A celebration of Queenstown’s adventurous spirit

The first Queenstown Adventure Festival, brings to Coronet Peak an exclusive preview of Warren Miller’s 70th anniversary film ‘Timeless’, followed by an all-star line-up of adventure speakers including Jonny Moseley - Olympic Gold Medallist, Andreu Lacondeguy - Freeride Mountain Biker and X-Games Medallist, Patrick Boudreau – Adventure Researcher, Otago University, local icons and more.

Watch an icon of ski cinematography on an impressive outdoor cinema screen, on New Zealand’s first ski resort, in this exclusive preview two months ahead of the film tour kick off in Australia and New Zealand. Check out the trailer here.

Celebrate Queenstown’s love of adventure by hearing tales from those pushing boundaries and being transformed by experiences. Followed by fireworks and a party in true Queenstown style by DJ's Sweet Mix Kids.

Plus, free adventures including gondola rides, guided hikes, mountain activities and giveaways.

Coronet Peak will be transformed for the evening with bean bags, fire pits and food and drink tents. Arrive early, grab a snack and a drink and enjoy the journey.

Powder hounds, mountain people and adventure seekers will not want to miss this one.

When & Where?

Thursday 19 March 2020 from 3pm at Coronet Peak

Free admission & transport. Limited free tickets so register early.


3:00pm Festival open (free gondola rides, guided hikes, mountain activities & giveaways)

5:00pm Warren Miller ‘Timeless’ screening

6:45pm Adventure speakers

8:30pm Fireworks & DJ's Sweet Mix Kids

Adventure speakers not to miss..

Jonny Moseley

Jonny Moseley needs no introduction, but here’s one anyway. Born in Puerto Rico, Moseley was a member of the US Ski Team and is credited with making skiing cool again when he pulled a trick during a competition and invented freeskiing. He’s also the narrator of the latest Warren Miller film, which will make its Australasia debut at the Queenstown Adventure Festival.

Andreu Lacondeguy

Andreu is a Red Bull freeride mountain biker out of Barcelona, Spain. He’s an X-Games slopestyle medallist who’s also taken top spot in a Red Bull Rampage event. He was the first man to land a backflip on a snow-covered big air ramp, if that’s not adventurous, we don’t know what is.

Patrick Boudreau

Patrick is a researcher in adventure, uncovering the philosophy behind why humans do crazy things, and investigating the ‘state of flow’ achieved during adventurous pursuits. Patrick is completing his PhD in that very subject, and has a background in rockclimbing, education and sports psychology.

Gavin Lang

Gavin is a New Zealand-based photographer and professional mountain guide, and he combines his two passions to embark on adventures in high places all over the world. Gavin is passionate about sharing the positive effects that the outdoors, challenge and adventure pursuits can have including overall health and well-being, resilience and mindfulness.

Important Information

  • Queenstown Adventure Festival is a rain or shine event
  • Have your free ticket confirmation handy when you arrive at the door
  • You will be able to leave the festival at any time and return at any time
  • BYO blanket
  • No BYO alcohol. Food and beverage offering available

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