Remarkables Market: Saturdays from 9am-2pm

Expect to find a fantastic selection of local artisans selling crafts and gifts with a tasty selection of local produce available. Relax and enjoy the mellow vibes, live music and outstanding 360° mountain views over a coffee or brunch. Located at The Remarkables Park Red Barn, the Market is open from 9:00am – 2:00pm every Saturday from mid-October 2021 until mid-April 2022. Find out more here. 

The Remarkables Market, Frankton

Remarkables Market, Saturdays in Frankton

Arrowtown Market: Sundays from 10am-2pm

The Arrowtown Farmers’ Market is a seasonal, Sunday market held on the Library Green in Historical Arrowtown. Offering an excellent range of high-quality products that are produced locally and sold by the producers themselves, the Arrowtown Market kicks off in spring and runs from 10:00am – 2:00pm every Sunday from Labour Weekend 2021 until Easter Weekend 2022. Find out more here. 


Vertigo Bikes Queenstown Ride More DH Series: Jan - April 2022

Vertigo Bikes organises a summer downhill series in the Queenstown Bike Park. Fantastic to spectate at and compete in, each event raises funds towards the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club who maintain Queenstown's mountain biking trails. 

More about Vertigo Bikes DH Series here

Conor Macfarlane, Queenstown Bike Park

Queenstown Bike Park 

Queenstown Bike Festival: 4 - 12 February 2022

(Cancelled for 2022, back in 2023)  

Adding to the stellar lineup of biking events this summer, the Queenstown Bike Festival kicks off between 4 – 12 February. 15 events of huge variety will form this all-ages festival, including the legendary McGazza Fest, multi-disciplined races, pump track jams, coaching sessions, a lake jump competition and even the world’s first freestyle Bungy bike comp.

Complimenting the calibre of the events are the epic locations they’re taking place at. From the Gorge Road jump park, technical trails at the Queenstown bike park, or the newly built Kerry Drive pump track, the festival showcases the world-class quality and variety of the Queenstown trails.

Whether you’re riding or spectating, this is an event not to be missed.  Find the full festival schedule here.

Rude Rock Mountain Biking Trail

Rude Rock Mountain Biking Trail. Credit Paul Foley, @pjfol


Shotover Moonlight Marathon: 19 February 2022

(Cancelled for 2022, back in 2023)

The tenth edition of the Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon & Trail Runs will be held on 19 February 2022, where you can experience the challenging and diverse terrain of Ben Lomond Station near Queenstown. Choose from the ultra (56km), marathon, 30km, half marathon or 10km option. 

Starting beside the famous Shotover River you'll run along sheep tracks, historic gold mining water races and high country mustering routes. The scenery is forever changing as you climb and descend through tussock lands, mountain ridges, beech forest and creeks. The course finishes near picturesque Moke Lake where you'll be able to relax and reflect on your huge personal achievement and celebrate with fellow competitors and supporters.

Find more info here.

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Shotover Moonlight Marathon


Macpac Motatapu: 4 March 2023

(Cancelled for 2022, back in 2023)

The iconic Motatapu returns on 4 March 2023 with four iconic races: the 47km Mountain Bike Race, 15km Miners Trail, 42km Off-Road Marathon and 52.5km Ultra Run. Held on one epic day, it is your one chance a year to experience the breathtaking high country terrain and traverse the Motatapu, Soho and Glencoe Stations between Wānaka and Queenstown. Don't miss out on this legendary race! Find out more here.

Macpac Motatapu shot by @macpac


New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty Queenstown Marathon: 19 November 2022

The 'World’s most beautiful marathon' incorporating 42.2km, 21km, 10km and 3km kids run options, and taking in the best highlights of the Queenstown Lakes region on hard packed cycle trails. Be sure to bring your support crew to cheer you on, there are plenty of adventures to keep the whole family entertained.  To find out more or to secure your spot, see here.  

Queenstown Marathon runners

Runners competing in the Queenstown Marathon

Gibbston Valley Summer Concert: 11 February 2023

(Cancelled for 2022, back in 2023)

The Gibbston Valley Queenstown Summer Concert is set with the stunning backdrop of Gibbston, usually performed to sellout crowds, the vibe is something to behold. Line up and more information yet to be released but watch this space!

Concert goers relaxing at the annual Gibbston Valley Summer Concert

Gibbston Valley Summer Concert, credit: Neptune Entertainment & Still Vision

New Zealand Golf Open:  2 March - 5 March 2023

(Cancelled for 2022, back in 2023) 

New Zealand’s premier golfing event is an iconic sporting event which is steeped in both history and drama which dates back to 1907.
In March 2023, the 102nd edition of the New Zealand Open, will be played over two courses at Millbrook Resort.
The tournament is held as a pro-am seeing some of the best golfers in Australasia and beyond partnered up with amateurs who are pitching their skills against some of the best in the game. Find out more here.  

NZ Golf Open at Millbrook Resort

NZ Golf Open at Millbrook