Dunedin Car Hire

Discover Car Rental in Dunedin

You've done it again Dunedin! and with car hire from DriveAway, you're free to explore all that this picturesque region of New Zealand has to offer at your own pace. Collect your hire car from Dunedin International Airport (DUD), which is located 30 kilometres from the city, making the drive approximately 35 minutes into the city centre. If you are looking for more information on driving distances and depots in New Zealand, these can be found on our New Zealand Driving Tips page.

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.

Experience Dunedin

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Dunedin is located on the south-east coast of the South Island . This stunning location offers a rich Scottish and Maori heritage, and still maintains a legacy of Victorian and Edwardian architecture. Dunedin is also known as the university city, being home to the University of Otago and the Otago School of Business, 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.

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 sample of some of the beautifully maintained buildings of Dunedin. Take a tour around Speights Brewery and enjoy some of the South Island's favourite beer or visit scrumptious Cadbury World for a tour and indulge in some divine chocolate.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. Take your Dunedin Car Hire 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 explore with DriveAway. Get started on your Dunedin car hire today, simply enter your pick-up and drop-off dates and locations in the booking engine above to see the vehicles we offer in your preferred location. If you would like more information contact us online or call 1300 363 500 to speak to one of our friendly reservations staff.

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.