Car Hire Queenstown Airport
Breathe in the majestic beauty and backdrop of Queenstown. Stand in awe of the towering mountains that surround you. Prepare for a holiday filled with adventures, thrills and the best that Mother Nature has to offer, as you hop into your hire car and get ready to have a trip of a lifetime!
Queenstown is said to be the adventure capital of the world with an array of attractions and activities on offer. Adrenaline junkies can pick from a kaleidoscope of fun activities, including ticking off the world’s first and most famous bungee jump site - the Kawarau Bridge Bungy - or jet boating through the white-water rapids of the Shotover River.
For those wanting more out of their holiday, this strikingly beautiful resort town also offers skydiving, canyon swinging, or river rafting - just to name a few! Prefer something that’s slower paced? Queenstown also offers a great variety of walking and hiking trails, relaxing spa treatments, delightful shopping options and a smorgasbord of dining options that will tempt your taste buds and please your palate.
Get in your hire car, wander near and far
From the airport, make your way to the town centre where you’ll find an array of dining and shopping options, as well as the calming Queenstown Garden right in the heart of it all. Wander through this lush sanctuary and pause to smell the flowers along the way. From here, you’ll discover a network of paths that connect you to other stunning spots including Marine Parade. Grab a coffee and a bite at the Marine Parade Bathhouse as you take in the gorgeous water views, before you plan the next must-see part of your journey.
There are plenty of places that you can’t miss while visiting Queenstown, including the glistening blue Lake Wakatipu. Shaped like a lightning bolt, it’s the third largest lake in New Zealand and best enjoyed aboard the century-old, coal-fired steamship TSS Earnslaw Lake Cruise. Once you have that covered, it’s time to see Queenstown from a whole different perspective. Take a scenic ride on the iconic Queenstown Gondola, the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere, which takes you 480 metres above Queenstown to the top of Bob’s Peak, where you’ll witness breathtaking views.
Venture further to the Fiordland National Park where you’ll discover one of New Zealand’s most stunning natural attractions - Milford Sound / Piopiotahi. This pristine and almost magical destination features magnificent mountain peaks and verdant forest-clad cliffs that aren't like anything you’ve witnessed before. Take the scenic route in your hire car from Queenstown and soak in the natural beauty of the Fiordland area.
If you’re visiting for a ski or snowboarding experience, the Remarkables is an unmissable destination. Only a 40-minute drive from central Queenstown, it’s easy to get to for a weekend of fun in the snow. For foodies and wine lovers, Gibbston Valley Wines is a must-visit. Home to New Zealand’s largest wine cave, it’s a stunning site to sit back and sip on a local Pinot Noir, savour artisan cheeses or enjoy a delicious meal at the Winery Restaurant. Please ensure you drive safely at all times, and always have a designated driver with you.
Do it all with an effortless car hire
It’s easy to go beyond the beauty of Queenstown with the convenience of a hire car. If you’re planning a day trip, Glenorchy is a short 45-minute drive away and offers plenty of outdoor adventures including some of New Zealand’s best hiking trails, horseback rides across open fields and scenic helicopter rides. If you’re after a quaint town experience, Arrowtown is a charming place to stroll through and spend the day. Discover a street lined with fine clothing stores, galleries, cute cafes, old-fashioned sweet shops and delectable dining - all inviting you to enjoy life at your own pace.
Venture further out of Queenstown and you’ll be met with the dramatic Central Otago landscape. Known for its gold rush history, incredible landscapes and cycle trails, the area is also home to award-winning wineries where you can pair your adventurous days with laidback evenings tasting impressive wines.
No matter what type of holiday you’re after - a relaxing break, food-filled adventure or an escape to nature - you’ll find it all in Queenstown and beyond.