Car Hire Queenstown Airport
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If you’re looking for action and adventure, few places are better suited for you than Queenstown. Travellers from all over the world come to this South Island city to ski and snowboard, bungy jump and skydive before polishing it all off with a delicious Fergburger. Sound like your cup of tea? DriveNow’s car hire at Queenstown Airport can make sure you have the time and means to experience all of these great adventures on your own schedule while also giving you a chance to check out other fantastic cities around the country.
Quick and easy Queenstown airport car rental not only helps you make time for all the great activities you want to try, but also gives you some peace of mind that can be hard to come by when making travel plans. We’ve been helping travellers get the car they need at the right price since 2003. In that time, we’ve developed strong working relationships with New Zealand’s top 10 rental providers such as Thrifty, Hertz, Europcar and Avis to provide the widest choice of companies available. This allows us to stock our extensive listings with a variety of fantastic cars. Then it’s up to you to decide what’s most important and use our easy sorting tools to compare cars that could suit your needs. All of this without any hidden nasty fees, either!
Queenstown has earned its reputation as a great place to go bungy jumping, with many proclaiming it the birthplace of the adventurous activity. It is the home of the popular Kawarau Bridge Bungy site as well as the Nevis Bungy, the highest launching spot in the country. Besides jumping off ledges, Queenstown is also a fantastic home base for those heading to the ski fields.
Getting the keys to a hire car at Queenstown Airport helps you make time to enjoy all of these great activities on your own schedule. Want to extend your adventure? The city is also a great starting point for exploring all that New Zealand has to offer. Travel north to Christchurch and spend a few days in the South Island’s largest city before continuing up and dropping off your car at Picton before catching the Inter-Island Cook Strait ferry and picking up a fresh car in Wellington and heading to the North Island. Enjoy the fun scene in Wellington before continuing to Auckland. Then return your hire car at Auckland Airport and depart knowing that you took full advantage of your time in New Zealand.
Why use DriveNow to rent a car at Queenstown Airport?
- Trusted Queenstown Suppliers - We only partner with brands you know and trust
- 100% Australian Owned & Operated - Local Australian based website
- Price Comparison - Impartial and instant rate comparison - see how each rental company stacks up
- No Credit Card - In most instances you pay when you collect the vehicle not when you book
- Drive-away Rates - Include all taxes and levies (excludes optional extras & young driver surcharge)
- Experience - Comparing car rental pricing since 2003
Regardless of whether the extent of your adventure lies in Queenstown or takes you all over New Zealand, Queenstown Airport car hire from DriveNow can help you have the holiday of a lifetime. Start planning your trip today!
Here are some examples of how much our customers have been able to save in Queenstown Airport.
Compare the cheapest car rental online rates and save $141 on a 9 day Compact rental at Queenstown Airport for pickup on 19 Jul
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Compare the cheapest car rental online rates and save $560 on a 14 day Compact rental at Queenstown Airport for pickup on 26 Jul
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Save $329 on our best discount car hire rate for a 7 day rental Compact hired at Queenstown Airport on 25 Jul
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Compare the cheapest car rental online rates and save $574 on a 14 day Compact rental at Queenstown Airport for pickup on 24 Jul
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Save $329 on our best discount car hire rate for a 7 day rental Compact hired at Queenstown Airport on 24 Jul
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Our best Queenstown Airport discount car rental rate on 22 Jul for $294 saves you up to $288
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