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Lanarch Castle, photo by Carolyn Cossey
Travel in style in the Edinburgh of the South
Dunedin is known as the Edinburgh of the south, for its design, and the connections of its first European settlers. There is plenty of history to see in its compact city centre, with many buildings undergoing restoration. It is home to New Zealand's only real castle; Lanarch Castle is an easy drive from the city, on the beautiful Otago Peninsula. Climb the tower for amazing views, or delight in its gardens. A main attraction in Dunedin is the Cadbury Chocolate Factory. Book a tour any time, or visit in July each year for the Cadbury Chocolate Carnival and revel in all things chocolate. Dunedin is also a vibrant university town, with the students providing much to the city's character and events.
Experience it all with your cheap Dunedin car rental, visiting the attractions in the city at your own pace. VroomVroomVroom partners with New Zealand's most trusted car hire suppliers, Avis, Thrifty, Hertz, Budget and Europcar. Our search engine will find the perfect car for your trip, at a guaranteed best price. The system is super easy to use, but if you do have questions, our customer service team is available via live chat, email, or phone.
Here are some great tips on booking a car rental in Dunedin
Book early so you are assured of getting the best rate available for the dates that you need a car rental.
Don't stress if your plans change, we will not charge you any cancellation fees or modification fees.
Keep an eye on the weather forecast. Black ice is common on the roads in winter, understand the road conditions you may encounter.
- Having a car will enable you to get to some beautiful, but remote spots. Enjoy!
With so much to see and explore, an affordable car rental Dunedin with VroomVroomVroom will get you moving at your own pace. Picking up from the airport? Check out our Dunedin airport car rental page.
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There's plenty to choose from in Dunedin. Enjoy the compact city centre, with its bars, restaurants and cinemas, or head to open spaces such as the Otago Peninsula. To help you out, we've compiled a list of the best and most interesting places in Dunedin. Check out our travel guide below.
Olveston Historic Home
Address: 42 Royal Terrace
Cadbury World Chocolate Factory
Address: 280 Cumberland Street
This long-standing Dunedin business is at the heart of the community. It is the centre for the annual Cadbury Chocolate Carnival, when the city goes bonkers for chocolate each July. At any time of the year, you can tour the factory. The most popular tour lasts for 60 minutes, and is particularly busy in the school holidays. Book in advance if you can.
Elm Wildlife ToursAddress: The Dunedin Visitor Information Centre, 50 The Octagon
Explore Dunedin and its surroundings by joining the Elm Wildlife Tours' Otago Peninsula Encounters. This is one of the most popular tours in “middle earth” because you can get up close with all sorts of animals, including rare yellow eyed penguins, little blue penguins, NZ fur seals, and Hooker's sea lions. You may also find albatross at the headland of Taiaroa and other wildlife animals at the bay and lagoons of Otago peninsula. 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.
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum
Address:31 Queens Garden
An innovative museum housed in the original Edwardian galleries, of Dunedin's former New Zealand Rail Road Transport Building. Themed galleries tell the stories of indigenous Maori, early Chinese settlers and subsequent waves of migrants. A highlight is Josephine, one of just a handful of remaining Double Fairlie Locomotive engines in the world.
Hereweka Garden Retreat
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.
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.
Etrusco at the Savoy Restaurant
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 Italy the moment you step through the doors. Not to mention the food, if the romantic atmosphere doesn't capture you, the food will sure do the trick.
Hours: 5:30pm till late 7 Days
Address: 2 Esplanade, St Clair
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. The great set up and spectacular view are only the beginning of this dining experience.
Opening Hours: 9am - Late 7 days