Queenstown Airport Car Rental

Sir Henry Wigley Drive Queenstown Airport, Frankton New Zealand
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Queenstown Airport Car Rental Location Information

If any city in New Zealand is responsible for the country’s reputation for combining stunning natural landscapes with adrenaline-pumping thrill rides, it’s Queenstown. It goes without saying that action sport enthusiasts and thrill-junkies choose to spend most of their time here at the lakeside city when visiting NZ – and for good reason. 

So, pack an extra pair of undies, make sure to have a light breakfast and set out into this stunning Alpine-looking village for a memorable and action-packed experience.

Our Queenstown Airport location being directly located across from the main exit of the airport terminal makes the Queenstown Airport location perfect and hassle-free, so start your Queenstown adventure with us save today and book an affordable car rental for your family or group adventure, with unlimited kms and 24/7 assistance.

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Your Queenstown Destination Guide

We list off the top five Queenstown experiences you have to try at least once.

Leap into a canyon

You can thank New Zealander A.J. Hackett for inventing commercial bungy jumping. While there are plenty of locations to hurl yourself off platforms into the great abyss, Nevis Valley is one of the most popular spots. For one, it’s home to the world’s biggest rope swing. Secondly, it’s 134-meter bungy platform is the third highest in the world. It’s just one measly step forward, after all. Who’s ready to take the leap?

Throw yourself out of a plane

Why jump out of a perfectly good aeroplane 15,000ft above the ground? Because it’s a one of a kind experience and guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. So if you have the courage, look at booking a brief flight with NZONE Skydive before plummeting back to earth in a fraction of the time. 

There’s no other way to view the stunning New Zealand countryside and if you can concentrate on anything as you ascend, you’ll be rewarded with unmatched views of the surrounding great lakes and mountain ranges. 

You only live once.

Jet across Shotover River

Easily one of the most popular experiences in Queenstown, the Shotover Jet Boat ride is a boating experience like no other. These high-performance jet boats are fast and agile, able to turn on a dime and spin 360 degrees effortlessly. 

Shotover Canyon is just 10 minutes from Queenstown and provides the perfect aquatic playground for a boating thrill-ride. Hold your breath as you jet through narrow canyons, skim rock walls with inches to spare and roar around the river bends. Hold on tight and be prepared to get slightly wet as your boat driver puts your vessel through its paces.

Choose from a myriad ski slopes

Queenstown enjoys one of the longest ski seasons in the Southern Hemisphere, providing ideal conditions from June through to October. Choose from four commercial resorts with slopes suitable to those of all skill levels. 

Coronet Peak is Queenstown’s closet ski field and promises picturesque views across Lake Wakatipu and Lake Hayes. The Remarkables is a family-friendly ski area offering excellent facilities and plenty of slopes for first-timers. Cardrona Alpine Resort is well known for having the most extensive terrain park facilities in the Southern Hemisphere, including two half pipes and a gravity cross course. Lastly, Treble Cone offers up some of the best free riding in New Zealand, with lengthy uncrowded slopes and a free dedicated lift.

Take the gondola up and luge down (almost)

Wrap up your stay in Queenstown with a ride up the Skyline Gondola to Bob’s Peak to find unmatched views of the city and great lake. While on top of the world, hop in one of the little plastic buggies available and luge down (part) of the hillside. Unfortunately, the buggies won’t take you all the way down to the mountain base itself, but the luge is still an excellent experience all the same. 

The above is just a sample of what the dynamic city of Queenstown has to offer. Experience it yourself to discover the rest of its untapped potential.


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Ace Rental Cars offers a pick-up and drop-off service to our branches for customers who are collecting or returning there car rental, Our shuttle operates to airport domestic & airport international terminals.
Unlimited KMs

Unlimited KMs

Every car rental hired from Ace Rental Cars includes unlimited KMs, so renting a car rental with Ace will make mileage limits a thing of the past! So never worry about the distance you have travelled, just enjoy the journey in one of our rental cars


When renting a car rental with Ace Rental Cars we are always around to help, with 24/7 mechanical assistance regardless of where you find yourself.
Branch Locations

Branch Locations

We have rental car locations all over New Zealand and Australia so no matter where you plan to pick up or drop off your rental car we will be able to accommodate your needs, our locations are all open 7 days a week and with arrangement may offer after-hours Rental car pickups and drop-offs

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Remove the stress and enjoy your trip by adding one of our extras to your rental.

  • GPS
  • Baby Seats - Capped at 5 Days
  • Booster Seats - Capped at 5 Days
  • Ski Racks
  • Snow Chains

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Branch Locations

We have rental car locations all over New Zealand and Australia so no matter where you plan to pick up your car rental or drop off your rental car we will be able to accommodate your needs, our locations are all open 7 days a week and with arrangement offer after-hours Rental car pickups and drop-offs. 

New Zealand - Auckland Airport, Auckland City, Christchurch Airport, Wellington AirportPicton Interislander Ferry Terminal, Queenstown Airport and Dunedin Airport. 

Australia - Adelaide Airport, Brisbane Airport, Cairns Airport, Cairns CBD, Gold Coast Airport, Melbourne Airport, Sydney Airport and Perth Airport