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
3 Car Rental Locations Found
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Things to do around Christchurch

While Christchurch itself is a small city ideal for exploration by foot or bike (or, in the summertime, a punt on the gorgeous Avon), it’s surrounded by areas of breathtaking natural beauty, excellent opportunities for adventure, and picture-perfect villages – all of which are best accessed by car.

Just 12km away you’ll find the harbour-side village of Lyttelton. From this scenic spot, hire a kayak and paddle out to Quail Island in the heart of Lyttelton Harbour. After, indulge in a gourmet lunch at one of the village's highly-regarded eateries.

If you want to head further afield, you can drive the 80km to Akaroa – both the journey and the destination provide plenty of picturesque photo opportunities. Go dolphin watching onboard an Akaroa Nature Cruise, or hike out to the Banks Peninsula. You might even spot a penguin or two.

If you plan on taking a self-drive tour of New Zealand’s South Island, Christchurch is a fantastic base. From Christchurch, you could journey by car to many popular areas like Hanmer Springs, Fox Glacier, Queenstown, Fiordland, and Milford Sound.

Tips for driving in Christchurch

Here are three quick tips for staying safe while driving in and around Christchurch:

  1. Drive on the left-hand side of the road, unless you’re on a one-way street.
  2. Stick to the speed limit. In cities or anywhere there are street lights, the speed limit is 50km/h unless otherwise signposted. On highways, the speed limit is 100km/h for cars unless otherwise signposted.
  3. Always wear a seatbelt. It’s compulsory, and failure to do so could result in a fine.

Rent a car through Budget New Zealand in Christchurch

Don’t waste your holiday budget on overpriced car rentals. Rent from us and explore beautiful Christchurch in an affordable, comfortable, and safe vehicle.