Studying and working in New Zealand will be an unforgettable experience if you choose Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world.
Queenstown is located in the region of Otago on the banks of Lake Wakatipu, in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island. It has a population of 13,000 people and it’s known for being one of the main destinations to practice winter sports in New Zealand.
Queenstown has earned the nickname of the world capital of adventure as it offers the most daring and adventurous athletes the possibility of practicing all kind of extreme sports: bungee jumping, cannoning, paragliding, rafting…
There are also more relaxing options like hiking or sightseeing tours to see the magnificent natural scenery the city offers.
Very close to Queenstown, only 20 minutes by car it’s Arrowtown, the city of gold rush which preserves about 60 protected buildings from that period of time.
What not to miss…
- Hire a kayak or sail on a steam boat by the bays of Lake Wakatipu.
- Immerse yourself in the beauty of the natural environment offered by Mount Aspiring National Park, one of the highest peaks in New Zealand.
- Visit the region of Central Otago and cycle along Otago Central Rail Trail.
- Go shopping to the Mall by the Lake Wakatipu, surrounded by an outstanding landscape.
- Visit the most famous street markets in Queenstown: Creative Queenstown Arts and Craft Markets and Remarkables Market.
- Taste the best wines and cheese in the Valley of the Vines visiting Amisfield and Gibbston Valley wineries.
- Enjoy its delicious New Zealand gastronomy in some of the restaurants and bars like the amazing Skyline Restaurant.
Queenstown is located in an alpine climate region, it has winters of clear blue skies and snowy mountains. The Summer in Queenstown has long mild days, although the temperatures can reach 30°C.
Winters are cold with abundant snow, making it a paradise for winter sports lovers with vast areas of snowy skiable mountains.
An interesting fact
Queenstown is also a paradise for the cinephiles as many films have been filmed in the surrounding areas, including the Lord of the Rings triology and the Hobbit. To immerse yourself in a real movie set, there are tours that take you to the Middle Earth where you will feel like a real hobbit. An incredible experience!