While our days shorten and the air grows colder, Queenstown comes alive! With snow blanketing the mountains and local festivals aplenty, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite activities for you this month.

Mardi Gras Festival: This year, during the Matariki long weekend, Mardi Gras is coming to Queenstown, promising a spectacle brighter and more colourful than ever. Expect vibrant costumes, lively street parties, and performances by both local and international electronic musicians. This festival stands as one of the greatest highlights of the winter season. Anticipate acts from Elipsa, 12th Planet, and Leotrix, with more exciting artists to be announced. Book your tickets here.

Matariki Arrowtown Lights: Celebrate the Maori New Year on June 28th with Matariki Arrowtown Lights. Gather the family and immerse yourselves in a day filled with fire pits, captivating light projections, and live performances. Illuminate your winter blues and learn more here.

Coronet Peak Night Ski: Hanley’s Farm is just a short 30-minute drive from Coronet Peak, one of New Zealand’s most renowned ski destinations. Bring the whole family for a night of winter fun, whether you prefer skiing or sledding, hot the slopes at Coronet Peak and make the most of the cooler days. Learn more here.

The Remarkable’s Winter Markets: Pick up fresh produce, handmade local goods and winter warmers while spending quality time with the family at the Remarkables Winter Markets. Plan your trip here.

As the temperature drops, our town comes alive with family-friendly activities. From festive gatherings to thrilling skiing adventures, Queenstown’s winter spirit thrives with something sure to suit everyone.