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Rent a motorhome in Queenstown

A dream trip on the South Island

Queenstown is renowned for its soaring mountain vistas and adrenaline-fuelled activities. This adventurous corner of New Zealand's South Island boasts a wealth of well-set campsites for an idyllic motorhome excursion. With a campervan rental in Queenstown, you can enjoy a relaxing lakeside holiday or set off on an epic South Island adventure. Choose the perfect vehicle to explore the region’s cinematic landscapes at motorhomebookers.com.

Queenstown is the ideal base to explore New Zealand’s wilderness, offering easy road access to Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound, among other perks on the South Island. Queenstown itself has its own charm for extended stays, offering a wealth of hiking, biking and kayaking adventures directly from your camping site.

Here, we’ll outline why Queenstown makes the perfect starting point or base for your motorhome excursion in New Zealand. We’ve included unmissable attractions and must-travel road routes to get the most out of your Queenstown campervan rental.

Top 5 facts about Queenstown

  1. Queenstown Gardens: this bucolic garden is the perfect place to stroll among exotic and native tree species.
  2. Lake Wakatipu: Queenstown’s inland lake dominates the town’s views, offering unrivalled boat excursions and a blissful atmosphere.
  3. Queenstown has plenty of campervan pitches along Lake Wakatipu, including secluded spots beneath mountain trails.
  4. Fiordland is an unmissable road trip by State Highways 6 and 94, with Milford Sound as a bucket-list highlight.
  5. Head to Wānaka for a laidback feel and take in the wild and scenic Crown Range route.

These highlights await you when you rent a camper van in Queenstown

Queenstown is New Zealand’s adventure capital with no shortage of excursions to book. The town itself is also worth exploring, with lake-view restaurants, bars, bustling local galleries and historic stone buildings, including the quaint St Peter's Anglican Church and an old Masonic Lodge that’s now Artbay Gallery. The alluring Arrowtown is a short campervan ride away and hosts historic gold mining buildings and the award-winning Lakes District Museum.

Many of Queenstown’s highlights are drawn from the natural surroundings. Plentiful mountain trails run in and out of town, including Ben Lomond, Roy’s Peak and Queenstown Hill. The Skyline Gondola provides panoramic views from a 400-metre-high observation deck for hair-raising views. Use these vistas to inspire your next campervan excursion from Queenstown.

This makes Queenstown particularly suitable as a starting point for your road trip

Queenstown is the gateway to New Zealand’s Fiordland, providing thorough services to fuel campervan rental adventures and a fine base for day trips. Campers are spoilt for choice with alpine campsites, lakeside pitches and woodland camping. Queenstown is a mecca for fishing, hiking, horse-riding and sailing.

For island-wide itineraries, Queenstown is the perfect starting point. Popular routes allow you to explore the lake region before taking journeys along the Southern Alps to Christchurch or to the coast at Dunedin. Highways head directly out east, south and north from Queenstown, while rural roads head to picturesque and secluded Glenorchy. Queenstown is also a popular way-point for Te Anau and Milford Sound in the heart of Fiordland.

If you’re interested in wine, Queenstown boasts access to several winemakers. Peregrine is noted for its modern visitor’s centre, and other highlights include Gibbston Valley, Mt Rosa, Waitiri Creek, Kinross and Akarua. These all make Queenstown the ideal starting point for a vineyard-hopping campervan trip.

Camper van rental: Useful information for your trip to Queenstown

Queenstown’s prized natural position next to New Zealand’s largest lake makes it a top choice for motorhome excursions. It’s easy to get to, with highways connecting Queenstown to Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill, and there’s an airport located along State Highway 6. The airport serves domestic flights across New Zealand and offers international links to several Australian airports. You can collect your campervan from the airport vicinity before exploring Queenstown itself or heading off on an island adventure.

Many petrol stations service State Highway 6 and 6A into and around Queenstown, allowing you to fuel your RV rental with ease. Many of the roads around Queenstown are winding and narrow, particularly when you leave the highways for beauty spots. A smaller vehicle can navigate these tighter trails more easily than a large RV. After picking up your campervan rental from motorhomebookers.com partners in Queenstown, you'll find a plethora of pitches close to Lake Wakatipu's shores. Try to avoid central Queenstown, as parking is limited: instead, opt for the backstreets. Remember: vehicles drive on the left.

Rent a motorhome now and discover the region around Queenstown

Queenstown is the adventure capital of New Zealand and the perfect place to begin a campervan trip. Flanked by lakes, mountains and forests, there are endless possibilities for outdoors enthusiasts. Whether you’re staying local, exploring Fiordland or heading on a cross-country road trip, contact motorhomebookers.com to book the best camper in Queenstown. Book your dream NZ getaway with a practical mobile home in your own Middle Earth.

Summer view of Lake Wakatipu and the road from Queenstown to Glenorchy.  Southern Alps mountains in the distance.

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