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Not sure where to go with your rental car in Dunedin?

You'll be surprised at how much there is to see and do. Which is why we've taken the liberty to choose the best and most interesting places to check out and see in our travel guide to Dunedin below... 

     001.png Things to Do | 041.png Places to Stay | 002.png Places to Eat


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0car.png Address: 42 Royal Terrace, Dunedin 9016

The historic home was voted as the #1 Landmark in New Zealand by TripAdvisor. Philanthropist and businessman David Theomin and his family used to live here, but it was later on opened to the public as a museum. There are guided tours daily, which usually lasts for an hour. Witness the impressive architecture, beautiful garden, and the 1921 Fiat 510 Tourer. 



0car.png Address: 19 Irvine Road - The Cove, Dunedin

elm_wildlife_tours.jpgExplore Dunedin and its surroundings by joining Elm Wildlife Tours' Otago Peninsula Encounters. Get up close with rare yellow eyed penguins, little blue penguins, NZ fur seals, and Hooker's sea lions. You may also find some albatross at Taiaroa and other wildlife animals at the bay and lagoons. The family-owned business has been providing tours for more than 20 years and their expert guides can assure you of the best wildlife experience. 


0car.png Address: 170 Frederick St, Anzac Avenue, Dunedin

Megazone is known for its advanced laser tag technology! There are now 44 new suits to choose from and a wide range of challenges awaiting all laser tag fans. Entering the futuristic arena-maze will make you feel like a real space adventurer. Get ready to outwit your opponents and show off your shooting skills. The complex also has a 12-hole mini golf course and an arcade game room.

Cadbury World Chocolate Factory

0car.png Address: 280 Cumberland St, Dunedin

Ever watched the classic film "Charlie (or Willy Wonka) & the Chocolate Factory" & thought to yourself "oh if only?". Well...real it is & you don't have to win a golden ticket to experience this magical world. Check out a tour below:
Centre Tour-10mins Cadbury's history
Full Tour-75mins of pure magic 
Shortened Tour-45mins of the above :)

Historical Architectural 

0car.png Address: Ask the locals :)

Grand cathedrals, striking halls and exquisite detailing; Dunedin is one of the most well preserved Edwardian-Victorian styled cities in the southern hemisphere. There is a trove of historical treasures to visit and see all within a close drive of each other so hiring a rental car to tackle the winding and steep streets will take the legwork out of it for you. 
   


Dunedin Chinese Garden

0car.png Address: Cnr Rattray & Cumberland Street, Central City, Dunedin

With Dunedin's sister city being Shanghai, it is no surprise to see how in touch with the Chinese culture Dunedin is. Represented in their Authentic Chinese Garden, meaning all the above ground materials have been sourced from China, built by Chinese people using traditional Chinese techniques, this is a must see place for anyone going to Dunedin.
Don't forget to pack that picnic and make a day of it. 

St. Clair Beach

0car.png Address: Ask the locals where the closes beach access is to you

With New Zealand's most consistent surf break this beach is one of Dunedin's crowning glories. If you have never tried to surf before, this is the perfect place to give it a go, so long as you can stand the freezing cold water. There is nothing standing between Dunedin and Antarctica so you better wrap up warm and make sure to pack a warm blanket in the rental car.


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0car.png Address: 10 Hoopers Inlet Road RD2, Dunedin 9077

This self-contained luxury accommodation was established by general practitioner Peter Cooke and psychotherapist Anna Moore, who both decided to work part-time to pursue their dream of building a garden retreat. The Eco accommodation has been built with sustainable materials and has received a 5-star rating from TripAdvisor. It was also named as “Dunedin's Most Beautiful Accommodation Provider” in 2013 by the Dunedin City Council. 

For other Dunedin accommodations, compare and book hotels in Dunedin through Wotif.co.nz

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0car.png Address: 1726 HighCliff Road, Portobello, Dunedin

This café is famous for its delectable food, great staff, and amazing views. They are known for having the best coffee in the area as well as their homemade venison, traditional Cornish pasties, chicken and mushroom pies, and freshly-made ice cream. The best way to start your day is with a New Zealand Breakfast. For lunch, their specialties include the Fisherman's pie, toasted sandwiches and huge burgers. While waiting for your order, you can surf the net using their computer or connect online for free using their Wi-Fi. 

Etrusco at the Savoy Restaurant


0car.png Address: 8 Moray Pl, Dunedin

Ranked #1 of 210 Restaurants in Dunedin and awarded "Certificate of Excellence 2014"- Tripadvisor, it's not surprising to expect such an exquisite interior that truly takes you to Itlay the moment you step through the doors. Not to metion the food, if the romantic atmosphere didn't do it for you, the food will sure do the trick.

Hours: 5:30pm till late 7 Days


Esplanade Restaurant

0car.png Address: 2 Esplanade, St Clair, Dunedin

Nestled on the esplande of the St.Clair beachfront, you'll discover a slice of Italy as you enter the romantic atmosphere of this classy Italian restaurant. With a great set up and a spectacular view, these are only the beginning of the perks that come with their delicious menu.

Opening Hours: 9am - Late 7 days


     
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