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The Queenstown Winter Festival 2018

10-day winter fun is made of mountain races, street performances, foods and music, and above all – famous Dog Derby

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The Queenstown Winter Festival is said to be the largest winter celebration in the Southern hemisphere. It lasts for 10 days in late June and early July and features plenty of fun, including its greatest highlight - Dog's Derby, which is a hilarious race of dogs' and their owners. Queenstown is a perfect location for winter sports, in particular, Coronet Peak is listed among the finest country's ski and snowboard areas. Local food, the best music and splendid fireworks - these go without saying. The first celebration of that kind dates back to 1975 ​when a group of New Zealanders decided that the arrival of winter was a good reason to have fun and party. Nowadays, this Winterfest is known as one of top-10 world's most popular events.​​

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