Experience

People, place, events, news, cool stuff. Stories from the centre and our Queenstown community.

Winter Street Style

Winter is here in Queenstown and it's time to layer up! You'll find everything your wardrobe needs at Queenstown Central Shopping Centre to keep you looking sharp, street-smart and comfortable from day-to-night. Offering a range of everyday and boutique fashion brands, here's a sample of...

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Training for Queenstown Marathon

This year’s Queenstown Marathon is set to take place on Saturday 19 November 2022. Tickets are in hot demand so if you’re considering getting involved now is the time to sign-up and get started on your training plan. We’re told, you don’t need to be...

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Top Reads for Winter

Have your ever walked into a Whitcoulls store, seen the “Joan’s Picks” book selection on-shelf and wondered - just who is this Joan and why is she so spot-on with her book recommendations? Whitcoulls Head Book Buyer, Joan (pictured above), has been buying books all...

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Tips for surviving Dry July

If you’re thinking about embarking on Dry July this year, firstly well done! Going "dry" for July is a great way to hit pause on drinking habits while also raising money for those affected by Cancer. Think of it as giving your liver a little...

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What's On at The Pop Up

A bright new store has appeared on Central Street for the month of June at Queenstown Central. The Pop Up store will be home to a creative exhibition taking a retrospective look at the evolution of Queenstown's LUMA festival. The space celebrates young creative minds,...

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LUMA Retrospective Gallery

Opening Friday 3 June at The Pop Up is the LUMA Retrospective Gallery. The gallery features three installations: the 2021 LUMA Schools Project: ‘Ovals of Enlightenment”,  ‘Breathe’ by SILO (creative engine behind the LUMA festival) and stunning photography – by local photographer Leigh Jeffery captured...

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Star Workshop

Star Workshop Join us for a FREE star making workshop at The Pop Up! Kids will make their own personalised hanging star using a range of sparkly materials, to take home and shine bright in their windows for Matariki. Cost: FREE. Space is limited. Booking...

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LUMIFY Workshop

<FULLY BOOKED OUT> Visit The Pop Up Store at Queenstown Central Shopping Centre on Queens Birthday Weekend (4-6 June) and make a glow-in-the dark Jellyfish for LUMIFY! Create your own magical jellyfish creature to take home to display in your tree or window. Spot prizes...

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Origami-For-Kids Intro Workshop

In this Origami-for-kids workshop, learn the basic folds of origami using a single-paper approach to create animals and figures. Cost: FREE. Space is limited. Booking essential. Ages 6-16 welcome to attend (parents must accompany kids) Workshops: Saturday 11 June  | 10am – 11pm Sunday 19...

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Origami-For-Kids Intermediate Workshop

The intermediate class is for Origami lovers who have already mastered basic origami using one sheet of paper. In this class we use of two sheets of paper to build 3D figures and introduce the concept of modular origami – which uses anything from 4-30...

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Illustration-For-Kids Workshop

Join us in an Illustration-for-kids workshop! In this session, with the guidance of an experienced illustrator you’ll learn 6 patterns types in mandala fine line style. You’ll take your new skills into practice by illustrating a Kiwi bird which you can proudly display at home....

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WIN for Mother's Day

Be-in-to-WIN a Mothers Day Indulgence Pack from Queenstown Central Shopping Centre (worth over $350!) To enter, simply head to our Facebook Page and: 1. Like the Mothers Day post 2. Follow Queenstown Central Instagram and Facebook page 3. Comment on the post why you’d like...

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Holiday Boredom Busters

Fighting holiday boredom with the kids these school holidays? Check out some home-project inspiration and family-friendly places to eat at Queenstown Central Shopping Centre. Make a Terrarium A fun project for the kids a terrarium is something to do, as well as a great addition...

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Autumn/Winter Brights

Winter doesn't need to have us reaching for sombre colours this season. A pop of colour in your wardrobe can elevate your everyday look and provide an immediate confidence booster. We've hand-picked some bright autumn/winter pieces new instore at Queenstown Central Shopping Centre. Lemon &...

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Autumn Soul Food

South-American barbeque meats cooked over open flames, organic chicken made with home-style secret recipes, authentic handmade tacos paired with a margarita or locally crafted beer, Japanese Teppanyaki cooked before your eyes. Discover artfully prepared food-for-the-soul at Queenstown Central Shopping Centre. Love Chicken Find comfort in...

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Hairstyle Trends for 2022

Just Cuts have predicted this years hottest hairstyles with products to help you achieve each look. Hair trends in recent years have been low-fuss (for obvious reasons!) but this year could be the year to make a change-up. Just Cuts are a walk-in only hairdresser...

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Essential Herbs for Autumn

Nature knows everything. When the weather outside is hot, we tend toward holding heat in the body. Tropical cooling fruits like watermelons and tomatoes will grow to cool us. When it's winter, warming foods such as pumpkins start to bloom to nourish and warm us...

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He's Back! Santa in The Market 16-19 December

That's right folks, Santa (and friends) are returning to Queenstown Central Shopping Centre this Christmas! You'll find him in The Market everyday from Thursday 16 - Sunday 19th December | 11am - 3pm + plus late night Santa Thursday 16 December | 5pm - 7pm...

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Christmas Gift Wrapping

Need help with getting your presents wrapped? Our Christmas Wrapping Team will be in Kmart Foyer (next to Tinco café) Thursday 16th - Sunday 19th December | 11am - 2pm Thursday 16th December (late night) 5pm - 8pm  (Late night shopping at all retailers until...

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More FM Supersize Christmas Promotion

A giant present has appeared at Queenstown Central and there's more to behold! Tune in to More FM daily for a chance to unlock the code to WIN a massive haul of presents inside - including a $500 voucher from Queenstown Central. Visit More FM...

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Late Night Shopping

Getting all your Christmas shopping done can be a busy time! To help get the last things sorted, the Centre will be open for late night shopping on Thursday 16th and Thursday 23rd December. You can also see head to see Santa on Thursday 16th...

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Queenstown Central Christmas Tree returns.

Queenstown Central Shopping Centre has been partnering with local creative collective South Island Light Orchestra (SILO), for the third year running, with a spectacular Christmas tree commemorating the festive season. The tree, situated in Frankton, close to State Highway 6 stands over eight metres tall...

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COVID-19 Update -We're in Traffic Light Orange

As we are now in the new Traffic Light Framework - Orange here's what you may encounter while shopping at Queenstown Central: Retailers such as cafes, foodies and restaurants as well as close contact businesses such as hairdressers and beauty salons may require you to...

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Spooky hair, don't care.

Halloween is upon us and getting the kids ready to trick-or-treat can be a last-minute job! Head to KMART, Queenstown Central this Sunday 31 October for an array of ghoulish Halloween costumes and props (beware the staff could be looking a bit scary-fun too!) To...

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Level 2 - We're OPEN!

Queenstown Central is fully open at Level 2 trading normal Centre hours and ready for all your shopping and dining needs. It's Level 2 (but not as we know it) With the change to government rulings around Level 2, there's a few things we all...

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Level 3 | We're Open for Essentials, Takeaways, Click-and Collect

Queenstown Central is open all for your essentials, takeaways and click-and-collect. Takeaways Get your lunchtime or evening takeaways from: St Pierres Sushi, The Meat Preachers, Taco Medic, Sal's Pizza, Subway, Wu Cha, Hikari, Love Chicken. Liquor On-site pick up now available at Merchants Liquor. Coffee:...

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Be in to WIN a Father's Day Shopping Spree!

Reward Dad (and his lockdown jokes) this Father’s Day with a little shopping splurge from Queenstown Central. Simply sign up to the Queenstown Central newsletter and you’re in the draw in to win. There’s 5 prize packs to be won! Each prize pack includes: $100...

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Covid Vaccine now available at Antidote Pharmacy

The friendly team at Antidote Pharmacy, Queenstown Central Shopping Centre are now delivering COVID-19 vaccines. If you are aged 55+ you can book your vaccine online now at bookmyvaccine.co.nz to reserve your spot.  

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Kids Eat Free for LUMA

Queenstown Central Shopping Centre is making things easy for LUMA this year with a kids eat free offer at all our eateries throughout Queens Birthday Weekend. All eateries will have their own special LUMA offer in-store for kids 12 and under, every day of the...

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Park & Ride to LUMA from Queenstown Central

Queenstown Central has getting to LUMA sorted this year with the new (and totally FREE) Park & Ride LUMA bus. In a first for the event, Queenstown Central has teamed up with LUMA, Orbus and AJ Hackett to help to alleviate the inevitable traffic congestion...

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Moscow Circus at Queenstown Central

The circus has come to town for school holidays and you'll find them at Queenstown Central Shopping Centre! After 20 years, the world's most renowned production is making an extravagant return to New Zealand. Watch as international talent brings to life The Great Moscow Circus!...

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We're OPEN all Easter.

Queenstown Central stores will be trading as normal all weekend*. So pop on down for a retail fix, or a hunger buster and support your local. Happy Easter from all of us at Queenstown Central. * Merchants Liquor hours will vary from normal. Contact stores...

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Taco Revival - with Taco Medic

South Island cousins Robbie McGillivray and Ant Wilkins, owners of Taco Medic at Queenstown Central Shopping Centre, talk to us about how they got into the business of making fresh, authentic Mexican-style tacos. Hi guys, nice to see you! Tell us a bit about your...

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Be in to win a $200 Gift Card this Valentines Day

Sign up to the Queenstown Central newsletter and be in to win a $200 gift card to shop at Queenstown Central* That's a new outfit, some outdoor gear, a new edition to the kitchen, something stylish for the home, beauty treatment, hair appointment or lunch/dinner...

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December late night shopping Thursdays till 8pm

We know that getting all your shopping done before Christmas can be a busy time. That's why this year Queenstown Central is open late till 8pm on Thursday 3 December, 10 December and 17 December with some retailers also open late on Christmas Eve (hours...

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Living Up High - with Base NZ

As Queenstown eagerly waits the next dump of snow on the mountains – we talk to Brent Harridge, (owner), and crew at the Base NZ store, Queenstown Central Shopping Centre, to chat about snow, adventure and life in Queenstown. Hi Brent tell us about Base...

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LUMIFY Queens Birthday Weekend

As the 2020 LUMA Light Festival has been cancelled this year, the team at LUMA are encouraging everyone to bring a little bit of  "LUMA sparkle" to our community (from a safe distance of course) May 29 - 1 June by lighting up windows, letterboxes...

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Alert 2 (again) - We're Open!

With the move to Alert Two COVID-19 status from Sunday 28 February Queenstown Central Shopping Centre doors remain OPEN. As always, we've put extra cleaning measures and social distancing practices in place to keep our customers safe so we can all continue on with our...

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Mooching and Motherhood with Kerry-Anne Roberts

It needs not be said that parenthood has been equal parts challenging and rewarding these past weeks while under the New Zealand lock-down for Covid-19. We talk to store manager Kerry-Anne Roberts of Mooch, Queenstown Central Shopping Centre on Mother’s Day to chat all things...

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Open for essentials, takeaways and click + collect

Now OPEN at Queenstown Central Shopping Centre for contactless Click + Collect ordering/delivery: Love Chicken, Wu Cha, Sal's Pizza, Subway, The Meat Preachers, St Pierres Sushi Black & White Coffee, Social Clothing, Mooch, Merchants Liquor, Kmart and Issimo Shoes. Visit individual websites for hours and...

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The Big New Zealand Easter Egg Hunt

Our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has a challenge for the kids of New Zealand! The Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny have been considered an essential service - which is great news! But because we’re all in isolation at the moment, the Easter Bunny might...

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Soul Food Organic - Living for a Better Future

Health and sustainability are conversations the whole world is having at this very moment. The global Covid-19 pandemic, and the enforced isolation we find ourselves in here in New Zealand, has got us thinking about what we truly need in our lives to exist and...

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Fierce Grace Yoga - now streaming LIVE

While we're all held in the captivity of our Covid-19 bubbles, Fierce Grace have cleverly come up with LIVE STREAMING Yoga classes, so you can practice yoga from the comfort of your living room. Its important to maintain physical and mental health in these uncertain...

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Queenstown Central Essential Services

Queenstown Central Shopping Centre stores are open for the following essential services* Antidote Pharmacy | Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm Soul Food Organic | Wednesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm Kim's Asian Mart | Open 7 days, 9am - 6pm Mooch | Open 7...

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COVID-19 Queenstown Central Shopping Centre Closure

Attention all customers All non-essential stores at Queenstown Central Shopping Centre will close from end-of-business Wednesday 25 March following the government’s announcement and alert level upgrade. All non-essential businesses have to close their doors for a minimum of 4 weeks and that includes Queenstown Central...

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DQ's Adventure Festival 12 – 19 March

Destination Queenstown has been reviewing what  “Adventure” means to our visitors of Queenstown. The review forms part of a brand refresh project designed to reset Queenstown's promotion on the world stage. Part of the re-brand project involved a re-look at Destination Queenstown’s current tagline: “Feel...

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Zirka Circus at Queenstown Central | 20-26 January 2020

Hold on to your hats - the circus is coming to Queenstown Central Shopping Centre! Introducing: Into The Future - the 10 year anniversary tour from Zirka Circus. Zirka Circus has successfully been entertaining families in NZ for more than ten years and is the...

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Merry Xmas from Queenstown Central

And that's a wrap! Thanks to everyone who came to the Centre to see Santa and get their photo taken. Santa's Grotto will be back bigger and better in 2020. Thanks to 222 Photographic Studios for the amazing photos! Have a safe and happy holiday...

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A new shine on Christmas for Queenstown

Queenstown Central Shopping Centre recently partnered with local creative collective South Island Light Orchestra (SILO), to create a spectacular Christmas tree commemorating the festive season. The tree, situated in Frankton, close to State Highway 6 stands over eight metres tall and is framed by a...

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