General Ticket Information

General Ticket Information

There are three types of tickets (All prices are in the New Zealand Dollar):

  • Film or Book Festival Passes get you a non transferable pass to all shows. You get a non-removable arm band for the length of the Festival.
  • Wanaka Platinum Pass – transferable pass to all shows at the Lake Wanaka Centre.
  • Single Session and Workshop Tickets: $10 – $45.

We use Payment Express (DPS) and you use your credit card to pay for your tickets. You are automatically re-directed to the DPS site at the payment stage.

Tickets Descriptions:

There are 100 to 120 Single Session admission tickets available to each seating, priced from $10 (for youths) to $45. This will get you into a 3 or 4 hour session of films and sometimes a speaker.

A Wanaka Platinum Pass is completely transferable between your entire family, friends, associates or business. It is the favourite pass for a few people to share and have one seat to every event of the festival showing at the Lake Wanaka Centre (excludes the Adventure Film School).

A Film Festival Pass gets you a seat to all the films, speakers and workshops on at the Lake Wanaka Centre (for Wanaka Passes) and the Memorial Centre (for Queenstown Passes), but it excludes the Adventure Film and Writing Schools and there are a limited number. Festival Pass tickets are not transferable to another person and Festival Pass holders will receive an armband.   

Please note that Festival Pass and Platinum Pass holders MUST be seated 10 minutes before each session starts to guarantee themselves a seat. If you are late, you are still welcome, but just may have to stand.

To buy tickets once the festival is on, the ticket window will be open at The Lake Wanaka Centre, 89 Ardmore St, and Queenstown’s Memorial Hall.

You can also call the ticket office on ph: 020 4084 8775 (June 1 to July 15, and there is no answer service, so if we don’t answer please send us a text to be called back).