Queenstown is the adventure capital of New Zealand; if not the entire Southern Hemisphere, with hiking tracks, cycling tracks and plenty of water sports available. This picturesque little town, nestled beneath the Southern Alps, is one of the country’s biggest tourist hotspots – but it’s not only popular with tourists. Locals are proud to call Queenstown their home, never tiring of its idyllic beauty. If you’re already convinced of setting up shop in Queenstown, then you’re probably wondering where in Queenstown would suit you the best. You’ve come to the right place – in this article, we try to figure that out for you.
Fernhill is possibly the best part of Queenstown for fitness and nature lovers. Set right at the bottom of the Ben Lomond mountain, some Fernhill residents get up early for the sunrise and go for a hike every morning. And when the view is that pretty, why wouldn’t you? Fernhill overlooks the city, so there are plenty of places that have amazing views of the rest of Queenstown.
Super close to the city is Queenstown Hill which, you guessed it, is on a hill. But not just any hill: Queenstown Hill is special, because it features walking trails, amazing views of vistas, and historic architecture too. This makes it one of the best areas to live in Queenstown.
It may sound like the name of a fictional high school in a ‘90s teen drama, but this description of Kelvin Heights couldn’t be any further from reality. In fact, Kelvin Heights is one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in Queenstown, claiming to be the South Island’s first million-dollar suburb. If you’ve got the money, it’s definitely one of the most sought-after areas in Queenstown.
Adrenaline-junkies, listen up. This is the best area of Queenstown for you. Arthurs Point is located right around the corner from the infamous jet-boating areas of Queenstown, where people travel from all over the world to experience high speeds on the not-so-open seas… in other words, the lake. Arthurs Point also provides access to the popular walking/running moonlight track, which ventures into Ben Lomond and Moke Lake.
And last, but not least, Frankton is the popular, humble suburb where many families in Queenstown choose to call home. It’s close to the airport, close the centre, close to the Remarkables Market every Saturday – heck, it’s close to everything.
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