About Queenstown (ZQN)

Address: Terminal Building, Queenstown, 9300, Xx

For tourists looking for a little bit of adventure, Queenstown is certainly the place to be. Located in the Otago region, towards the southern end of South Island, it’s a premier skiing destination in winter.

And to get there, you would fly into Queenstown Airport. Arrive, get your luggage and get underway thanks to one of the Queenstown Airport car rentals. Remember to book them before your trip. Not only will that ensure the perfect ride for your needs but it also means early booking discounts.

  Getting around

Queenstown is certainly popular with locals and tourists alike and it's easy to explore the town and its surrounds, finding the best attractions. And to do this, making use of car hire is the obvious way to go.

For those that love adventure sport, Queenstown delivers. Other than the obvious attraction of skiing, rent a car and find all the other high adrenaline attractions outside of town. These include kite-surfing, bungee jumping, jet boating and more!

While public transport in New Zealand is very good, by using Queenstown Airport car rental, you have the luxury of exploring on your own terms. And once you have had your fill of adventure, why not go on a scenic tour through the Otago countryside, taking in its unbelievable beauty.

  Choosing your car

Airport car rental at Queenstown can provide you with exactly the vehicle you need. From an estate car to transport your snowboard or ski’s to a people carrier for larger groups, it's easy to simply prebook long before your holiday starts.

Vehicle models include those offered by Toyota, Kia, Hyundai, Nissan, Holden and more. These are provided by all the big names in car rentals such as Thrifty, Avis and Budget as well as a number of smaller companies. The secret is to shop around and make sure you are securing the best possible deal. And by pre-booking, you can be assured that you will find cheaper deals than trying to book your car at the last minute after you have landed.

  Tips and advice for renting a car at Queenstown Airport


Many people travel to Queenstown in winter. If you have never driven in snow before, it can be a little intimidating.


Weather conditions can change in the blink of an eye. Always check the weather along the route you are travelling.


If the weather gets a little scary or you are stuck in a snowstorm, rather phone your hotel and let them know your location, more or less, or at least the road you are travelling on.


Your vehicle will need snow chains to handle snowy roads. Speak to your rental company to arrange them. They will come at an extra fee.


Be aware of black ice. This causes extremely slippery roads but usually, there is ample warning in the form of road signs.


Allow for extra following distance between vehicles and drive slower in snowy conditions. This means you can come to stop in an emergency without causing an accident.