UP TO 1300 CC

Toyota Vitz

1500 – 2000 CC

Nissan Tiida or Bluebird

4WD   Wagons

4WD Subaru or RAV4 

4WD  Seats 8

Toyota Estima

10 & 12 SEATER

Toyota Hi Ace

Book online today and you will receive a speedy checkout service on collection of your rental.

We will happily give you first class service. We deliver cars to hotels, motels and will help with your rental vehicle in anyway possible. All our cars are covered by 24 hour AA Roadside Assistance. We also have the best rental car prices in Wanaka.

Free Parking on our yard in Wanaka Town Centre for all our customers with cars on hire.

See Rental Conditions, Driving Test & Testimonials below on this page.

Rental Conditions – also see Terms & Conditions Page

  • Drivers require a full current New Zealand or Overseas licence
  • All hires include insurance with $2000 excess for drivers 25 years+
  • Drivers under 25 years have a higher insurance excess
  • Insurance excess reduction available, conditions apply
  • All rates includes Goods & Services Tax
  • All rates shown are in New Zealand dollars.  Payment by  Visa or Mastercard Credit  incur a 3%  merchant fee.
  • Credit Card details must be provided. By giving us these details you are agreeing that the credit card can be accessed by VHA Investments Ltd ( trading as Adventure Rentals)
    if the vehicle hired is damaged while in your possession or extra fees are incurred.
  • Unlimited kilometres on all hires 5 days or more – excluding diesel Mini Buses
  • Free 150 kilometres per day on hires less than 5 days – excluding diesel Mini Buses
  • .25 cents per kilometres applies to all excess kilometres
  • .10 cents per km for diesel Mini Buses
  • 24 AA hour roadside assistance on all vehicles
  • Queenstown car drop off/pick up   – fees apply.  After hours airport parking fees may also apply.
  • Christchurch drop off available – fees and conditions apply
  • Long Term rates negotiable
  • Vehicles supplied full of fuel and to be returned full of fuel
  • Deposits are required on all bookings, 14 days notice required for return of deposit less $30 admin fee.
  • Adventure Rentals require 14 days notice (before the hire start date) of any cancellation for return of any deposit.
Please note: only 4WD vehicles are permitted to go to Raspberry Creek or Rob Roy Glacier due to the rough gravel road.  We do have special hire vehicles to go to this area.  Please see 4WD vehicles.

Know the road rules, take the tourist driving test, see details here:


Below are some of the testimonials we have received from customers:      

  1. Great service. Amazing staff. Would definitely recommend going there! Guillaume Pignero – Afghanistan. September 2018
  2. Hello, Just a quick note to thank you once again for your great service.  We did not get to Rob Roy Glacier in the end as my niece was still suffering from her cold.  We did go over the Crown Range to Queenstown and back via Cromwell.  The car went perfectly. The air show was fantastic.  Hope to visit Wanaka and Adventure Rentals again.  Hope Spider is keeping warm.  Regards,
    Kaye Bolland, Wellington  April 2018
  3. Our campervan (hired from another company) broke down in Wanaka and Adventure Rentals hired us a car that we could drop off in Christchurch.  This was very helpful to us as we had an international flight out from Christchurch and we were very stressed about making it there in time.  Barbara and Laura were very helpful and it was quick and easy to arrange.  Thank you so much.
    Jack & Bette Jean Hewson, Montana, USA   15.3.18   
  4. We hired a car from Adventure Rentals last winter and the service was outstanding.  We have just booked another 4WD for this winter as we are extremely happy with this rental car company as they are trustworthy and reliable.
    Paula Thompson, Sydney, Australia  26.2.18
  5. Just experienced renting a car through Adventure Rentals and found the service impeccable. Staff were friendly and the car very well maintained. Would recommend to all.
    Peter Johnston Whangarei 24.8.17
  6. Barbara.  9-20 am Sat here.  Pleased that all was okay. It was great to be able to leave the car at Queenstown Airport. Our holiday was great. Wanaka is another Switzerland, and there is an excellent car rental firm there if you ever need one, Adventure Rentals. Go straight to the lady mentioned above.
    Lloyd Jenkins  
  7. Adventure Rentals, I love you, you have me for life!  6 weeks hire, best price and I tried a few. I loved the service so friendly and helpful. See you next year!
    Dean McMillian Auckland  
  8. Just wish to thank you again for the recent Subaru rental as everything went very well.  We were particularly impressed by the clean condition you presented the car in, and it drove faultlessly during our trip so all we could ask for.  We will almost certainly be wanting another car next ski season so will catch up again then.
    Cheers for now……..graeme.  August 2015
  9. Dear Graham & Barbara,
    We want to thank you both as you were extremely helpful when we hired a car off you in June 2015.  Thank you for meeting us at Queenstown airport and giving us the scenic tour over the Crown Range.  We were so impressed that you had time for us to stop and enjoy the snow at the top of the alpine pass as we had not experienced snow before.  A great experience and a great hire thanks again. 
    Bill & Doreen Haines Sunshine Coast Australia.  
  10. We hired a car off Adventure Rentals in July 2015.  Not only did Barbara & Graham come out after hours but they delivered the car to our hotel.  We were presented with a modern car that was perfectly clean and in very good condition. They took time to go through all the conditions with us and there were no surprises at the end of the hire.  We would definitely recommend Adventure Rentals as a company to hire a car from when in Wanaka. Thank you so much.
    John & Betty Ellwood  Kentucky USA  
  11. Hi Barbara & Graham,
    Thank you so much for going out of your way to help us. We were impressed you brought the rental car to our hotel and let us leave it there. Also thanks for letting us extend the rental not once but 3 times.  We didnt like the snow shuttle and found the rental car much more convenient after our day skiing. We will be back.
    Cheers Dan & Adrian Melbourne August 2016  
  12. Thank you Adventure Rentals! We had an excellent trip out to Mount Aspiring Park, its one of the highlights of our trip.  You guys provided a great 4WD wagon for the trip so we didnt need to take our campervan.  They also let us park our camper on their yard.  Very good service from a friendly group of people. Its a big thanks from us.
    Jim & Margaret Mead Whangaparaoa May 2016
  13. Joan and I were very impressed with your company. Our flight into Queenstown was diverted to Invercargill due to weather.  Graham and Barbara organised to have our rental car at Queenstown airport for us even though we arrived late at night by bus.  They had great communication and went out of their way to help us. When we arrived we knew exactly where the car was because it had our name on it, which was just fantastic.  I can recommend this locally owned company as reliable and trustworthy. See you next time.
    Steve & Joan Pitman  Auckland  April 2016