2018 TICKETS AND PASSES

This year's line up of events is bigger and better than ever before. This year there are more off-mountain events and our "Shared Table" series should give you the opportunity to eat some great meals with good company along the way.

Last year, most of our events sold out, so we advise you to purchase tickets for events as early as possible.

We are trialling a double venue opening party at World and Yonder, so that more people can come to the event and we'll have live music and some of your favourite DJs. Other new events this year include the Cards Against Humanity games night at Winnies, a bigger venue for Leather and Lace and a soon tobe announced "Men Only" party.

Should be fun and we can't wait for you to join us.

VIP, Maxi, Mini and Weekender Passes (Party Event-only Bundles)

VIP, Maxi, Mini and Weekender Passes (Party Event-only Bundles)

ZQNNight Event

Varies depending on the Event Pass
Queenstown, NZ

For our bundled ticket passes, have a look at the link at the bottom of the page. If you click on the image of the bundled party only pass that you are interested in, it will take you to the detailed iformation for that pass on eventfinda.

If you want to know which events are included on each bundled party pass, you will see an icon in the descriptor of each event below which shows if it is included in a bundeld pass.

Enjoy choosing and we look forward to seeing you at WInter Pride '18.

Restrictions: R18
Cost: Variable - depends on the pass you purchase.

Gibbston Valley Pre-Party @ Novotel Queenstown SAT

Gibbston Valley Pre-Party @ Novotel Queenstown

ZQNDay EventFREE

Saturday 1st September 2018, 4:00pm
Marine Parade, Queenstown

The host hotel, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside are hosting a fabulous Pre-Party for GSWQT. Gibbston Valley Wines will be there with a fabulous selection of wines as well as the Gay Ski Week QT welcome desk. Please make sure you come along and collect your Event Passes, welcome packs and book any tickets that you may have forgotten.

Restrictions: R18
Cost: Free to all

This Event is included in the following Festival Passes:

VIP Eventpass MAXI Event Pass MINI Event Pass WEEKENDER Event Pass

OPENING PARTY  @ THE WORLD BAR and YONDER Combo (Winter Pride Shared Table dinner option available) SAT

OPENING PARTY @ THE WORLD BAR and YONDER Combo (Winter Pride Shared Table dinner option available)

ZQNNight Event

Saturday 1st September 2018, 7:00pm (Shared Table options), 8:30pm Party.
The World Bar, 12 Church Lane, Queenstown

Come and join us for the GSWQT Opening Party @ TWO adjoining venues: The World Bar and Yonder. And if you would like to include dinner in your ticket, there are now shared table dinner options available.

For the first time, we are expanding to a double venue on opening night, so now feel free to swing either way and hop between the two. Doors open at 7pm for the first night of fun and entertainment for Gay Ski Week QT 2018. This is a must do event for the week so you can catch up with all your friends, old and new. The choice of two great venues with our DJs mixing it up at World Bar and live music at Yonder to keep you dancing until the early hours!

Shared Table Dinner Options include a choice of either Trust the Chef menu at Yonder or a Burger and Beer option at World.

Yonder is renowned for both its meat and excellent vegetarian dish options and has some delicious cocktails on offer. Trust the chef for this meal and enjoy an early cocktail as part of the offer. Free cocktail on arrival.

World Bar is known for both its delicious towering burger options and has a good fare of draft and craft beer on offer.
Dinner includes a burger, fries and a draft beer / house wine.

Both shared table diner options include one drink (only) on arrival.

Early Bird : $25.00
General Admission: $30.00
Winter Pride Shared Table Yonder (Start 7pm): Cocktail +Trust the Chef: $60.00
Winter Pride Shared Table World Bar (Start 7pm): Burger and Beer Night: $50.00

Event Pass holders, please note: the shared table option is not included in your Maxi, Mini or VIP Event Pass. If you would like to attend the shared table dinner, then please make sure you purchase the "Event Pass Holder's Shared Table Add-on" for this event on Eventfinda. This is a discounted rate on the dinner which is only valid if you also hold a Maxi, Mini or VIP Event Pass.

Restrictions: R18
Cost: $25-$60

This Event is included in the following Festival Passes:

VIP Eventpass MAXI Event Pass MINI Event Pass

SKYCITY Speed Dating SUN

SKYCITY Speed Dating

ZQNNight Event

Sunday 2nd September 2018, 6:30pm for a 7pm start.
SKYCITY Queenstown Casino 16-24 Beach Street, Queenstown

Flying solo to Gay Ski Week QT this year?
SPEED DATING IS BACK for the boys!
Here is your opportunity to strike gold in more ways than one at SKYCITY Queenstown!! Here are the details on how YOU can find your PERFECT MATCH:
Free drink on arrival before 7 pm, starting at 7pm sharp - Prompt arrival is attractive. Male-Male. After a number of 'speed-dates' with a range of potentials, you will receive your matches' phone numbers. (Like Tinder - Both partners have to say 'Yes' to have their number passed on & to receive your new bae's phone number).

Restrictions: R20
Cost: $10

This Event is NOT included in any Festival Passes

Wild West Party SUN

Wild West Party

ZQNNight Event

Sunday 3rd September 2018, 8:00pm
Loco, 49 Shotover Street, Queenstown

Our classic wild west party - so bring your hats and leather chaps and get ready to ride that cowboy.

Always a good way to end the weekend and kick start the week.

DJs to be announced.

Restrictions: R18
Cost: $35

This Event is included in the following Festival Passes:

VIP Eventpass MAXI Event Pass MINI Event Pass

QUEER QUIZ and dinner @ THE BALLARAT TRADING CO. MON

QUEER QUIZ and dinner @ THE BALLARAT TRADING CO.

ZQNNight Event

Monday 4th September 2018, 7:00pm
Ballarat Trading Co., 7-9 Mall St, Queenstown

Come and Join us @ Ballarat Trading Co from 7pm for the fun and social Queer Quiz night. Dinner included.
As always, Ending HIV provide the glamorous Lilly Loudmouth and Akira to host you for the evening.
There will also be fabulous prizes are up for grabs. Don’t be late as the quiz will start very close to 7:00pm!

Restrictions: R18
Cost: $45

This Event is included in the following Festival Passes:

VIP Eventpass MAXI Event Pass

Habana Cocktail Master Class (+Tapas) MON

Habana Cocktail Master Class (+Tapas)

ZQNNight Event

7pm Monday 3 September, 2018.
Habana Rum Bar, Searle Lane

For all you cocktail lovers, this is the night you've been waiting for - learn how to make cocktails with a small group of like-minded people, filling up on tapas as you go.

Finally, you can learn how to make your own choice cocktails to impress your mates when you get back home.

This is an intimate evening, limited to 20 - so if you want a good drink and don't want a massive party, this is perfect for you.

Restrictions: R18
Cost: $45

This Event is NOT included in any Festival Passes

GIBBSTON VALLEY LONG LUNCH @ GIBBSTON VALLEY WINERY TUE

GIBBSTON VALLEY LONG LUNCH @ GIBBSTON VALLEY WINERY

ZQNDay Event

Tuesday 4th September 2018, 11:30pm, buses leave Novotel.
Gibbston Valley Winery, 1820 State Highway 6, Gibbston

Enjoy a relaxed lunch at the famous Gibbston Valley Winery. Located in the stunning Central Otago countryside, take a mid-week break from Queenstown’s crowds and try Gibbston’s award-winning wine and food, with a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival.
This event not only includes lunch, but also a wine tasting tour in the famous "Cave"! Live music, amazing company and bubbles. This will be an event you won’t want to miss!

Restrictions: R18
Cost: $135 including transport to and from Novotel Queenstown.

This Event is included in the following Festival Passes:

VIP Eventpass MAXI Event Pass

All Hands on Deck, Pride Lake Cruise TUE

All Hands on Deck, Pride Lake Cruise

ZQNNight Event

7:45pm arrival for 8pm departure -10:30pm
The Wharf, on the Southern Discoveries Boat

All aboard with DJ Hayley Maree for this one - a little rolling about, a bit of a swell going on - always fun to be had on a boat.

All welcome - and remember to dress up in theme.

Free drink on arrival.

Restrictions: R18
Cost: $52

This Event is NOT included in any Festival Passes

Doubtful Sound Winter Pride Cruise Day WED

Doubtful Sound Winter Pride Cruise Day

Day Event

Wednesday 5th September 2018
7am pickup from Novotel, Shotover Street (Go Orange Office), Sherwood or Frankton. 6:30pm return

This is an EPIC ALL DAY adventure, and a must do for anyone that has not been to The Sounds before. This is a dedicated PRIDE cruise for our Winter Pride guests brought to us by the amazing team at Go Orange. 45 people limit.

Bus Pick up/ Drop Off: Go Orange Shotover street shop, the Novotel, the Sherwood and the Frankton bus stop.

Gear to bring - a spray jacket and warmer clothing, given the rain that Doubtful Sound experiences in a year

Itinerary for the day – Bus to Lake Matapouri – Ferry across the lake – coach over Wilmont pass – 3 hour cruise in the stunning sounds and then the reverse to come home at the end of the day.

Option to purchase pre-packed lunch for $25 on evenfinda with your ticket, or you can also BYO food should they desire.

Restrictions: All are welcome
Cost: $269 +$25 for lunch

This Event is NOT included in any Festival Passes

Coalfire Winter Pride Shared Table WED

Coalfire Winter Pride Shared Table

ZQNNight Event

Wednesday 5 September 2018 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Coalfire Queenstown, 15 The Mall, Ballarat Street, Queenstown

Join us for some delicious fired up and smoky hot flavours at Coalfire.

Delivering a uniquely Queenstown dining experience with a standard 3 course meat orientated menu using locally grown produce off the hills and farms of the South Island. (Vegetarian option available).

The finest cuts, straight from our southern backyard are hand selected and then cooked with fire and smoke to craft food with our distinctive flavour.

A complimentary drink on the house on arrival.

A great way to meet new people, enjoy good company and have a truly memorable meal.

Only 30 guests.

Restrictions: R18
Cost: $70

This Event is NOT included in any Festival Passes

Miss Kola's Cabaret Dinner and After Dinner Soiree (Double event) WED

Miss Kola's Cabaret Dinner and After Dinner Soiree (Double event)

ZQNNight Event

Wednesday 5th September 2018, 6:30pm Miss Kola's Cabaret Dinner / 8:30pm Miss Kola's Cabaret Soiree
Bazaar QT, 38/54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown

This year we are having a VIP-style Cabaret Dinner, hosted by the fabulous Kola and her girls.

For the first time we are having a charity focus to parts of the evening with a silent auction to raise money for local and Australasian LGBT charities. So join us for a night of fun with open hearts and wallets.

We are throwing ourselves into the event with a new host, QT, who are showcasing two stunning venues:
Kola's Cabaret Dinner and early VIP style cabaret at The Bazaar, where we will be having a unique and delectable dinner experience in their interactive market place while being entertained by our fabulous Kola;
followed by Kola's Cabaret Soiree at the much larger Reds lounge bar, for cocktails, drinks and the rest of the cabaret extravaganza on into the night.

Enjoy the full evening (with dinner and both events with a FULL ENTRY ticket from 6:30pm) or choose to join us for Kola's Cabaret Soiree only from 8:30 onwards.

This should be a spectacular and fun night for all.

VIP Event Pass and Maxi Event Pass holders have entry to the FULL event included in their passes.

Restrictions: R18
Cost: $130 Miss Kola's Cabaret Dinner and after Dinner Soiree FULL ENTRY (includes dinner, 6:30pm start at The Bazaar, and entry to Kola's Cabaret Soiree)

This Event is included in the following Festival Passes:

VIP Eventpass MAXI Event Pass

Miss Kola's Cabaret Soiree (After Dinner) WED

Miss Kola's Cabaret Soiree (After Dinner)

ZQNNight Event

5th September 2018, 8:30pm
Reds Bar QT, 38/54 Lake Esplanade

Following this year's VIP-style Cabaret Dinner (see earlier Dinner event starting at 6:30), hosted by the fabulous Kola and her girls, we are having a sumptious Cabaret at Red's bar. Join us for cocktails, drinks and the rest of the cabaret extravaganza on into the night.

This should be a spectacular and fun night for all.

VIP Event Pass and Maxi Event Pass holders have entry to the FULL event from 6:30 pm onwards included in their passes.

Restrictions: R18
Cost: $45 Kola's Cabaret Soiree (8:30 onwards, at Reds).

This Event is included in the following Festival Passes:

VIP Eventpass MAXI Event Pass

Cards Against Humanity + Pizza Night THU

Cards Against Humanity + Pizza Night

ZQNNight Event

Thursday 6th September 2018, 6:00pm
Winnies, 7 Ballarat St, Queenstown

Come and join us and the rest of the Winter Pride crew for pizza, fries and drinks with our world famous (in New Zealand) comedian host, Tom Sainsbury (aka Paula) for an evening of food, drinks and gut wrenching bad humour at Gay Ski Week QT.

We've all played this game before, and tonight will be even more bad taste as we pit team against team for some outrageously glorious prizes.

Don't worry if you don't have your own team - you can join up with others on the night.

Winnies' renowned Pizza and fries are included in your ticket.

Restrictions: R18
Cost: $35

This Event is included in the following Festival Passes:

WEEKENDER Event Pass

KARAOKE @ SKYCITY THU

KARAOKE @ SKYCITY

ZQNNight Event

Thursday 6th September 2018, 8:00pm
SKYCITY Queenstown Casino, 16-24 Beach Street, Queenstown

Are your voices ready to be heard? Have you been hiding your talent with no one to listen but the shower? Then this is the event for you. A fun event with glitz and glamour and the fabulous host, Miss. Ribena of Family Bar, Auckland.

Restrictions: R20
Cost: Free

This Event is included in the following Festival Passes:

VIP Eventpass MAXI Event Pass MINI Event Pass WEEKENDER Event Pass

Urge Underwear Party presented by Sydney Sauna THU

Urge Underwear Party presented by Sydney Sauna

ZQNNight Event

Thursday 6th September 2018, 10:30pm
Vinyl Underground, Queenstown, NZ

This year, Sydney Sauna presents URGE Underwear in Queenstown for Gay Ski Week QT winter pride!!

The infamous Urge party aimed at gay men is heading to the South Island with one of its favourite party themes.

If you are a fan of Urge Events, are MSM, and the kind of guy that enoys being around other men in your underwear, then this is an absolute must for this year's festival.

DJ Donald Gordon Bennett will be spinning his usual awesome mixes.

Dress code strictly enforced. Gold coin for charity at coat check.

Restrictions: R18
Cost: $30 (early bird) - $40

This Event is NOT included in any Festival Passes

Akarua Long Lunch FRI

Akarua Long Lunch

ZQNDay Event

7 Sept 2018, 12 noon - 3:30pm, leaving from and return to The Novotel, ZQN
Akarua Wines and Kitchen by Artisan (transport provided to and from Novotel)

Join us for a relaxed lunch at the famous and lovingly restored cottage at Akarua Wines and Kitchen by Artisan, located a short distance out of Arrowtown. Enjoy tasting a sample of premium Central Otago wines from Akarua's award winning vineyards, accompanied by a delicious meal.

This event includes lunch and a sample of 4 wines to taste.

Return transport from the Novotel (ZQN) included.

Restrictions: R18
Cost: $85

This Event is NOT included in any Festival Passes

Fishbone Winter Pride Shared Table FRI

Fishbone Winter Pride Shared Table

ZQNNight Event

Friday 7 September, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Fishbone Bar & Grill, 7 Beach Street, Queenstown

Join us at Queenstown's best "farm-to-table" seafood restaurant, owned and operated by a mainly LGBT+ crew.

A complimentary drink on the house on arrival.

A great way to meet new people, enjoy good company and have a truly memorable meal.

This is a very limited size shared table event, so be in early to get a seat. Only 16 guests.

Restrictions: R18
Cost: $65

This Event is NOT included in any Festival Passes

Comedy Night FRI

Comedy Night

ZQNNight Event

Friday 7 September, start @ 8pm - 9:30pm
Memorial Hall, Queenstown

It's panini and bowl latte time with Paula.
Join us with our world famous (in New Zealand) comedian, Tom Sainsbury, for an evening of laughs and fun.
(Panini's and latte's not included in ticket).

Restrictions: PG
Cost: $35-$40

This Event is included in the following Festival Passes:

VIP Eventpass WEEKENDER Event Pass

LEATHER AND LACE @ VINYL UNDERGROUND FRI

LEATHER AND LACE @ VINYL UNDERGROUND

ZQNNight Event

Friday 7th September 2018, 9:00pm
Vinyl Underground, 13 Church St, Queenstown

The massive Leather & Lace Party is back by popular demand this Gay Ski Week QT 2018, 1 - 8 September 2018, NZ. Sold out in 2017, this year we have moved to the bigger venue of Loco Queenstown.

This is a people's choice event as one of the biggest and best parties of the week. Get planning your Leather OR Lace costume now.

International and local DJ's and performers to be announced soon.

One thing is for sure it gonna get HOT!

Early bird $35, General admission $40.00

Restrictions: R18
Cost: $40

This Event is included in the following Festival Passes:

VIP Eventpass MAXI Event Pass MINI Event Pass WEEKENDER Event Pass

PROPAGANDA GALAXY @ MEMORIAL CENTRE SAT

PROPAGANDA GALAXY @ MEMORIAL CENTRE

ZQNNight Event

Saturday 8th September 2018, 9:00pm
Memorial Centre, 1 Memorial St, Queenstown

THE OFFICIAL CLOSING PARTY OF GAY SKI WEEK QT 2018!

Strap on your gravity boots and start planning your sexy space suits – the official closing party of Gay Ski Week QT blasts off into a new dimension with Propaganda Galaxy - GSWQT 2018 Final Party!

After last year’s massive sold out PROPAGANDA debut at Gay Ski Week QT, New Zealand’s hottest gay dance party returns to Queenstown as the official closing party of Gay Ski Week QT 2018.

Theta Project are bringing back their top production team, NZ’s top VJ, incredible graphics, unreal sound system, shows, and of course only the best music. They will be turning the Memorial Hall into a full blown galactic experience.

Australian pop diva, Zoë Badwi, will be arriving to New Zealand to perform some of her multi-platinum selling hits. It was late 2008 when the Melbourne based dance pop diva burst on to the scene with the huge club smash Release Me. Her biggest single ‘Freefallin’ stormed its way into the charts and became dance sensations in the UK, US and across Europe immediately locked in, confirming Zoë’s status as a dance pop superstar in the making. Zoë then went on to record Torches, which she was asked to create as the Official Anthem of the 2014 Sydney Mardi Gras and she also performed at the Mard Gras closing party. Her recent hits include ‘Accidents happen’ and a major collaboration on remake of the 1998 dance hit ‘Horny’. She has collaborated with some of the industry’s biggest names and performed all over the world. This is her first time to Gay Ski Week QT and we cannot wait to have her perform live at Propaganda Galaxy!

DJ Jordan Eskra (NZ), one of New Zealand’s favourite gay DJs, will beam in for the night. His crowd-pleasing mixes have filled dance floors at LGBT parties and nightclubs up and down the country. He has played all of the biggest gay events in New Zealand and we can’t wait for his return to Queenstown to play at this year’s closing party.

Stay tuned for an exciting announcement of international performers.

Grab your ticket now! You do not want to miss this epic closing party!

Restrictions: R18
Cost: $60

This Event is included in the following Festival Passes:

VIP Eventpass MAXI Event Pass MINI Event Pass WEEKENDER Event Pass

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