Meeting Karpovsky

Meeting Karpovsky

Sat, 9th May 2015 - 7pm

Meeting Karpovsky with Helen Moulder and Sir Jon Trimmer...more

Festival of Colour

Festival of Colour

Tue, 21st Apr 2015 - Sun, 26th Apr 2015 - 10am - 12am

Based in Wanaka and touring out to the wider regions of Queenstown, Luggate and Bannockburn, this biennial celebration of the arts encompasses six exciting days and nights of outstanding performances and inspiring exhibitions set against the spectacular autumnal backdrop of the Southern Alps on the shores of beautiful Lake Wanaka....more

13th MILLBROOK MASTERS

13th MILLBROOK MASTERS

Sun, 12th Apr 2015 - Fri, 17th Apr 2015

Join hosts Kim & Denise from PaR nz Golfing Holidays in Queenstown for a magic tournament week timed to capture the autumn colours of Central Otago. Millbrook Masters packages include playing 4 rounds tournament golf in carts and staying 6 nights in luxury at the 5-star Millbrook Resort, New Zealand’s award winning golf resort. The social programme is comprehensive including welcome and farewell functions, food and wine matching lunches daily. There are daily and overall prizes awarded in each age division. And much more... Always a sell-out – strictly limited to 120 golfers only!...more

Arrowtown Autumn Festival

Arrowtown Autumn Festival

Fri, 10th Apr 2015 - Sun, 19th Apr 2015

Each autumn, as the trees and hillsides of this historic gold mining town turn vibrant red and gold, the local streets come to life in celebration....more

New World Tour de Wakatipu - Queenstown Bike Festival

New World Tour de Wakatipu - Queenstown Bike Festival

Sat, 4th Apr 2015 - 9am - 5pm

The Tour de Wakatipu was born out of the idea of having a fun challenging mountain bike event set in the Wakatipu Basin that links two rivers and two lakes, and using some of the new tracks developed by the Wakatipu Trails Trust....more

Appassionato

Appassionato

Sun, 29th Mar 2015 - 7pm

A concert filled with musical vitality, sonority and passion!

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra violinist Cathy Irons is well-known to Queenstown audiences. She is delighted to return again to perform with international Italian-Auckland pianist, Flavio Villani. The duo have enjoyed collaborating in concerts throughout NZ since 2012 and have a strong musical repore which is evident in their sheer delight in performing together.

Bloch Three Pictures of Chassidic Life
De Falla Nana
Suk Four Pieces Op 17
Bach Sonata in G Adagio and Fugue
Rachmaninov (arr. Villani) Piano Concerto movt 2
Sarasate Romance and Gavotte

Sunday 29 March 2015, 7pm...more

Gibbston Wine and Food Festival

Gibbston Wine and Food Festival

Sat, 21st Mar 2015 - 10:30am - 5pm

Held on the 21st March 2015 in the Queenstown Gardens, The Gibbston Wine and Food Festival is produced by the wineries of the Gibbston, where they come together to showcase there award winning wines combined with local food.  ...more

Kids Mini X - Queenstown Bike Festival

Kids Mini X - Queenstown Bike Festival

Sun, 15th Mar 2015 - 11am - 2pm

The event is all about participation: it's about getting out there, having a go and achieving a personal best. In another word, just for fun....more

A Long Lunch with Josh Emett + Rata

A Long Lunch with Josh Emett + Rata

Fri, 13th Mar 2015 - 13:30pm - 16:30pm

Enjoy the iconic ‘Rata’ dining experience at The Hills during the 2015 BMW New Zealand Open....more

BMW New Zealand Open 2015

BMW New Zealand Open 2015

Thu, 12th Mar 2015 - Sun, 15th Mar 2015

BMW New Zealand Open will be moved back two weeks to be held from March 12 to 15 2015.
To find out more information, please click here....more

BMW NZ Open Arrowtown Welcome Party hosted by the New Orleans

BMW NZ Open Arrowtown Welcome Party hosted by the New Orleans

Thu, 12th Mar 2015 - 5:30pm - 10pm

The NZ Open Arrowtown Welcome Party hosted by the New Orleans is the official opening event of this international golfing event. Arrowtown opens its street to welcome golfers, golf fans, volunteers, visitors and locals to enjoy an evening of live entertainment where celebrities mix and mingle with the crowd in a friendly, relaxed environment....more

Lake Hayes Womens Triathlon & Duathlon

Lake Hayes Womens Triathlon & Duathlon

Sat, 28th Feb 2015 - 11am

The Womens Bike Run Tri is a relaxed event for women who want to give it a go, and decide what discipline or how much they want to do. You can choose to do a duathlon (run / bike / run) that you will bike and run/walk (walking is actively encouraged if that’s what you wish to do); A more traditional triathlon (swim or kayak, bike, run); Or a complete run around the lake. ...more

The Otago Southland Theatre Awards

The Otago Southland Theatre Awards

Sat, 28th Feb 2015 - 6:30pm - 12:00am

Walk the red carpet and join the glitz and glamour of the biggest black tie awards night in musical theatre!...more

Jewels of Baroque music - Trio sonatas

Jewels of Baroque music - Trio sonatas

Thu, 26th Feb 2015 - 7pm

South Island Concert Tour 2015...more

Vertigo Bikes Summer Fun Series

Vertigo Bikes Summer Fun Series

Tue, 17th Feb 2015

This event is about having some fun on your bike and hanging with other like minded people. ...more

Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert Tour 2015

Sat, 31st Jan 2015

Touring both the North & South Island this coming summer, 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees HEART, along with legendary rock band FOREIGNER, will combine with the ever-faithful, hitmakers THREE DOG NIGHT for the Summer Concert Tour 2015, a can’t miss opportunity for lovers of classic rock to get their latest fix!

2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band, Heart, stormed the charts in the ‘70’s with hits like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” “Barracuda,” “Straight On,” and so many more. Heart continued topping the charts through the ‘80’s and ‘90’s with huge hits like “These Dreams,” “Alone” and “What About Love”.  Nearly 35 years after their first big hit, Ann and Nancy Wilson were back in the Billboard Top 10 in 2010 with Heart’s “Red Velvet Car” album, and a Top 5 DVD (“Night at Sky Church”), followed by 2012’s “Fanatic” release. Later that year, the pair were asked to perform “Stairway to Heaven” as the finale to the 2012 Kennedy Centre Honours tribute to Led Zeppelin - visibly moving Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones and bringing the entire audience to their feet.

Led by Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee Mick Jones, and with ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world, with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million copies.  In May of this year, the download versions of six of Foreigner’s hits were certified gold and platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.  That is more than any other Classic Rock artist and illustrates Foreigner’s dominance of the genre in the digital era.  Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Double Vision,” “Hot Blooded,” “Cold As Ice,” “Dirty White Boy,” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” Foreigner continues to rock the charts more than thirty years into the game.

Grammy-nominated Three Dog Night are not content resting on their legacy alone – a legacy that boasts over 50 million units sold and 21 straight top 40 hits, including the three #1 Billboard singles “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)”, “Black and White,” and “Joy To The World” plus chart-toppers “Shambala”, “Liar" and “One". Always working to expand their audience, the band have embraced and been embraced by 21st century music technology as new fans discover their music online as well as at the good old fashioned record store. While their catalogue releases from this decade alone have sold well over a million copies, the band also debuted their first new studio recordings in nearly 25 years with the "double-A sided", digital single “Heart of Blues/Prayer of the Children”.

Experience three of the world most definitive classic rock acts, kicking off the live music calendar in 2015 in spectacular fashion at the Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert.

Box Office: 9am
Gates Open: 11am
Three Dog Night: 1pm
Foreigner: 3pm
Heart: 5pm
Approx. Finish: 6:30pm

Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration

Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration

Thu, 29th Jan 2015 - Sat, 31st Jan 2015

Held January 29-31 2015, the event is in its 11th year and has established itself as one of the pre-eminent Pinot Noir festivals in the world....more

Lake Hayes A&P Show

Lake Hayes A&P Show

Sat, 10th Jan 2015

The Lake Hayes A&P Show is one of the longest running community events of the Wakatipu, and this summer will celebrate a huge milestone – it’s 100th Show!...more