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Find the Best Rates for a Rental Car in Dunedin


Situated at the head of Otago Harbour, the city of Dunedin is located on the South Island’s southeast coast. Find the best available rates in the area with VroomVroomVroom for an easy start to your next adventure.

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Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Dunedin

Vehicle ClassesEconomy, Compact, Fullsize, Premium, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV, Recreational
Number of Depots1
Car Rental BrandsHertz

Dunedin Airport Collection

Flying into Dunedin? We work with six rental brands that service Dunedin Airport (DUD), so for the convenience of having your vehicle ready when you land, consider an airport rental.

Car Rental Depot in Dunedin

We compare rates from this local depot for hire cars right out of Dunedin:

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874 Princes Street, Dunedun 9016
8:00am - 11:30am and 1:30pm - 5:00pm weekdays.
Closed weekends.

Frequently Asked Questions for Dunedin Car Rental

How much does it cost to hire a car in Dunedin?

Prices vary depending on vehicle type, time of year, and booking duration. To check current rental rates in Dunedin, use our price comparison tool.

What is the highest-rated rental car in Dunedin?

The highest-rated rental car in Dunedin is Nissan Qashqai or similar based on recent ratings by our customers.

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

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. After a day of fun, you can now take some rest in your chosen Dunedin accommodation. To help you out, we've compiled a list of the best and most interesting places in Dunedin. Check out our travel guide below.

Attractions | Accommodation | Restaurants & Bars


Hare Hill Horse Treks

Address: 207 Aramoana Road, Dunedin 9082

horse trekking in dunedin via hare hill horse treks

Hare Hill is a lovely 60-acre farm located in Deborah Bay on the north side of the Otago Harbour, close to historic Port Chalmers and only 20 minutes drive from Dunedin New Zealand. Hare Hill Horse Treks has brought the unforgettable experience of horse riding through one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand to riders from all over the world. Hare Hill offers various horse riding treks and riding lessons suitable for the beginner right through to the more advanced rider throughout the year. Guests can choose between trails in open paddocks with magical views of the Dunedin harbour and the stunning Aramoana beaches.

The Castle Cruiser

Address: C/o I-Site 50 Octagon

Enjoy a fully guided tour to New Zealand's only castle, Larnach Castle, which is famous for its fantastic views and "Alice in Wonderland" themed gardens. It is not only a trip to this iconic landmark - you also get a comprehensive tour of Dunedin city included. See the Larnach tomb, Baldwin Street - the world's steepest, Otago University as well as the historic Railway Station building amongst other Southern delights. Special Cruise Ship day tours are also available. Departing from Port Chalmers tours last 6.5 hours or alternatively from the Dunedin i-Site and 5.5 hours. If you prefer touring at night, you can always join their Glow Worm Tour where you will be taken to see these mesmerising and enchanting creatures from a bygone age.

Elm Wildlife Tours

Address: 50 The Octagon Dunedin I-Site, Dunedin 9077

Sealion sighting in Dunedin by Elm Wildlife Tours

Explore Dunedin and its surroundings by joining the Elm Wildlife Tours' Otago Peninsula Encounters. This popular tour gets you up close to 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.

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858 George Street Motel Dunedin

Address: 858 George Street, North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016

This award-winning motel complex is known for its beautiful architecture and central location. Guests staying at 858 George Street Motel have easy access to Dunedin's major attractions, including the Botanic Gardens, Cadbury Chocolate Factory, and Forsyth Barr Stadium. There are also numerous restaurants, cafes and shops located nearby. Whether you are travelling solo or with your family, you are sure to find the perfect accommodation. They have studio rooms, one and two-bedroom suites, executive suites and an accessible unit. Each room is equipped with modern facilities such as complimentary WiFi, flatscreen TV, DVD player, fridge and microwave oven.

Hereweka Garden Retreat

Address: 10 Hoopers Inlet Road, Portobello, 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 the most beautiful accommodation provider in 2013 by the Dunedin City Council.

Restaurants & Bars

Penguin Café

Address: 1726 Highcliffe Road, Portobello, Portobello 9014

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 Place, Dunedin Central, Dunedin 9016

Ranked #1 of 210 Restaurants in the city and awarded "Certificate of Excellence 2014" by Tripadvisor, it's not surprising to expect such an exquisite interior that truly takes you to Italy the moment you step through the doors. If the romantic atmosphere doesn't capture you, the food will sure do the trick.

Esplanade Restaurant

Address: 250 Forbury Road, St Clair, Dunedin 9012

Nestled on the esplanade 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 exquisite dining experience.

Happy Customer Reviews for Dunedin Car Hire
Rating: 5 / 5 based on 32 reviews
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    Date: 12 Apr 2021
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    Date: 28 Jan 2018
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    Date: 14 Oct 2017
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