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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Queenstown Airport
Economy
Toyota Vitz or similar
Toyota Vitz
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Yes Rentals
$16.04 / per day
Queenstown Airport
Compact
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hao Rentals
$17.74 / per day
Queenstown Airport
Mini
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Rentalcars247
$23.69 / per day
Queenstown Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla (2019-2021) or similar
Toyota Corolla (2019-2021)
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Mode Car Rentals
$29.03 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Queenstown Airport
Standard
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Snap
$32.88 / per day
Queenstown Airport
Full-size Crossover
Mitsubishi Outlander or similar
Mitsubishi Outlander
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ezi Car Rental
$42.66 / per day
Queenstown Airport
Premium Van
Toyota Alphard or similar
Toyota Alphard
  • 8
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ezu Car Rental
$45.20 / per day
Queenstown Airport
Standard Elite SUV
Toyota Fortuner AWD or similar
Toyota Fortuner AWD
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$73.48 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 21:33 on 2024-04-17. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English, Samoan
Currency
NZD
Drive on
Left-hand side
Country code
+64
Average car rental price
$35 per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
30 - 50 km/h or 19 - 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h or 50 - 62 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.4 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.64 per liter or $6.21 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.55 per liter or $5.88 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.72 per liter or $6.52 / 1 gallon

Why rent a car in Queenstown?

Let’s face it, while it's famous for its nightlife, no one visits Queenstown to spend their entire vacation in the city. The main draw of the town is the surrounding nature and its opportunities for all sorts of outdoor activities. Of course, the only way to experience as much as possible of it is to have a car. 

Queenstown

One-Way Car Rentals in Queenstown

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Queenstown and drop off in another city include:

  • From Queenstown to Christchurch - 38 offers from $32.54 per day
  • From Queenstown to Auckland - 52 offers from $32.54 per day
  • From Queenstown to Dunedin - 9 offers from $86.21 per day
  • From Queenstown to Picton - 9 offers from $86.21 per day
  • From Queenstown to Invercargill - 9 offers from $86.21 per day

Top ways to enter Queenstown

Most travellers will enter Queenstown either via a direct flight from abroad or via a connection with one of the three main cities of New Zealand. The Queenstown Airport is relatively small, with just one terminal serving both international and domestic flights. It is located about 7km east of the city in the town of Frankton. How you will pick-up your rental car at the airport will depend on which provider you have chosen. The largest suppliers have a service desk at the terminal, while others can be found a short walk away. Finally, some suppliers may meet you at the airport and provide you with a shuttle service to their location.  

As there is no train service to Queenstown, the only other way those that haven’t already picked up a rental car elsewhere can reach the city is via bus. Most buses arrive and depart from Athol Street car park in the city center. Offices of various rental providers can be easily reached from there. 

City facts

While there is evidence that the Maori were in the Queensland area over the past few hundred years, they made no permanent settlement. Around 1860, the first European settled in what is now Queenstown and began farming, particularly grazing sheep. It would only be a couple of short years before gold would be found and a gold rush would begin what we now know as Queenstown.

A  few different theories for the origin of the town’s name exist. After the gold ran out, the town was all but abandoned. However, Chinese miners came to the neighboring Arrowtown to mine. In the early 1900s they too would leave the area. Small-scale farming would continue. In the middle of the century, the first ski area would open beginning the long growth that would lead the town to become the Mecca of tourism, particular adventure tourism, it is today. 

The climate of other areas on the South Island may differ. In general, the further north a location is, the warmer it is. The western side of the island sees significantly more rainfall than the east side due to the mountains that divide the island in half. As is the case everywhere, the weather at high altitudes in the mountains can be unpredictable, so be sure to be prepared before setting out for hikes. 

Top destinations and activities

  • Skyline - Visitors can ride in a gondola up to the top of Bob’s Peak overlooking the town. Views to the surrounding mountains and across the lake are not all that awaits those at the top. A restaurant, for those that are hungry, and a cafe, for those not as hungry, sit at the top with panoramic views. Children and those young at heart can choose between the luge tracks (scenic and advanced) and ride their way down the mountain before taking a chairlift to the top and going again. Perhaps the most unique opportunity is that of stargazing. For an hour after sunset, visitors can look through telescopes at the top of the mountain. This is also available in winter with down jackets and hot chocolate awaiting those that brave the cold. 
  • Nightlife - Queenstown is a travel destination that is known for its party scene. The nightlife usually goes all week long. From dive bars popular with backpackers to finer wine and cocktail joints for the older folks, there is a night-time spot for any visitor. Most of the 150 or more licensed establishments can be found in the Central Business District. If you are not the party type and are looking for a more peaceful getaway, it is highly suggested that you consider staying outside of the CBD. 
  • Skiing - With four world class ski areas and resorts nearby, the closest of which is only a 20 minute drive from the city,  skiers and snowboarders of all experience levels will find a slope fit for them.  
  • Outdoor Activities - Queenston is set among some of the greatest outdoors around. Both from the city itself and in the surrounding area, there are numerous tracks (or trails) for walking. These include short, easy tracks to lengthy, advanced tracks. Here's a great guide to some of the best hikes. There are also many bike trails. Fishing and hunting can be enjoyed in the area, too. And, of course, in the nearby National Parks, climbers can summit stunning peaks. 
  • Adventure Sports - In addition to the standard outdoor activities, Queenstown offers many adventure sports, having become the adventure tourism capital of the world. A story of the first European to tour the area includes him being led on an extreme whitewater rafting trip, which is now extremely popular around the city. Ziplines, snowboarding, skiing, and bungee jumping are also offered in the city. 
  • Arrowtown - Just to the east of Queenstown, Arrowtown is a former mining colony that was home to many Chinese miners. A historical display of the huts from these times can be walked around for free. Participating in panning for gold is also possible in the town. For the more adventurous, a trip via a 4WD vehicle or mountain bike can be made to Macetown, an abandoned mining settlement further into the mountains. The “road” follows the old wagon trail and offers incredible scenery and crosses multiple streams.  
  • Golf - With seven different courses within an hour's drive of the city, Queenstown can certainly be considered a golf destination. Millbrook Resort in nearby Arrowtown is perhaps the most famous of the courses having hosted multiple tournaments of the New Zealand Open. It’s possible to play on the courses during every season. Of course, the area also offers a wealth of opportunities for drinks or a meal after golfers complete their rounds. 
  • Queenstown Gardens. Located just south of the city center, Queenstown Gardens take up a peninsula surrounded on three sides by Lake Wakatipu. The gardens are known for the so-called heritage trees that were planted by the first mayor of Queensland, James William Robertson, in the mid-19th century and also has a number of exotic flora species brought from around the world. A popular recreation area, the gardens offer skiing, BMX riding, or simply going on a long, relaxing stroll.

Traffic and parking

Driving takes place on the left-hand side of the road in New Zealand. It doesn’t seem like it would ever be forgotten, but there have been many cases of tourists driving on the wrong side of the road. 

Though there are many gravel roads and off-road tracks that could make for great adventures, rental car providers, in most cases, prohibit travel on unsealed roads, offroad, and above the snow line.

It is often difficult to find a parking space in the CBD of Queenstown. On-street parking is free, but limited to two hours during daytime. All but one of the car parks in the city are paid parking. The free lot is located on Park Street. It is also worth noting that many hotels in the city charge for parking.  

The New Zealand Transport Agency has a map with current traffic conditions and road closures. 

Toll roads

All of the toll roads in New Zealand are in the northern part of the North Island. They all serve as short bypasses of congested areas. The tolls are therefore quite low. The toll roads use a license plate capturing system with no physical booths. Payment can be made either by having a setup account, by paying online before or within five days of using a toll road, or with cash in some BP and Caltex petrol stations (though a small fee will be added). 

Many rental companies offer some system, with a fee, to pass on toll payments to you without you having to do anything. Of course, it may be better just to pay the toll yourself and save on paying that fee. The toll roads can all be avoided quite easily by avoiding the bypass roads and transiting through the towns (in addition to being able to see more). 

Ideas for day trips

  • Otago Central Rail Trail - Queenstown is on the west side of the Otago Region. Not far away is the Otago Central Rail Trail, a former railroad turned bicycle bath and the original Great Ride. The 153km trail follows the former route of the Otago Central Railway. The ends of the trail are located in Ranfurly and Clyde. The trail also passes through other small towns, where dining and accommodation are available. It’s possible to complete a section of the train or arrange for return transportation to pick up your rental car where you started. 
  • Glenorchy - This tiny town located at the north end of Lake Wakatipu might not seem as a great destination in an of itself, but the road there is the reason it makes this list. The drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy is one of the most scenic roads in New Zealand, and therefore the world. The road travels along the eastern side of the lake with views of the mountains on the west side. The drive can take anywhere from 25 minutes to a couple of hours or more depending on how many times one stops to take in the scenery, picnic, or walk in the bush. The road conditions should generally be favorable in winter with no chains needed, though checking ahead of time is never a bad idea. 
  • Wine Tour - Queenstown and the neighboring Central Otago region probably form the southernmost area of wine production in the world. Some 200 wineries can be found less than an hour’s drive from Queenstown. Driving east on Highway 6, one can find many vineyards around Gibbston and further in an around Cromwell. The region is known for its Pinot Noir, but various white varieties of grapes are also grown. Many wineries have tasting rooms and some have restaurants serving gourmet food paired with their wine. Driving around for the day and visiting various cellars just could be the highlight of your trip; just make sure someone serves as the designated driver. 
  • Mount Aspiring National Park - Just north of Fiordland, Mount Aspiring National Park can not be missed by outdoor enthusiasts, especially mountaineers. The park sits on the southern end of the Southern Alps and has an extensive remote wilderness. It also has high mountains, the highest among them being Mount Aspiring at over 3,000 meters. Visitors might also recognize a portion of the park from the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, as Dan’s Paddock was the filming location for Isengard. The Rees-Dart Track brings walkers through that area. Lake Wanaka nearby is also worth adding to your route.
  • Fiordland National Park. The drive between Queenstown, Te Anau, and Milford Sound is one of the best drives you'll find on the South Island. Ending at the glacier-carved Milford Sound with Mitre Peak proudly hovering above the area, it’s a view you won’t forget. Daily bus tours/boat tour combos operate from Queenstown year-round. For a slightly less crowded experience, book a tour of Doubtful Sound instead. 
  • Wanaka. The small town of Wanaka has been known for a while as Queenstown’s smaller sister; however, in recent years, it has emerged as a top tourist destination on its own. With its famous Willow Tree partially submerged in Wanaka Lake attracting thousands of photographers daily, as well as a myriad of hiking trails and adventure activities, Wanaka can now easily compete for the title of the adventure capital of New Zealand.

Most popular cars

The most popular class of rental car in New Zealand is the compact, of which the Nissan Tiida is an example. Given the proclivity for road trips that New Zealand gives travelers, full-size cars are the next most popular. The Toyota RAV4 SUV is the most popular full-size rental. Finally, the economy car, perfect for a couple’s road trip, is also popular. The Fiat Punto is a good example of this class of car. 

Further destinations

While it may be possible in summer, depending on your rental supplier, to take your rental vehicle on a ferry between the North and South Islands, it would be more budget-friendly to book another rental car for the North Island which could be picked up in Wellington.

  • Christchurch - The unofficial capital of the South Island lies 500 kilometers northeast of Queenstown. The third-largest city in New Zealand, Christchurch often serves as the gateway to the South Island and its natural attractions. The city is, however, also a destination in its own right for its museums, culture, dining, and nightlife. With not quite half of the residents of the South Island inhabiting the greater Christchurch area, any visitor wanting to see what New Zealand life is about shouldn’t miss the city. 
  • Wellington - It takes around 11 hours to drive from Queenstown to Picton, where a ferry can be taken to the country's capital, though only the time-constrained should even think of making the drive straight and miss the many sites and experience in between. With a picturesque harbor, history, fine dining, and a craft beer tradition, Wellington is not to be missed when traveling to New Zealand. The city also serves as the departing point of ferries to the South Island of the country with its incredible nature and mountains. 
  • Dunedin - Around 300 km east of Queenston, Dunedin is the second-largest city on the South Island. The oft-photographed Victorian-era railway station, which is possible the steepest street in the world, and the area’s surrounding beaches are all good reasons for tourists to include this city in their itinerary. In addition, taking a ride on the Taieri Gorge Railway, a scenic tourist train to Middlemarch is something railway fans can not miss. The train passes over many bridges and aqueducts, includes guided commentary, and passes through scenery that can’t be seen from your rental car.  The train even stops or slows down for riders to take pictures. 
  • Fiordland - Located on the southwestern corner of the island, Fiordland is a large area full of, you guessed it, fjords. Most of the area is encompassed by the Fiordland National Park, the largest in New Zealand.  The most accessible part of the park is the section between Te Anau and Milford Sound, the latter of which is a great place to enjoy on a boat tour or cruise. 
  • Mount Cook National Park - Home to the highest mountain in New Zealand, Mt Cook, this national park mostly consists of high alpine terrain. A town of the same name sits just outside of the park and serves as a center for tourist activities and a base camp for climbers. While no permits are needed to climb Mt. Cook, fees are required to overnight in the huts. Do not let the mountain’s height fool you, the routes to the summit are very technical, requiring both rock climbing and glacial climbing experience. If you do not have the proper skills, guides and lessons are available along with mountains that provide an easier introduction.
  • Glacier Country - Centered around Westland National Park, State Highway 6 brings travelers through the heart of the area. Of the many glaciers, the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers are the most famous. The Franz Josef Glacier is perhaps the most accessible glacier in the world and thus sees a large number of tourists every year. The Fox Glacier is not as impressive but also less crowded. Guided tours are available, but it is also permitted to walk to the glaciers on your own. Ice axes and crampons are required to actually walk on the glaciers.  
  • Kahurangi National Park - New Zealand’s second-largest national park, Kahurangi is located in the Northwest corner of the South Island. Parts of the park are wilderness while other parts have a network of trails on which hikers visit high plateaus, scenic rivers, and coastal forests. The park is the most tropical park in the country. 
  • Stewart Island - The southernmost island of New Zealand, Stewart Island is a nature lovers paradise. The island, while much smaller than the North and South Islands, has 700km of coastline. Ferries to the island depart from Bluff, near Invercargill. Since there are very few roads on the island anyway, one shouldn’t worry whether cars are allowed on the ferry or not. Outside of the town of Oban, where most of the small population live, the best way to get around is by walking on one of the numerous paths. 

Car Rental Prices in Queenstown

  • Station wagons - from $18 per day
  • Large cars - from $18 per day
  • Medium cars - from $18 per day
  • Vans - from $43 per day
  • Premium cars - from $59 per day
  • Small cars - from $16 per day
  • SUVs - from $27 per day

Money-saving tips

A good way to make sure you get a great deal in Queenstown is to check out our list of the best rental companies in Queenstown.

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Marta Kulesza
This article was reviewed and updated by Marta, who spent the last 17 years living as a digital nomad and traveling the World before settling in a small alpine village in Austria. When it comes down to designing road trips for hiking enthusiasts around the Southern Alps of New Zealand, the Canadian Rockies, the Italian Dolomites, or Norway, she considers herself an expert. When she's not sitting at her computer and editing photos from her last trip, you can find her skiing or hiking with her dog in the mountains.

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Map of Car Rental Locations

What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Queenstown?

Car rental prices in Queenstown vary by time of year. This graph shows the average prices per month to help you find the best time of year to rent.
Average rental costs per day in Queenstown
$60.80
January
$64.18
February
$49.31
March
$42.82
April
$38.50
May
$43.70
June
$63.96
July
$53.98
August
$43.72
September
$38.16
October
$46.85
November
$79.83
December
The cheapest month to rent a car in Queenstown is October (when prices average $38.16 per day). This is 27% cheaper than the yearly average and 52% cheaper than renting in December (when prices average $79.83).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the usual rental length in Queenstown?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in January, the average renter keeps their car for 8 days, and in May, they keep their car for 6 days.
Average number of rental days in Queenstown
8
January
8
February
8
March
7
April
6
May
6
June
7
July
7
August
7
September
7
October
7
November
7
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Queenstown?

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Queenstown is December, and the least popular is May.
Monthly searches in Queenstown by pick-up date relative to the average
140%
January
101%
February
90%
March
80%
April
71%
May
85%
June
93%
July
95%
August
90%
September
82%
October
117%
November
156%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 2
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Discount Car Rentals New Zealand, Yes Rentals, Ezu Car Rental, Rentalcars247, Snap
Popular car categories SUVs, Small cars, Medium cars, Large cars
Lowest price $16 per day
Cheapest supplier Yes Rentals

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota RAV4 5 2 SUVs
Discount Car Rentals New Zealand Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
Jucy Suzuki Swift 5 1 Small cars
EV Hire Toyota Aqua Hybrid 5 1 Medium cars
Yes Rentals Toyota RAV4 5 2 SUVs
Ezu Car Rental Nissan Tiida 4 2 Small cars
Rentalcars247 Mitsubishi ASX 5 2 SUVs
Rentalcars247 Suzuki Swift 4 1 Small cars
Yes Rentals Toyota Aqua Hybrid 5 1 Medium cars
Yes Rentals Toyota Corolla 5 1 Small cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Australia
Mitsubishi ASX
April 8, 2024
Warbirds Airshow.. Arrowtown we did all the tourist things. The roads are lovely to drive on in Queenstown
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
April 7, 2024
Drove around ...played tourist
Australia
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
April 1, 2024
Fantastic hikes and bike rides around Queenstown and Te Anau
New Zealand
Toyota Camry
March 30, 2024
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New Zealand
Toyota Aqua
March 29, 2024
Queenstown is absolutely beautiful & the people are so lovely 😊
Australia
Suzuki Swift
March 16, 2024
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New Zealand
Toyota Aqua
March 9, 2024
Driving the coastal roads to Dunedin were amazing. Inland driving was boring and stressful for me.
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
March 6, 2024
We come to enjoy the NZ open golf and play We was very lucky to rent a Hyundai and that made as to be a special guest and special car park on Millbrook Resort because one of the sponsors was a Hyundai
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United States of America (USA)
Toyota RAV4
February 26, 2024
New zealand is an awesome place to visit. Well worth the long flight. Tons of things to see.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
February 26, 2024
Having a rental car meant my sister and I could be dropped off in Te Anau to walk the Hollyford track whist my husband and brother in law could explore Milford and Doubtful sounds. It was fantastic.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
February 14, 2024
The trip was great despite not having a displayed navigation or music connection. We got where we needed to be and had a great time.
New Zealand
Suzuki Swift
February 12, 2024
Queenstown is a beautiful place
Australia
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
February 6, 2024
We mostly traversed around the city of Queenstown & caught a coach to Milford Sound. We enjoyed the Gondola, Luge and Jetboat, also the steamer. We were disappointed in the Kiwi farm and would not recommend it. We thought the time spent decrying the Australian fauna was unwarranted.
Australia
Toyota Corolla
February 1, 2024
Tramping, bike trail.
Australia
Toyota RAV4
January 31, 2024
I live South Island and will be back again for sure 😃
Australia
Toyota Camry
January 28, 2024
Using Queenstown as the central base, we toured the South Island from the Milford Sound to Lake Wanaka and Cromwell. Amazing scenery from hiking and biking the South Island.
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
January 24, 2024
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Australia
Toyota Corolla
January 21, 2024
Swimming in Lake Hawea, fireworks NYE in Queenstown, the Kingston Flyer steam train experience, Lake Tekapo, the Hanmer Springs Pools. Christchurch gardens, Mt Cook walks.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
January 12, 2024
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New Zealand
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
January 11, 2024
Wonderful
Australia
Toyota Corolla
January 10, 2024
Queenstown is fanatic town
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
January 8, 2024
Very nice view when we had dinner at Skyline Restaurant
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Australia
Ford Ranger
January 4, 2024
Queenstown was amazing
Australia
Toyota Wish
December 24, 2023
All good
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
December 24, 2023
Wanaka Cruise trip was amazing!
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
December 20, 2023
family wedding
Australia
Toyota Yaris
December 17, 2023
New Zealand is just the most beautiful place too many things to nominate but no one would be disappointed with the views, the food and wine and experiences
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
December 15, 2023
Restaurants and general tourist things
Australia
Toyota RAV4
December 12, 2023
Fishing and tourism on the West Coast
Australia
Toyota Corolla
December 10, 2023
New Zealand South Island is a picture postcard where ever you look and very friendly people .Loved it.
Australia
Suzuki Swift
December 7, 2023
We done nature walks, zip lining, Hot pools, went to really nice restaurants with amazing food, we seen Arrowtown and other surrounding.
Australia
Toyota Yaris (2018 - 2020)
December 7, 2023
Lewis Pass was particularly beautiful.
New Zealand
Toyota Hiace
December 4, 2023
1. The Luge and Gondola was the most fun - On the same street - The Gaming Arcade downstairs and Ten-Pin Bowling and the Restaurant/Bar upstairs 2. The local knowledge of the Captain aboard the boat cruise around Lake Whakatipu - Absolutely entertaining and memorable 3. The spectacular views from the deck of our B & B accommodation over Lake Whakatipu from Peninsular Road, Kelvin Heights - A short walk to take a dip in the Lake - Was b.lardy freezing! - But refreshing, all the same 4. Sight-seeing - Taking in a trip to Arrowtown - Love the old colonial village style buildings - Lake Wanaka with a stop at The Puzzle World - We didn't get time to do Cromwell 5. Tanoshi Restaurant, FRANKTON 6. Shopping in QUEENSTOWN Town Centre - Has everything 7. We're planning on coming back to experience the winter season
New Zealand
Honda CR-V
December 1, 2023
It was fun, we were down there for 2 days. Loved it and loved the meal we both had on Tuesday night.
Australia
Toyota Corolla
November 30, 2023
Car was booked for a road trip and hiking trip holiday. It was not new but reliable, clean, economical and drove well. No issues taking me to places as intended.
Australia
Mitsubishi Outlander
November 30, 2023
The amazing scenery
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
November 24, 2023
This was my second time in Queenstown, so comparing with the first time it was okei, haha. Because we go to the same places.
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Australia
Nissan X-Trail
November 15, 2023
Loved traveling around the southern island of New Zealand with its butifull natire
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New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
November 13, 2023
We went to Milford sound and it was beautiful. Also enjoyed Arrowtown :)
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
November 8, 2023
Great to get away
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
November 5, 2023
Great golf. Beautiful surroundings
Australia
Toyota Yaris
November 4, 2023
Milford sound was completely astonishing, worth driving from qu
New Zealand
Toyota Highlander
October 26, 2023
Car was suitable for all activities we did while staying in Queenstown. Alot to do, would recommend Deer Heights Park, beautiful views of most of Queenstown.
Australia
Nissan Tiida
October 25, 2023
Great views on our drives in Queenstown
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla (2017 - 2020)
October 25, 2023
It was great but had lots of disruptions due to terrible weather
Australia
Toyota Corolla STW
October 20, 2023
Milford Sound, Glenorchie gorgeous walks, Arrowtown nostalgic town, heaps of walking trails.
Australia
Nissan Tiida
October 19, 2023
Destination amazing.
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
October 19, 2023
Great view of nature, amazing weather
Australia
Toyota Corolla
October 16, 2023
Stay in Lake Tekapo was wonderful scenery beautiful. Visited Mt Cook and did Hooker Valley walking trail which was amazing.
Australia
Toyota Corolla (2017 - 2020)
October 16, 2023
The ease of getting a car from Mode made the trip most enjoyable and accessible. We covered a lot of kilometres and saw the most wondrous sights across New Zealand.
Australia
Toyota RAV4
October 14, 2023
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Australia
Toyota Yaris
October 12, 2023
NZ has some very quiet beautiful areas
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
September 18, 2023
We had four days up the mountain on the slopes - it was fab!
Australia
Toyota Yaris (2015 - 2017)
September 15, 2023
Queenstown was just magical! Everyone is so friendly, it’s really easy to get around and they offer GF food options most places which was great for me. Can’t wait to come back multiple times!
New Zealand
Suzuki Swift
September 5, 2023
We were up to the ski fields
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4 (2017 - 2020)
September 2, 2023
Love queenstown best place for a holiday
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
September 1, 2023
Great skiing at Cardrona & fun times at Cardrona Hotel
New Zealand
Nissan Tiida
August 31, 2023
Excellent ski trip
Australia
Toyota RAV4
August 26, 2023
We loved the drive around Wanaka, Queenstown area - it was so picturesque.
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Australia
Toyota Corolla
August 23, 2023
Skiing was great, lovely area
New Zealand
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
August 20, 2023
All of Queenstown was amazing
Australia
Toyota Wish
August 20, 2023
We did a lot in Queenstown and the car was perfect for what we needed!
New Zealand
Suzuki Swift
August 14, 2023
Skied four different fields four five ski days in a week
Australia
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
July 24, 2023
Beautiful Queenstown night view. Great natural scenery.
Australia
Toyota Corolla
July 20, 2023
Fabulous place to visit
Australia
Toyota RAV4
July 12, 2023
As a family of 6 adults and 4 children travelling throughout the South Island for 2 weeks we picked up our car in from Discover Cars Queenstown and drove to our base in Wanaka the next day. We were able to get to so many wonderful places by driving. We had three separate vehicles which enabled us to do some independent exploring enabling us to get around easily. From panning for gold and a very informative visit to the old Goldfields Mining Centre in Kawarau Gorge, Puzzling world is a great fun place to visit for all the family and would highly recommend. Skiing at beautiful Cardrona, taking in a movie at the super quirky Paradiso theatre in Wanaka. Hiring bikes from town and riding around the lake and discovering Edgewater who make the most delicious scones and have and have the most incredible view of the lake and mountains. Horse trekking around the vineyards and lake Wanaka with Waterfall Equestrian Centre was super fun, they were even able to lead our four year old granddaughter on her very first ride ever. We also loved our afternoon at Hook Wanaka, super fun day for the kids and parents alike, good food, drinks, fishing and mini golf to entertain everyone. Cromwell is well worth a visit to see the heritage buildings and also to taste great pies at 'Sangas'. The Cardrona Hotel was a great afternoon where we chose to eat outside in one of the glass houses and the playground has cool equipment for the kids to have a run around in too. Queenstown also offers so much to see and do, Winnies was a great place for the family to eat yummy pizzas by the super warm fireside. A must do for the family while in Queenstown is the new Gondola which now takes 10 people at a time up to the top of the mountain. The view is simply breathtaking, while the luge is super fun for all the family even if you can't feel your fingers from the cold. So much to see and do with spectacular scenery everywhere you look. Would recommend
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New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
June 12, 2023
Queenstown and Wanaka scenery was breathtaking.
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
June 9, 2023
Jetboat, arrowtown, snowy mountains
Italy
Toyota RAV4
May 26, 2023
From queenstown to Auckland, amazing
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4 (2017 - 2020)
May 16, 2023
We hired the vehicle to travel to Te Anau, where we were based there for a week. The car was perfect for what we needed. Coped well in the snow and ice - perfect for the conditions. The vehicle was a good choice given the time of year and the road conditions. Amazing area, amazing holiday.
New Zealand
Nissan X-Trail
May 14, 2023
Glenorchy -zip lining amazing, Pog Mahones - great pub meal and bingo night. Group of 15 of us all commented on how willing everyone was in QT Onsen Pools big tick, water peak visit via earnslaw big tick
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
May 11, 2023
Great scenic drive from Queenstown to Te Anau. Worth stopping at Garston loved ‘Coffee Bomb!’ Yum food! Quick service!
Australia
Toyota Corolla Sedan
May 7, 2023
The South Island of New Zealand is amazing
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua
May 4, 2023
Wanaka and Arrowtown
Australia
Mazda Demio
May 1, 2023
This business was quick, efficient and easier to use than the rest. The car was ready, we drove off and return days later to have the shuttle ready to transport us to the support on time. I would use Discover cars again.
Australia
Mitsubishi Outlander
April 25, 2023
Visiting family
Australia
Mitsubishi ASX
April 19, 2023
Only one word for everything i saw during my trip from Queenstown - Picton, WOW, i see heaven
Australia
Toyota Camry
April 17, 2023
Queenstown and Arrowtown are very beautiful. Great wineries and golf.
Australia
Toyota RAV4
April 16, 2023
Nature and calmness
New Zealand
Toyota Camry
April 10, 2023
Arrow town is awesome
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
March 29, 2023
Came for a wedding and did alot of sightseeing, to Bluff, Te Anau, Cromwell, Mt Creighton etc. Great sights
Australia
Toyota Corolla Sedan
March 27, 2023
Stunning scenery everywhere we went.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
March 26, 2023
If you take the “Earnslaw”, pay the xtra for the meal. It was amazing.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Swift
March 25, 2023
We toured the South Island which was beautiful, visiting Te Anau, Milford Sound, Catlins, Dunedin, Oamaru, Twizel, Cromwell, Arrowtown, Wanaka and Queenstown.
Australia
Mitsubishi Outlander
March 21, 2023
New Zealand was terrific and will go again one day
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
March 20, 2023
Queenstown, wanaka, arrowtown.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla Sedan
March 20, 2023
Everything about queenstown
New Zealand
Subaru XV
March 19, 2023
It was wonderful.
New Zealand
Toyota Vitz
March 19, 2023
We travelled half way up the west coast of the south island and then back down half the east coast omg the scenery was like nothing weve seen before everyone was so friendly lots of talking to people about there holidays and experiences in life was so different from where we live in Auckland
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Australia
Toyota RAV4
March 17, 2023
The Routeburn Track amazing, pack rafting fabulous
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New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
March 15, 2023
Wine tour was awesome. Onset pools was relaxing & Arrowtown is always a beautiful place to have lunch. Ferg bakery & burgers are the best in NZ.
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Australia
Toyota RAV4
March 14, 2023
Great 2weeks
Australia
Toyota Corolla (2017 - 2020)
March 14, 2023
Everything was grest
Australia
Toyota RAV4
March 13, 2023
Went on day trips from Queenstown NZ which we saw amazing scenery
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
March 8, 2023
Had excellent time in Queenstown and Wanaka. Enjoyed amazing day (and longer walks), cycling and great food/wine.
Australia
Toyota Hiace
March 7, 2023
The whole drive from Queenstown to Rotorua was amazing. Highly recommend the east coast drive from Christchurch to Picton.
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Mexico
Toyota RAV4
March 5, 2023
Don't let us on the way jaja
Australia
Mitsubishi Outlander
March 5, 2023
Wairakei Terraces Thermal Pools and spas was the feature event. The Doubtful Sounds 2 day Cruise with RealNZ was scenically spectacular, the Vessel crewed by a rag tag group working holiday on casual contracts youth smacked of cheap labour recruiting by the company. The boats skipper needs a change of uniform more than once a trip. Charging for espresso coffee during limited service periods is stretching their credibility when you consider the cost of the cruise is not cheap.
Australia
Toyota Estima
February 27, 2023
Great fishing and great scenery
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
February 25, 2023
The restaurants where all good, the service people all very friendly. Very easy to get around. Parking was hard to find but when found very reasonable cost wise.
Israel
Toyota Alphard
February 25, 2023
WE TRAVEL ACROSE THE SOUTH ISLAND THE NATURE WAS WONDERFUL THE MENUE AT THE RESTURANTS ON THE ROADS WAS ABIT LIMITED.
Australia
Toyota Vitz
January 31, 2023
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New Zealand
Mazda Demio
January 23, 2023
Experienced Queenstown and all its glory enjoying a Helicopter ride over the Milford Sounds, Private boat hire on Lake , the Skyline Gondola and Luge,
Australia
Toyota Corolla (2013 - 2016)
January 20, 2023
Great golf, great gondola ride to Coronet Peak, heat visit to Wanaka.
Australia
Mitsubishi Outlander
January 11, 2023
Overall beautiful country side , people
Australia
Nissan X-Trail
January 7, 2023
South west coast of NZ is amazing
Australia
Ford Everest
January 4, 2023
Car drives well and suited our purpose.
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris 2013
January 2, 2023
Drove to Wanaka and Arrowtown. Beautiful place! Went on the Skyline gondola, Fergburg hamburgers and the free gardens
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
December 29, 2022
A trip to Dunedin was awesome. Stoakers restaurant at Cromwell is a must, and cherry picking is a fun experience.
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New Zealand
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
December 25, 2022
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New Zealand
Nissan X-Trail
December 21, 2022
We went around Queenstown, Glenorchy, Cardona, Wanaka and Tekapo. Scenery was majestic, surroundings were full of colors and food was amazing. 👌 definitely gonna come back.
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Singapore
Toyota Alphard
December 21, 2022
Great scenery
New Zealand
Toyota Alphard
December 20, 2022
A family wedding.
Australia
Toyota RAV4 (2014 - 2016)
December 15, 2022
Amazing scenery, good food and so many activities to choose from.
Singapore
Toyota RAV4
November 12, 2022
The guys running the show were awesome!
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
November 11, 2022
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Australia
Toyota Corolla
November 9, 2022
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Australia
VW Tiguan Allspace AWD
November 2, 2022
Four lovely days in Wanaka including a wedding, two days at beautiful Lake Tekapo but only one day in Christchurch which unfortunately was not enough. The scenery was awesome and people mostly friendly.
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris 2013
October 30, 2022
Went from Queenstown to Invercargill to visit friends. From Invercargill to Lake Tekapo, car drove really well. From Tekapo to Hawea. And from Hawea over the Crown Range back to Queenstown. Car ran very well.
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
October 18, 2022
Milford Sound, Wanaka and Queenstown (obviously) also Arrowtown!
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Australia
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
October 17, 2022
Id highly recommended the company. Everything was very easy to figure out. Thank you! A+++
Australia
Toyota RAV4 (2014 - 2016)
October 17, 2022
Visited many places,all great And enjoyable.
Australia
Toyota Alphard
October 14, 2022
Amazing trip, fantastic customer service in Queenstown NZ. Adventures where also incredible
New Zealand
Toyota Vitz
October 11, 2022
In Wanaka for snowfall,great for north islanders. Milford sound stunning. Our little pocket rocket no trouble on the steep grades.
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New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
October 3, 2022
helicopter ride
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
October 2, 2022
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Australia
Mitsubishi ASX
October 1, 2022
Had a great time driving around the south Island visiting some amazing spots!
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
September 23, 2022
Great very easy and friendly. Good service.
New Zealand
Suzuki Swift
September 5, 2022
Over all very good value for money
Australia
Toyota Hiace
September 4, 2022
Went up to Remarkables but arrived just before last ski lift at 1.30, didn’t realise they finished so early. A shame after driving so far.
Australia
Toyota Estima *Branded Vehicle*
August 30, 2022
Drive to the mountains to snowboard most of the time but also toured the wine region and surrounding towns.
Australia
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
August 30, 2022
Everything in Queenstown was amazing
Australia
Toyota Estima *Branded Vehicle*
August 27, 2022
The car suited our needs for an adult family of 5. The rook carrier for skies and snowboards was a God send.
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
August 24, 2022
Skiing in queenstown and Wanaka
Australia
Toyota Corolla
August 23, 2022
Snow boarding - we were so glad the car fit our snowboards and all our baggage to and from the accommodation
New Zealand
Toyota Vitz
August 20, 2022
Can’t go wrong anywhere in the South Island.
New Zealand
Suzuki Swift
August 17, 2022
Gondola, luge, snow, puzzling world, iFly, minigolf
New Zealand
Toyota Alphard First Edition 8 seats
August 17, 2022
Fly fishing at Glenorchy, Snow up Coronet peak and spectacular scenery.
New Zealand
Mazda 6
August 15, 2022
We hired the car and Queenstown and did a road trip to Nelson great way to see the beautiful South Island
New Zealand
Mazda 6
August 8, 2022
Visited the cardrona mountain. Arrowtown, cromwell, winery and few other places
Australia
Toyota Camry
August 4, 2022
Nature spots and the restaurants
New Zealand
Nissan March
August 4, 2022
The highlight was my Shark Boat ride in Queenstown - a must do!!!!
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
August 3, 2022
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Australia
Toyota RAV4
July 30, 2022
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New Zealand
Nissan Elgrand
July 29, 2022
Beautiful weather, amazing views. We did the luge, ifly, jet boat, go karts, was a lot of fun!!
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
July 27, 2022
Beautiful time of year to go to Queenstown, and to go over the Crown Range to Wanaka. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
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New Zealand
Mazda 6
July 27, 2022
All great
New Zealand
Toyota Previa
July 13, 2022
We travelling from Queenstown to Glenorchy, so a lot of hills, a lots of stopping to enjoy the views. The Glenorchy Camp i is a truly memorable experience, and whilst in Queenstown we stayed at the Mountain View Lodge (Air B&B) which we highly recommend, a huge home surrounded by amazing views and a 10min drive to the shopping complex.
New Zealand
Toyota Estima
June 30, 2022
Trip to Wanaka. Arrowtown visit. Remarkables Ski Field. Lake cruise.
New Zealand
Nissan X-Trail
June 26, 2022
Queenstown in winter is just idyllic - no different to many destinations across Europe. An awesome dining/pub culture along the waterfront. Cruising along Lake Tekapo is a smaller version of cruising the Norwegian Fjords. Driving through the Catlins, taking in the many awesome sites, wlaking any of the numerous ultra-sfae, natural walks, visiting quaint little towns - all makes for a perfectly balanced holiday.
New Zealand
Mitsubishi Outlander
June 8, 2022
The car was clean and in good condition. Thanks a lot.
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
June 7, 2022
I would recommend 4WD in Queenstown the only way to drive there.
New Zealand
Nissan Elgrand
May 31, 2022
Queenstown absolutely beautiful. Would recommend visits to Wanaka, Milford trip by bus, Arrowtown, Cromwell. Thank you
Australia
Toyota Vitz
May 28, 2022
Be aware of changing weather and road conditions wherever you go and driving carefully within speed limits as heavy fogs and busy traffic congestion in peak times can mean your trip will take longer. Best to plan where you go based on the above conditions.
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
May 20, 2022
Based at Mercure Hotel in Queenstown. Day trips within a maximum 2 hour driving radius of Queenstown Town Centre to Glenorchy, Arrowtown, Coronet Peak, Te Anau, and Wanaka via Crown Range and Cardrona, as well around Queenstown itself.
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
May 19, 2022
Queenstown to be seen at its best is to travel the whole district it is stunning by car
New Zealand
Toyota Alphard
May 10, 2022
Beautiful scenery.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
May 3, 2022
Very trustworthy people to deal with very competitive prices. We were very happy with the journey. Highly recommended.
New Zealand
Toyota Highlander AWD
May 1, 2022
V good communications and lovely customer service. The one challenge we had was car seat belts were not laid out properly. We fixed it ourselves in the carpark.
New Zealand
Toyota Alphard
April 19, 2022
Crossfire rifle range Wanaka brilliant and reasonably priced. Skipper Canyon tour and speedboat fantastic Nokkies Pallette Wine tasting fab Kids had great time at ten pin, glow in the dark mini golf, odyssey sensory and time zone Great deals on bookme site
New Zealand
Toyota Rav4
March 21, 2022
The Rav4 was the perfect car to hire. It was comfortable and a smooth ride.
New Zealand
Mitsubishi ASX
March 16, 2022
The Ford Rangers took our trip to another level felt really safe and they handled the roads well. So glad we had these because we drove to Milford Sound and back to Queenstown.
New Zealand
Mazda Demio
March 5, 2022
We spent our time in and around Queenstown. It’s a stunning place set in the mountains. Only thing I could recommend to keep an eye on is the speed limits around Queenstown they change often i random places and are unusual speeds.
New Zealand
Toyota Vitz
March 2, 2022
Great value. Nice people. No nonsense. Well done guys. Better than the big name companies.
New Zealand
Kia Sportage
March 2, 2022
Queenstown is definitely a place with lots of variety of activities to do for all age groups. For our extended whanau we went tramping up Roy’s Peak with the older aged group, went up Cardrona mountain biking (as there was no snow on the mountain) while the older ones walked up the summit and drank craft beer and chips after a gondola ride and then at night we enjoyed dining on the water front in the crisp fresh air and left the younger ones to do the ice bar and cocktails late into the night. Hiring a car just made the experience more accessible to adventure Queenstown at our own pace. Loved every minute of it.
New Zealand
Toyota Aqua Hybrid
February 20, 2022
Really easy to use and it found me the best price.
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris 2013
February 16, 2022
The place was ausome
New Zealand
Mercedes Sprinter
February 9, 2022
It was good. Had a waiting area for children which I thought was agood idea especially family's with little toddlers waiting. Very good vehicle giving to use. We (the family) was very happy with this company (Yes Away) we plan to use them again.
New Zealand
Toyota Yaris
February 8, 2022
We were very pleased to tour around Queenstown and Cromwell that we love. Frankly, having your excellent rental car service makes such a difference - thank you.
New Zealand
Toyota Corolla
February 6, 2022
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