Queenstown Lifestyle

QRC students enjoying the summerQueenstown is a great place to be – to study, to work and to explore. In Queenstown you can get the best of both worlds; an international qualification and an international resort lifestyle. 

Queenstown has a small permanent population, so it’s safe and friendly yet there are many visitors to the region, so it's always full of new and interesting people. Living in Queenstown is low-stress - there is minimal traffic, pollution and other stresses associated with city life.

From the moment you arrive, you’ll understand why Queenstown is known as the adventure capital of the world – you’ll see paragliders floating down from the gondola, people parasailing on the lake and jet boats zooming in and out to collect passengers for thrill rides. Queenstown is a centre for tourism and hospitality, and is the best place to learn about adventure tourism, hospitality and hotel management in New Zealand.

The cost of living in Queenstown is comparable to other international resort towns in the world, but this is easily compensated by the beauty, convenience and opportunities in the region. You don’t need a car because accommodation, QRC and the township are all within short walking distances.

Living in Queenstown you will have the best of New Zealand’s stunning outdoor scenery right at your fingertips. The scenery changes dramatically every season, creating a new range of activities to enjoy.