Tuesday, 25 June 2013
Queenstown's Winter Festival, a week long celebration kick starting the season, began with a bang. Or the the plural 'bangs' is probably a better description. On a Friday night the town was packed with families, locals and travellers a like, all there to eat, drink, watch live acts and above all, see some fireworks out on the water. I made a lot of 'oooows' and 'arrrhhhhhs.'
There were also some kick-ass fire dancers in town to boot!
After hunting down a hot dog and soaking up the atmosphere (Read here; got a little impatient in the crowds - I didn't know NZ had them!) I ended the night in one of my Bars/Restaurants on town drinking hot sake.
I think the festival has been made a little extra special due to the recent fall of snow...
As one of my items on my Queenstown bucket list, attending the festival's opening was not a disappointment and I'm thrilled I got to see it. Although due to work and on my days off, STILL attempting to learn to snow board, I may not see much else. However, its great to see this town come alive at the darkest time of year.
Happy Winterfest everybody!!!!!!!!!