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Travel Update

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Make Queenstown your classroom.

Queenstown is New Zealand’s premium destination for education, offering world-class educational opportunities through a range of providers, international connectivity and a unique local student lifestyle.

Queenstown has fresh alpine air, a strong sense of community and is a friendly and safe destination.

Our magnificent natural setting offers a huge range of activities for students and visiting family. There’s everything from jet boating to golf, a vast walking and cycling trail network, and skiing or snowboarding in the winter months. Queenstown offers a lifestyle is like no other in New Zealand and it’s why so many people have chosen to live here—so it provides the ultimate student experience.

Our cosmopolitan population means we have the cultural awareness of a much bigger centre. This international feel and acceptance of other cultures creates a welcoming environment for all students, whether they studying in primary and secondary schools, undergoing tertiary education or improving their English at a language school.

We’re proud to have a broad range of high quality providers and that means in Queenstown you can study anything from English to hospitality, adventure tourism, computing, business administration, sustainable business, beauty therapy, massage, and snowsports training. 

There are also a number of post-graduate higher or executive education opportunities available in Queenstown and specialised providers offer educational tours to combine learning and leisure.

Study Queenstown

For more information on studying in Queenstown, visit the official Study Queenstown website.

Useful Information

Student Visa Information

Download: Visitor Guide

Visit the Study Queenstown Website

Discover Queenstown Study Options

Language Schools | Study English

Tertiary Education

Educational Tours

Student Group Travel

If you're planning a trip to Queenstown for your school group, there are plenty of educational activities, accommodation and transport services available that cater to large student groups. Find out more on our Student Group Travel page.