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Queenstown Winter Festival

On the 20nd June, Queenstown Winterfestival 2014 begins. An estimated 60,000 people will descend on Queenstown for the event, and all these overseas and domestic visitors need to get there in time for the event.

Icons don't just happen overnight; the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival 2014 has been 40 glorious years in the making.


Way back in 1975 a bunch of locals decided that the start of winter was a great excuse to have a party. They organised races on the mountain and in town, lollies for the kids, beers for the grown-ups, a concert or two and a town-wide ball, all of which made the Festival a great success. News spread quickly and the next year people came from further afield to join the festivities.


Since then the Festival has evolved into New Zealand's - and perhaps the southern Hemisphere's - biggest celebration of winter. It's a ten day extravaganza of Queenstown's unique culture and community with street parties, fireworks, international and local acts, comedy, family fun, and plenty of Mountain Mayhem.


Town will be a-buzz with around 45,000 people celebrating the arrival of winter in true Queenstown style.


WINTER STARTS HERE and we’re proud of it!

Fly your aircraft from one of the other main centres into Queenstown to pick up your share of the inbound passengers and return them to your home base.

Sector lengths will vary depending on aircraft choice and the other centre you're flying from. Real-world Queenstown is served by B737/A320 and smaller; given the challenging RNAV/VORDME approach, it is recommended that you fly in an aircraft that you're comfortable with.

Events based around the mountainous Queenstown airspace are always popular and always a challenge for pilots and controllers alike and this event will be no exception.

Flight Routes

Auckland


NZAA/NZQN: (AAQN2) AA Y320 QN
NZQN/NZAA: Jets: (QNAA1) QN Y569 LEBOX Y655 POKOM Q277 AA
NZQN/NZAA: Non-Jets: (QNAA4) QN Q787 NS H438 IGUTA Y175 OMKUN Y311 DADUK Y273 PEPPE H182 AA

Wellington


NZWN/NZQN: (WNQN2) WN V306 SABDA Y622 MESIX H159 CH Y266 QN
NZQN/NZWN: (QNWN5) SH H438 BELEE H567 CC V393 WN

Christchurch


NZCH/NZQN: (CHQN3) CH Y266 QN
NZQN/NZCH: Jets: (QNWN2) QN Q787 TIMJO Y153 DOPKI Y533 GRETA Y393 WN
NZQN/NZCH: Non-Jets: (QNWN4) QN Q787 TIMJO Y153 CH Y393 WN

Airports

NZAA Auckland, New Zealand

Positions

 CallsignRadio NameFrequencyFreq
CTRNZCH-K_CTRChristchurch Control129.400
 NZCH-R_CTRAuckland Control126.000
 NZCH-S_CTRChristchurch Control129.300
 NZCH-T_CTRChristchurch Control123.700
APPNZAA_APPAuckland Approach124.300
 NZCH_APPChristchurch Approach126.100
 NZWN_APPWellington Approach119.300
TWRNZAA_TWRAuckland Tower118.700
 NZCH_TWRChristchurch Tower118.400
 NZQN_TWRQueenstown Tower118.100
 NZWN_TWRWellington Tower118.800