Blog posts from 2011

Inaugural NZ PGA Pro-Am Championship Launched in Queenstown

By Jen Andrews on 7 December 2011 (0 comments)
The Hills will host the inaugural NZ PGA Pro-Am Golf Championship in Queenstown next year from Thursday 29th March to Sunday 1st April.

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 TSS Earnslaw entering Queenstown Bay

Queenstown polls as number one destination for Kiwis

By Jen Andrews on 5 December 2011 (0 comments)
More than 80% of Kiwis intend to travel within New Zealand over the summer holidays and Queenstown is their most sought after destination according to a survey by Travelbug, the travel website run by Trade Me.

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Action-packed events calendar in Queenstown this summer

By Jen Andrews on 30 November 2011 (0 comments)
Queenstown is heating up for an action-packed summer with new international concerts, New Year’s Eve celebrations, food and wine festivals, street parties, free community events, and sporting matches.

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Queenstown to host key tourism industry events in 2012

By Jen Andrews on 28 November 2011 (0 comments)
Queenstown’s appeal as a business tourism destination continues to grow after securing several key visitor industry events for next year.

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Queenstown’s cycle tourism cranks up for summer

By Jen Andrews on 25 November 2011 (0 comments)
The Southern Hemisphere’s hottest biking destination is gearing up for summer with trails guaranteed to spin everyone’s wheels, from beginners to extreme bikers.

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Take a hike and explore Queenstown this summer

By Jen Andrews on 21 November 2011 (0 comments)
With its world renowned multi-day hiking tracks and walking trails now open for summer, Queenstown is buzzing with visitors keen to explore the magnificent scenery.

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NZ’s Southern Lakes named one of the world’s must-visit destinations for 2012

By Jen Andrews on 31 October 2011 (0 comments)
SOUTHERN LAKES, New Zealand (31 October, 2011) - Influential travel authority, Lonely Planet, has chosen New Zealand’s Southern Lakes region as one of the world’s Top 10 Regions to visit in 2012.

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Queenstown bed nights slightly down for August

By Jen Andrews on 12 October 2011 (0 comments)
Research released today (12 October) shows that conditions remain variable for Queenstown.

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Queenstown number one for food and wine in New Zealand

By Jen Andrews on 7 October 2011 (0 comments)
The growing reputation of Queenstown, New Zealand as ‘foodie heaven’ has been reinforced by a top award from the world’s largest travel website TripAdvisor.

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Ex-English rugby star jets into Queenstown

By Jen Andrews on 5 October 2011 (0 comments)
Former England rugby captain Phil Vickery took time out from his busy ITV Sport commentary schedule this week to enjoy a quick taste a quick taste of New Zealand’s premier visitor destination.

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Suzuki drives into Queenstown

By Jen Andrews on 29 September 2011 (0 comments)
Destination Queenstown (DQ) and Suzuki New Zealand are delighted to announce a three-year vehicle sponsorship and partnership agreement.

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Dates locked in for 2012 Queenstown Winter Festival

By Jen Andrews on 26 September 2011 (0 comments)
Mark your calendars now… the dates for the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest winter party are officially locked and loaded for next year!

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Drive to bring Australians on South Island road trip

By Jen Andrews on 22 September 2011 (0 comments)
Queenstown is one of the key destinations in a major trans-Tasman partnership campaign launching next week aimed at enticing Australians to do a road trip around the South Island this summer.

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Rugby legends put on great show for Queenstown crowd

By Jen Andrews on 18 September 2011 (0 comments)
There was plenty of passion, flair and entertainment on the rugby field in Queenstown today (18 September) as the Classic All Blacks stormed home against the French Classics 57-15 in front of a capacity crowd.

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Team lineups announced for Queenstown’s classic rugby match

By Jen Andrews on 8 September 2011 (0 comments)
One of the great loose forwards of world rugby is bolstering an already strong French team coming to do battle against the Classic All Blacks in Queenstown next weekend.

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Queenstown kicks off two months of festivities

By Jen Andrews on 2 September 2011 (0 comments)
A two-month long region-wide celebration of all things Kiwi kicks off in Queenstown this week, giving visitors even more reasons to visit the four-season lake and alpine resort this spring.

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Queenstown ‘loaded’ with great value spring deals

By Jen Andrews on 8 August 2011 (0 comments)
Following Queenstown’s Great Hotel Giveaway last week, now there are even more great reasons to book a holiday to New Zealand’s spectacular four season lake and alpine resort during September and October.

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TRENZ to return to Southern Lakes for 2012

By Jen Andrews on 5 August 2011 (0 comments)
Southern Lakes will once again host New Zealand’s largest international travel showcase, TRENZ 2012, following on from its ground breaking success in 2011.

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300 free hotel rooms up for grabs in Queenstown, NZ

By Jen Andrews on 31 July 2011 (0 comments)
New Zealand’s premier visitor destination is celebrating Rugby World Cup 2011 with a 300 night Queenstown hotel giveaway during September and October.

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New-look QueenstownNZ website designed to inspire and motivate

By Jen Andrews on 20 July 2011 (0 comments)
A major remodelling of Queenstown’s official website has been designed to inspire and motivate visitors while delivering them directly to relevant and useful content as quickly as possible.

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Flurry of excitement as snowfalls blanket Queenstown

By Jen Andrews on 15 July 2011 (0 comments)
Mother Nature has responded to a call for snow and blanketed New Zealand’s Southern Lakes region over the past week, leaving its six ski fields in superb shape for the winter season.

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The French to storm Queenstown

By Jen Andrews on 14 July 2011 (0 comments)
On 14 July 1789 the people of Paris stormed the Bastille and now, 221 years later, the French are coming to do battle in Queenstown.

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Hot tickets go on sale for Queenstown Classics rugby match

By Jen Andrews on 6 July 2011 (0 comments)
Some of the hottest tickets in town go on sale this Friday (8 July) for a classic feature match guaranteed to spark international rugby rivalries.

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Queenstown comes to REAL New Zealand Festival party

By Jen Andrews on 6 July 2011 (0 comments)
Local rugby fans and viewers and got their first taste of RWC 2011 and the REAL New Zealand Festival in Queenstown this morning (Wednesday 6 July).

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Queenstown joins the REAL New Zealand Festival party

By Jen Andrews on 14 June 2011 (0 comments)
Queenstown will roll out the welcome mat and join the party to celebrate all things Kiwi when the REAL New Zealand Festival kicks off for Rugby World Cup 2011.

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Classic All Blacks superstars announced for Queenstown

By Jen Andrews on 9 June 2011 (0 comments)
A stellar lineup of legendary rugby superstars will wing their way to Queenstown later this year for a ‘classic’ feature match that promises to ignite old rivalries.

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Education trade show coup for Queenstown edu-tourism

By Jen Andrews on 1 June 2011 (0 comments)
Queenstown has the opportunity to globally showcase its position as an international education destination next year after being confirmed as host venue for Australia and New Zealand’s largest education and student travel trade show.

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Queenstown rates as world-class destination with millions of travellers

By Jen Andrews on 5 May 2011 (0 comments)
Queenstown’s staggering beauty and heart-pumping thrills have earned international accolades at this year’s Travellers Choice Awards run by the world's biggest travel website.

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 Biggest Loser Trainer Bob Harper has a laugh watching the contenstants take on the Kawarau Bungy Jump

Queenstown set to be a big winner on US TV

By Jen Andrews on 13 April 2011 (0 comments)
Queenstown will beam into millions of US homes in a highly anticipated New Zealand special episode of the hit reality television show “The Biggest Loser: Couples”.

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Aussies encouraged to make tracks to Queenstown this winter

By Jen Andrews on 5 April 2011 (0 comments)
Destination Queenstown launches a new winter marketing campaign in east coast Australia this week showcasing the resort as an unbeatable winter holiday destination and providing compelling reasons to visit.

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Gearing up for winter Queenstown-style

By Jen Andrews on 5 April 2011 (0 comments)
The Southern Hemisphere’s biggest winter party, the award-winning American Express Queenstown Winter Festival, is back from 24 June to 3 July 2011 to start the winter season off with a bang in New Zealand’s world-renowned lake and alpine resort town.

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 Arrowtown Autumn Festival

Autumn colours a perfect backdrop for Queenstown’s fantastic festivals

By Jen Andrews on 1 April 2011 (0 comments)
A fantastic line-up of festivals coupled with a spectacular change of seasons makes Queenstown, New Zealand, the perfect place to visit this autumn.

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UK mountain biking sensations give Queenstown the thumbs up

By Jen Andrews on 7 March 2011 (0 comments)
The New Zealand lake and alpine resort town of Queenstown has been given the ultimate seal of approval by international mountain biking sensations the Athertons.

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New 10-day Queenstown Bike Festival gears up

By Jen Andrews on 17 February 2011 (0 comments)
Queenstown’s world-class cycle tracks, roads and spectacular lake and alpine scenery are set to take centre stage this Easter with an exciting new 10-day bike festival for all ages and abilities.

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Queenstown voted best Incentive destination

By Jen Andrews on 16 February 2011 (0 comments)
Queenstown has struck gold within the Conference and Incentive industry, receiving global recognition as ‘Best Incentive Destination’ at the micenet AUSTRALIA awards in Melbourne today (16 February).

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Queenstown joins New Zealand’s iconic scenic tourist route

By Jen Andrews on 9 February 2011 (0 comments)
One of New Zealand’s top tourist routes, renowned for its stunning coastal and inland scenery, has now been extended to include Queenstown.

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Get “down” and dirty in Queenstown this Easter

By Jen Andrews on 25 January 2011 (0 comments)
Queenstown’s growing popularity as a must-visit biking destination has been further enhanced with the news that a challenging new downhill mountain biking event will be staged at Easter this year.

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