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Car rentals in Queenstown: All you need to know

A Queenstown car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of the area has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Queenstown. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.

How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Queenstown?

You are on your way to finding the best price on your car rental by going through CarRentals.com. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next rental. Be sure to:

  • Compare and contrast all the deals available
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
  • Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with any added costs
  • Decide what car you'll need for your vacation. Don't get more car than you need

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Queenstown.

What rental companies have agencies in Queenstown?

In Queenstown, we have 3 rental suppliers to choose from, like Avis. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Queenstown?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this metropolis means you're bound to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Queenstown?

Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Queenstown is 21. However, there might be an additional charge if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles. Read over the supplier's terms to figure out what any additional fees is before you reserve your rental.

Does Queenstown require rental car insurance?

When cruising through Queenstown or the rest of New Zealand, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental.

The major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will generally cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Queenstown.

Are there different fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will have to find an open gas station near the drop-off location

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full to full policy. You should receive your vehicle with a full tank, and you should bring it back it filled up. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a filling station before returning the vehicle.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.

What is Queenstown famous for?

There is tons to see and do in this city. Some of Queenstown's most popular attractions are:

  • Skydiving
  • Ben Lomond Track
  • Onsen Hot Pools
  • Walter Peak High Country Farm

Lucky for you, you'll be able to cruise to whichever one you want or visit them all.

Know before you go

Before you begin on your Queenstown vacation, go over a few items before you leave the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:

  • Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
  • Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
  • Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Queenstown rental car today

Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Queenstown has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Queenstown.

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