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The only way to describe Queenstown in ‘stunning’.

Located between the mountains and Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is the South Island’s adventure paradise. Despite its small size, most tourists make this destination a key part of their New Zealand experience.

Living in Queenstown as a student

You’ll feel right at home in this friendly town, with its magical setting, majestic mountains, and fresh, clean air.

With two English New Zealand language schools in Queenstown, ABC College of English and LSNZ, you’ll be able to choose from a range of courses and accommodation options, and practise your English with students and visitors from all over the world.

What to do in Queenstown

Queenstown is famous for its adventure activities – make sure you try a bungy jump during your stay! Other adrenaline activities you can try here include jetboating and white water rafting.

Take a trip up the gondola with your friends for spectacular views over the region, then come back down on the luge for an exciting end to your day! Ice skating is another fun option. If you’d prefer a more relaxing activity, Queenstown has some amazing hot pools and spas.

Queenstown and the surrounding areas host an array of fun festivals and events, such as the Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert, the New Zealand Golf Open, the Queenstown Winter Festival, and the Arrowtown Autumn Festival, just to name a few!

Eating and drinking in Queenstown

Queenstown has many cafes, bars, and restaurants which offer fantastic national and international cuisine.

A stay in Queenstown isn’t complete without a trip to Fergburger for their famous hamburgers made with prime New Zealand beef. It’s so popular that even Ed Sherran has eaten there.

New Zealand is also known for its top-quality lamb. Try Pedro’s House of Lamb for delicious roast meat with a side of creamy potatoes.

You can find some of the best New Zealand wines in Queenstown, so don’t forget to try a Central Otago Pinot Noir while you’re here. Make sure you also visit the Minus 5o Ice Bar, where just about everything is carved from ice, including the glasses!

What to see and do in the Queenstown region

There are four ski fields within easy travelling distance of Queenstown, so you can ski and snowboard a lot over the winter. All three of the schools here have great activities programmes, offering plenty of trips to the snow.

If your parents or other family members come for a visit, they’ll be delighted by the six world-class golf courses and 75 wineries in and around the Queenstown region. There’s also plenty of shopping and festivals throughout the year to keep them busy.

It’s impossible to list all the fantastic things you can see and do in this region! Be sure to put Te Anau Glow Worm caves, panning for gold at Arrowtown, and a Milford Sound Cruise on your list.

Why learn English in Queenstown?

Choose Queenstown if you want to improve your English while experiencing some of the best adventure travel options in New Zealand.

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ABC College of English (ABC), an NZQA Category 1 provider was established in 1994. It is a boutique, private English language school that has gained a reputation for its first-class English language tuition and excellent student services. We pride ourselves on the supportive, family atmosphere with welcoming and friendly, caring...
LSNZ is located in Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand and the world. Surrounded by mountains, rivers and lakes, Queenstown is New Zealand’s most famous tourist destination. It’s a welcoming, friendly and safe environment with something for everyone, including adventure sports, sightseeing, social activities, the arts, shopping and relaxation. Facilities...