It always seems to sneak up on us every year. One minute we’re donning our bikini’s and budgie-smugglers trying to cool off during the warm Summer days on the Wakatipu lakefront, the next we’re complaining about needing to upgrade our thermals and that “surely this Winter is colder than the last??!”.
OK, we’re not quite there yet, but when you get a reminder that Queenstown Winterfest is only 100 days away, how can you not get a little bit excited? With a scheduled start on the 21st of June, the Winterfest programme promises to deliver the goods for 4 days of mostly free fun. There really is no better way to bring in your Winter than a bunch of concerts and events celebrating the entire reason you came here in the first place – Winter, my dude’s!
We’ve enjoyed entering our fair share of events in the past, with our yearly dodgeball team turning out with great costumes (but maybe not great throwing arms or dodging skills). If you can’t be bothered to go get involved yourself, there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying most of programme first-hand as a spectator. Hell, from most of our rooms, you can even see a bunch of the events without even having to leave the comfort and warmth of your heatpump controlled home away from home in Queenstown Hostel sure to leave your friends green with envy 😉
But don’t be a winter-wally – get out there and get involved with as much as your schedule allows. Tickets will be dropping shortly for the paid events, so keep an eye on the Winterfest website for details. Most importantly, just make sure you get your accommodation booking in today for the best located Winterfest venue in town!