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Queenstown Car Rental

Telephone / Freephone

+64 3 442 5224 or 0800 15 48 15


5/93 Beach St, Queenstown

Operating Hours

0900-1500 (Mon-Sun)

Get ready for an unforgettable holiday to the world-renowned resort paradise of Queenstown with a car hire from Omega Car Rentals. Once you’ve explored the vibrant town centre and are ready to explore the rest of this amazing region in the South Island, come and hire a car from our Queenstown car hire depot.

Take your time to learn more about what this historic location offers, and dive into creating some incredible memories in the adventure capital of New Zealand. Adrenalin junkies are challenged to take on epic bungee jumping experiences, wine connoisseurs are welcomed to sip on fine vino at award-winning wineries, and J. R. R. Tolkien fans are encouraged to embrace their inner Hobbit and discover Queenstown’s Middle Earth magic. Absorb the stunning scenery as you head out on each day of your New Zealand road trip with a Queenstown car rental.

Car rental in Queenstown City with Omega couldn’t be easier. We’re located in the busy heart of town, close to multiple popular hotels in Queenstown’s city centre. Book a rental car with us to get full flexibility on when and where you travel!

•  Step 1: Find us – please note there is no parking capacity at Beach St. We welcome walk-in visitors from Queenstown city centre.

•  Step 2: Choose a vehicle – Pop into our depot during our opening hours, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, and speak with one of our helpful Customer Service Representatives to book your rental car. You’re welcome to simply walk in to ask questions and check what’s available - same-day booking enquires are welcome!

•  Step 3: Pay – Paperwork and payment can be completed at Beach St, which will speed up the collection process from Hawthorne Drive. Alternatively, you may complete your rental payment at the Airport branch when you collect your car.

•  Step 4: Collect your vehicle – All our Queenstown cars are located at our Airport branch at Hawthorne St depot – just 9.4km away. We can arrange free-of-charge Uber/Taxi transportation to deliver you to your car hire, directly from Omega Queenstown City to Omega Queenstown Airport. If choosing our free Uber/Taxi transport, please allow for approximately 30 minutes travel time to arrive at the Airport for the collection of your car hire.

Your car will be ready for you at our Queenstown Airport depot, open seven days a week between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please note these important updates to our Queenstown depots as of March 2023:

•  No vehicle pickup or dropoff at Beach St

•  Location for booking and in-person staff support (Queenstown City) - 5/93 Beach St

•  Location for vehicle collection and servicing (Queenstown City & Queenstown Airport): 202 Hawthorne Drive, Frankton

Enjoy affordable rates with no hidden costs, friendly service 7 days a week, free travel guides and New Zealand’s cheapest insurance waiver rates for car hire. We can’t wait to see you here!


Our Queenstown Car Hire Locations

Our Queenstown City rental car depot is conveniently located at 5/93 Beach Street, close to Crown Plaza Hotel just across the road from steamer wharf and surrounded by some of Queenstown’s finest hotels and restaurants. We’re open seven days a week from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Our Omega Queenstown Airport car rental depot is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and offers a free pick-up service to and from the Queenstown Airport. Once you’ve collected your personal belongings, contact our NZ office number 0800 15 48 15 before you leave the arrivals hall. A representative will come to meet you outside the terminal building. Should your flight arrive after business hours, we can pick you up the following morning and bring you to your car at our Queenstown Airport depot.

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Things to do in Queenstown

Queenstown Rafting with Family Adventures

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An exhilarating rafting ride through the upper Shotover River with Family Adventures will showcase world-renowned Otago scenery and is suitable for the whole family. Read more >>>

Queenstown Body Sanctum Spa

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Keytag Bonus -  10% off a 1hr treatment!

Relax after the day's adventures with a massage, facial or one many spa treatments at Queenstown's Body Sanctum. Read more >>>

Queenstown Canyoning

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Keytag Bonus -  20% off all trips!

Enjoy an unforgettable, thrilling and scenic canyoning trip with Canyoning New Zealand in Queenstown. Read more >>>

Elm Wildlife Tours - Dunedin

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Keytag Bonus -  10% discount in Winter!

The Elm Peninsula Encounters tour ex Dunedin offers the visitor a unique opportunity to observe and learn about many different native creatures. Read more >>>

Why Omega

Snow chainsSNOW CHAINS

Snow chains may be required if you are heading to the mountain in the winter ski season.  Chains are supplied in pairs and can be fitted to your vehicle's tyres to provide maximum traction when driving through snow and ice. Please book in advance as the chains are specific to the size of the tyres on the particular vehicle you have booked.

Cost:  $25 for the full duration of your hire

Fitting your Snow Chains: The videos below show you how to fit snow chains to your vehicle. At Omega we use 2 types of chains and while you won't know which type you'll receive until you come to collect your car, taking a look at the videos below will give you a head start and they both include important tips it helps to know in advance!



Our Range of Cheap Rental Cars in Queenstown

Our modern fleet includes economy sedans, MPVs and luxury and family SUVs. Many of our hire cars are equipped with Bluetooth, and also include airbags for added protection. Children’s safety seats are available for all vehicles upon request - free of charge. If you require ski racks for your rental car, please contact reservations for further assistance.

At Omega, we don’t have a minimum length rental period. But, the longer you rent our cheap rental cars in Queenstown, the more money you save! Take a peek at our one-way car hire relocation specials, or if you’re often visiting New Zealand on a business trip, consider joining our Omega Business Club and save with our incredible Business Club rates.

Our promise to you is that the car rental price listed is the price you’ll pay, with no hidden charges. When you rent a car in New Zealand from Omega, our prices include standard insurance, roadside assistance, unlimited kilometres and GST.



Omega provides free forward-facing children's car seats: just request how many you need when you make your booking. If you require additional baby, toddler or children's equipment while in Queenstown, we recommend Tots on Tour or Rockababy Rentals Queenstown who have a wide range of quality equipment for hire or rent to ensure your little ones travel safely and comfortably.

Both Rockababy and Tots on Tour's car seats can be delivered to your rental vehicle and will be installed by a qualified child restraint technician free of charge. They can help you select the safest and most appropriate car seat and both companies also have cots, strollers, highchairs and much more available for hire.  

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If you feel like a night or day out Tots On Tour also offer a childcare service with personally interviewed, police vetted, referenced checked and first aid certified babysitters who even bring a bag of toys! Look no further. Tots On Tour Baby Equipment Hire & Babysitting have all your needs covered.

We love to see you enjoying your South Island trip, so with the help of some frugal Kiwis, we’ve put together some great tips for renting cars on a budget. We’ll give you a free postcard and pen so you can send a snippet of your adventures to your friends and loved ones on the journey – just ask us!

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Queenstown Car Hire FAQs

How much does it cost to hire a car in Queenstown?

We have some of the best car rental deals and vehicles to suit all budgets. You’ll find just what you need with our wide range of economic sedans through to people-movers and SUVs. Extend your rental period and save even more money per day! Be sure to book early during busy holiday periods as demand is high and prices can increase.

What is the most popular rental car in Queenstown?

Our 4WD Premium SUVs (Toyota RAV4 or Subaru Forresters) are our most popular rental vehicles during the winter as they provide good traction in icy conditions.  

How can I find car rentals near me in Queenstown?

Omega has two convenient locations for rental cars in Queenstown. You can find us both in the heart of Queenstown and at Queenstown Airport.

How much does an intermediate car rental cost in Queenstown?

Start the search for your rental car in Queenstown by checking out our fleet online. Our booking process is easy! Simply enter your pick-up and drop-off locations and your desired rental time to view our vehicle availability. Select the car hire that suits your needs and get an instant quote.

How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Queenstown?

The more days you rent a car in Queenstown, the more money you save! Take advantage of a fantastic price reduction as the daily rate drops considerably, the longer you rent.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Queenstown?

Our late model sedans are the perfect car rental options in Queenstown for buzzing about town. If you plan to go off-road, consider our family, premium or luxury SUVs. Bringing the whole family? No one gets left behind with our 8-seat MPVs.  We will get you and your extended family on the road with style and comfort.

What's the speed limit in Queenstown?

Across most urban areas, the speed limit is set to 40km/hr. Currently, motorway speeds are limited to 50, 60 or 80km/hr depending on the road. Be sure to observe the posted speed limits while you’re driving.

How much is the cost of petrol in Queenstown?

Queenstown motorists are currently paying an average of $2.39 per litre for unleaded (91).

Where are the best places to park in Queenstown?

Pay-and-Display Queenstown centre parking costs between $1 and $4 per hour. For added convenience, you can download the PayMyPark app and pay with your smartphone. However, parking is free for drivers and without restriction from 6.00 pm onwards. During the day, Queenstown offers many free parking options between 30 minutes and 4 hours, with a limited number of free spaces on a first-come-first-served basis.

Where can I drive from Queenstown?

Queenstown is surrounded by only a few towns. Drive to Glenorchy, Cardrona, Arrowtown, Kingston or Cromwell.

To fully capture the beauty of Queenstown’s surrounding areas, take a cruise in your Queenstown car rental along one of the top 10 scenic drives in the world to the town of Glenorchy, located less than one hour from Queenstown Airport, at the head of Lake Wakatipu.

Continue to Walter Peak High Country Farm via the TSS Earnslaw. Wander around the farm and stay to savour a mouthwatering gourmet BBQ lunch or dinner at the farm’s homestead.

If you’re looking for a longer road trip, drive to the visually spectacular Milford Sound, a three-and-a-half-hour drive from Queenstown Airport.

Or head northeast from Queenstown along the 11km Crown Range for impressive views over Lake Wakatipu. Why not get your adrenaline on and go jet boating on the Kawarau River?