If your trip to Queenstown is all booked but your travel itinerary is a bit on the empty side, let us give you a helping hand.Close to the city center, Skyline Queenstown is one spot you might like to consider putting on your must-see list. Queenstown Gardens and Kiwi and Birdlife Park are also close by and worth checking out.
If you have a few more days to spare and you’re willing to travel 20 miles, take a look at Cardrona. This lively place boasts a world of things to keep you engaged. Among your first stops here ought to be Cardrona Alpine Resort, Snow Farm New Zealand and Whitestar Express Quad Chair. Situated 25 miles away, Cromwell is another popular option. If you drop by, be sure to check out Old Cromwell Town, Akarua and Lake Dunstan.
With your own rental vehicle, Queenstown is all yours to discover. People head to this captivating city for a host of reasons, and here at CarRentals.com we have the perfect car for each of them. The number one priority for families is space (and legroom). Depending on the size of the family, that could mean anything from a full-size car to an SUV. Travelers on a budget love the fuel-efficiency of our smaller vehicles, such as a mini or an economy. If you’re in the mood to attract a few admiring glances in Queenstown, check out our special category for a vehicle that will make any car fan wobbly at the knees.
For some of us, owning a high-end vehicle is little more than a pipe dream. But renting your dream ride is absolutely within your grasp! Imagine the thrill of cruising down the highway in a swanky convertible, even if it’s only for a little while. Or maybe all you’re looking for is a budget ride to bring you safely from point A to point B. Flashy or frugal? Either way, there’s a rental car to suit your style in Queenstown.
Getting a parking spot in Queenstown is a cinch. You won’t need to circle the block in dense traffic here — and that’s what the locals love about it. There’s plenty of off and on-street parking on offer.
One awesome thing about vacationing in a smaller city is less traffic, so don’t worry too much about peak-hour gridlock. With a population of about 10,400, you can expect a smooth Queenstown driving experience.
Speed limits vary across the city of Queenstown, but usually range from 40km/h to 100km/h. Most residential areas have a top speed of 40km/h unless posted otherwise.
More often than not, your chosen car rental company will bill the amount detailed on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges and taxes. Or they may share your information with local authorities, who’ll then issue a fine to your postal address.
It is prohibited to use your cell phone while driving around Queenstown, and you may even receive a fine for just holding a phone if you’re in control of a vehicle. That being said, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as your eyes remain on the road.
When behind the wheel in Queenstown, it’s illegal to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) of more than 0.05%. Planning to have a wine or two while you’re out? Consider using a ride-sharing service or taking a taxi.
Road rules in Queenstown permit drivers at a red light to turn into the lane nearer to them, without waiting for it to turn green. Before making the maneuver, the vehicle must fully stop and the driver must be sure that the lane is clear before moving on.
Seat belts are compulsory in Queenstown Lakes District. Having said that, these rules may not apply for some vehicles, like those used by public transportation networks.