Sitting on the shores of Lake Wakatipu in South Island, Queenstown is dramatically set along the Southern Alps. It is well-known for its adventure sports, apart from historic mining towns and regional vineyards around it. You can enjoy jet-boating, bungee jumping, and skiing among the many sports activities in this place. Here is a list of the biggest sporting events awaiting you when in Queenstown this 2019. Remember to use Queenstown mini bus hire to get to the different sports event destinations.
Queenstown Disc Golf Tournament
The Queenstown Disc Golf Tournament is scheduled at Queenstown Gardens on March 2nd and 3rd from 8:30am to 5:30pm. Tickets are available for purchase for registrants to the professional and recreational division which cost $55.00 and $35.00, respectively. This is the 24th of the annual The Helicopter Line Queenstown Classic and is hosted by the Queenstown Disc Golf Club.
The tournament will be played for two days on the Queenstown Gardens 18-hole course. Trophies and prizes await winners of the various divisions. This is open both to professional golfers and those who play golf for recreation. Giveaways and prizes for lunchtime games are available for grabs. There will also be a golf clinic for beginners.
On March 9 and 10, 2019, Queenstown Memorial Centre will open grounds for a race like no other. This multisport will invite all lovers of racing to come and join in the fun while having a glimpse of the most stunning high country views from Wanaka to Queenstown. You will also get a glimpse of all other high country terrains in New Zealand during the occasion. You can choose from six different events to suit your taste. Otherwise known as Ironman New Zealand, this road event is open to racing wannabes and to elite athletes. Expect a lot of people coming to this social event as it is enjoyable and has already become famous for bringing in the relaxing southern vibe.
Relay for Life Queenstown
An event in support of the Cancer Society, Lake Hayes Pavilion will open this year’s Relay for Life Queenstown on March 16, 2019. The Opening Ceremony will be held on that day from 12:00pm to 1:00pm and from 9:00pm to 10:00pm for the Candlelight Ceremony. Known as an inspiring community event, this activity raises awareness while also supporting the work of the Cancer Society. This is the best event to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors and their carers. Open for people of all ages, anyone can be part of the event. Everyone will walk or run around a track with an added twist that is, following the relay style.
SPW Queenstown WrestleFest
The Queenstown Memorial Centre will once again open its doors to wrestling fanatics via the SPW Queenstown WrestleFest which will be held on March 16, 2019 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Brought to you by Wrestling on the Edge of the World, this event costs $23.00 for general admission seating. Front row fees cost around $29 per person. Open to people of all ages, expect the rowdiest show yet, as if you have never seen those wrestling shows before.
The Big Bike Film Night
Reserve your seats for the one-night only event called Big Bike Night Film which will be held in Wakatipu High School on May 15, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:15 pm. Buy your tickets costing around $12 for children under 12, $17 for those between 12 and 16, and $22.80 for adults. Ticket fees when you buy on viewing night will be $25. This event is on a mission sharing with bike lovers out there the best cycling short films shot around the world. Enjoy drama, action, comedy, and a whole lot more when viewing these films.
100th New Zealand Golf Open
Celebrating its 100th golf open, Millbrook Resort and The Hills, two of the most spectacular golf courses in New Zealand, will open grounds for a golf tournament like no other. The New Zealand Golf Open follows the Pro-Am format which is perfect for amateur as well as professional golfers. This will be held up to March 3, 2019. There are a few more days left to catch up the spectacle. Ticket prices start at $30.
Happening from 9:00am to 10:00am, with schedules slated every Saturday until April 6, 2019, the Queensland Gardens welcomes you to its own version of a parkrun. This is a non-competitive 5km event where you can run, jog, or walk all you want. You can even act as one of the volunteers for the said activity. This event starts at the Queenstown Bay Beachfront which is located next to the ANZAC Memorial Gate. There is no fee and everyone is welcome to join.
If you are a car lover and you want to see how Toyota cars work on the track, you can attend the Toyota Festival which will be held at the Highlands Motorsports Park on March 22nd to 24th, 2019. The Show and Shine track sessions is for you to experience as well. Do not forget to catch a glimpse of the Toyota 4×4 ride too. If you want to simply spectate during the show, you can proceed to the Highlands Museum, where motor vehicles will be put on display. This three-day event is free for all.
Highlands Festival of Speed
Taking place at Highlands Motorsports Park on April 6, 2019, this event will simply turn heads of classic and modern-day racing lovers. The most well-known racing legends in the country will be part of the spectacular show. Reserve this date and get to witness what a fusion of modern and classic racing can offer. The show features Highlands Modern Classics/Nostalgic Classics, Pre 65 Racing, Formula Libre, Mainland Muscle, OSCA, and South Island Porsche, among others.
Thriller in the Chiller
Known as Queenstown’s most prolific charity boxing event, Thriller in the Chiller comes to Queenstown Events Centre on May 18, 2019. This will be another year of boxing glory at its finest. Reserve a seat and enjoy the thrill offered by each boxing match while also doing your part to give back to the community. Proceeds of ticket sales from this occasion will go to Branches Charitable Trust.