Queenstown & Wanaka entertainment

Cinema in Arrowtown

Dorothy Browns

This is what a cinema should be like: wide, ultra-comfortable seating with fine local wine, cheese boards and olives available to accompany the mostly art-house films on offer. Most screenings in the main theatre ha…
Cinema in Wanaka


How very Wanaka that an art-house cinema should adjoin an indoor climbing wall. Channelling a lush New York or Shanghai vibe, Ruby's has a whiff of cinema's glory days. Watch a movie from a reclining leather chair w…
Cinema in Wanaka

Cinema Paradiso

Sprawl on a comfy couch, or recline in a dentist's chair or an old Morris Minor at this Wanaka institution, screening the best of Hollywood and art-house flicks. At intermission head to the lobby for freshly baked c…
Live Music in Queenstown


The faux-Tudor architecture might have you expecting lutes and folk ballads, but the Sherwood is Queenstown's go-to spot for visiting musos. Many of NZ's bigger names have performed here; check the website for comin…
Traditional Music in Queenstown

Kiwi Haka

For a traditional Māori cultural experience, head to the top of the gondola for one of the 30-minute shows that include the famed haka. There are usually four shows per night; bookings are essential.
Cinema in Queenstown

Reading Cinemas

Mainstream cinema with discounted screenings on Tuesdays.