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    Car Hire Queenstown

    Queenstown Car HireBuilt on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is a tourist-oriented town, with visitors coming from all around the world to visit, it is easy to see why car hire is so popular. Surrounded by natural beauty, excellent facilities and resources for holidaymakers, it is easy to see why people flock here to escape city life. With amazing natural scenery in all directions ready to be explored, a hire car will let you make the most of your time in the area. Auto Europe offers several hire car pick up locations and a large rental car fleet, so finding car hire in Queenstown is both easy and economical.

    With the tranquil waters of Lake Wakatipu to the south, and surrounded in other directions by the Southern Alps, Queenstown is blessed with pristine untouched wilderness at its doorstep. Settled during the gold rush of the 1860s, Queenstown was able to remain small and not overdeveloped like other parts of New Zealand once the miners left. For an insight into the gold rush and life of the miners drive your hire car to the east of Queenstown to the Gold Fields Mining Centre, located near the start of Kawarau Gorge. Here you can see what life was like during the gold rush, and pan for gold in the nearby creek.

    In winter months, Queenstown turns into a vibrant hot spot for skiers and snowboarders coming to enjoy the ski season. There are four ski resorts within driving distance of the city, so having a hire car will give you the freedom to choose one or more resorts you would like to spend the day at. During summer, the main attractions for visitors to Queenstown are the water activities on the lake. Drive your hire car down to the water’s edge, and enjoy a spot of fishing, or take a ride on a jet boat.

    To view more car hire deals in Queenstown, visit our Car Hire Deals page.

    Convenient Locations in Queenstown

    To be able to offer our clients with an ideal auto hire experience, Auto Europe has partnered with reliable suppliers in the industry including Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Alamo to provide you with the best service possible. We also offer pick-up and drop-off locations to ensure everyone is well looked after.

    Book your car hire in New Zealand with Auto Europe over our safe, reliable and secure online booking system. Our exceptional customer service and Beat Rate Guarantee assure the best savings and quality of service on your car hire. For more information, read our Car Rental FAQ page, read our Terms and Conditions, or Contact Us.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring a Car in Queenstown


    When is the best time to visit Queenstown?

    If you want to hit the slopes, head to Queenstown during July and August as this is when Queenstown will usually see the most snowfall. However, During the summer months between December to February, you can enjoy a number of outdoor activities without getting too chilly!

    Is there any snow in Queenstown?

    During the Winter season, there absolutely is! So if you're looking for a snow adventure be sure to plan your trip during the wintertime.

    How far is it from Queenstown Airport to Queenstown CBD?

    It's about a 10-15 minute drive, depending on traffic to drive from Queenstown Airport to Queenstown CBD.

    To view more, visit our FAQs page.

    Useful Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Queenstown

    • Queenstown to Dunedin (282km)
    • Queenstown to Wanaka (69km)
    • Queenstown to Te Anau (171km)
    • Queenstown to the Airport (8km)

    Alternatives to Car Hire in Queenstown

    In New Zealand, Auto Europe features a selection of alternative transportation options to go with our extensive fleet of traditional car hires.

    Motorhome Hire in Queenstown
    Queenstown Motorhome Hire -  Auto Europe is an expert and industry leader in all international transportation services. Learn more about pricing and availability on motorhome and campervan hire options in Queenstown by calling Auto Europe.
    Van Hire Queenstown
    Van Hire Queenstown -  A van hire in Queenstown ensures that passengers can travel in comfort without having to sacrifice luggage space. Minivans and people carriers of all sises are available to book online in Queenstown when you use Auto Europe's comparison search engine.
    Luxury Car Hire Queenstown
    Luxury Car Hire Queenstown -  Tour in comfort and style when you rent a luxury car in Queenstown! You'll be surprised by how affordable a luxury car hire can be when you browse Auto Europe's low rates in Queenstown.