Rugged mountains, majestic lakes, crystal-clear air, and just so much to do.
From bungy jumping to wine trails, jet boating to tramping, dining out to skiing, the tricky part is extending your stay to try and fit everything in.
Queenstown is situated in the Southern Alps in the South Island of New Zealand. It is located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by majestic mountain ranges.
It is known as the adventure capital of the world. Exciting outdoor activities include: bungy jumping, jet boating, skydiving, hiking, white water rafting, paragliding, mountain biking and much more.
A town for all seasons
Queenstown is New Zealand’s premier tourist resort and, because of this, the centre has many restaurants, bars, cafés open from the early hours of the morning until late at night. It also has winter, summer, spring and autumn festivals that attract visitors from all over the world.
In winter, June to October, Queenstown is New Zealand’s premier ski resort with Coronet Peak, the Remarkables, Snowpark, Waiorau Nordic Ski centre, Cardrona and Treble Cone ski fields close by. People come from all over the world, including many international ski & snowboard teams and professionals, to practise their skills at this time of year.
Queenstown is the gateway to places of stunning natural beauty such as Milford and Doubtful Sound and its proximity to national parks makes the world-class hiking trails such as Milford, Kepler, Routeburn, Greenstone, Caples, Dart and Rees, accessible.
The pristine scenery of Queenstown and the surrounding area has been made famous in several blockbuster movies such as Lord of the Rings, as well as countless commercials.
Only a few minutes’ drive from the bustling centre of Queenstown are wineries, orchards and farms – all of which support the local economy with thriving agricultural and viticultural industries. Queenstown is surrounded by countless opportunities to explore nature, as well as the characterful and charming townships of Arrowtown, Wanaka and Glenorchy.
Queenstown also has many work opportunities, as it is one of New Zealand’s fastest growing towns with almost zero unemployment.
It is very safe with one of the lowest crime rates in New Zealand, and a relaxed place to study English with local people that are famous for their friendliness.
Come and study in Queenstown. It is a place that many people visit and find it very difficult to leave.
Voted as New Zealand’s number one location and best location in the South Pacific by Tripadvisor March 2015.