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Youth Week 2021

Head to Queenstown Events Centre for a week of sports and games to celebrate the talents, passions and success of local young people.

Click the drop-down menus below to see full details of the activities on each day.

Cost and registration

Entry to each session is by gold coin with all donations going to Wakatipu Youth Trust.

Please register in advance using this online form that asks for your name, date of birth and day(s) you'd like to attend.

About Youth Week

Youth Week (8-16 May) is a nationwide festival of events focused on children and young people aged 5-24 co-ordinated by Ara Taiohi, the peak body for youth development in Aotearoa New Zealand. For more information click here.

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  • What: Racket sports – badminton, pickleball and table tennis

    Where: Indoor stadium at Queenstown Events Centre

    When: 3.00-5.00pm

    Minimum age: 5 and older

    Tell me more: Give our new sport Pickleball a go, or come on down and show us your skills with some rallies over the table tennis and badminton nets! 

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  • What: Box-HIIT – a boxing and cardio workout 

    Where: Indoor stadium at Queenstown Events Centre

    When: 5.00-5.45pm

    Minimum age: 13 and older

    Tell me more: Ready for a challenge? Join our awesome instructors for a 45-minute Box-HIIT (high intensity interval training) session. Raise your heart rate and get those endorphins flowing! 

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  • What: Climbing – easy skills and games on the climbing wall 

    Where: Rockatipu indoor wall (indoor stadium) at Queenstown Events Centre

    When: 5.00-6.30pm

    Minimum age: 6 and older

    Tell me more: Reach for new heights on our climbing wall – our friendly instructors will get you to the top with some handy tips and tricks. 

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  • What: Kī-o-Rahi – a traditional Māori game 

    Where: Indoor stadium at Queenstown Events Centre

    When: 4.30-5.30pm

    Minimum age: All ages welcome

    Tell me more: Have a go at this exciting traditional Māori sport – it's fast-paced and full of tricks! 

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  • What: Jingo team quiz – a music-based quiz game for family and friends 

    Where: Upstairs function room at Queenstown Events Centre

    When: 4.30-6.30pm

    Minimum age: 13 and older

    Tell me more: Bring a friend or group of mates and test your knowledge at bingo with a twist! Instead of numbers we're crossing off the latest musical bangers. 

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  • What: 'Crazy Race' inflatable – obstacle course and hydroslides  

    Where: Alpine Aqualand 

    When: 1.30-3.30pm

    Minimum age: 5 and older

    Tell me more: Test your balance and race your way through our giant inflatable obstacle course; battle your mates on the hydroslides! 

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