Ice cool – Queenstown winter festival underway

If you love snow, ice, fun, food, wine and plenty of action head to Queenstown in New Zealand for one of the best weeks of the year – the annual winter festival!

Action got underway for this event on the 22nd but it runs through til next week (July 1) so there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the festivities.

Action includes:
* the ice rink 10am-10pm daily
* fun run events

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Gold Coast marathon action this weekend

Action hits the Gold Coast this weekend for the annual marathon, half marathon and affiliated events.

We know that not all backpackers like to get hot and sweaty, but you still might like to hang around to watch this fantastic event. Or you might feel inspired to run or walk yourself – the shortest events are the 5.7km and 10km.

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