Add a splash of colour to your day with an online event. Here's your guide to Queenstown's local livestreams and where you can find them.
There's something to tune into for everyone. Sit back and relax with live music from local musicians, get competitive with an online pub quiz or get moving with living room yoga and home fitness classes with Queenstown instructors. Learn something new, embark on a virtual wine tasting and education session on our world famous pinot noir, take up a cooking class with one of our renowned chefs or even meet some of our feathered friends at Kiwi Birdlife Park to learn about our native wildlife from home.
LUMIFY: Bringing The Light Home
Since we can't take LUMA to the Gardens this year, you can bring it to yours. Dress up your doorstep, pimp your mailbox or brighten up your shop window and bring a little bit of the LUMA sparkle to your place. It’s time to dust off the party lights, get creative with your family or friends and show us how beautiful and bright you can make your place. Lumify your neighbourhood!
May 29 - June 1 at your place. https://www.facebook.com/events/824895344668190/
Image credit: Tomas Whelan Henderson
AJ Hackett Bungy - Avatar Bungy
Bungy from your couch with the world's first Avatar Bungy! You’ll begin your experience at the Ledge Bungy site high above Queenstown overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkable mountain range. This isn’t your typical virtual experience - you’ll become the body of your Avatar, interact with our Crew, and we’ll count you down as you get ready to send it. Skip your quarantine morning coffee, settle in, and take the leap of faith without having to move an inch. Your photo & video content is included in the price so you'll have a wicked gallery of memories to prove you've done it!
Check it out online here www.bungy.co.nz/avatar-bungy
Food & Wine Sessions
Gibbston Valley - Cooking at Home with Chef Anthony
Gibbston Valley Executive Chef Anthony Gradiska is coming to you from his kitchen at home with a series of simple and affordable tips, tricks and recipes for you to try in your own home with ingredients you may already have on hand.
Taco Medic - At Home Cooking Series
Love a good taco? Every second day Taco Medic are posting a variety of cooking videos on their Facebook page for you to try at home! As well as the videos they are also sharing the ingredient list and step-by-step instructions within their 'At Home' album. Share your creations by tagging #TacoMedicAtHome.
Every second day. Catch the videos on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tacomedic/
Yoga & Fitness Classes
QLDC Sport & Recreation
There's no better way to start the day than with some exercise for the body or mind. QLDC Sport & Recreation are sharing a live video everyday from one of their instructors that you can take part in from home, with everything from HIIT classes, yoga, strength and agility sessions, and mindfulness.
Live posts daily at https://www.facebook.com/QLDCSportRec/
Industrial Fitness Gym & Fightclub - online classes
The team at Industrial Fitness have put together a solid schedule of live online classes for their members, covering everything from workouts to physio, pilates, stretching and food prep. Online classes are free for existing members or $10/week for non-members.
Check out the daily schedule and find out more at https://www.facebook.com/industrialfitnessnz/
Nadi Wellness - Join us OMline
You can now practice yoga live online with your favourite Nadi teachers, alongside your Nadi community from the comfort of your own homes. You can invite your friends and family from anywhere in the world to practice with you too!
Live Music & Entertainment
Pig & Whistle Pub - The Pig's Virtual Quiz
Queenstown's Pig & Whistle Pub are continuing to host their famous weekly quiz night by livestream on their Facebook page, so get your iso-bubble together and be prepared for a fun night in! Great prizes up for grabs.
Each Tuesday from 7:00pm- 8:00pm on https://www.facebook.com/thepigqueenstown
Cargo Brewery & Gantleys - Virtual Pub Quiz
Get your team together on Zoom or Skype with a Cargo beer in hand for their Wednesday night virtual pub quiz! Teams of 8 maximum and don't forget to register.
Each Wednesday from 7.00pm. https://www.facebook.com/cargobrewery
Loco Queenstown - Silent Disco Livestream
Missing Silent Discos? Join Loco on Wednesday nights for one of their epic channels live streaming on Facebook. Bringing the party vibes every hump day during lockdown.
9:00pm-12:00am Wednesdays on the Loco Queenstown Facebook page.
Wildlife & Culture
Remarkable Vets TV Series
In 2004, Remarkable Vets became the star of their very own reality TV show which ran for two series and 20 episodes across TV2 and Nat Geo Wild. Discover what life was like 15 years ago at Remarkable Vets and find out how the Remarkable Vets animal care team started out - you may even spot someone you know!
Episodes released daily on their YouTube channel
Kiwi Birdlife Park
Virtually meet some of our feathered friends and join the keepers at the Kiwi Birdlife park as they continue to do their rounds and look after our native wildlife.
Daily posts on https://www.facebook.com/kiwibirdlifepark/
Education, Meditation & Courses
Queenstown Lakes District Libraries - Kōrerotia te Reo!
In collaboration with QLDC and the Frankton Library, our local Queenstown Maori language group Kōrerotia are offering free beginner Māori Language classes to the public on Zoom. Join their 10 week course to master the basics of the Māori Language.
Classes run every Thursday from 5:30pm-7:00pm (excluding school holidays and public holidays).
Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/225288145273236/
Kip Mcgrath Wakatipu Academy - Lockdown Learning
Kip McGrath is offering online learning programmes during the Covid-19 school closure, covering a range of topics from molecules to study skills and food tech to french! There is no ceiling on is offered at The Academy and if your children have a passion and they’re bursting to learn more about it, let the Kip McGrath team know.
For more information visit: https://www.theacademyatkip.co.nz/term-1-2020-programmes
Aro Ha Wellness Retreat - Adventures in Wellbeing Podcast
From the internationally lauded Aro Ha Wellness Retreat, founder Damian Chaparro goes beyond the cover with experts in movement, mindfulness, nutrition, and lifestyle optimization. These conscious conversations will take you into the minds and personal stories of those who are illuminating a path toward living exceptionally well.
Listen to the podcast here: https://aro-ha.com/podcast/
Erik's Fish and Chips - Erik's Reading Challenge
Erik’s Fish and Chips is collaborating with Gecko Press, an independent children’s book publisher based in New Zealand, to support Erik’s Reading Challenge: an online reading programme encouraging primary school children to read chapter books. When 5 chapter books have been completed, participants are encouraged to complete a form on Erik’s Fish and Chips website to receive a free meal voucher.
Sign up for Erik's Online Reading Challenge here: https://www.eriksfishandchips.co.nz/eriks-online-reading-challenge-post/