Car Rental Queenstown Airport
New Zealand is a once in a lifetime destination for many. Queenstown, located in the South Island, is one of the most famous locations of this island nation. Known for its adrenaline and thrill-seeking attractions, Queenstown is renowned for its beautiful scenery and daring sights all year round. And, thanks to your booking with Dollar, you’ll be able to start your adventure with ease, from Queenstown Airport.
Queenstown has a mild and temperate climate. You can expect sunny but chilly summers, and winters full of snow. It’s a great location for a skiing holiday in the winter, due to it being home to Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. But, in summer you can bask in the sunshine as you enjoy the mountains, lakes, and hikes available.
There are plenty of things to see and do while in Queenstown. You can choose to explore this city for your entire vacation or embark on a road trip to see the local sights of Wanaka or Milford Sounds. However you choose to spend your South Island vacation, we know you’ll have a trip of a lifetime.
Explore Queenstown, with Dollar
Queenstown has something for everyone.
Queenstown sits on the bank of Lake Wakatipu. Gaze across this lake and the Southern Alps as you take in all that this beautiful destination has to offer. Hike up to the top of Ben Lomond, a demanding all-day hike to the summit at 1,748 metres above sea level and witness the beauty of the Alps from above. Or choose an easier walk, like the Sunshine Bay Track which will take you along the lake on a relatively flat walkway.
Queenstown is known for its adventure-filled activities - it’s the world’s adrenaline playground for a reason! It’s full of gravity-defying options, like bungee jumping, skydiving, skiing, giant swings, and so much more. Perhaps take a bungee jump off New Zealand’s highest platform, the Nevis Bungy? At an incredible 134 metres high, this bungee jump is not for the faint-hearted.
One location that seems to never run out of popularity is Fergburger. Indeed, this is a Queenstown must-do that is renowned amongst tourists and locals alike. Since its inception in 2001, it’s welcomed thousands of visitors each year. Join the queue and try it out - you’ll easily be able to locate it due to the long line of people on the streets outside.
Take a Roadtrip with Dollar
The South Island is renowned for its natural beauty, and the road trips from Queenstown are no different.
It’s an early start, but well worth the four-hour drive to Milford Sounds from Queenstown. Take in the sights that helped inspire the ‘Lord of the Rings’ film set, with misty mountains and mirror lakes dotted along the drive to the main attraction. Milford Sound is aptly described by Rudyard Kipling as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’ and you’ll soon see why. One of the best ways to see Milford Sound is by cruise, and it’s a cost-effective way to spend the day!
Or drive across to Wanaka and visit That Wanaka Tree! One of the most famous spots on the South Island, the Wanaka Tree is famous for its curved trunk that seems to grow directly out of the lake itself. It’s the perfect spot to have a picnic and take some scenic photos. Perhaps watch the sunset here after a long day’s hike up Roy’s Peak.
Queenstown will be endless fun from the moment you arrive. We suggest you embrace your inner explorer and enjoy every moment of your vacation. Thankfully, your vacation can start with ease, with the help of your Dollar rental from Queenstown Airport.