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Winterfest 2016

Well it's that time of year again.  The Winter season has begun here in Queenstown, and whilst the weather isn't entirely on our side right now, we're all well aware June is a little early to expect lashings of the white stuff.  Coronet Peak might be looking a little...

Big Opening to Queenstown’s 2016 Ski Season This Weekend

The 2016 ski season is set to start with a bang as Coronet Peak opens its doors to the public this Saturday at 9am. Organizers plan to celebrate this auspicious event by handing out commemorative "First on Chair" T-shirts to the first six bums that hit the lifts....

Change Of Season For Queenstown

We've escaped winter’s clutches once and for all and have leapt headfirst into spring. The New Zealand Tourism Guide™ website describes October as a "gardeners' delight", exhorting readers to visit New Zealand's many public and private gardens and enjoy the wonderful...

Time For A Holiday In Queenstown

As we slowly emerge from the icy grip of winter into the warming embrace of spring, we notice that fashions start to change along with the weather; thermals, gloves and winter-jackets give way to reassuringly bland earth-tone sweaters and unnecessarily bright...

Winter is coming…

Winter is well and truly on her way early this year, and alongside this anticipation of our old friend returning, we also have many exciting things on the horizon. Summer decided to come to a very abrupt and sudden end this year, with mad rain storms, a few cheeky...

Timing in Life is Everything

You've probably heard this statement at one point in your life or another.  Typically - or at least in our experience - it's stated just after a missed opportunity, when it feels more like salt in the wound, and probably pretty unappreciated at that point.  It's all...

Mother Nature: The Most Unpredictable Mature Woman Ever…

She's an erratic and unreliable entity at the best of times, and you'd be wise to remain cautious even when everything looks calm on the horizon.  Or at least that's how we do things in New Zealand.  We'd like to say there's at least 1 season in our spectrum that is...

The Trouble of Maintaining Relationships in a Resort Town

To most outsiders living in a resort town must seem like an idyllic existence. After all, your home is a vacation destination for millions. People from all over the world spend their hard earned money for the privilege of visiting and spending time in a place that you...

Challenges of Bringing the Blues Festival to Queenstown

While Queenstown is not a complete backwater when it comes to live music, it lags behind cities like Christchurch, Dunedin and Auckland. Sure, there are several Queenstown venues where one can go to see live bands play – places like The Find, Vinyl Underground and are...

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