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Snow on the mountains, fresh cold air - add on a Rail Trail experience to the Queenstown Winter Festival (June 2015).
Take part in the Great Naseby Water Race in August.
Keep warm in August by walking/running in the road race up to 10km from Clyde Dam to Alexandra - you don't have to be a top athlete.
Clyde holds a mid-winter market at the Memorial Hall.
And if you really want to experience a Central Otago midwinter, the Brass Monkey Rally for motorcyclists at Queens Birthday weekend is only for the brave.
Both Dunedin and Middlemarch celebrate midwinter with a Festival of Lights.