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June 20, 2022

July 2018

June may have come and gone, but the snow is here to stay.  Whether you like skiing the decks and listening to the local DJ’s or hitting the slopes under the night lights, make sure you get up for a night ski this July at Coronet Peak, now running on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. If skiing isn’t your thing, rest assured Queenstown has something for you to enjoy, whether you’re a theatre jock or want to see live music, Queenstown will provide.

The 16th Annual NZ Mountain Film Festival takes place at The Queenstown Memorial Centre from 5-7 July.  The three day programme opens at The Memorial Centre on Thursday with Guests Speaker Conrad Anker, talking of his incredible life of adventure. It then continues with the Grand Prize-Wining film of Liv Sansoz extraordinary life – a truly inspiring movie.  This year sfestival tells stories of adventure sports, foreign cultures, remote travel and environment issues.  The three days will include family friendly shows, multiple films, kids on bikes in Kathmandu and punk rockers climbing mountains. This festival delves deep into the stories of unique humans following their unique passions.

After a spot of theatre this July, well look no further than SEED, the latest award winning play to the the stage in Queenstown this winter. IVF isn’t fool proof and IUD’s aren’t fail safe. IPhones come with ovulation apps and being married doesn’t mean you have to breed. SEED follows four women as they try to get pregnants, stay pregnant or become un-pregnant – the dilemmas of modern reproduction.  SEED is about the horror some women experience to learn they are pregnant, even while in loving relationships, and about fancy fertility clinics that prey on peoples primal urge to replicate, in the hope of cementing the bond with their partner in a way, a ring, a house, or a promise just don’t. SEED will be showing at the Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall on July 19 and tickets can be found on Eventfinda.

This July, Soaked Oats along with pals Lacuna are running to higher ground in search of snow fever.  The burgeoning crew return to the Mighty Water Bar in Wanaka for a one off showcase, snowcase.  Soaked Oats are a young four piece band hailing from Dunedin.  Lead vocalist Oscar writes clever witty and thoughtful lyrics. Guitarist Henry, with his amazing pedal board is on the noble path to tone master taking the instrument sound like it was made by unicorns. Rhythm section Max and Connor provide the backbone, the funk and keep the party going. After shredding and swooshing the slopes, Soaked Oats will be performing new and unreleased songs, as well as thos from 2017 releases “Stone Fruit Melodies” and “No Slip Ups
 Tickets $10 online via under the radar or $20 at the door.

We still have availability  in our Queenstown Holiday Homes  and apartments for winter, so if you are thinking of booking a quick ski trip – contact us here at We wish you safe travels and drive carefully in the winter conditions.

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