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Welcome to Queenstown - Affordable Car Rentals

Queenstown pick-ups and drop offs

Our aim is to provide professional and good quality customer service with reliable cars. Queenstown hires are limited to hires 4 days and over and 24 hours’ notice is necessary.



We are based in Frankton, near the airport. Our agents are Remarkables Towing, 144 Glenda Drive, Frankton. We offer free transfer between the airport and our base and back, if this is required. We will ask you for your flight details and for you to communicate with us if your flight is delayed. We try to do all the paperwork by email before the hire so that you can get away quickly after we have checked your driver's license.


For pick ups where you are not flying in, you can go directly to our agent's base: 144 Glenda Drive, Frankton. They will quickly check your license and if all the paperwork has been completed by email, you will be away quickly. 


For all drop offs, we ask that all customer's drop off their rental to Remarkables Towing, 144 Glenda Drive, Frankton - less than 10 minutes from the airport. If you require a ride to the airport we will endevour to do this for you or we will call a free taxi to the airport (we cannot provide this to other destinations). 




We operate from 144 Glenda Drive, Frankton. Our agents are Remarkables Towing and they will look after you in a fast and friendly way. They are located less than 10 minutes drive from the airport - Glenda Drive actually goes the airport's main runway. You can either go directly to Glenda Drive, or we can provide you with a free taxi service from the airport terminal. 


Nearly 2 million visitors come to Queenstown each year to experience awe-inspiring scenery, search for adventure, and explore the largely untouched world of the Southern Lakes District. Queenstown lies on the edge of Lake Wakatipu, which is about 80 km long, but whose depth mirrors the height of the mountains surrounding it. It is not known as ‘the adventure capital of the world’ for nothing and truly offers something for everyone.

Why rent from Affordable Car Rentals?

Perhaps the question is, ‘why wouldn’t you?’

With so many activities, sites, scenes to see, and places to explore, it is imperative that you hire an affordable car, wagon or SUV to make the most of your time.

Don’t inhibit your experience by not having the freedom to move from one interest to another.

Affordable Car Rentals NZ wishes to serve you and help enhance that experience by providing you with reliable but cheap transport in this great natural playground!

What Queenstown Affordable Car Rentals offers

We have professional, friendly, service-orientated staff who want to do all they can to provide you with a reliable but affordable rental car. We have a range of cars available from family touring cars, to 4WD Subaru Legacy Wagons and SUVs. Our cars are parked less than 10 minutes from the airport. Our service includes:

  • Paperwork done before hand by email to speed up your pick up and drop off.
  • Where possible we endeavour to pick up and drop off customers from the airport. For the pick ups we use Blue Bubble Taxis - Queenstown Taxis. We have an account with them and if you require a ride from the terminal to our base at 144 Glenda Drive, this service is provided to you free of charge. When you drop your rental car off, we will endevour to take you to the front door of the terminal if that is where you wish to go.This makes pickups and drop offs fast and it doesn’t matter if there are flight delays.
  • Ski racks and chains available if booked in advance.
  • Affordable cars to give greater access to the surrounding area.

It is important to book at least 24 hours prior and hires in Queenstown are restricted to those that are 4 days or over..

What Queenstown offers

  • Breath-taking tramping and hiking routes
  • Skiing doesn’t get better than the many ski fields that surround this area. Try the new upgrade to Coronet Peak Ski field.
  • Jet boating on the Shotover river
  • Bungy Jumping was made famous in this part of New Zealand.
  • Cruising on the lake on the historic Earnslaw steam ship, whilst dining and taking in the world-renowned scenery, will make a memory for you and the family.

  • Enjoy a drive in your rental car to Milford Sound in Fiordland – sometimes referred to as the 8thwonder of the world. The scenery is breath-taking and many cruise options are available on the fiords.
  • Take to the skies above for scenic flights in planes or helicopters. Paragliding and skydiving take on a new dimension over this vista. Ski planes land on the glaciers and float planes land on Lake Wakatipu.
  • For bike enthusiasts, try the many cycle tracks, or what about a quad or dirt bike experience.
  • Hire a rental car to explore the Lord of the Rings locations made famous by the production of that film.

  • Don’t forget the fantastic range of events that are organised each year: festivals, such as the Queenstown Winter Festival, concerts, sporting events, wine and food - all mean that the Queenstown calendar is full.
  • Golfers are spoilt for choice with world class championship courses available.
  • Ride the Gondola which overlooks the lake, city and surrounding mountain scenery.
  • Queenstown is not short on night-life either. There are many cafes, bars, restaurants and takeaway outlets.

Surrounding regions and towns

A rental car allows you to explore further afield:

  • Arrowtown is known for its heritage and historic buildings, museum and stunning scenery especially the wonderful colours in the autumn
  • Glenorchy is the key location in the filming of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. It is a quiet township with a great atmosphere.
  • Kingston is a little town at the southern end of Lake Wakatipu and the home of the famous Kingston Flyer steam train. It is a beautiful, scenic 45 minute lakeside drive from Queenstown.
  • Fiordland is the gateway to the Fiords, scenery and wildlife of the untouched natural world of the deep south. Why not take a rental car to Te Anau, stay the night, and make a three hour trip through to Milford – it won’t disappoint you!
  • Wanaka is a 50 minute drive over the stunning Crown Range. It is a picturesque lakeside town and the host of the airshow, Warbirds over Wanaka.