Compare Cheap Car Hire in Christchurch
A simple guide to booking with VroomVroomVroom
Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Europcar and Hertz have moved their fleet to the airport location. You can compare and save on a car rental in Christchurch with VroomVroomVroom and make your way to the airport to collect your rental car.At VroomVroomVroom we've joined forces with leading car hire companies to get you the best deals for your New Zealand road-trip. Enter a few simple details such as where and when you want to go, with the driver's age into our search-engine and we will show you a list of all available vehicles. We don't have any hidden charges, so the price you see is what you pay. Neither do we charge to cancel or modify your booking. So, you can book with confidence well in advance of your trip to secure the best car at a great price. Then, if your plans change, you are free to make changes without any penalties.
Explore Canterbury in your hire car from Christchurch
Christchurch is the gateway to the South Island, and handily placed for great road trips. Yes, it gets pretty cold in Christchurch in the winter. Bad for beach lovers, but the best news for snow bunnies!
Mt. Hutt is the nearest ski field to Christchurch, just 90 minutes driving time away. It's great for beginners, and for experts there are plenty of choices too. Maybe heli-ski to off piste trails? The alpine village of Hanmer Springs combines skiing with thermal spa waters. In the magical Mackenzie country you can ski at the Roundhill field, then ice skate and soak in the hot pools at Tekapo.
- You must keep on the left hand side of the road
- If visiting for a short time and planning on driving you must have either an international drivers license or a certified English translation of current license
- Urban speed limit is 50km per hour
- Seatbelts are a legal requirement for all passengers and you may incur a fine if you are caught without one.
Baby & Child SeatsAll children under the age of 5 must be properly restrained in an approved child safety seat. Rear facing, forward facing and booster seats are available to hire with your rental.
To arrange a car seat, please contact VroomVroomVroom customer service and we will happily arrange this service for you. Please note that car seats are limited so it is best to book early with particular priority for the school holidays.
Do you prefer renting a campervan in Christchurch?
VroomVroomVroom also compares discounted campervan deals from trusted suppliers. Check out our Campervan Hire Christchurch page to know more about renting a motorhome or campervan.
Want to know what's happening in Christchurch while you're there?
Driving from Christchurch to Queenstown?
There's plenty to do in Christchurch. Lonely Planet listed Christchurch as one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit in 2013, and the New York Times ranked it as number 2, in its list of 52 places in the world to visit in 2014. There's a new energy in Christchurch, a unique opportunity in rebuilding. Get amongst it! We've made it easy for you, by listing some of the best ideas below.
Paint'n'Sip Studio Christchurch
Address: Unit 3 - 136 Ilam Rd, Christchurch
Hanmer Springs Thermal Pool and Spa
Hanmer Springs is a 90 minute drive from Christchurch city. Here you'll you will find a relaxing day spa, natural thermal pools and waterslides with an alpine background.
It is an attraction that the entire family will appreciate. The pool complex is found in the village of Hanmer Springs, a compact town with great accommodation and dining options.
At the Right Place
Saggio di vino Restaurant
The Coffee House Cafe & Bistro
Must see events in Christchurch
SCIRT World Buskers Festival
Every January the streets of Christchurch take on colourful antics during the SCIRT World Buskers Festival. Over 65 performers, comedians, fringe artists and musicians draw crowds in street performances, outdoor stages, and indoor shows.
Penrith Panthers versus New Zealand Warriors, 14 May AMI Stadium
Christchurch Airport Marathon 5 June
Botanic Delights 3 -7 August
New Zealand Cup and Show Week
This is the biggest week of the year on the Christchurch events calendar. In early November every year, the glamour event of New Zealand harness racing is held, the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup. The idea is for Cantabrian's to dress up in their glad rags, and spend the afternoon at the race-track, in a party atmosphere, with live music between the races. Those who take fashion seriously can enter the Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes, for cash prizes.
Cup day is followed by three days of the Canterbury A&P Show, that's agricultural and pastoral show, a showcase of the best of the farming community, including equestrian events. There's also fantastic food, and amusement-park style rides. This is a colourful, authentic event, which will give you a real taste of New Zealand.