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Everything you need to know about driving in the snow

Ski Racks & Chains

 

To ensure a safe and enjoyable winter holiday, we have snow chains, ski racks and snowboard racks available for hire at an additional charge.

 

Snow Chains

 

As a result of motor vehicles being caught without chains in sudden snowfalls over winter in the Queenstown Lakes District and Milford Sound, a bylaw has been introduced. The bylaw states, "At the direction of an enforcement officer or authorised officer, the driver of any vehicle may be required to fit snow chains to such vehicle on any road, and no person shall drive, or direct or allow such vehicle to be driven without such snow chains fitted."

 

Please be aware of this bylaw if you are going to be travelling in these areas during the winter period. Non-compliance will result in a $150 fine for Queenstown Lakes District and $750 for Milford Sound.

 

Snow chains are available for all vehicles throughout New Zealand. 48 hours advance notice is required.

 

Charges are NZD $17.25 (GST inclusive) per day up to a maximum NZD $86.25 (GST inclusive).

 

Ski and Snowboard Racks

 

Hitting the slopes for the ski season? Ski and Snowboard racks are available on all vehicles throughout New Zealand except Economy Manual and Luxury 8-Seaters.

 

Charges are NZD $17.25 (GST inclusive) per day up to a maximum NZD $86.25 (GST inclusive).

 

Ski Racks and Chains

 

Looking for the complete package? We offer ski rack and chain hire for an affordable NZD $34.50 (GST inclusive) per day up to a maximum NZD $172.50 (GST inclusive). Rack and chain package hire is available for all vehicles across New Zealand excluding Economy Manual and Luxury 8-Seaters.