Car Rental in Christchurch

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Christchurch Car Rental & Nearby Locations

Christchurch Car Rental & Nearby Locations
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Christchurch Car Rental & Nearby Locations

Christchurch Car Rental & Nearby Locations
4 Car Rental Locations Found
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Christchurch Car Hire

As the oldest city in New Zealand, Christchurch has been touching the hearts of people around the world since 1856. A combination of its English heritage and stunning scenery attract people in their droves, making it popular among travellers and business people alike. If you’re due to visit Christchurch sometime soon, you’ll want to make the most of the area’s attractions. At Budget New Zealand, we offer a Christchurch car hire service that’ll help you save money while gaining freedom.

How to reach our Christchurch car hire office with public transport

If you rent a car in Christchurch and you need to reach our offices by public transport, doing so is easy. You’ll find us at 26A Sheffield Crescent and you can try the following public transport options:


  • B from Cashmere Hills, Cup Cafe
  • OC from Cashmere Hills, Burger Wisconsin, Cup Cafe
  • 120 from Cashmere Hills, Burger Wisconsin, Cup Café, Eastgate Shopping Centre, Couplands Bakery, Westfield Riccarton, Steviez Cafe
  • 17 from Kum Pun Thai Restaurant, Cruz, McDonald’s Christchurch
  • 140 from Eastgate Shopping Centre
  • 130 from Couplands Bakery
  • 100 from Steviez Cafe

Family-friendly accommodation in Christchurch

As a city that’s popular amongst people of all ages, Christchurch is the perfect place to visit with your family. Although there are lots of accommodation options available, we’d like to make a few suggestions for family-friendly options:

Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

With expansive family apartments that feature two bedrooms, the Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch is spacious and perfect for keeping everyone happy. Thanks to the expansive city views and city centre location, it’s ideal for exploring the immediate Christchurch Area. The Rendezvous Hotel is just 9.2km away from our Christchurch car hire offices.

Fino Hotel and Suites

When you need a home away from home, the Fino Hotel and Suites act as an ideal bolthole. Each suite and apartment features cooking facilities, including a microwave and kitchen. There’s a pool onsite too, which means you’re never short of something to do even if the weather is bad. The Fino Hotel and Suites is 8.2km away from our car hire offices.

Distinction Christchurch Hotel

When you’re looking for a splash of luxury, try the Distinction Christchurch Hotel. Situated in the heart of Cathedral Square, it’s ideal for exploring Christchurch’s biggest events. With the Avon and Christchurch Botanic Gardens just a few moments’ walk away, it’s a great hotel for kids who love to spend time outdoors. The Distinction Christchurch Hotel is just 9.1km away from our car hire offices.

Things to do in Christchurch

As Christchurch is an expansive city that’s brimming with things to do, it’s impossible to feel bored there. We know you have lots of activities to choose from, but we’d like to make a few suggestions anyway:

International Arctic Centre

The International Arctic Centre is often dubbed as Christchurch’s best tourist attraction. It’s open every day of the year and it has a fascinating range of experiences for those who want to learn more about arctic environments. From all-terrain vehicle tours to chilling in the Antarctic Storm Room, you’ll enjoy an unparalleled opportunity to see what the Arctic is really like.

Orana Wildlife Park

As an open range zoo that’s within easy reach of Christchurch, Orana Wildlife Park offers animal adventures that are like nothing else in New Zealand. Whether you’ve always wanted to see a white rhino in the flesh or you’d love to hand feed a giraffe, there’s an experience at the wildlife park for you. As the zoo involves itself in breeding programmes, you’re visiting an attraction that benefits the planet too.

Punting on the Avon

No visit to Christchurch is complete without spending some time in the great outdoors. If you want to kick back and relax with your little ones, try taking a scenic boat ride from Punting on the Avon. You don’t need any boating skills to give it a try and you can take the surrounding scenery in at your leisure.

What’s the weather like in Christchurch?

As one of the least rainy cities in New Zealand, Christchurch has a favourable climate throughout the year. During the summer, you can expect to experience temperatures reaching up to 23 degrees Celsius. In the winter, the lowest you’ll encounter is around 11 degrees Celsius during the daytime. Overall, Christchurch has 2100 sunshine hours per year and 648mm of rain.

Nearby locations for a refuel

When you rent a car in Christchurch, you need to return it to us with a full tank of fuel. Some of the nearest locations for a refuel include:

  • Z Service Station at 449 Wairakei Road
  • Allied Petroleum 24/7 Fuel at 75 Orchard Road
  • BP Truckstop at 661 Russley Road
  • Caltex Service Station at 318 Harewood Road
  • Z Service Station at 210 Harewood Road

Distances to Christchurch’s best attractions

After you collect your Christchurch rental car, you’re free to drive it to the destinations of your choice. If you’re still trying to decide where to visit, here are some distances to Christchurch’s best attractions:

  • North Hagley Park 7.5km
  • Cardboard Cathedral 10km
  • Sumner Beach 20.9km
  • Victoria Park 7.6km
  • Bottle Lake Forest Park 13.5km


What is Christchurch famous for?

With a reputation for being one of the friendliest cities on Earth, Christchurch is famous for its welcoming atmosphere. Many people also know it for its olden-day English charm and temperate climate, which make it a joy to explore throughout the year.

What is there to do in Christchurch in the winter?

If you’re visiting Christchurch during the winter, consider exploring the surrounding scenery by taking the Trans-Alpine Express. Alternatively, head to the International Antarctic Centre and experience what it’s like to spend time in one of the world’s coldest climates.

What is there to do in Christchurch on a rainy day?

When you’re in Christchurch and it’s raining try visiting the Air Force Museum. With enough historical attractions to educate you and your family throughout the day, it’s a great place to learn about New Zealand’s history while staying dry.

At Budget New Zealand, we want to make hiring a car in Christchurch simpler. Explore our fleet today and see how we can help you save money.