Originally Posted by striiing
what makes queenstown stand out from the rest of NZ? not talking poker here just place, way of life, jobs etc
Well its one of the adventure capitals of the world. Theres so many outdoor activites to do. Whitewater rafting, bungy jumping, canoying, carving, zorbing, skiing, hiking, paragliding, water-skiing, fishing and lots more. It is a beautiful place, set amongst some of the best mountains in the world. Lots of nice rivers and lakes. Job wise- Is the problem and the reason why you will find a lot of tourists and not so many locals. If you have a trade background you will be ok to work as a builder, electrician or whatever as theres always houses to work on, but theres not many businesses /office type jobs. Its a very expensive place, because it gets so many tourists they put the price up on everything.
Most people I know who went there to work worked on the ski fields, or in a hostel or bar and they absoultely loved it. However they all had to leave it as it was to hard to make a decent living.