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Regions Offer the X-Factor - Queenstown

Last week we looked at sunny Nelson, to explore why it’s so popular with buyers.  This week, we head further south to Queenstown, in the next of our series exploring why the regions have the x-factor for people looking for a change of lifestyle.


Known for:

  • Gateway to some of New Zealand’s most stunning ski fields, including Cardrona.
  • Breathtaking scenery, centred around world-famous Lake Wakatipu.

People are seeking out the Queenstown lifestyle from Auckland, Christchurch and Australia, according to Ron Blunden, Owner of Tall Poppy Queenstown.

“Families and people who are semi-retired want to get away from traffic and the hustle and bustle of cities. Queenstown is a popular place to raise children. With our friendly community, great weather and the number of outdoor activities on offer, it’s easy to see why’.

“I came here so my children could grow up in the most amazing place -  snowboarding, mountain bike riding and hiking… the outdoor lifestyle is magic”

Improving accessibility is another drawcard. Queenstown is New Zealand’s fourth busiest airport, and one of Australasia’s fastest growing, ensuring it remains closely connected to Wellington and Auckland. If you’re considering moving to Queenstown, Ron Blunden advises people to look around.

“Queenstown in demand. Aucklanders usually prefer to be close to Queenstown, however, a lot of families are in Shotover Country and Lake Hayes Estate for the new primary school and great sun there, and it’s only 15 minutes into the CBD. You can hike the most beautiful mountains and snowboard on three different mountains - all within an hour’s drive to the ski lift”.

Seeking scenery and snow?



If we’ve sparked in you a desire to explore some of the fantastic places to live in around New Zealand, give our team of experts a call today on 0800 82 55 76.