Fireworks in Queenstown and Wanaka
Firework Professionals Ltd have been firing fireworks in Queenstown, Wanaka, Cromwell, Alexandra 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.
"The feedback so far from Queenstown and Wanaka are they both looked amazing. All punters were stoked and pics that have come through looked amazing and certainly something you and the team should be very proud of. Look forward to working with you again." Craig, Summit Events Wanaka
"Thanks so much for a wonderful display for Guy Fawkes. It is such a privilege to see your work which was stunning! Feedback has been great this end. Your team were terrific on the day - helpful, cheerful and I enjoyed working with you all."
Sheena, CCC Events Team
"Just back in the office now….but the show was incredible!!! John and the team were amazing! Everyone raved about it! Truly, thank you so much for all of your help" Kirstin, Cardrona
“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
“I wanted to express to Fireworks Professional, my and my organisation's gratitude for the professional and brilliant displays the team did for the both the Opening and Closing. While our traditional and contemporary entertainment performances were spectacular and well received by the audience it was the fireworks displays that were the talk of the country. Both were brilliant in every respect - timing & duration, mix of fireworks, the intensity. I was told even the seasoned overseas TV commentator said that of the many major ones he's witnessed around the world at major sporting and other celebratory events our were the best he's experienced - which says a lot. Thanks guys."
Vito Events Organsior, Samoa Youth Commonwealth Games
“The Trusts Spooks and Sparks Fireworks Spectacular was fantastic once again .. thanks to you. The Fireworks are the pinnacle of the evening … thanks so much to Anthony and Chris and the team … a really spectacular show that people are still talking about. "
Stuart Smart Moves Group
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, Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights
“Inside Out Productions recently produced the 175th Birthday Celebrations for Auckland City. As part of this Fireworks Professionals were selected to supply the 8 minute Harbour fireworks show. Fireworks Professionals were successful in a thorough tender process and were chosen on a variety of areas, product, value, design and safety.
We were extremely pleased with the end result. The show was well designed, captivating and a huge success for our clients. The product used was of a high standard and the systems in place gave me confidence that we had the necessary back up. Fireworks Professionals were very safety conscious, and the pyrotechnic staff’s safety was always paramount. All consents were granted without any problems or queries.
I would not hesitate to to recommend Anthony and his team and we look forward to working with them again in the future."
Rebecca, Inside Out Productions
“The fireworks were an absolute hit! I'm not sure if you were aware but we even made the Otago daily newspaper! Our guests were well and truly blown away!"
Deborah, Private Wedding Display
“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! Thank you for all your efforts on site and in the pre planning and the lead up to the event."
Sheena, CCC Events Team