Car Hire in Queenstown, Otago

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

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Queenstown, Otago
Ford Escape
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$65/day

1 Nov - 16 Nov
Ford Escape
Mitsubishi ASX
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

$52/day

12 Oct - 13 Nov
Mitsubishi ASX
Mitsubishi ASX
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$57/day

1 Nov - 16 Nov
Mitsubishi ASX
Hyundai i30
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$35/day

13 Oct - 14 Nov
Hyundai i30
Mazda Mazda6
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$42/day

5 Oct - 11 Oct
Mazda Mazda6
Toyota Camry
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers

$40/day

12 Oct - 13 Nov
Toyota Camry
Suzuki Swift
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$22/day

13 Oct - 14 Nov
Suzuki Swift
Toyota Highlander
or similar Full-size SUV
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$66/day

1 Nov - 16 Nov
Toyota Highlander
Hyundai i30
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$36/day

1 Nov - 16 Nov
Hyundai i30

Important information about Queenstown car hire

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 hired cars in Queenstown are easier to find at the airport just outside of town. There are about 20 car hire locations in Queenstown.

While there are public buses, hired cars in Queenstown are your best option. You’ll definitely need one to be able to get to all your favourite 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 kilometres. If you enjoy listening to music in your people carrier 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 hired cars 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 driving license and have held it for a specific time depending on the agency.


Queenstown, Otago car rental deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Queenstown that's right for you

Small cars

$32 - $85

All Car Types

$62 - $148

The average price of a Small hire in Queenstown, New Zealand is $53. The cheapest time to hire a Small in Queenstown, New Zealand is in September. The price is 41% lower than the rest of the year at just $32 per day. A Small rental is typically 39% less expensive than the average car rental in Queenstown. The average price of a car hire in Queenstown can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Queenstown Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium hire in Queenstown, New Zealand is $74. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in Queenstown, New Zealand is in October. The price is 34% lower than the rest of the year at just $50 per day. A Medium rental is typically 15% less expensive than the average car rental in Queenstown. The average price of a car hire in Queenstown can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Queenstown Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large hire in Queenstown, New Zealand is $89. The cheapest time to hire a Large in Queenstown, New Zealand is in November. The price is 54% lower than the rest of the year at just $42 per day. A Large rental is typically 3% more expensive than the average car rental in Queenstown. The average price of a car hire in Queenstown can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Queenstown Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in Queenstown, New Zealand is $85. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Queenstown, New Zealand is in October. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just $56 per day. A SUV rental is typically 4% less expensive than the average car rental in Queenstown. The average price of a car hire in Queenstown can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Queenstown SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van hire in Queenstown, New Zealand is $117. The cheapest time to hire a Van in Queenstown, New Zealand is in February. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just $83 per day. A Van rental is typically 25% more expensive than the average car rental in Queenstown. The average price of a car hire in Queenstown can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a Pick-up truck hire in Queenstown, New Zealand is $139. The cheapest time to hire a Pick-up truck in Queenstown, New Zealand is in March. The price is 47% lower than the rest of the year at just $75 per day. A Pick-up truck rental is typically 37% more expensive than the average car rental in Queenstown. The average price of a car hire in Queenstown can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a Luxury hire in Queenstown, New Zealand is $83. The cheapest time to hire a Luxury in Queenstown, New Zealand is in November. The price is 49% lower than the rest of the year at just $43 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 6% less expensive than the average car rental in Queenstown. The average price of a car hire in Queenstown can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Suzuki Swift
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$22/day

13 Oct - 14 Nov
Suzuki Swift
Hyundai i30
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$36/day

1 Nov - 16 Nov
Hyundai i30
Hyundai i30
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$35/day

13 Oct - 14 Nov
Hyundai i30

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Quick facts about car hire in Queenstown

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

Most Popular Agency

EZU Car Rental

Popular Car Types

Compact, Economy, SUV

Cheapest Rental Car

$44

Most Popular Model

Ford Focus
The most popular Queenstown car rental agency found on momondo this month is EZU Car Rental. Other top choices for car rental companies are AeroDrive and Hitch Car Rentals
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in Queenstown in the past 72 hours: Compact, Economy, SUV.
The lowest price for a rental car in Queenstown is $44/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $89/day.
The most popular car model to rent in Queenstown in the past 7 days is the Ford Focus. Our users also prefer the Toyota Yaris as an alternative.

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

Nearby attractions:

Skycity Queenstown Casino6.7 km

Nearby attractions:

Skycity Queenstown Casino155.9 km

Nearby attractions:

Skycity Queenstown Casino155.7 km

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Driving with a car hire in Queenstown - FAQs

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

To rent a car in Queenstown for a weekend in September, we found prices as low as $36 with an average of $118. Stretching your rental over seven days shifts the price range to about $35 to $114.

AeroDrive typically has the cheapest daily rates in Queenstown, which you can find at any of their locations. On average, you should expect to pay $35/day, but our users have found rates as low as $16/day for their rental car in Queenstown.

When hiring a car, you can expect to find that a majority of the rental car agencies in Queenstown do not have a cancellation fee. Keep in mind that momondo does not set these cancellation policies, but we can help you find great deals on car hire in Queenstown. Be sure to look for the Cancellation Policy when you conduct your search.

Renting a Standard in Queenstown during the month of September is what most travellers prefer. With temperatures averaging 10 °C and precipitation around 70 mm during September, a Standard is more than capable of handling these weather conditions. This is the perfect rental car type for wet roads and above-freezing temperatures. Hiring a Standard in Queenstown will cost you $46/day on average.

Budget has 2 locations. momondo users can expect to pay $77/day on average when renting from these locations.

The speed limit in Queenstown is 50 km/h, unless otherwise stated on road signs. Queenstown also has a suburban speed limit of 100 km/h which is strictly enforced. If you find yourself on a motorway in Queenstown, be aware that the speed limit is generally 110 km/h.

In August, Queenstown usually gets 60 mm of precipitation and has an average temperature of 5 °C. This information can be very helpful when looking at hire cars in Queenstown as it can help you make the best decision.

The climate in Otago during August is usually 5 °C with an expected 52.5 mm of precipitation throughout the month. Those looking to hire a car and leave from Queenstown on a road trip to the surrounding area should take note of this information.


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momondo makes it easier for you to find great car hire in Queenstown, by allowing you to refine your search with numerous filtering options. You can narrow your selection by looking at price, car type, location and more.

Free cancellation is a policy that can be filtered on momondo car hire searches for Queenstown and all other locations. Availability may vary by location.

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Enhanced cleaning services can be found on all car hire locations on momondo including Queenstown.

Unlimited mileage is indeed an option momondo offers on car hire in Queenstown.


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