Dunedin Car Rental

Discover Car Hire in Dunedin

Explore the wonders of the south of the South Island With a car hire from DriveAway! Your rental car gives you the freedom to discover all that this picturesque region of New Zealand has to offer at your own pace. Collect your hire car from Dunedin Airport, which is located 30 kilometres from the city, making the drive approximately 35 minutes into Dunedin's city centre.

Whether you're looking for something small and economical to zip around the region, or a full-size vehicle to fit in the whole family, DriveAway has a category to suit your needs. The possibilities are endless when you choose to explore New Zealand in a rental car. Car hire is the affordable choice to get around Dunedin, giving you the ultimate freedom to create your own driving itinerary and get off the beaten track. The cost of a car hire will save you money when taking into consideration the price of taxis and shuttle services.

Dunedin is located on the south-east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. This stunning location offers a unique blend of Scottish and Maori heritage. Dunedin is also known as the university city, being home to the University of Otago, not far from the city centre. Surrounded by the magnificent Otago Peninsula, Dunedin has a rich heritage and is also home to some of the world's most rare and intriguing wildlife.

It will take you about 30-minutes to drive from Dunedin Airport to the Dunedin CBD.

Most countries allow drivers to drive simply utilising their domestic license. However, some car hire providers may not require an international driver's permit (IDP), DriveAway recommends an IDP for all travellers. When driving without an IDP, there's a risk that local police officers may issue you a ticket - if you happen to be stopped.

It depends on the type of the holiday you want! Dunedin can be enjoyed all year round however if you are looking to hit the slopes, making a visit during winter from June - August will be best for you. If you want to partake in water activities during the warm summer months then December - March will be the best for you.

Experience Dunedin

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There are plenty of sights to see so once you have collected your vehicle from the airport. Visit St Paul's Cathedral or New Zealand's only castle - Lanarch Castle for a stroll around the beautifully maintained buildings of Dunedin. If you're feeling daring, take a trip in your Dunedin car hire up the steepest street in the world, Baldwin Street, and enjoy a beautiful panoramic view from the top!

Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula are home to some incredible creatures. The Royal Albatross Centre at Taiaroa Head, is the only mainland breeding colony for the royal albatross in the world and is described by Sir David Attenborough as "a place that every visitor to Dunedin should see". Venture along the Otago Peninsula to witness the rare yellow-eyed penguins in their natural habitat. There are also sea lions, fur seals and incredible marine life all waiting to be discovered.

There is truly something for everyone in Dunedin and it's yours to discover with DriveAway. Get started on your Dunedin car rental today, simply enter your pick-up and drop-off dates and locations in the booking engine above. If you would like more information contact us online or call 0800 885 590 to speak to one of our friendly reservations staff or ceck out our New Zealand Driving Tips page.

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx. km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Dunedin to Queenstown 300 4
Dunedin to Christchurch 370 5
Dunedin to Nelson 780 9.5
Dunedin to Wellington* 800 12.5
Dunedin to Rotorua* 1250 18

*Includes travel time between North and South Islands via ferry.

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