Car Rental in Dunedin

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Dunedin Car Rental & Nearby Locations

Dunedin Car Rental & Nearby Locations
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Dunedin Car Rental & Nearby Locations

Dunedin Car Rental & Nearby Locations
3 Car Rental Locations Found
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Car Hire Dunedin - Avis New Zealand

Dunedin is the second-largest city in New Zealand's South Island. Located on Otago Harbour, Dunedin is a diverse city with a unique mixture of Maori and Scottish heritage. As the capital of the Otago region, Dunedin is a major commercial hub and a significant tourist centre for people who want to visit Milford Sound and Queenstown. The coastlines and mountains that envelope Dunedin are a sight to behold, with the city extending into the surrounding valleys and hills and onto the Otago Peninsula. Avis New Zealand operates a car rental service from Dunedin Airport, with a range of vehicles available and some of the best discounts in the country.

Car Hire in Dunedin

Avis New Zealand is located at Dunedin Airport, Dunedin, New Zealand. As a major entry and exit point for domestic and international guests, the airport is the perfect place to organise a rental vehicle. Dunedin Airport is friendly and easy to access, with all of the car rental counters located next to each other on the left side of the terminal building.

Avis also operates a rental service from the city itself, with guests able to reserve and pick up cars from Dunedin 97 Motel, 97 Moray Place. Hiring a car is the perfect way to explore New Zealand and the South Island in particular, with famous tourist attractions such as Queenstown and Milford Sound just a few hours drive away.

Luxury Accommodation in Dunedin

Dunedin features a huge array of accommodation options, with something for every taste and budget. Luxury accommodation providers are well represented, both in the Dunedin CBD and throughout the Otago countryside. Distinction Dunedin is a popular option for business travellers looking for something special, with the Scenic Hotel also offering modern rooms.

The Chamberson Hotel is also loved by many, with this hotel situated just 2 km from Otago Museum. Other accommodation providers worthy of a mention include Royal George Apartment, Leah & the Lama, and Shetland Court Apartments. If your tastes are a little less refined, there are a number of family motels and campgrounds dotted across the city.

Things to see and do in Dunedin

Dunedin is a friendly city full of inspiring things to see and do. While it's known as being the gateway to the South Island, the city itself is also worth your attention. The Otago Museum and Toitu Otago Settlers Museum are popular with visitors, with Larnach Castle and the Botanical Gardens also a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

Dunedin is also full of shopping opportunities, from large department and chain stores through to niche and boutique businesses. If you're hungry or thirsty, Dunedin will also delight you with cafes, restaurants, and pubs dotted throughout the city. Speight’s Brewery is a favourite with locals and visitors alike, as is the Bacchus Wine Bar and Etrusco at the Savoy.

If you want to venture a little further afield, Dunedin makes a great starting point for the Otago region. The Taieri Gorge Railway is not far away, with the Otago Peninsula featuring some lovely beaches and local wildlife. If you have a rental car and want to explore beyond Otago, get ready to be transfixed by the beauty of the South Island. From the picturesque city of Queenstown to the wild west coast and scenic delights of Milford Sound, Dunedin is the gateway to some of the most breathtaking spots in the entire world.

Dunedin Weather

Dunedin is one of the most southern cities in New Zealand, and one of the closest global cities to Antarctica. Despite is location and reputation, however, Dunedin enjoys a temperate climate and conditions are fairly mild for most of the year. While it can get bitterly cold at times and snowfall is common, the weather is far from extreme. Along with being cold, Dunedin is famous for having distinct changes in weather between seasons and suburbs, and just like Melbourne in Australia, "four seasons in one day" is common. Overall, the average temperature in winter gets down to 3°C, with summer climbing to an average of 19 °C.

Petrol Station Locations

There are numerous service stations close to Dunedin and Dunedin Airport, all of which offer multiple unleaded fuel grades along with diesel. Close to the airport, you can visit the Z-Mosgiel service station on Gladstone Road or the Z-Green Island service station on Green Island. As you get closer to the CBD, there are many more service stations to choose from, including the BP petrol station just south of the CBD and the Z-Valley service station in Kaikorai. There can be long distances between cities and attractions in New Zealand, so remember to refuel your car before you leave the city.

Distances to and from Dunedin

Dunedin Airport to Dunedin CBD 28 m Dunedin Airport to Toko Mouth 50 km Dunedin City to Larnach Castle 13 km Dunedin to Christchurch 390 km Dunedin to Queenstown 260 km Dunedin to Milford Sound 385 km


How much does it cost to hire a car in Dunedin?

The cost depends on the location you collect from, the dates and the vehicle you choose. Enter your details in the search form for a quote.

Where can I rent a car in Dunedin?

Avis is conveniently located at Dunedin Airport or downtown Dunedin at 97 Morray Place.

Do I need an International Driving Permit to rent a car in Dunedin?

If your licence is not in English, an International Driving Permit is required in addition to your home licence.

What is Dunedin famous for?

Along with being the gateway to many of the South Island's natural attractions, Dunedin is also famous for its university, its love of sport, and its unique mix of Maori and Scottish cultures.

What can you do in Dunedin for free?

There are lots of things to see and do in Dunedin on a budget, including a visit to St Clair Beach, the Botanical Gardens, and Otago Museum. If you want to meet some of the locals, you can hang out with sea penguins, seals, and sea lions on the Otago Peninsula.