30 Aug

What’s On in Queenstown – Spring 2022

First Thursdays – First Thursday of every month

On the first Thursday of every month, meet with likeminded art enthusiasts on Queenstown’s famous ‘art crawl’ across Artbay, Milford Galleries, Starkwhite and more.

Started in early 2022, First Thursdays Queenstown celebrates the diversity of art and creativity in Queenstown and offers guests the opportunity to experience new exhibitions and meet the artist behind the show.

First Thursdays is free and open to all. Grab your family or bring the kids, this is a fun and family-friendly evening.

Now in its 27th year, the Peak to Peak is New Zealand’s biggest multi-sport one-day challenge, held in Queenstown every year. Taking individuals, tandems, and relay teams on a tour of Queenstown, the five stages link The Remarkables and Coronet Peak, with a visit to Queenstown Beach along the way.

Peak to Peak Challenge – 10 September 

With competitors using a variety of disciplines, including skiing, snowboarding, biking and kayaking, the 44km race highlights the best of Queenstown and is bound to create a memorable day whether you are participating or watching.

Coronet Peak Closing Day – 2 October

After a fantastic winter, and a memorable 75th anniversary celebration, Coronet Peak ski field have decided to extend their season until the 2 October.

Bring together your friends or family to end the ski season at ‘the home of good times’.  Why not join the NZ Ski team and don your finest beach wear to join them for the final exciting day of spring riding.

The Remarkables Closing Day – 11 October

Join Red Bull and the NZ Ski Team for their annual closing day extravaganza at The Remarkables ski field. The day will include the legendary pond skim and giveaways throughout the day.

NZ Labour Day – 24 October

Labour Day is a public holiday in New Zealand observed on the fourth Monday in October and is used to recognise the adaptation of an eight hour workday.

Make the most of the long weekend and head into Queenstown. Discover our vibrant nightlife, world class restaurants or simply enjoy the long evenings in the shores of Lake Wakatipu.

Queenstown Marathon – 19 November

Adequately named ‘the world’s most beautiful marathon’, the Queenstown marathon takes participants on a journey to soak up the awe-inspiring mountains, pristine lakes, and stunning countryside of the Queenstown Lakes District.

There is a distance suitable for all styles of runner, and a portion of the race fees go towards the Queenstown Trails Trust for the development of trails throughout the Wakatipu Basin.

Why not push yourself to compete or take part non-competitively… or simply show your support to the thousands of runners and enjoy a cold drink by the finish line.