Fireworks in Queenstown and Wanaka

Firework Professionals Ltd have been firing fireworks in Queenstown, Wanaka, Cromwell and all around Central Otago for many years now.  We have two technicians based in Wanaka, and we work closely with local tech Bill Falcone in Queenstown. For the past two years, our crew have provided the fireworks for the Rhythm & Alps festival in Cardrona.

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 in Queenstown for the local technician to mount 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. FPL manufactured starshells have been a winning feature of the show.

Locals on the Ground

We use experienced, trained local people, as well our crew from head office during busy times with multiple events on. Local pyrotechnician Bill Falcone has fired the Winterfest and New Year’s Eve displays annually, with few exceptions. We at FPL have been happy to provide fireworks, equipment, and expertise for the show. Our technicans have also been on hand to step in a run the show when Bill is out of town.

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 and Wanaka 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.

"Thanks for a stunning 1812 Pyro display – just wow! Speechless as always to the story you tell through colour, pyro choice, musical interpretation and precision timing. But it is appreciated and noted."

Sheena Events Co-ordinator Sparks 2018


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."

Claire 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.."

Simon Events Production Co-ordinator, CCC (2012)

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