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Christchurch Airport

Thrifty Car Rental Christchurch


Domestic & International Airport Terminal
Christchurch 8053

03 353 1940

03 353 1941

From our office at Christchurch airport it's a hop, skip and jump to the city and, powered by an up-to-date, zippy rental car, a quick trip out into the surrounding region for thrills aplenty.

Christchurch is undoubtedly changing. While the city was hugely impacted by the 2011 earthquake; it is still the Garden City. It's still home to many wonderful things to see and do. And it's still the perfect gateway to an incredible range of outdoor attractions further afield.

The vibrant coastal community of Kaikoura offers outdoor adventure and seafood delicacies in the north. Akaroa provides a fantastic day-trip option to discover French colonial style and flair. The Waipara region delivers delicious wine and food. The nearby Southern Alps have the brilliant skiing destinations of Mount Hutt, Porters, Roundhill and Ohau in the winter. The many beaches of Banks Peninsula offer hidden treasures and excitement in the summer.

With all of these exciting destinations less than a couple of hours from Christchurch you may feel you don't need to visit the actual city. But, trust us, it's worth it.

Here, history is being made. The destruction and subsequent revitalisation of the city is a sight to behold. The central Restart container mall is indicative of the local mindset. It's a short-term measure delivered with a sense of community and tenacity that's sure to leave you with a long-term impression. Elsewhere, equally adaptable sights have arisen. Cool bars and cafes pop up in odd places. Artistic spectacles entice around each corner. Everywhere you turn something new and creative is happening.

So it's definitely worth taking your time to explore everything this resilient city has to offer, or simply spend a relaxing a day strolling through the magnificent gardens or punting along the Avon River. From here, use a intermediate car to get around or, perhaps, a minibus to take the group out and about.

Ready to book your Christchurch car rental?

Be it business or pleasure and you need a car, trust Thrifty to provide the best value, convenience and service at our Christchurch Airport car rental location. Get a quote and book online or phone our reservations team on 0800 73 70 70 to find out more about our rates, available vehicles and any current specials.