Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival

Queenstown, New Zealand

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    Countdown on to Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival

    with 100 days to go

    The start of New Zealand’s winter season is synonymous with one unmissable celebration right here
    in our backyard and with 100 days to go, the Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival is getting
    ready to enthral and delight.
    Enjoyed by Queenstowners since 1975, the festival is welcoming all visitors from near and far to ring
    in the season of ski and snow from Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 June and join the town in celebrating
    its 46th birthday in style.
    Festival Director, Harald Ulriksen says this year’s festival is set to bring a line-up of both old and
    much-loved favourites, along with some new and exciting additions.
    “The Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival is created by Queenstown, for Queenstown, to
    showcase Queenstown and what it’s got on offer – and that’s exactly what the 2020 line-up is going
    to do.
    “We’ve created an unmissable four-days that includes everything from the much loved mountain
    madness, music and antics on Lake Wakatipu’s shores through to new fun-fuelled activities and
    there’s even a health and wellness twist – it really does showcase our backyard and all its beauty,”
    he says.

    Festival goers can expect signature events at Cardrona like the 1.2km pure adrenaline fuelled
    Monteith’s Dog Derby, the MoreFM Day on the Bay with the bone chilling Go Orange Splash for cash
    and crowd-drawing Winter Festival Birdman and the SKYCITY Ball, back again with an exciting and
    very much secret location. The full programme including a new, stellar music line-up will be
    announced 9am, 17 April 2020.
    Ulriksen says the 2019 festival is currently a finalist in the NZEA Event Awards for New Zealand’s
    best regional event and best event in New Zealand.
    “Last year’s festival brought almost 57,000 visitors to town and injected around $9.9 million into
    Queenstown’s economy, which wouldn’t have been possible without our family of local and national
    “We are more than excited to be working with them again to bring the biggest winter celebration of
    the decade to Queenstown this year,” he says.
    The 46
    th Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival will take place from 18-21 June 2020. The full
    programme and tickets will be available at from 9am, 17 April 2020.


    CONTACT: Annabel Herbison
    Media Relations Manager
    Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival
    M: +64 21 0827 6637
    Please find a selection of images from the 2019 Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival

    Winter in New Zealand starts with one epic celebration right here in our backyard, and this
    year the iconic Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival is throwing down an unmissable
    line-up. It’s a 46th birthday celebration that’s set to ring in the 2020 season with serious
    style. June 18-21, 2020, winter starts here. #qtwinterfest #winterstartshere

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