Drive Dunedin in a Rental Car
Dunedin is a great place to go on a road trip, but the challenge now is finding a reliable rental car. The city is known for having the steepest residential street in the world so make sure your car brakes are working before you pass by Baldwin Street.
Here are some great tips on booking a hire car in Dunedin1. Book early to ensure you get the best rate available for the dates that you need a rental car.
2. Don't stress if your plans for Dunedin change, we will not charge you any cancellation fees.
3. Call our friendly car hire customer service staff to discuss your Dunedin booking. They can also assist with bookings across New Zealand and Australia.
You might like to try our friends at GetawayCarhire.co.nz. They are an independant Dunedin car hire specialist. They have a free airport shuttle service and they bring the car to your hotel for free if you need.
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What you can expect the weather to be like in Dunedin when you travel there.
Although it is summer, Dunedin is located in the Southern parts of the South Island so expect clouds, rain, and cold. With such cool weather a rental car may come in handy to get you around in the rainy and cloudy weather, especially on the hilly streets of Dunedin
April to June
As is to be expected of the Autumn Months, Dunedin gets alot more chilly, more so at night. The rainy days will also become more frequent so a hire car will be invaluable if you are looking at travelling at this time of the year.
July to November
In these winter to spring months the weather does start to warm up however the popular Crowded House song that mentions 'four seasons in one day' could very well have been written about Dunedin, instead of Melbourne. In the warmer months it is safe to say the weather seems to be more predictable and it is even safer to say that you should not require snow chains on your rental car during these months.
What to do in Dunedin when you have a rental car to get your around!
You may be surprised at how much there is to see and do in Dunedin. With a large student population due to the University, the city comes to life after dark. There are always festivals and concerts to attend, with a good selection of local bands entertaining the crowds at the many pubs and cafes.
Dunedin the land of YUM!
Imagine a city where for one week a year they celebrate CHOCOLATE and all things chocolate. This city also fills its steepest street with 30,000 chocolates and lets them roll down the street for charity and the pleasure of its citizens. Now imagine a city that during this week a famous brewery will teach you how to match its beer with chocolate. The aquarium has chocolate fish and the Day Spa gives you a chocolate facial. Sound too good to be true….. Welcome to Dunedin and the Cadbury Chocolate Festival. This annual festival is held in July and for the whole family. Take a tour of the factory be part of an Ancient Aztec Hot Chocolate Ceremony or simply watch as jaffa's roll down the worlds steepest street for charity.
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. It is the ideal place to park up your rental car and relax, drink tea or bring a picnic.
The suburbs in the hills and winding streets make maneuvering around the city quite hard, especially in the cooler months. So compare and save with VroomVroomVroom to get you around the city in style and with little fuss in the chilly winter months. With soo much to see, don't miss your opportunity to experience all that Dunedin has to offer.
Most tourists will fly into Christchurch and then drive the South Island in a hire car. If you arrive into Christchurch Airport, you can book a car with us.