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The Biggest & Gayest Winter Alpine Party hits Queenstown
The Gay Ski Week festival in Queenstown, New Zealand has been an annual pilgramage for thousands of Gay & Lesbian travellers since 2003.
Gay Ski Week has become known as the Southern Hemisphere’s largest gay & lesbian winter festival. Hundreds of gay men and women descend upon Queenstown, New Zealand annually towards the end of August for the week-long celebration supported by the local government and community.
This fun-filled, whirlwind event is essentially seven days of socialising, dining, live music, partying, general hedonism and of course snow sports such as skiing and snowboarding are also on offer.
Naturally how you enjoy your Gay Ski Week is entirely up to you. Do you love to snowboard? Then you can hit the slopes by day and party by night. Not so fond of the white fluffy sky dust? Spend your time indoors with a cocktail in hand, socialising and enjoy the myriad of other activities on offer. Come for the atmosphere, and stay for the skiing.
That is the inherent appeal of Gay Ski Week – it’s customised to suit the way you have fun. This is because, unlike other winter destinations, Queenstown uniquely offers more than just extreme snow sports consisting of throwing one’s self from mountain tops. There is also a plethora of other activities for the adrenalin junkies including, white water rafting and river surfing, 4WD and quad biking, canoeing and kayaking, rock climbing, abseiling, and canyoning and so much more.
Gay Map of Queenstown
There is no noticeable gay neighborhood in Queenstown and the gay scene is not clustered around any specific streets or scene. While there is no distinct gayborhood in Queenstown, downtown is the urban hub, much like any other city. Everything is within walking distance, and there are several bars and restaurants in downtown.
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Recommended Hotels in Queenstown
Queenstown being a resort town, has some of the best hotels on offer. We have chosen the hotels located within easy walking distance of the downtown area, where you will find the bars and clubs.