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- 8 nights
- From $684 AUD
- Date: 25th August, 2012
- Australia & South Pacific
- New Zealand
- Gay Men, Lesbians, and their Friends
Gay Ski Week, QT
Welcome to Gay Ski Week QT 2012!
You may have been to several of them for your holiday but have you ever been to Queenstown, NZ? If yes, then you know exactly why you decided to join Gay Ski Week QT. If you have never been, then maybe it's time for you to enjoy Gay Ski Week QT.
Not only do we have many options for you on the snow but we also have the entertainment of Queenstown and its surrounding areas.
CROWN PLAZA - HOST HOTEL
The stylish and contemporary lakeview rooms give you full view of the awe-inspiring Remarkables mountain range and invigorating Lake Wakatipu. With the best of Queenstown's attractions so close and accessible, Crowne Plaza Queenstown is the best place to stay, play and meet whilst soaking up the scenery and atmosphere and feeling utterly at home in luxurious and comfortable surroundings
THE DAIRY PRIVATE LUXURY HOTEL
Just a minutes walk to the town centre, this delightful 13 room private hotel is the perfect escape for the discerning traveller. Luxurious comfort, inviting ambience and true New Zealand hospitality. The Dairy prides itself on personal service and attention to detail. The property is named after the original 1920s dairy (corner store) from where your delicious full breakfasts are served. Relax in the lounge with generous leather couches in front of the roaring open fire with a glass of local award winning Pinot Noir or soak away the ache and pains in the hot tub over looking the majestic Remarkable Mountains after a day on the slopes. This is the perfect place to unwind! Tariff of $295NZD per night (minimum 3 nights) includes full breakfast, afternoon tea and tax
GARDEN COURT SUITES AND APARTMENTS
Garden Court Suites & Apartments offers a variety of accommodation including one bedroom apartments, two bedroom apartments & studio suites.
Our wide range of suites and apartments, offer views, balcony or courtyard, and are complemented by high quality facilities and services to enhance your personal experience. We are set in a relaxing garden environment that captures all day sun and beautiful views of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains. We're a five minute walk from Queenstown's beautiful town centre and on the doorstep of countless adventures, a big night out or just that well-earned rest!
ASPEN LODGE BACKPACKERS
Aspen Lodge Backpackers offers clean, comfortable accommodation in a warm friendly environment. Situated in the heart of Queenstown we are ideally located for the supermarket, shops and bustling nightlife. We offer twin, double and ensuite rooms. Share rooms and dorms (bunk beds). Two lounges, laundry facilities, free off street parking, log fire and ski/snowboard drying room.
Please refer to our Brochure for a complete listing of accommodation options with fully inclusive package parices
Cardrona have offered GSW QT members, free mountain hosting during Gay Ski Week. Their experienced staff will show you around the mountain so you get an idea of what Cardrona has to offer. You may wish to try on one day or love it so much that you go every day! Cardrona will host an intermediate and advanced group from 1.30pm, everyday during Gay Ski Week QT. To take advantage of this fantastic offer, you will need to meet at the mountain base by the rainbow flags. To get you excited about the event, keep an eye on the webcam on their webpage to see what is happening @ www.cardrona.com
Coronet Peak are hosting a very special singles evening of night skiing. This event will take place on Friday 31st August 2012 from 5pm before the Friday Frolics party. To take advantage of this event, you will need to purchase a night skiing pass from NZ Ski and register for the event at the base of the mountain. You will then enjoy speed dating at its most entertaining. Follow the line to cupid and they will help you onto the chair lift with that special someone. You have the time it takes to get up to the top of the mountain to find out all you need to know! www.nzski.com/coronet
Serious Fun Snow Shuttles will be operating as Gay Ski Week QT’s main mountain transport provider. They will provide accommodation pick ups in the morning and take you to the mountain. Serious Fun offer smaller buses to escort you in comfort to the mountains and they are mainly used for Cardrona but if you have a group that wish to hire one of their buses to take to any other mountain, then this can be catered for also. Advanced bookings are essential and this can be done several ways. Either directly from their website www.snowshuttles.co.nz , via i-SITE Queenstown or with your accommodation provider.
|25th August, 2012||More FM Opening Party||Come and join us @ The Ballarat Trading Co from 6pm for the first night of fun and frolics of Gay Ski Week QT 2012. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne from Veuve Clicquot on arrival as well as a few nibbles from The Ballarat Trading Co. More FM will be there to report about all the exciting things that will be happening throughout the evening.
Sit down food will also be available, at an extra cost, for those that would like a little more to eat.
|26th August, 2012||'A Rocky Horror Night!'||Come and join us @ Dorothy Browns Boutique Cinema in stunning Arrowtown from 8.15pm for a fun and entertaining night of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
There is a compulsory fancy dress code and everyone will receive an audience participation pack on entry to the film.
Return transport is also included from your accommodation. Please book your seat on the bus to confirm your spot. Pick ups will start from 7pm.
Dorothy Browns will be open from 8.15pm with the film starting at 8.45pm.
There are limited spaces so book early to avoid disappointment!
|27th August, 2012||Wine Down Consumer Evening||Want to taste local, NZ and international wines? Want to meet the people who make them? Well, the Wine Down Consumer Tasting is the event for you! Wine Down will be hosting a very special local evening during DNA Gay Ski Week QT.
You can taste, learn, experience and buy. It's unintimidating, fun and inspirational. There's a great selection of wine producers with an array of wines for you to try. You can walk around tasting, talking and buying from wineries of your choice. We can even ship straight to your door, whether in New Zealand or overseas.
The evening also features 3 Master Classes. These classes focus on regions, wine styles and top labels to increase your knowledge and inspire your passion for wine (Master classes are extra and spaces limited). More information on the classes will be available nearer the time.
Fantastic food from QRC Catering is also on sale throughout the evening.
|27th August, 2012||Wine Down Central Otago Winery Tour||Come and join us for a day of unbelievable tastings. Wine Down will be hosting a very special wine tour during DNA Gay Ski Week QT. The day includes comfortable return transport that will take you off the beaten track to let you taste wines that tourists don't usually get to try! You will meet the people behind the wines, meet the winemakers, have a delicious wild food lunch at a stunning location as well as take in all the dramatic scenery around the beautiful wine region of Central Otago.
Hotel pick ups will start from 9am with your first stop being at the cellars of Mt Edward Wines. You will then meet the girls from Desert Heart and their wonderful wines in Bannockburn. Lunch will take place at Wild Earth. Wild foods, wild wines and a wild place! After lunch you will have a vineyard and winery tour with Grant Taylor of the exclusive Valli Wines.
|29th August, 2012||Broken Shed 'Casino Royale' Gala Evening||Come and join us @ The Skyline from 7pm for the glamorous Casino Royale, black tie/dress Gala evening. Enjoy a complimentary glass of Nautilus bubbles on arrival at the bottom of the gondola. You will then be whisked up to 450m above Queenstown and to the Wakatipu room that has the most spectacular views of the surrounding area.
There will be a full sit down buffet for you on your arrival whilst being musically entertained by The LA Social Club. There will also be 'mock' casino tables for you to play throughout the evening as well as a cash bar for you to get your favourite drink, whether it is a Martini (shaken not stirred) or a glass of Champagne.
This is the MUST do event of DNA Gay Ski Week QT 2012 and seats are limited as this is a sit down function. Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment!
|30th August, 2012||Skycity Karaoke||This is a free event during the week. This is a regular event at Skycity and is hosted this year by Family Bar's, Miss Ribena.|
|31st August, 2012||Friday Frolics Party||Come and join us @ The Dux de Lux from 9pm for the penultimate night of DNA Gay Ski Week QT 2012. This is a wonderful venue to catch up with all of your new and old friends. A slightly more relaxed atmosphere than the final dance party so that you can still enjoy your final day up the mountain.
DJ Adam Love (Sydney) will bring his fantastic vibe and selection of music for all of you to enjoy!
|1st September, 2012||GAYDAR Mystery Dance Party||Come and join us @ a The World Bar from 9pm for the final night of DNA Gay Ski Week QT 2012. You will love the venue that we have organized for you and it's the perfect place for the final dance party. GAYDAR & GAYDAR GIRLS will be there to put there own stamp on the event.
DJ Haylenise (Melbourne) will entertain you for her first visit to Gay Ski Week QT! The theme will be released nearer to the date but with enough time for you to get the perfect outfit! Book tickets soon to get the early bird release!