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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... 

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Olveston Historic Home

01_location.pngAddress: 42 Royal Terrace

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. 

Elm Wildlife Tours 

0car.png Address: Dunedin I-Site, 26 Princes Street
elm_wildlife_tours.jpgExplore the city 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. 

Megazone Laser Tag

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

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 :)

Dunedin Chinese Garden

With Dunedin's sister city being Shanghai, it is no surprise to see how in touch with the Chinese culture the city 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 the city. Don't forget to pack that picnic and make a day of it. 

Hereweka Garden Retreat

0car.png Address: 10 Hoopers Inlet Road RD2

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 the most beautiful accommodation provider in 2013 by the Dunedin City Council. 

Penguin Café 

0car.png Address: 1726 HighCliff Road, Portobello

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

Ranked #1 of 210 Restaurants in the city 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

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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