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Car Hire in Queenstown

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Why rent a car in Queenstown with Rentalcars.com?

Our team negotiate with all the major car hire companies in Queenstown, so they can bring you the best prices and exclusive deals you won’t find anywhere else. When you search on our site, you will find a wide range of cars (including convertibles, people carriers and prestige cars) from brands like Budget, Ezi Car Rental and Thrifty. To quickly find the right car for your needs, use the handy filters to tell us exactly what you are looking for. We are more than just a comparison site — we are an end-to-end service, here to make hiring a car in Queenstown hassle-free.

Top Tips

  • If you are visiting in winter, please be aware that not all roads to the ski areas are paved — so drive carefully, take chains and heed warnings.
  • Even on rural roads, there are plenty of speed traps and you will be fined if caught. Stick to the advertised speed limit.
  • Driving long distances can take longer than you think due to winding and occasionally poor-quality roads.

Which companies offer best value in Queenstown?

We are pleased to say most of the companies we deal with in Queenstown have been rated as ‘superb’ or ‘excellent’, so you can be sure you are renting with a trusted firm. You can see the ratings and reviews from previous customers next to each listing. If you are keen to save money, look out for special offers — where you can get an ‘extra’, like an additional driver, included in the price. Rental companies who often have offers on their cars include Thrifty and Ezi Car Rental.

Enterprise car hire

8.85/10

Alamo car hire

8.8/10

Thrifty car hire

8.69667/10

Europcar car hire

8.67727/10

GO Rentals car hire

8.67143/10

Day trips from Queenstown

Coronet Peak: Visiting Queenstown in winter? Head over to Coronet Peak and try your hand at snowboarding and skiing. A favourite with the locals, this ski area has terrains to suit all abilities. Once you’ve had enough of shredding the slopes (or falling on your bum!), you can relax with a drink at base camp. In summer, Coronet becomes a mountain biker’s paradise.

Central Otago: Central Otago is wine country, and is only a 50-minute drive from Queenstown. Head to the towns of Bannockburn and Cromwell, and along the way pop into any winery that takes your fancy — there are more than 80 to choose from. You can also enjoy seasonal food at one of the many al-fresco restaurants. Don’t have time for dinner? Pick up what you need and head back to base for a picnic. Just remember not to drink and drive.

Glenorchy: On the banks of Lake Wakatipu is Glenorchy. This rustic, frontier-like town is surrounded by a beech forest, and is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Hike, bike and horse ride in landscapes that feature in the Lord of the Rings and Narnia films. Kayak and jet boat in the turquoise waters of the lake, and enjoy the town’s friendly hospitality at the restaurants, cafés and bars.

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