Enjoy the raw and untouched beauty of Queenstown and it's surroundings with DriveAway Holidays. We partner with the most reputable suppliers in New Zealand to bring you competitive car rental. Search & compare prices from Avis, Budget, Europcar, Enterprise , Ezi Car Rental, InterRent, Hertz and Thrifty in Queenstown.
Our suppliers are located at Queenstown Airport and various downtown / city locations, whatever your request we will make it easy for you! Queenstown Airport is an easy 10-minute drive approximately to downtown. Fast pass the airport queues for taxis and shuttles and drive away in the comfort of your own hire car. There's no better feeling than escaping the hustle and bustle of major tourist areas as your hire car gives you the freedom to travel at your own pace.
Choose from a huge range of rental vehicles in Queenstown - from economy size hatchbacks through to full-size SUV's & people movers. Travelling with ski equipment or exploring the mountains? We suggest an SUV. Want to just get from A to B? A smaller size is right for you. See below for a quick guide to vehicle sizes and categories in Queenstown.
- Economy - These cars are small, low cost rentals that have been designed with short term travel in mind. They are fuel efficient, typically have 2 doors & are great for students, couples, and small families.
- Compact - Compact vehicles are slightly larger than economy and are ideal for city driving. They can comfortably accommodate up to four passengers, providing more interior space and typically have 4 doors.
- Intermediate & Standard - Perfect for small groups or small families who need more storage for belongings, and a bit more legroom. Also has more room for bags and suitcases than smaller categories due to bigger boot space.
- Fullsize - The perfect option for families looking for a powerful yet comfortable vehicle. Is the largest sized category, offering a sturdy vehicle with plenty of storage space.
Queenstown is one of New Zealand's leading visitor locations, with many adventurous travellers making their way to the region's world-class ski fields for the snow season. The snow season generally kicks off from mid to late June and continues throughout the Winter season until the end of September. For adventurous travellers, Queenstown offers many activities that are accessible by car, especially when you may have little time and a lot to do. For further details on driving throughout New Zealand please view our New Zealand driving tips page - there's plenty of useful information.
Queenstown is located on the South Island of New Zealand, on crystal clear Lake Wakatipu. It’s hard to go past Queenstown's natural beauty, being nestled amongst the magnificent snow-capped mountains. Drive from Queenstown to the Fox and the Franz Josef Glaciers in the Westland National Park, where you can take a guided walking tour over the glaciers or perhaps a scenic flight to take in the sheer magnitude of the area. One of the most popular drives is to Milford Sound which is a long day trip but perfectly do-able with your Queenstown car hire.
If you're not the adventurous type and are looking for a more relaxed and laid back holiday in Queenstown, then discover the scenic wineries of the Otago region or take time out to visit a spa & wellness centre and treat yourself. Otago, Queenstown is home to approximately 200 vineyards producing many varieties of wine, including Pinot Noir - the popular wine of the region.
Queenstown is quintessential New Zealand, but don't just take our word for it! Book your next car hire in Queenstown with DriveAway Holidays, simply enter your pick-up and drop-off locations in the booking engine above with dates to get started. For more information contact us or call 1300 363 500.
|Cities (To and From)||Distance (Approx. km)||Travel Time (Approx. hr)|
|Queenstown to Dunedin||285||3.5|
|Queenstown to Christchurch||370||5|
|Queenstown to Nelson||485||6|
|Queenstown to Wellington*||920||14|
|Queenstown to Auckland*||1555||22|
*Includes travel time between North and South Islands via ferry.
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