Car Rental Queenstown Downtown
Famed for its rugged mountainous landscapes, enchanting glacier lakes, and beautiful beaches, New Zealand is a country that has captured the hearts of many. Queenstown, located in the South Island, is no exception: it’s one of the most loved and well-known tourist destinations of this island nation. You’ll likely be excited to start your adventurous vacation from the moment you arrive, and thankfully you can, with your rental car booking already sorted from Queenstown Downtown Dollar.
Queenstown is a great destination all year round. With its mild and temperate climate, you’ll enjoy plenty of hikes, swims, and outdoor activities in the summer season, with sunny yet cool temperatures. In winter, this city becomes a winter playground: it’s home to Coronet Peak and The Remarkables, so is a fantastic winter vacation destination for those that love to ski and snowboard.
Queenstown always has something going on. Lovingly known as the world’s adrenaline playground, you might find it hard to leave! Sitting on the banks of Lake Wakatipu, it’s a destination that won’t leave your mind for a long time. But there are plenty of beautiful landscapes to be explored outside of the main city, like Milford Sounds and Wanaka, for example. We know you’re in for a vacation of a lifetime, and you can get started sooner, with Dollar.
Queenstown to Lake Wanaka, with Dollar
Wanaka is just a one-hour drive from Queenstown, and well worth a visit. Take Crown Range Road through to Cardrona Valley Road and you’ll find yourself in this quiet yet beautiful town in no time. There are plenty of reasons to take a break from Queenstown and visit Wanaka for a day instead. One of them is Roy’s Peak, a 1,578-metre high mountain. Start your climb from the lakeside through to the summit, before taking in the epic scenery from the top.
We recommend finishing the day by the water and looking out at ‘That Wanaka Tree’, a popular illusion that attracts thousands of visitors each year.
Another incredible road trip from Queenstown (albeit a slightly longer one) is to Milford Sound. Described by Rudyard Kipling as the eighth wonder of the world, it’s one of those trips you’ll remember for a lifetime. Take in the sights of the fiord as you hear the waterfalls thundering down: some of these waterfalls go as high as 1,000 metres!
The good thing about Milford Sound is that it doesn’t matter if it’s rainy or low cloud, in fact, this just adds to the magic of it. We recommend hopping on a day cruise for maximum viewing opportunities. And, if you can, take some time when driving into the main attraction. The road leading to Milford Sound is home to awe-inspiring views. It looks just like a scene from Lord of the Rings, with plenty of misty mountains and mirror lakes.
Embrace an Adventure in Queenstown
Queenstown is the place for adventure.
If you’re someone who loves to chase adventure and fast thrills, then Queenstown is the perfect vacation destination.
It’s home to the best bungee jumps and high-adrenaline adventures in both New Zealand and the world. The Kawarau Bridge Bungy Jump is the original jump and has gone on to be one of the most famous in the world. Developed by AJ Hackett and his business partner Henry van Asch, after making international headlines in 1987 by bungee jumping from the Eiffel Tower, this Queenstown staple is visited by thousands of tourists every year.
AJ Hackett has gone on to make other adrenaline-filled activities, like the Nevis Bungy, which stands at 134 metres high and is the highest platform jump in New Zealand. There’s also the Nevis Swing, which is one of the biggest in the world, at a 300-metre arc.
Queenstown is an adventure that never ends. From the natural views and hikes, through to delicious food, drink, or even a thrill-seeking jump or two, you’ll remember this vacation for years to come. So, plan ahead, book in your activities, and see the sights, with Dollar.