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Car Rental in Dunedin

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Dunedin Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Suzuki S-Cross or similar
Suzuki S-Cross
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$31.75 per day
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Dunedin Airport Car Rental
Compact
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$33.46 per day
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Dunedin Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
MG HS or similar
MG HS
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$33.85 per day
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Dunedin Airport Car Rental
Compact
Kia Stonic or similar
Kia Stonic
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$33.95 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Dunedin Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Suzuki Vitara or similar
Suzuki Vitara
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$33.95 / per day
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Dunedin Airport Car Rental
Standard
Mitsubishi Outlander or similar
Mitsubishi Outlander
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$38.44 / per day
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Dunedin Airport Car Rental
Full-size
Kia Sorento or similar
Kia Sorento
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$40.99 / per day
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Dunedin Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Toyota RAV4 or similar
Toyota RAV4
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
yesaway
$52.17 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 17:26 on 2021-10-17. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
NZD
Country code
64
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
30 - 60 km/h
19 - 37 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why rent a car in Dunedin?

Considered remote even by New Zealand’s standards, the capital of the Otago region is often called the southernmost city in the world. Located on the eastern coast of South Island, the city is quite small and accessible but offers a wealth of interesting things to see and do at the same time. Even better, New Zealand’s majestic nature is also only a short drive away with a rental car.

One-Way Car Rentals in Dunedin

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Dunedin and drop off in another city include:

  • From Dunedin to Christchurch - 9 offers from lei 399.81 per day
  • From Dunedin to Queenstown - 9 offers from lei 399.81 per day
  • From Dunedin to Auckland - 9 offers from lei 851.67 per day

Top ways to enter Dunedin

  • Dunedin Airport. With about one million travelers served every year, this relatively small airport offers connections with other large cities in New Zealand, as well as Brisbane in Australia. Located about 25 km (16 miles) west of the city center, the airport can be reached in 25 minutes by car.
  • Queenstown Airport. Serving the adventure tourism capital of New Zealand, Queenstown Airport has flights to many domestic destinations, as well as Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney in Australia. Located 270 km (168 miles) northwest of Dunedin, the trip to or from Queenstown takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Christchurch Airport. By far the busiest airport on the South Island, it handles about seven million passengers every year. In addition to flights to domestic and Australian destinations, this airport also offers connections with Fiji, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, and the United Arab Emirates. Located some 360 km (224 miles) north of Dunedin, Christchurch Airport can be reached in about 4 hours and 30 minutes, with most of the road taking you right along the coast.

Top destinations and activities

  • Baldwin Street. Recognized as the steepest street in the world by the Guinness World Records, Baldwin Street is also one of Dunedin’s main attractions. Whether you choose to comfortably ascend this anomaly in a rental car or go for a seriously taxing climb, this is the quintessential travel experience of Dunedin. You’ll feel like you’ve joined a club once you’re up there.
  • Museums. Although Dunedin is home to only about 135,000 people, the city has some very interesting museums to explore. These include the Otago Museum and Toitū Otago Settlers Museum dedicated to the natural and human history of this part of New Zealand, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin Museum of Natural Mystery dedicated to quirky artwork and artifacts, and the Blue Oyster Art Project Space.
  • Orokonui Eco Sanctuary. Located just half an hour’s drive north of Dunedin center, Orokonui is one of the nicest nature areas in Otago. With a network of paths winding through the region’s famous cloud forest, the center is home to unique native species such as takahē or notornis birds, lizard-like tuataras, and the flightless-but-famous kiwis. You can learn about the Orokonui’s preservation and education projects at the visitor’s center or by joining a tour. 

Toll roads

All of the toll roads in New Zealand are in the northern part of the North Island, so there are none in or around Dunedin.

The toll roads on the North Island all serve as short bypasses of congested areas. The tolls are therefore quite low. The toll roads use a license plate capturing system with no physical booths. Payment can be made either by having a setup account, by paying online before or within five days of using a toll road, or with cash in some BP and Caltex petrol stations (though a small fee will be added). 

Many rental companies offer some system, with a fee, to pass on toll payments to you without you having to do anything. Of course, it may be better just to pay the toll yourself and save on paying that fee. The toll roads can all be avoided quite easily by avoiding the bypass roads and transiting through the towns (in addition to being able to see more). 

Car Rental Prices in Dunedin

  • Large cars - from $93 per day
  • Medium cars - from $93 per day
  • SUVs - from $85 per day

Top 10 Cities near Dunedin

  1. Christchurch Car Rentals from $16.49 per day
    328.3 km / 204.0 miles away
  2. Queenstown Car Rentals from $14.72 per day
    152.1 km / 94.5 miles away
  3. Wellington Car Rentals from $10.95 per day
    631.3 km / 392.3 miles away
  4. Nelson Car Rentals from $21.48 per day
    568.9 km / 353.5 miles away
  5. Blenheim Car Rentals from $35.53 per day
    572.1 km / 355.5 miles away
  6. Invercargill Car Rentals from $37.63 per day
    154.7 km / 96.1 miles away
  7. Palmerston North Car Rentals from $45.83 per day
    762.1 km / 473.6 miles away
  8. Napier Car Rentals from $47.77 per day
    901.1 km / 559.9 miles away
  9. New Plymouth Car Rentals from $45.83 per day
    835.1 km / 518.9 miles away
  10. 933.3 km / 579.9 miles away

Top 16 Locations near Dunedin

  1. Dunedin Airport Car Rentals from $31.75 per day
  2. 152.1 km / 94.5 miles away
  3. 154.7 km / 96.1 miles away
  4. 328.0 km / 203.8 miles away
  5. Nelson Airport Car Rentals from $21.48 per day
    568.9 km / 353.5 miles away
  6. Blenheim Airport Car Rentals from $35.53 per day
    572.1 km / 355.5 miles away
  7. 631.3 km / 392.3 miles away
  8. 636.2 km / 395.3 miles away
  9. 762.1 km / 473.6 miles away
  10. 835.1 km / 518.9 miles away
  11. Napier Airport Car Rentals from $47.77 per day
    901.1 km / 559.9 miles away
  12. Rotorua Airport Car Rentals from $49.42 per day
    1004.6 km / 624.2 miles away
  13. Tauranga Airport Car Rentals from $49.42 per day
    1043.1 km / 648.1 miles away
  14. Auckland Airport Car Rentals from $10.80 per day
    1062.1 km / 660.0 miles away
  15. 1077.3 km / 669.4 miles away
  16. 1182.1 km / 734.5 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Dunedin?

Car rental prices in Dunedin vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Dunedin
$135.68
January
February
$41.75
March
$49.87
April
$42.91
May
June
July
August
$30.13
September
$31.52
October
$42.39
November
$42.16
December
The best month to rent a car in Dunedin is September (when prices for an Economy class start from $30.13). This is 42% cheaper than the yearly average and 78% cheaper than renting in January (when rental prices start at $135.68 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Dunedin?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in May, travelers rent a car for an average of 11 days in June, the average rental period is 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Dunedin
7
January
8
February
6
March
7
April
11
May
5
June
11
July
8
August
5
September
6
October
8
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Dunedin?

While travelers visit Dunedin year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is March, and the least popular is June.
Popularity of Car Rental in Dunedin by Monthly Searches
25%
January
265%
February
267%
March
10%
April
12%
May
7%
June
10%
July
14%
August
45%
September
72%
October
264%
November
210%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
yesaway Toyota RAV4 5 3 SUVs
Go Rentals Toyota Corolla Sedan 4 2 Large cars
Ace Rental Cars Toyota Yaris 4 2 Medium cars
Ace Rental Cars Toyota RAV4 4 3 SUVs
Europcar Suzuki Swift 5 1 Medium cars
yesaway Toyota Yaris 4 2 Medium cars
Europcar Suzuki S-Cross 5 2 Large cars
Go Rentals Toyota Yaris 4 2 Small cars
yesaway Toyota Vitz 5 2 Small cars
Ace Rental Cars Toyota Yaris 4 2 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

New Zealand
Suzuki S-Cross
June 24, 2021
The South Island of New Zealand is spectacular, with great scenery, walks and drives.
New Zealand
Toyota RAV4
June 14, 2021
Excellent places, beautiful sceneries during daytime good weather. Many safe lookout places on the side of the road for stationary viewing and photo opportunities. But be careful driving at night especially on the zigzag areas because you should be on the low beam most of the time as you don't want to irritate the eyes of the drivers passing through the opposite side and if much of your upper front window in your vehicle is tinted, the more you are restricted in your visibility.
New Zealand
Holden Barina
April 28, 2019
We had two nights in Dunedin and four in Waikawa in the Catlins. We bloody loved it and having a car is really the only way to see what we did.

Top 6 Suppliers in Dunedin in 2021

Go Rentals
Go Rentals
Exceptional 9.2
+6499741598 / 0508246284
25 Miller Rd, Momona, Dunedin 9073
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.8
+64034862358
25 Miller Road, Momona 9073, New Zealand
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:30
Tue:08:00-16:30
Wed:08:00-16:30
Thu:08:00-16:30
Fri:08:00-16:30
Sat:08:00-16:30
Sun:08:00-16:30
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+64034862358
TERMINAL BUILDING
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:30
Tue:08:00-16:30
Wed:08:00-16:30
Thu:08:00-16:30
Fri:08:00-16:30
Sat:08:00-16:30
Sun:08:00-16:30
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
6434862780
Terminal Building
Working hours
Mon:07:30-20:15
Tue:07:30-20:15
Wed:07:30-20:15
Thu:07:30-20:15
Fri:07:30-20:15
Sat:08:30-19:30
Sun:08:30-20:15
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
6434862660
Terminal Building Dunedin Airport
Working hours
Mon:07:30-21:00
Tue:07:30-21:00
Wed:07:30-21:00
Thu:07:30-21:00
Fri:07:30-21:00
Sat:08:30-17:00
Sun:08:30-21:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
64274211345 / 6434682778
In-Terminal
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