Fireworks in Queenstown and Wanaka

Firework Professionals Ltd have been involved in Queenstown and Wanaka firework shows and similar events in the Otago region for many years now.

Queenstown Winter Festival

The “Queenstown Winter Festival” with its celebration of the opening of the New Zealand ski season has Firework Professionals Ltd providing the technology and fireworks for Bill Falcone who works with us and mounts a great show every year. The show has become such a feature that the fireworks barge has its own special mooring, and a second fireworks barge spreads the fireworks to make a fantastic front against the backdrop of the Queenstown Gardens.

Locals on the Ground

We use experienced, trained local people. Local pyrotechnician Bill Falcone has fired the “Queenstown Winter Festival” and New Year’s Eve displays annually, with few exceptions. We at FPL have been happy to provide fireworks, equipment, and expertise for Bill throughout this period. Occasionally we have even fired a show on his behalf.

The regional harbourmaster Marty Black keeps control of the Bay to ensure that boats don’t end up in the fireworks fall zone and keep right away from the fireworks barges.

Fireworks over Lake Wakatipu

Lake Wakatipu is a great fireworks venue. A special mooring has been added, so the fireworks barge and pontoon can be positioned separately to increase the frontal area of the shows. There is great access for the audience to see fireworks clearly, and the regional harbourmaster, Marty, does an excellent job keeping the waters safe and secure.

Fireworks and Snow

On the ski fields around Queenstown there have been some extraordinary firework shows such as the wedding of Henry van Asch where Henry and the groomsman came down the ski slopes trading great showers of sparks illuminating the whole ski field.

Another extraordinary event was on the Snow Farm where a Korean film, Silmido was shot. This has one of the largest action fronts of artillery bombardment ever seen in a movie shot in New Zealand. You can see more about this on our Special Effects page.

Firework Displays for You

If you are looking to add some extra power (or grace) to your next event, talk to us today! Or take a look though our gallery at our firework shows.


What a great firework display!!!   It really was spectacular and everyone is talking about it!!

The whole evening was a huge success with the Fireworks being the highlight!!

Thank you so much for all that you and your team have done to make it happen."

Events Team
Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights

“Thanks first of all for the best fireworks display I have seen off the pier. It was mind blowingly AWESOME! Massive congratulations to your team. I found at all times your team easy to work with and communication lines were always open. The way that they conducted themselves was typical to what we have come to expect out of Firework Professionals.."

Events Production Co-ordinator, CCC (2012)


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