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The only way to describe Queenstown is “stunning”.   

Located between the mountains and the lake, 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 three languages schools to choose from, you’ll be able to talk with students and visitors from all over the world.  

In the mornings you’ll look up at the majestic mountains and breathe the fresh, clean air in this magical setting. New Zealand is a country of four seasons. While you’re here you might see the leaves on the trees turn into brilliant red, orange and yellow colours or snow on the mountains. 

What to see 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, with plenty of trips to the snow on offer.

If your parents or other family 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 is 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.

What to do in Queenstown

A world-famous thing to try in Queenstown is Bungy Jumping. They do it all over the world now, but the craze started in New Zealand! Other adrenaline activities you can try here include jetboating and white water rafting.

A fun activity to do with your new friends is a trip up the gondola for spectacular views over the region. Come back down on the luge for an exciting end to your day! Ice skating is another fun option.

Queenstown offers visitors some amazing hot pools and spas, restaurants offering international cuisine, cafes and bars. You can also drink some of the best wines in New Zealand, so don’t forget to try a Central Otago Pinot Noir while you’re there.

Why learn English in Queenstown?

You can improve your English while experiencing some of the best adventure travel options New Zealand has on offer when you choose Queenstown for your study travel experience.

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