4 Dec

What’s On in Queenstown – Summer 2023/2024

New Year’s Eve Fireworks – 31 December 2023

Gather outside Eichardt’s Private Hotel and in Earnslaw Park to watch as 2024 is brought in with a spectacular fireworks display lighting up the night.

A celebration with live music, entertainment, food and sensational fireworks displays over Lake Wakatipu, lighting up the sky and welcoming us into another year.

And why not settle down for the evening in The Grille or Eichardt’s Bar? Choose from one of our house champagne’s, classic cocktails or regional wines. The lakefront perfect spot to watch the sun go down on another year.

Gibbston Valley Summer Concert – 3 February 2024

Another memorable day in Gibbston Valley, with Simple Minds, Texas, Collective Soul, and Pseudo Echo gracing the stage in the heart of Central Otago. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Gibbston Valley Winery, this sought-after event is not to be missed on your summer concert calendar.

Tickets are still available, with VIP packages offering the best seats for those wanting a more exclusive experience. 

New Zealand Golf Open – 29th February – 3 March 2024

Experience the allure of the New Zealand Open, a hallmark event firmly embedded in the nation’s sporting heritage. Returning to the picturesque Millbrook Resort for its 103rd edition, this tournament unites top-tier international players with passionate amateur golfers from New Zealand.

Recognized as the premier golfing spectacle in the country, the New Zealand Open Championship, proudly presented by Sky Sport, not only offers a pathway for aspiring New Zealand players but also serves as a prominent stage for showcasing the essence of golf.

Since 2014, the Championship has transformed into an enthralling pro-am experience. Professionals not only compete for the prestigious New Zealand Open title but also join forces with amateurs in a thrilling best-ball tournament, all for the coveted New Zealand Pro-Am Championship.

Embark on this golfing journey with us starting from February 29th, where intense competition unfolds amidst the stunning backdrop, creating a captivating experience enriched with the warmth of southern hospitality.

Motatapu -2 March 2024

Held in one epic day, Motatapu welcomes thousands of athletes, big and small, to experience one of New Zealand’s off-road sporting events.  

Returning on March 2, 2024, with six iconic races; the 47km Mountain Bike Race, 15km Miners Trail, 42km Off-Road Marathon, 56km Coronet Loop Mountain Bike, 52.5km Ultra Run and the 4km Junior Trail Run. 

With a large focus on sustainability, the team at Motatapu actively support Mahu Whenua philosophy for sustainable development and supports a regenerative local economy, events and tourism industry.

It’s your chance to traverse the Motatapu, Soho and Glencoe Stations and explore the iconic high country scenery between Wānaka and Queenstown!