What’s on in Queenstown this autumn
Autumn in Queenstown is action packed with some of the year’s most entertaining festivals and events.
If you’re visiting Queenstown in March why not enjoy a long weekend on the greens at the BMW New Zealand Golf Open (12-15 March). Held at two spectacular golf courses - The Hills and Millbrook Resort - the New Zealand Open incorporates a unique Pro-Am format that brings together a prestigious blend of Professional and Amateur golfers. At the heart of the event is 'The 19th' – a retail and hospitality hub showcasing vibrant local food, wine and all-day entertainment for all ages.
You could also grab your helmet and head to the Queenstown the Queenstown Bike Festival. The annual 10-day Festival (13-22 March) is an exciting event for all ages and abilities and gives you the chance to check out Queenstown’s world-class cycle tracks and trails.
Wine and food lovers should definitely plan a stop in at the Skycity Gibbston Wine and Food Festival (21 March). The harvest celebration showcases the famous winemaking region’s finest wines, wine celebrities, local produce and talented chefs.
The 10-day Arrowtown Autumn Festival (10 April – 19 April) delivers a colourful program of events that highlights the magic of Arrowtown’s gold mining past. Visiting Arrowtown is a must so make time to explore the tree-lined streets, old miners’ cottages, restored Chinese Village and Lakes District Museum.