Car Rentals in Queenstown, Otago

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Queenstown, New Zealand
19 Aug — 26 Aug
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Important information about Queenstown car rentals

Queenstown is known as the adventure capital. People visit from all over for skiing, rafting, bungee jumping. The world’s first and most famous bungee jump is on the Kawarau Bridge. The historic reserve is under half an hour outside of Queenstown by car. Queenstown is a town set against the dramatic Southern Alps on the South Island of New Zealand. In town, there are various trails and gardens like Queenstown Gardens, the Queenstown Trail along Lake Wakatipu and trails up to Bob’s Peak for a great skyline view of the town and mountains. Parking spots fill up pretty quickly, so try parking your vehicle early in the day. Cheap car rentals in Queenstown are easier to find at the airport just outside of town. There are about 20 car rental locations in Queenstown.

While there are public buses, car rentals in Queenstown are your best option. You’ll definitely need one to be able to get to all your favorite spots and on your own time. Queenstown is surrounded by gorgeous mountains and picturesque lakes and trails. Coronet Peak and The Remarkables are the top ski destinations in the area and just about a half an hour out of town if you have a rental car in Queenstown. If you’re up for a bit of a longer drive, take the scenic route to Wanaka, a lake town nestled in the Southern Alps about an hour drive away. The town is relatively small so while you’re just hanging around in the center you can leave your Queenstown car rental parked and walk around. There are also some parking lots in town, though remember it’s still difficult to find a spot especially during high seasons.

Here are a few tips to remember while driving your car rental in Queenstown and around New Zealand. Firstly, remember they drive on the left-hand side of the road as well as use the metric system. The signs are all in kilometers. If you enjoy listening to music in your passenger van rental while you’re on the road, it’s illegal to play the sound louder than the noise of your engine. Although snacking and driving is not illegal, it’s considered a distraction and you may get in trouble if something happens while you are eating or drinking coffee behind the wheel. You’re also only allowed to use your car horn to warn someone of immediate danger. It’s probably best you also check with the New Zealand transport agency to see if there are any updates or changes in traffic laws.

You have to be at least 21 years old to get a car rental in Queenstown. If you are between the ages of 21 and 24, you may be limited to only compact or economy car rentals in Queenstown. Having an International Driver’s Permit when picking up your rental car is highly recommended if you’re visiting from a foreign country. You also have to present your country’s valid driver’s license and have held it for a specific time depending on the agency.


Queenstown, Otago car rental deals found on momondo

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Small Cars

C$ 21 - C$ 58

All Car Types

C$ 28 - C$ 93

The average price of a Small rental in Queenstown, New Zealand is C$ 37. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Queenstown, New Zealand is in April. The price is 44% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 21 per day. A Small rental is typically 23% less expensive than the average car rental in Queenstown. The average price of a vehicle rental in Queenstown can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

The average price of a Medium rental in Queenstown, New Zealand is C$ 43. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Queenstown, New Zealand is in April. The price is 38% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 27 per day. A Medium rental is typically 11% less expensive than the average car rental in Queenstown. The average price of a vehicle rental in Queenstown can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

The average price of a Large rental in Queenstown, New Zealand is C$ 49. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Queenstown, New Zealand is in July. The price is 66% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 17 per day. A Large rental is typically 4% more expensive than the average car rental in Queenstown. The average price of a vehicle rental in Queenstown can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

The average price of a SUV rental in Queenstown, New Zealand is C$ 51. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Queenstown, New Zealand is in March. The price is 28% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 37 per day. A SUV rental is typically 6% more expensive than the average car rental in Queenstown. The average price of a vehicle rental in Queenstown can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

The average price of a Van rental in Queenstown, New Zealand is C$ 57. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Queenstown, New Zealand is in September. The price is 54% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 27 per day. A Van rental is typically 18% more expensive than the average car rental in Queenstown. The average price of a vehicle rental in Queenstown can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.


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Quick facts about car rentals in Queenstown

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Most Popular Agency

Hitch Car Rentals

Popular Car Types

Compact, SUV, Economy

Cheapest Rental Car

C$ 26

Most Popular Model

Ford Focus
The most popular Queenstown car rental agency found on momondo this month is Hitch Car Rentals. Other top choices for car rental companies are AeroDrive and Hertz
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in Queenstown in the past 72 hours: Compact, SUV, Economy.
The lowest price for a rental car in Queenstown is C$ 26/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from C$ 46/day.
The most popular car model to rent in Queenstown in the past 7 days is the Ford Focus. Our users also prefer the Hyundai Accent as an alternative.

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Driving with a rental car in Queenstown - FAQs

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You can expect to get the best deals from AeroDrive when you visit Queenstown. With average rates of C$ 21/day available at their location, AeroDrive is a great company to rent from.

Every rental car company in Queenstown has a different cancellation policy. At momondo, we will always disclose in the car rental search results whether or not an agency has a cancellation fee. Some of the top car rental companies in Queenstown include Europcar, Scotties, and Avis, so be sure to check if they offer free cancellation.

With temperatures averaging 10 °C and precipitation usually 70 mm during September, you should consider renting a standard when travelling to Queenstown. A standard can handle the fluctuations in temperature and rainfall during the month of September and is a popular choice for travellers heading to Queenstown. Renting a Standard in Queenstown will cost you C$ 23/day on average.

Hertz has 2 locations. momondo users can expect to pay C$ 108/day on average when renting from these locations.

When you book a rental car in Queenstown, you should abide by the city’s 50 km/h speed limit. The speed limits on any suburban roads and highways in Queenstown are 100 km/h and 110 km/h, respectively. Be on the lookout for posted signage, because these speed limits might change depending on where you are within Queenstown.

Those looking for a rental car in Queenstown during the month of August should expect temperatures to be around 5 °C and should expect around 60 mm of precipitation. This information can be helpful when choosing which car you’d like to rent.

Travellers looking to leave from Queenstown on a road trip around Otago or the surrounding areas during the month of August should expect temperatures around 5 °C and about 65 mm of possible rain through the month.


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Yes, whether it is for cars in Queenstown or elsewhere, momondo allows you to filter specifically for policies that offer free cancellation.

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