Southern Lens - Treehouse Sessions

by Georgia Merton - May 22, 2020

What happens when a true entrepreneur hits a business problem? Change the business.

This is the story of Queenstown entrepreneur Trent Yeo who, when his tourism business lost all its tourists due to Covid-19, decided to become an outdoor venue for community music events.

That’s how the Treehouse Sessions were born. Trent’s business  - Ziptrek Ecotours -  has changed, almost overnight, into an outdoor music venue. What’s more, Trent reckons it might be the template for tourism businesses all over New Zealand to turn themselves into a new style of outdoor, socially-separated live performance location. It could just catch on – and make money.

The first Treehouse Sessions event in Queenstown is May 30 and 31, 12 noon to 4.00 pm - $30 per person Direct bookings  03 441 2102 or

Filmed, directed and edited by James Haskard, produced by Georgia Merton in partnership with Two Bearded Men using funding from NZ On Air.



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