We, like so many of our fellow locals, think Central Otago is a special place all year round. No matter when you rent a car from our wonderful vehicle fleet, you’ll be driving off into some of the most beautiful countryside anywhere in the world. While winter and summer are the seasons when most of our customers take off to play and explore, we believe this region is even more spectacular in Spring. It’s the perfect time to arrange your Queenstown car hire with us and enjoy the sights.
As we’ve just mentioned, summer and winter are busy months down here. In spring, however, it is not as crowded and when you’re driving away from Queenstown to explore the rest of the Central Otago region, you’ll often feel as if you have the whole place to yourself.
The weather is great too. Without the hot extremes of summer and the icy chill of winter, Central Otago in mid to late spring provides ideal conditions for getting out of your hire car and exploring. The cycle trails that wind their way right around the region are at their best this time of year – for example, you can look forward to pleasant conditions for cycling from winery to winery with a delightful al fresco lunch to break up the day. If you want to tackle a longer cycle trail, including the world-famous Rail Trail, this is an excellent season to do it.
Of course, our part of the country has an international reputation for its beauty. Central Otago is gorgeous all year round but it comes into its own in spring. Blossoms are spectacular on the fruit trees, willow and poplar trees are in leaf, and lambs and calves just add to the sweet picture. The surrounding mountains still have a good cap of snow too, so those famous Central Otago photo opportunities will present themselves at virtually every bend in the road.
When it comes to driving around Central Otago, warmer and sunnier conditions make for drier roads and safer motoring. Of course, we advise you to take care on the winding roads that take you up into hill country, but by keeping to a safe speed and maintaining an adequate following distance behind other vehicles, you will be fine.
If we’ve persuaded you to take a spring break in Central Otago, the next thing to do is book your Queenstown car rental. Click on this link to make an easy online booking or contact us directly. See you soon!