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|Vehicle Classes||Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Luxury, Passenger Van, SUV, Sport, Wagon/Estate|
|Number of Depots||4 in CBD|
|Suppliers||Avis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty|
Begin your travels of New Zealand’s South Island as soon as you land. Book your rental car for collection at Christchurch Airport and one of our six on-site suppliers are sure to suit your needs.
Christchurch is the gateway to the natural wonders of the South Island, including Lake Tekapo, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, and Wanaka. Despite the restoration work still underway in the CBD following the 2011 earthquake, there’s plenty to see and do in Christchurch. Here are some of our top tips for exploring Christchurch and New Zealand:
In February 2019, our customers paid between NZD $34 and NZD $111 per day for a hire car. Prices vary depending on vehicle type, time of year, and booking duration. For current rates in Christchurch, use our price comparison tool.
The highest-rated rental car in Christchurch, following recent ratings by our customers, is a Toyota Corolla Hatch, Hyundai Accent, Holden Trax, or similar.
Thrifty is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Christchurch Airport based on recent ratings by our customers.
Christchurch has several depots with extended hours to suit. Consider Thrifty’s Khyber Pass Rd depot, which opens from 7:00am everyday and closes at 6:00pm weekdays. For earlier pickups or later drop-offs, consider choosing Christchurch Airport as your collection and return point.
In New Zealand, you can reduce your rental excess amount by purchasing travel insurance which often includes cover to a specified amount for rental cars. Always read the Product Disclosure Statement for your individual policy, as inclusions vary. Otherwise, you can choose to reduce the excess amount by purchasing excess reduction products from your car hire supplier. Read more here about car rental insurance in New Zealand.
No. Unless your vehicle is excessively dirty, you don’t need to wash it. If it is dirty, you may choose to wash it to avoid paying cleaning fees.
Christchurch is currently still rebuilding following the 2011 earthquake; a testament to the resilience of the city and its people. From a thriving food scene to popular outdoor adventures, this is a city worth exploring as it rebuilds. Here are our go-to spots in and around Christchurch:
Enjoy a birds-eye view of Christchurch from aboard the Christchurch Gondola as you glide over the valley. The journey includes stunning aerial views of the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps, before reaching the summit where morning tea is served at the Red Rock Café. The Gondola is a short 15-minute drive from Christchurch’s CBD.
Take a guided tour of the city with a day-long ticket for the Christchurch Tram. See the main landmarks and local sights, including the Botanic Gardens, Cathedral Junction, and the Canterbury Museum.
Drive 15 minutes to Christchurch’s Port Hills to find the heart-racing adventures of Christchurch Adventure Park. Spend the day racing through the valley on a mountain bike, soar on the zip-line, and refuel at the on-site cafe. It’s also home to the longest chairlift in New Zealand, which gives views all across the Southern Alps.
Perfectly located in central Christchurch, these modern serviced apartments include a kitchenette and 24-hour reception. Southwark Hotel and Apartments are conveniently located a five-minute walk from Hagley Park and the shopping precinct in the CBD.
Situated in the heart of Christchurch’s CBD, Ibis Christchurch offers 155 well-appointed hotel rooms in walking distance to many of the city’s main attractions, shops, and restaurants.