Enjoy Your Winter holidays In New Zealand

Australia & Pacific | | May 16, 2009 at 4:16 pm


Are you looking at a weekend getaway in New Zealand? Or do you wish to enjoy the winters in the southern Hemisphere. ? Do not worry winters in southern hemispheres are not always frosty.

algonquin-winter-lodge-resizew482You can visit Queenstown, in New Zealand to enjoy the winter festival. Queenstown International airport which is situated 10 kms from the city centre serves as a hub for major international and domestic airlines.  If you prefer to drive you will find the route wonderfully scenic.

On the shores of Lake Wakatipu, surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, Queenstown is the ideal location for an extravagant winter festival.  The American express Queenstown winter festival attracts around 60000 people for a 10 days fair which has a frenzy of concerts, balls, competition, races, fireworks, bands, comedy, debates, food and wine and whatever you can dream off.

The 10 day winter festival which starts from 26th June to 5th July 2009 is definitely worth a visit. This year is going to be celebrated as the 35th anniversary of the southern hemispheres biggest winter party. They are leaving no stone unturned to make this event more spectacular than usual. This festival is marked to celebrate the beginning of winter which opens with fireworks at the lakefront, live music and alfresco food stalls.

During the festival period you will experience concerts, a masked ball, sumptuous food and wine events, different art and cultural experience which are planned to run side by side along with street parties and parades. Visitors will be entertained by international and home grown acts, with live music, theatre and comedy. You can also entertain yourself up in the mountains to ski racing, night skiing or dog races.

nz_winter_holidaysThere is something for every body to enjoy. Children are also amused as they are kept entertained during the event.

What better option can you look out to spend your winter holidays with your family? During the winter festival you can also explore other exciting outdoor activities that are available to the visitors, like bungee jumping, canoeing, rock climbing, white water sledging, water skiing, rafting trips, jet boat rides, and many more.

You can also experience the breath taking New Zealand landscape and natural environment or just soak in the geo thermal hot pools. There can’t be many things more soporifically luxurious than a thermal spa followed by a massage visitors can wallow in a thermal pool and then luxuriate with a body polish, massage or thermal treatment.

Accommodation is never a problem here, you can choose from varied range of accommodations ranging from bed and breakfast to backpackers and five star resorts.

Visiting New Zealand during the winter festival is not an opportunity that can be missed.

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