2017 Festival Timetable

2017 Festival Timetable

Here is our 2017 Programme and you can also buy tickets via the links below.

You can download a PDF of the programme here or get one from Paper Plus in Wanaka, or The North Face store in Queenstown.

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  • Christchurch, Saturday Night, July 8, 7:30pm

    Leo Houlding and selected Films in Christchurch   Christchurch   

    PRICE: Door Sales $35. Loads of tickets will be available at the door
    LOCATION: Middleton Grange Auditorium, Performing Arts Centre, 27 Arthur Street, Upper Riccarton.

    Tickets will be available at the door. 7:30pm. Speaker Leo Houlding is a world-renowned adventurer, orator, filmmaker and quite possibly the most high-profile speaker we’ve ever invited to NZ. Hear about his well-constructed life in media, climbing, adventure innovation and family. … Continued

  • Saturday & Sunday, July 8 & 9, 2017

    Adventure Film School     

    PRICE: Adults $195, Youth $150 (not included in Festival Pass)
    LOCATION: Faulks Room, Lake Wanaka Centre, Ardmore St, WANAKA

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    Join our well established two day Adventure Film School. This course has been running since it’s inception in 2010 and is always popular with students gaining expert instruction and hands on experience filming, editing and so much more….. Learn about film making in … Continued

  • All shows, July 6 to 8

    Queenstown Festival Pass   All Sessions   

    PRICE: $59
    LOCATION: Queenstown Memorial Centre

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    A Queenstown Festival Pass gets you a seat to all the speakers and films in Queenstown July 6 to 8. They are not transferable to another person and you must wear a shower proof armband.

  • Saturday July 8, 10.00am to 11am. 

    Free Family Show Queenstown     

    PRICE: Free, but you must reserve seats via this link
    LOCATION: Supper Room, Queenstown Memorial Centre

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    The NZ Mountain Film Festival Charitable Trust invites you and your family to the free hour-long showing of films suitable for all ages. Adults can’t come without kids, sorry. Films Include: The Road To Rai, 6 mins, Director: Scott Robb, … Continued

  • Saturday, July 8, 4:00pm to 6:30pm

    Best of the Fest   Queenstown 5   

    PRICE: $17 (online), $20 (at the door), youth discount $5
    LOCATION: Main Auditorium, Memorial Centre

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    This collection of films is packed with award winners. Best NZ Film Waiau-toa Odyssey epitomises Kiwi adventure and innovation: 5 mates, 6 days, 300km of bike and packrafting fun. The Best Film on Adventurous Sports and Lifestyles follows a paraglider’s … Continued

  • July 7 to 9

    Wanaka Book Festival Pass     

    PRICE: $39
    LOCATION: Wanaka

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    A non-transferable pass which includes entry to all talks in Wanaka July 7 to 9, but excludes the team quiz night and writing schools.

  • Saturday, July 8, 4.30pm to 5:30pm

    Mt Everest Enthusiast – FICTION vs NON-FICTION   Book Session 2   

    PRICE: $10 (online), $15 (at the door)
    LOCATION: Armstrong Room, Lake Wanaka Centre .

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    Join award-winner Matt Kambic (Everest Rising) and Lydia Bradey (Going Up is Easy) as they distinguish between elements of fiction and nonfiction through a comparative conversation facilitated by chief NZ Mountain Book Festival competition judge Dr Simone Marshall. Come along … Continued

  • Saturday, July 8, 5:00pm to 6:00pm

    Quiz Time – Test your mountain and adventure knowledge   Book Session 3   

    PRICE: $20 per team, with proceeds going to Wanaka Library
    LOCATION: Cafe Gusto, opposite the Lake Wanaka Centre

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    Get ready to stimulate your brain, laugh and exchange good banter. Gather a team of three or four to answer offbeat questions with the chance to win cool prizes. If you don’t have a team, we’ll try and slot you … Continued

  • Saturday Night, July 8, 7.30pm to 10.00pm (Doors open from 7.00pm)

    Nick Allen & Old Fashion Storytelling   Book Session 4   

    PRICE: $20 (online), $25 (at the door)
    LOCATION: Main Auditorium, Lake Wanaka Centre

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    A festival favourite kicks off the evening, when Old Fashion Storytelling welcomes a motley crew of adventurers to the stage. Featuring well-known local adventurer and Deep Canyon founder Dave Vass, expat Pom, climber and mountain guide Paul Rogers, ski guide … Continued

  • Saturday, July 8, doors open at 7.00pm with live music and show starts at 7.30pm, to 9.45pm

    Tim Cope and Craig Potton – Book Festival Premiere Speakers   Queenstown 6   

    PRICE: $20 (online), $25 (at the door)
    LOCATION: Main Auditorium, Memorial Centre

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      Craig Potton’s talk, entitled “What might happen when you go to wild places”, is deliberately broad, and so-named to allow him to wander through topics and themes dear to him. Craig is a philosophical character; he is a fierce … Continued

  • Sunday, July 9, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

    High points, hidden gems and slippery slopes with Sarah Bennett and Lee Slater   Book Session 5   

    PRICE: $10 (online), $15 (at the door)
    LOCATION: Armstrong Room, Lake Wanaka Centre

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    Luxury lodges, free lunches, heli-tours … travel writing’s the dream job, right? Meet two travel writers who’ve done the hard yards—under their own steam, surviving on scroggin, with tramping boots and mountain bikes on board and hear where they think … Continued

  • Sunday Night, July 9, 7.30pm to 10.00pm (Doors open from 7.00pm)

    Craig Potton & Words and Wine   Book Session 6   

    PRICE: $20 (online), $25 (at the door)
    LOCATION: Main Auditorium, Lake Wanaka Centre

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    One of our most popular sessions, Words and Wine features authors reading their own adventures stories. Drink in a broad range of topics from bike adventures to ski trips, from Everest to Kazakhstan. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine followed … Continued