Car Rental in Queenstown

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Queenstown Car Rental & Nearby Locations

Queenstown Car Rental & Nearby Locations
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Queenstown Car Rental & Nearby Locations

Queenstown Car Rental & Nearby Locations
4 Car Rental Locations Found
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Car Hire in Queenstown

As a gateway to some of the world’s most spectacular natural sights, Queenstown is popular with travellers from all walks of life. Choosing to hire a car in Queenstown gives you the freedom to explore all the lakes and historic attractions at your own pace. At Avis, we provide hire cars in Queenstown to business and leisure travellers alike. Whether you’re seeking a small city car or something big and rugged, there’s a vehicle in our fleet for you.

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How to reach Avis Queenstown car hire by public transport

At Avis, we provide Queenstown car hire services from our location in Stanley Street. If you want to reach us by public transport, try the following methods:

  • The number 11 bus from Over The Top Helicopters or Skyline Luge
  • The number 9 bus from Rydges
  • The number 8 bus from Shades of Arrowtown or Fish and Chips Arrowtown

After departing your bus at Stanley Street, you’ll find us at numbers 68 to 70.

Do you need help planning your trip to Queenstown? Check Out Our New Zealand Travel Guide

Things to do in Queenstown

No visit to Queenstown is complete without dedicating time to some of the awe-inspiring lakes and experiences that are nearby. When you come to us to hire a car in Queenstown, consider trying out the following:

Milford Sound

As a remote fjord with the dramatic views seen in movies such as The Hobbit, Milford Sound is a must-do when you hire a car in Queenstown. Either you can try the 287.2km scenic drive yourself, or you can take your hire car to one of the flight experience companies operating in the area.

Coronet Peak Ski Area

If you’re ready to break out your skiing gear and challenge yourself, try Coronet Peak Ski Area. Skiing and sledding experiences are available for all ages, and once you’re done you can revive yourself in the restaurant. It’s a 16.1km drive from our car hire office.

Skyline Queenstown

If you love a good cityscape and you want to see Queenstown in all its glory, take your hire car to Skyline Queenstown. It’s less than 1km away from our offices and worth every minute of your time.

What is the weather like in Queenstown?

During the summer, Queenstown’s weather is sunny and warm. You can expect high temperatures of 22 degrees celsius (71.6 degrees fahrenheit). In contrast, the winter is cold and snowy. The lowest temperature is -1 degrees celsius (30.2 degrees fahrenheit).

Refuelling locations near Stanley Street

When you hire a car in Queenstown, you’ll need to return it with a full tank of fuel. Some of the nearest refuelling locations to our Stanley Street office include:

  • Caltex at 43 to 45 Gorge Road
  • BP at 131 Gorge Road
  • Mobil at 1 McBride Street
  • NPD Frankton on Hawthorne Drive
  • Z Service Station at 846 Frankton Road

Distances to some of Queenstown’s most popular attractions

A trip to Queenstown is an excellent opportunity to explore some of the world’s most astounding sites of natural beauty. Here are some of the distances from our Stanley Street car hire office to popular attractions:

  • Lake Wakatipu - 11.8km
  • The Remarkables Ski Area - 23.4km
  • Lake Hayes - 14.3km
  • Shotover Jet - 5.7km
  • Glenorchy - 46.2km

Queenstown FAQs

Where can I rent a car in Queenstown?

Avis has car rental locations at Queenstown Airport and downtown Queenstown, located at 68-70 Stanley Street.

Can I rent a car with ski racks or snow chains from Queenstown?

Yes, as the perfect winter destination, when you rent an Avis car you can add ski racks and snow chains for an additional cost. These are only available on select cars so view the available equipment options and costs on step 3 of the booking process.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Queenstown?

Renting an Avis car in Queenstown is the best way to explore Queenstown and Otago. The cost depends on the location you collect from, the dates and the vehicle you choose. Enter your details in the search form for a quote.

Can I rent a car with winter tyres in Queenstown?

No, Avis does not offer cars with winter tyres in Queenstown or anywhere in New Zealand. If you are travelling in the winter months add snow chains to your booking.

Can I book a one-way rental from Queenstown to Christchurch or Invercargill?

Yes, one-way rentals are extremely popular in the South Island. Additional fees and restrictions may apply so enter your details in the search form for a quote.

What is Queenstown known for?

Known as New Zealand’s Adventure Capital, Queenstown is famous for its opportunities to enjoy extreme sports and nature at its finest. Whether you love to hike, race rapids, or skydive, Queenstown is the place to do it. Each year, Queenstown is rated as one of the world’s best holiday spots. When you hire a car here, you can explore all the sites that give it its title.

How cold does it get in Queenstown?

According to temperature averages, the coldest you can expect it to become in Queenstown is -1 degree celsius (30.2 degrees fahrenheit). However, the coldest day on record is -8.4 degrees celsius (16.88 degrees fahrenheit). You can expect to see snow falling in the late autumn period and this tends to continue through to September or early October.

Where should I stay in Queenstown?

After choosing your hire car in Queenstown, you may want to consider one of the many hotels available. As a city that’s easy to get around, Queenstown provides you with easy access to surrounding areas, regardless of where you stay. If you need some hotel recommendations, try the following:

  • Queenstown Lakeview Holiday Park (4 Stars)
  • Millennium Hotel Queenstown (4 Stars)
  • Crowne Plaza Queenstown (5 Stars)
  • JUCY Snooze Queenstown (5 Stars)
  • Peppers Beacon (5 Stars)

When you hire a car in Queenstown with Avis, you’ll enjoy competitive rates and luxury features. To learn more about what we can do for you, browse our fleet or make a reservation today. 

Do you need a car in Queenstown?

A car gives you the ultimate freedom to explore beautiful Queenstown and it’s surrounds at your own pace. Don’t be stuck to busy shuttles that only run at certain times – rent a car and go where you want, when you want.

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