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St Patricks Day Themed Party

Friday night will be hosting a St Patrick’s Day Themed party at the Queenstown Ice Arena. Don’t worry we won’t need ice skates on that night, just our party shoes.

The doors open at 6.30pm and close at 11.00pm.
We will have a few leprechaun’s guiding to you the Ice Arena through the Queenstown gardens so you follow the correct path.
There will be dedicated shuttle buses to and from the arena. The shuttle bus timetable can be downloaded here.
There is also a reliable taxi service in Queenstown. We encourage you arriving and leaving safely.
We trust you will have an awesome time that night and the rest of your stay in Queenstown.

There are a couple of rules and regulations we must adhere to on the evening:
· BYO alcohol or food is not allowed at the Queenstown Ice Arena.
· Minors (under 18 years of age) will not be served alcohol and must be accompanied by an adult.
· Intoxicated persons will not be served alcohol and will be required to leave the premises.
· Unruly or aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated and is grounds for removal from the premises.
· Queenstown is a recycle friendly town and we are encouraging all waste to be recycled.



‘Screamin’ Eagles’ are known as the ‘official/non-official’ Harley-Davidson band. They have entertained thousands over the years with their smooth tones and energetic presence on stage.

The Screamin’ Eagles line up is 6 x vocals, 3 x guitars, bass, drums and keys… these guys rock it live on stage. They are talented musicians who are very passionate about performing amazing songs. You will hear many of legendary Eagles songs and a huge selection of other big party sets.

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Midge Marsden is a legend in New Zealand with a career unparalleled in this country. His professional career spans almost 50 years. He has played thousands of concerts to thousands of fans and has performed with a list of artists that reads like a definitive ‘who’s who’ of Kiwi music luminaries.

Midge remains New Zealand’s pre-eminent rhythm and blues artist. His combination of excellent musicians and unstoppable energy combine to guarantee a great show every time. See him at the 2017 Iron Run in Queenstown

This sign stands at the lowest point of New Zealand in a small town called Bluff. Bluff is famous for its oysters.

Ride to Bluff

A special limited edition Iron Run patch is available for riders who ride to Bluff on 16th March 2017.

Bluff is at the bottom of the South Island.

A Harley-Davidson representative will be at the Bluff signpost with the patches  between the hours of hours of 10.00am and 2.00pm.  If you arrive after this time, take a selfie and collect your patch at registration on Friday 17th March 2017. Make sure you get to Bluff and if you rode to Cape Reinga last year, then you can say you’ve ridden from the top of NZ to the bottom!


Guided Rides

There are two Guided Rides being run:
Glenorchy – departing 11.30AM
Cromwell (via Wanaka) – departing 10.30AM
Both departing from Queenstown Events Centre Car Park, Joe O’Connell Dr, Frankton

Download the Rides leaflet here

Thunder Run

Saturday 18th March. The Thunder Run will leave Queenstown at 10.00am and head to historical Arrowtown. The main street will be closed for Thunder Run riders only.

Show us your tatts competition

6.30pm – 7.15pm
Queenstown Ice Arena

Make sure you get your tatts out and enter the Show Us Your Tatts competition on stage at the Queenstown Ice Arena.

We will have awards for the following categories:
Best Arm – Male
Best Leg – Male
Best Back – Male
Best Arm – Female
Best Leg – Female
Best Back – Female
Best Overall

The judges will be artists from the local Queenstown ‘White Tiger Tattoo’ studio. If you are looking to get a new tattoo or touch up an existing one, make sure you visit them in Shotover St (not far from the Memorial Hall).


Bike Show

Held directly after the Thunder Run in the common green at Arrowtown (at the end of Buckingham St).
This event always brings out the best Harley-Davidson motorcycles from all over New Zealand.
Entry forms must be filled in at registration in the memorial hall on Friday 17th March.
Not only will you take away the fantastic trophy, you will take away bragging rights which is priceless.

Categories include:
Best Street
Best Sportster
Best Dyna
Best Softail
Best V-Rod
Best Touring
Best LOH
Best Custom
Best Antique
Best CVO
Best Trike/Side Car
People’s Choice

Download the entry for here.