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Superb food, wine and parties highlights of DNA Gay Ski Week QT

The Southern Hemisphere’s largest Winter Pride event will see hundreds of people converge on Queenstown for a week-long celebration of skiing, socialising, adventure and dazzling entertainment and frolics.

The Southern Hemisphere’s largest Winter Pride event will see hundreds of people converge on Queenstown for a week-long celebration of skiing, socialising, adventure and dazzling entertainment and frolics.

Some of the region’s very best food and wine – along with legendary parties and fun times – will showcase Queenstown at its best during DNA Gay Ski Week QT later this year (August 29 – Sept 5).

A fabulous and exclusive culinary taste-fest is on the menu during the week for the first time, courtesy of The Rees hotel’s True South Dining Experience.

An intimate number of guests will be taken by courtesy shuttle to The Rees and welcomed with a glass of champagne and canapés, before getting the chance to drool over a private cellar of one of the most comprehensive collections of fine Bordeaux wines in the Southern Hemisphere.

For lovers of fine food and wine it doesn’t get much better than this.

For lovers of fine food and wine it doesn’t get much better than this.

Taste buds will be put to the test by The Rees’ internationally-renowned Executive Chef Ben Batterbury who will present a five-course dinner with matching wines. The menu is being kept tantalizingly under wraps until the evening.

Organisers Sally and Mandy Whitewoods said it was shaping up to be a truly memorable ‘don’t miss’ evening.

“For lovers of fine food and wine it doesn’t get much better than this,” said Sally.

The dinner’s being held on Tuesday September 1 and limited tickets are available online at www.gayskiweekqt.com.

As the week draws to a close the partying gets harder – heading into the weekend on Friday September 4 Family Bar & Nightclub presents ‘Life is a Beach’ at Brazz for the penultimate night of GSWQT. Family Bar will be adding their flavour to the event, which includes BBQ-style food and music from Sydney DJ Adam Love.

As the week draws to a close the partying gets harder.

As the week draws to a close the partying gets harder.

Not to be outdone in the party stakes, on Saturday September 5 Broken Shed presents the ‘Once Upon A time Final Dance Party’ at Queenstown’s Memorial Centre, the final fun night of Gay Ski Week QT 2015.

After a huge response last year, DJ Kate Monroe from Sydney is back again with Adam Love, ruling the roost over all those fantabulous Cinders or Prince Charmings.

“They’ll be the parties to end all parties and we can’t wait to see the amazing costumes at ‘Once Upon A Time’ after the bar was set pretty high last year,” said Sally.

Packages can be booked via Kirra Holidays, Flight Centre or Ski Express.

Packages can be booked via Kirra Holidays, Flight Centre or Ski Express.

 

Organisers Sally and Mandy Whitewoods said they were “thrilled” with new additions to the exciting line-up of events and delighted with pre-event ticket sales.

Tickets are available from www.gayskiweekqt.com, including amazing packages with VIP and ‘almost everything’ tickets, great value for those keen to experience the best of the week.

Packages can also be booked via Kirra Holidays, Flight Centre or Ski Express.

Will you be heading to Queenstown for the celebrations?