LUMA Southern Light Project

May 30 - 3 June 2024

Held in the Queenstown Gardens, the LUMA Southern Light Project showcases a curated collection of stunning light installations and sculptures. It's an event not to be missed.

Lumify on the lakeLUMA Installation at Queenstown Waterfront

Coronet Peak Night Ski

June – September 2024

Coronet Peak lights up for Night Ski from 4-9pm every Wednesday, Friday and select Saturday nights from June to September. Night Ski is a bucket list winter activity in Queenstown, with amazing DJs, outdoor fires, cold beer and hot pizza.

Night Skiing up Coronet PeakCoronet Peak Night Ski

NZ Mountain Film Festival

27 – 28 June 2024

Held at the Queenstown Memorial Centre, the 22nd NZ Mountain Film Festival will present a wide range of films, guest speakers, and presentations from inspirational adventurers. The two-day event in Queenstown is a celebration of adventurous sports and lifestyles presented for adventurers, film and book enthusiasts and armchair adventurers. 

Highliner walks on rope suspended above Lake Whakatipu in QueenstownNZ Mountain Film Festival, image: Will Nelson

Matariki Arrowtown Lights

28 June 2024

Matariki signals ‘Ngā Mata o te Ariki Tāwhirimātea’, the changing of the seasons and the beginning of the Māori new year. It is a time of renewal and celebration in New Zealand that begins with the rising of the Matariki star cluster.

To celebrate, Kā-Muriwai Arrowotown will host Matariki Arrowtown Lights celebrations including performances by local kapa haka school groups, immersive displays, and an astrophysicist sharing the wonders of the Otago night skies. Join us in Arrowtown for this celebration of the Matariki public holiday.

Fire dancer performs to crowd at night during Matariki Arrowtown LightsFire dancer, Matariki Arrowtown Lights 

Winter Pride 

22 August – 1 September 2024

Winter Pride Queenstown will be back in 2024 with another awesome program of events including ski adventures, parties, après-skis, shows, and community gatherings taking place both on and off our ski fields over eleven days. 

Keep an eye out for the event programme release here.

Pride Day at The RemarkablesWinter Pride at The Remarkables

Winter Games

August – September 2024

The Winter Games NZ is known as the Southern Hemisphere's biggest snow and sports event, attracting the world's best ski and snowboard athletes over two weeks from late August to September. Held between Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Cardrona Alpine Resort, the games' competition schedule is packed with everything from high-octane alpine ski racing to thrilling freeski and snowboard park and pipe events, to adrenaline-inducing freeride events.

Find out more about the Winter Games NZ here.

Winter Games NZ Skiier competing in the FIS ANC Alpine Super-G x2Winter Games NZ

Peak to Peak

31 August 2024

The Peak to Peak is New Zealand's longest-running winter multi-sport race, held between The Remarkables and Coronet Peak each year.

Racing as individuals or as part of a team, competitors start at the top of the Remarkables Ski Area and ski or snowboard down the ski field before hopping on a bike and biking down The Remarkables Ski Area access road to Frankton Beach. From there, racers kayak to Queenstown Bay Beach before running through central Queenstown and finally biking from Arthur's Point to Coronet Peak. 

It almost goes without saying, this is an exciting event for contestants and spectators alike! Click here for more information.

Peak to PeakPeak to Peak

Snow Machine

3 - 8 September 2024

Snow Machine Festival is four days and three nights of music, snow, après and adventure. With four après stages across Coronet Peak and The Remarkables, you can spend the morning shredding the slopes before enjoying the on-piste mountain stages and continuing the party at the main arena by night. 

Keep an eye out for the lineup and ticket announcements here.

Snow MachineSnow Machine

Plan your Queenstown local experience

Stay a bit longer to really experience all Queenstown has to offer this winter – find more ways to immerse yourself in Queenstown’s natural beauty and connect with the locals in our 6-day travel itinerary

As you explore Queenstown, share your experiences with us on Instagram by tagging #QueenstownLive.