Car Rentals in Queenstown, Otago

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Queenstown, New Zealand
Aug 18 — Aug 25
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Best deals found for Queenstown, Otago car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in Queenstown, Otago
Chevrolet Large Passenger Van
or similar Passenger van
Up to 5 passengers

$60/day

14 Oct - 28 Oct
Chevrolet Large Passenger Van
BMW X1
or similar Premium SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$54/day

31 Oct - 15 Nov
BMW X1
Chevrolet Trailblazer
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$58/day

2 Oct - 7 Oct
Chevrolet Trailblazer
BMW X1
or similar Premium SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$86/day

6 Sep - 26 Oct
BMW X1
Jeep Compass
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

$27/day

7 Nov - 12 Nov
Jeep Compass
Mazda CX-5
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$30/day

7 Nov - 12 Nov
Mazda CX-5
Ford Focus Sedan
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$36/day

12 Oct - 26 Oct
Ford Focus Sedan
Subaru Outback
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers

$41/day

25 Sep - 14 Oct
Subaru Outback
GMC Yukon
or similar Full-size SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$54/day

31 Oct - 15 Nov
GMC Yukon

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

$25 - $66

All Car Types

$48 - $107

The average price of a Small rental in Queenstown, New Zealand is $38. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Queenstown, New Zealand is in October. The price is 36% lower than the rest of the year at just $25 per day. A Small rental is typically 40% 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 $52. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Queenstown, New Zealand is in March. The price is 29% lower than the rest of the year at just $37 per day. A Medium rental is typically 19% 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. Below are the best prices for Queenstown Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in Queenstown, New Zealand is $69. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Queenstown, New Zealand is in March. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just $53 per day. A Large rental is typically 9% 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. Below are the best prices for Queenstown Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Queenstown, New Zealand is $58. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Queenstown, New Zealand is in March. The price is 26% lower than the rest of the year at just $44 per day. A SUV rental is typically 8% 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. Below are the best prices for Queenstown SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in Queenstown, New Zealand is $77. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Queenstown, New Zealand is in May. The price is 34% lower than the rest of the year at just $51 per day. A Van rental is typically 17% 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. Below are the best prices for Queenstown Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Pickup Truck rental in Queenstown, New Zealand is $90. The cheapest time to rent a Pickup Truck in Queenstown, New Zealand is in December. The price is 49% lower than the rest of the year at just $47 per day. A Pickup Truck rental is typically 30% 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 Luxury rental in Queenstown, New Zealand is $78. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Queenstown, New Zealand is in May. The price is 57% lower than the rest of the year at just $34 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 19% 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

Get the overview on great rental deals, popular car rental companies, and best car types for your visit in Queenstown

Most Popular Agency

Hertz

Popular Car Types

SUV, Full-size, Compact

Cheapest Rental Car

$29

Most Popular Model

Toyota Yaris
The most popular Queenstown car rental agency found on momondo this month is Hertz. Other top choices for car rental companies are Apex and EZU Car Rental
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in Queenstown in the past 72 hours: SUV, Full-size, Compact.
The lowest price for a rental car in Queenstown is $29/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $56/day.
The most popular car model to rent in Queenstown in the past 7 days is the Toyota Yaris. Our users also prefer the Class Compact SUV as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular rental car locations in Queenstown

Nearby attractions:

Queenstown Beach4.0 mi
Queenstown Gardens4.1 mi

Nearby attractions:

Queenstown Gardens96.6 mi
Queenstown Beach96.7 mi

Nearby attractions:

Queenstown Gardens96.5 mi
Queenstown Beach96.8 mi

Rent a car near one of these popular hotels in Queenstown

Below are the most popular hotels in Queenstown

Driving with a rental car in Queenstown - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about renting a car in Queenstown so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

For September in Queenstown, the average price from these searches for a weekend rental was $87 - but some users found deals as low as $31. Stretching your rental over seven days shifts the price range to about $24 to $82.

You can expect to find the cheapest rental car prices in Queenstown from Hitch Car Rentals, who has 1 location in the city. momondo users have found daily rates as low as $11, but the average rate for car rentals in Queenstown from Hitch Car Rentals is $19/day.

The majority of car rental agencies in Queenstown offer free cancellation. momondo will always tell you whether or not rental car centers such as Europcar, Scotties, and Avis have a cancellation fee for travelers who have last-minute itinerary changes.

A Standard car is the ideal car to rent when visiting Queenstown in September. On average, Queenstown receives 2.8″ of precipitation and temperatures hover around 50 °F during the month of September. These conditions are well-suited for a standard, which can easily handle a bit of rain and even hold up well when temperatures fall. Renting a Standard in Queenstown will cost you $28/day on average.

The city of Queenstown, New Zealand has 2 locations owned by Budget, with an average daily rate of $46.

The speed limit in Queenstown is 35 mph, unless otherwise stated on road signs. Queenstown also has a suburban speed limit of 65 mph which is strictly enforced. If you find yourself on a highway in Queenstown, be aware that the speed limit is generally 70 mph.

During the month of August the average temperature in Queenstown is 41 °F and the expected precipitation is 2.4″. This information is useful for travelers looking for a car rental in Queenstown.

Travelers looking to leave from Queenstown on a road trip around Otago or the surrounding areas during the month of August should expect temperatures around 41 °F and about 2.6″ of possible rain through the month.


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