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It takes more than great views and fresh air to feel at home.
Connect with a community of talented, highly-skilled people drawn to a healthy, adventurous lifestyle.
So much more than postcard good looks, the Queenstown Lakes District is a vibrant mix of lifestyles, backgrounds and expertise, all here for exceptional work and lifestyle opportunities. World-class schools, ultra-fast connectivity and an established community of dynamic business minds are all on offer. Tap into a healthier lifestyle without giving up connectivity to the global scene.
Discover a place where work-life balance matters and you and your family can find breathing space amongst a like-minded community.
Permanent population 41,400 (2020)
Expected to grow to 56,400 in 2028 and to 74,400 in 2048 (1)
Quality of Life Survey - over half of respondents indicated they exercised 5-7 days a week (55%). (2)
Regional GDP Growth
National GDP Growth(5)
Space to live and grow in Queenstown Lakes.
Far from the corporate rat race, Queenstown and Wānaka put health at the forefront — for people, the environment and the economy.
Shaped by glaciers, gold rushes and tourism booms, Queenstown is a town born of a rich and ever-changing past. The town’s trail-blazing spirit is its enduring legacy.
Today, Queenstown boasts a population of 16,000 and provides a lifestyle where work and play go hand in hand. Queenstown is both hyper-global and hyper-local, and residents enjoy a work-life balance where flexibility is not only condoned but strongly encouraged. With world-class vineyards, golf courses, mountaineering and ski fields all within easy reach, it’s no wonder Queenstown is a bucket-list destination both as a place to visit and a place to live.
What others have said
During Katie’s tenure at Aptiv she was involved in the firm’s $4 billion joint venture with Hyundai, which saw her head up the talent strategy to recruit more than 500 tech and engineering experts from around the globe. By early 2020, Katie needed to press pause on her corporate career. Life involved weekly red-eyes, global travel and the burnout...
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Michael, the son of local kaumatua Darren Rewi, is now the chief executive of Mana Tahuna, a charitable trust that was borne out of lockdown to support local whānau. In just eight months, Michael has helped lead a group of volunteers to become a fully-fledged organisation with diverse revenue streams, an office space, a team of 18 paid staff...
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