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Car Rental Queenstown Airport

Car rental in Queenstown made easy so you can enjoy the journey.


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Hiring a car in Queenstown

GO Rentals' Queenstown car hire branch is situated only a minute’s walk from Queenstown Airport’s arrivals terminal and a short drive to the central city centre. If you’re flying into Queenstown Airport, finding us is as easy as walking out of the arrivals doors, past the taxi stand and looking out for our branch’s pink signage. Once at the branch, you’ll be all ready for your South Island adventure.

We’re changing the game when it comes to car rental in Queenstown and as the largest independent Kiwi car rental company, we have a great choice of rental cars and we’ll find you the best car for your trip. Our award-winning team genuinely care about your journey and are there to provide support throughout your hire, so you can make the most of your time on the road. If you’re looking for inspiration on holiday destinations from Queenstown, we’ve got you covered. Make sure you check out our top 5 destinations from Queenstown and get inspired for your New Zealand road trip.

There is so much to see and do in Queenstown. As soon as you land, the breath-taking landscape & scenery will blow you away. The best way to experience the adventure capital is to hire a rental car, this gives you the freedom to explore at your own pace and it’s as simple as look, book and GO.

From bungy jumping to jet boating, skiing and sky diving – there is no limit to what you can do here in Queenstown. So, go love every moment and sing out if you need a hand, we’re a phone call away.

Award-Winning Customer Service in Queenstown

Thanks to our amazing customers, GO Rentals was awarded the prestigious Canstar Blue Award for Most Satisfied Customers in the Hire Car category in 2018 & 2020. When you rent your car with us in Queenstown, you can experience our signature award-winning customer service each and every time. With an average pick-up time of 3 minutes, it’s a fast and easy way to travel.

Queenstown is all about the experience – something we know a little bit about. In 2018, we were the proud recipients of the ServiceIQ Visitor Experience Award at the annual New Zealand Tourism Awards. This award recognised GO Rentals as an organisation that is driving value through an outstanding visitor experience – something we wouldn’t be able to do without our amazing team in Queenstown!

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Renting a car at Queenstown Airport

Nice flight? Now the real journey starts.

If you have flown into Queenstown Airport and you are looking to pick up a rental car on the day, then you’ll love how close we are to the airport. Our Queenstown Airport car rental branch is located just a minute from the arrivals terminal. With great deals on car hire from Queenstown Airport, you can visit the website or download our app using the free Wi-Fi at the airport whilst you wait for your bags. Book your rental car through our website, our app or simply give us a call and we will give you our best price on the perfect hire car to get you GOing on your Queenstown adventure. Then it’s as simple as Check-in, Pick-up, GO!

If you have already booked your Queenstown car rental, make sure you download our handy app before you set off. You can use the app to manage your booking as well as using it to find a wide range of discounts on activities in Queenstown and beyond through our GO Play programme.

Planning a trip to Queenstown

Make sure you check out our awesome new Travel Guide to Queenstown with heaps of great tips on where to stay, where to eat out and what to do whilst you’re in the adventure capital of world and GO love every moment.

Reasons to GO with us

  • New Zealand Tourism Awards winners – Visitor Experience
  • Most Satisfied Customers Award – Canstar Blue 2018 & 2020
  • Huge choice of great rental cars to choose from
  • Highly recommended on major review sites
  • Competitive car hire rates
  • Convenient airport locations
  • The car you book is the car you drive
  • 24hr AA Roadside Assistance
  • Unlimited kilometres
  • FREE GO Play discount card for 650+ activities
  • FREE Basic car rental insurance
  • SAVE 6c per litre of fuel nationwide
  • FREE maps and guides
  • NO hidden costs
  • After hours support