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In Queenstown we recommend the following car hire offers

from 52 £ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

Economy
e.g. Toyota Yaris
7 Days from 10.03 - 17.03.2025
Example vehicle
from 55 £ per day
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Offers with top price-performance ratio

Economy
e.g. Toyota Yaris
7 Days from 10.03 - 17.03.2025
Example vehicle
from 62 £ per day
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Economy
e.g. Toyota Yaris
7 Days from 10.03 - 17.03.2025
Example vehicle

Pick up your rental car straight from Queenstown Airport. With several car hire services operating directly from the terminal, you'll find no shortage of options to suit your mobility requirements.

Driving in New Zealand

Keep Left!

Like in the UK, vehicles drive on the left side of the road in New Zealand — a familiar standard that eases your adjustment to local driving.

Speed and Traffic Rules

Speed limits are strictly enforced in New Zealand. Built-up areas typically have a speed limit of 50 km/hr, while the limit on open roads is usually 100 km/hr. Be aware that these speeds are lower than in the UK, so please adapt your driving accordingly.

The Adventure Capital

Queenstown is often hailed as the 'Adventure Capital of the World' with bungee jumping, jet boating, skydiving, and skiing among its prominent activities. Bear in mind, these gems are spread across the region, hence a rental car provides the flexibility to explore at your own pace.

Exploring Surrounding Cities and Landscapes

  • Milford Sound: A world-renowned natural wonder with towering peaks and cascading waterfalls. It's approximately a four-hour drive from Queenstown.
  • Glenorchy: Known as the 'Gateway to Paradise', Glenorchy is a picturesque township nestled amidst magnificent mountain ranges. An hour away from Queenstown by car.
  • Arrowtown: Just a 20-minute drive from Queenstown, this charming gold rush village offers a glimpse of New Zealand's pioneering history.

Parking and Transport in Queenstown

Queenstown has a number of parking facilities available throughout the city. However, it can get busy during peak tourist season. Car parks are usually limited to four hours during the day.

Climate

New Zealand's seasons are the opposite of those in the UK. Their summer is from December to February, while winter spans June to August. It's good to keep this in mind while planning your trip as certain routes might be challenging during winter months.

Flavour of Kiwi Currency

New Zealand's currency is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD). Credit cards are widely accepted, but it might be handy to keep some cash for smaller establishments, especially while road tripping.

With your rental car, Queenstown and its surrounding landscapes are yours to discover. So buckle up, and enjoy your New Zealand adventure!

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