Built 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. Book with Auto Europe and secure the cheapest Christchurch car hire prices around!
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