WIN $8K Queenstown WinterFest trip for Oz pals


Winter Festival is offering Queenstowners the chance to win their Australian mates the ultimate trip over to celebrate the 40th.
The competition, with an $8000 travel, accommodation and events prize up for grabs, is being launched today by American Express Queenstown Winter Festival in conjunction with airline partner Qantas. 

To enter, Queenstowners just have to go to the festival website – – and enter their details, their mates’ details and say what they love about the annual 10-day knees-up. 

One of three prizes is up for grabs – a ‘High Roller’ package for two, a ‘Family’ pack for four or an ‘Action-packed’ package for four. 

On top of that, the local who wins also gets return Qantas airfares from Queenstown to go visit their mates afterwards in Australia. 

Winter Festival boss Lisa Buckingham says one lucky local will get to have friends or family flown over and put up to celebrate with them during the festival, starting June 20. 

The local must choose which type of Winter Festival they want to show off – the High Roller Package, the Family Package, or the Action Package. 

Buckingham adds: “This is a great way for locals to really get behind the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival and show our friends over the ditch what we’ve been up to for the last 40 years. 

“We’re very proud of what Queenstowners have created so now it’s time to show it off. We’re very happy to have Qantas on board as our airline partner supporting this campaign.” 

The flights for the Australian mates are ones leaving from all major Aussie destinations – and the winning foursome or twosome must all be departing from the same airport. 

Entries must be in by Tuesday, June 10 – the winner will be drawn on June 11 and notified. They’ll have 24 hours to accept the prize.

High Roller Package:
Qantas Business Class return airfares for two
Accommodation at Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel
Tickets to the sold-out SkyCity Narnia Ball
Front-row seats to the American Express Comedy Debate
Lunch at Gibbston Valley Winery
JUCY Rentals car hire
(or) The Family Package:
Qantas return airfares for four
Lift passes, Coronet Peak or The Remarkables
Family pass, American Express Winter Wonderland Ice Rink
Tickets, Southern Stampede ice hockey
Luxury apartment from Relax it’s Done, JUCY Rentals car hire
(or) Action-Packed Package
Qantas return airfares for four
Lift passes, Coronet Peak or The Remarkables
Private hot tub at DB Export Hot Tub Sessions
Tickets, Comedy night gala
Accommodation, Crowne Plaza
JUCY Rentals car hire
Two Qantas return airfares to visit their Aussie mates after