6. Queenstown Lakes
Otago stands out among New Zealand districts for its low crime rates, extremely low unemployment, and its exceptionally high educational achievement for both National Standards and university entrance. Add to that its outstanding natural beauty and you can see why Queenstown is such a desirable (though expensive) place to raise a family.
Children raised around Queenstown can enjoy an enviable year-round access to world-class attractions and sporting venues, especially the ski fields and mountain biking. Laid-back attitudes and plenty of visitors give the town a global vibe.