Christchurch Backpacker Rental Cars

Welcome to NZ Backpacker Rentals – Christchurch Branch

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and with so much to do, and usually so little time to do it, choosing a Christchurch backpacker rental car is a great place to start your adventure of the South.

Hire a Christchurch backpacker rental car and you'll be offered:

  • A large selection of well maintained backpacker hire cars
  • Friendly staff and convenient site at 568 Wairakei Rd
  • New Zealand wide network of branches
  • Local knowledge to help you make the most of your time
  • All cars have free map of NZ and AA NZ What to See and Do Guide / Accommodation Guide
  • Driving safely in NZ brochure with translations for overseas visitors explaining road rules and signs
  • All NZ Backpacker Rental branches offer roadside assistance

View our range of Christchurch backpacker rental cars.

In 1849 surveyors set sail from England and arrived in New Zealand in the lower South Island to choose a site for Christchurch. After viewing the fertile land farmed by the Deans brothers at Riccarton, the present site was decided on and in 1850 the first settlers began arriving. Slowly the land made up of swamp and sand hills grew over the many years into present day Christchurch. Some of the beautiful old stone buildings from that era are still standing today and are recognised as having historic value.

The most prominent is Christchurch Cathedral, which sits proudly in the centre of the city. Others located around Christchurch are Christ's College which is still in use today, and the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament which opens daily from 9 - 4 pm.

Present day Christchurch and all that it has to offer is very different from other New Zealand cities and is constantly referred to as the "Garden City". Christchurch is a diverse place offering a variety of eateries, social bars and cafés to sip a short black or Latte. Once you have your Christchurch backpacker rental car, try the Slingshot bungy at New Brighton Mall, or try hot air ballooning to watch the sun rise over snow capped mountains.

The Antarctic centre is well situated just a 5 minute drive from our Christchurch backpacker rental car office. Set aside 2 hours for The Antarctic centre and try the Hagglund ride or play in the indoor snow and ice. With your Christchurch backpacker rental car you can also visit Willowbank to see the kiwi and other introduced animals. Visit the Orana Wildlife Park to hand feed the giraffe, view the lions and keep your distance from the massive rhino. If it is a slower pace you're after, punting on the Avon river could be just the treat.


You will find our Christchurch office conveniently situated 5 minutes by car from Christchurch International Airport, at 568 Wairakei Rd, which leads directly into the busy city centre.

Within office hours Monday to Friday the team at NZ Backpacker Rentals Christchurch are happy to shuttle you to the airport or alternately drop your hire car at the airport. Please be aware Christchurch airport will charge a parking fee. At weekends the team are available as required if they are aware of your needs for a shuttle to the airport.

Book your Christchurch backpacker rental car in advance so you aren't disappointed.

Tour around Christchurch in comfort with an affordable hire car from your friendly New Zealand car rental company.

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Christchurch Budget Accommodation & Information Web Sites Backpackers Christchurch – Backpackers in central Christchurch offers a variety of accommodation options to suit the needs of any budget conscious backpacker.

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