Queenstown’s Top 2018 Events

DATE 16th Mar 2018

Queenstown’s Top 2018 Events

No matter what the time of year, there’s always something happening in Queenstown. From internationally-recognised sporting tournaments to big-name concerts and festivals, there’s plenty on offer for all ages and interests.

Here are our picks of Queenstown’s top 2018 events – just remember to book your accommodation well in advance. Our Queenstown luxury rental homes make perfect bases when attending these events – you can browse our properties here.

If you need more information about booking your next luxury holiday in Queenstown or if you want to book luxury rental home accommodation in Queenstown, feel free to contact us.


Motatapu, March 10

One of New Zealand’s biggest off-road sporting events, the gruelling Motatapu race begins at Glendhu Bay near Wanaka and ends in Arrowtown. Choose from various bike, run and triathlon events, depending on your level of fitness.

Where to stay: The Woolstore in Bendemeer Estate is a contemporary three-bedroom home which offers space and privacy to retreat to after your race.

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Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival, April 19-25

Now in its 34th year, the Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival is a popular community event set amongst the golden autumn leaves of Arrowtown. Go for the parade, the art exhibition, the gold mining walk, live music, food, arts and crafts.

 Where to stay: Just ten minutes drive from Arrowtown sits one of Queenstown’s most magnificent homes. High above Lake Hayes, ‘Sicilia’ boasts stunning views from its convenient position.

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Queenstown Winter Festival, June 21-24

 A non-stop extravaganza with street parties, fireworks, comedy, music and stacks of family fun in the snow, the Queenstown Winter Festival is the southern hemisphere’s biggest winter celebration.

Where to stay: Head home to your own winter wonderland at ‘Atuarohe’. With fire-lit living areas and a spa with a view, it’s the perfect place to warm up after a day at the festival.

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LUMA Southern Light Project, June 1-4

An award-winning arts and culture festival, LUMA lights up Queenstown from June 1-4 with various dazzling displays of glowing art.

Where to stay: A masterpiece in itself, ‘Lakeview’ is but walking distance to Queenstown Gardens and boasts a private view of the festival from its balcony.

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Air NZ Queenstown International Marathon, November 17

With trails passing pristine lakes and mountains, the Queenstown Marathon is undeniably one of the world’s most spectacular runs. We’ll be entering the New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty Half Marathon event!

Where to stay: Just five minutes walking distance from the finish line and a spa to boot, this ‘Man Street’ villa is the perfect hub for competitors and their supporters. 

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