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Finding a Reliable Car Rental in Queenstown Is Easy


Searching for a rental vehicle that won’t break the bank? Look no further than VroomVroomVroom. We compare the best rates available among rental brands, presenting you with a range of options to suit your budget.

International travel into New Zealand from Australia is currently restricted due to COVID-19. If you have an existing booking that has been impacted by these restrictions, please contact us.​

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Queenstown

Vehicle Classes​​​​Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Fullsize, Van, SUV ​
Number of Depots​​2
Car Rental BrandsAvis, Budget

Queenstown Airport Collection

If you’re arriving in Queenstown by plane, consider collecting your hire car directly from Queenstown Airport​, and enjoy the convenience of an easy pick-up arrangement with one of our nine car rental partners.

Top Rental Car Tips in Queenstown

Due to Queenstown’s location on New Zealand’s South Island, it’s important to be aware of the weather conditions while driving the city and surrounding areas—especially during Winter. Here are some of our top tips for driving in Queenstown:

1. From April to October, ice and snow may affect the roads, and the Crown Range Road to Wanaka can be especially challenging in icy conditions, so be sure to take care.

2. If you are driving from Queenstown to Milford Sound, consider stopping for a break at Te Anau. The full journey to Milford Sound will take more than four hours.

3. There are several Pay and Display parking options throughout Queenstown, generally charged at $4 per hour, while private parking lots may offer free parking at a capped duration.

4. If you’re visiting from overseas, remember that you are required to drive on the left-hand side of the road in New Zealand.

5. Fill up your car within 20 kilometres of the depot before returning it. Doing so will prevent you from being charged additional refuelling fees by your car rental provider.

Frequently Asked Questions for Queenstown Car Hire

What is the highest-rated rental car in Queenstown?

As per recent ratings​ by our customers, the highest-rated rental car in Queenstown is Toyota Rav 4, or similar.

Who is the highest-rated rental car rental provider in Wellington?

Budget is the highest-rated rental car provider in Queenstown according to recent ratings by our customers.

How far is Queenstown CBD from Queenstown Airport?

It takes around ten minutes via State Highway 6A to drive from Queenstown to Queenstown Airport​.

Is travel open between Australia and New Zealand?

Visit immigration.govt.nz for updates on New Zealand travel restrictions.​

Customer Reviews for Queenstown Car Hire
Rating: 4.8 / 5 based on 88 reviews
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Jason H.
    Date: 14 Feb 2020
    Feedback: Very easy to use website, thanks.
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Mahesvery T.
    Date: 09 Jan 2020
    Feedback: Easy to book online. Let’s hope I have the same experience on the ground as well.
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: willy W.
    Date: 14 Mar 2019
    Feedback: Used your service before, happy with it!.
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Shashi J.
    Date: 08 Jan 2019
    Feedback: Excellent and simple. Big plus is that you present prices from the top rental companies. Keep up the excellent work
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Rommel J. S.
    Date: 02 Jan 2019
    Feedback: Awesome!
    Rating: 5/5 happy