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Dunedin is full of history and stunning scenery. There are many wonderful sights to explore within the area, including Larnach Castle which is famous for its botanical gardens. If that isn't sweet enough for you, then make sure you drop by the Cadbury World Chocolate Factory.
Experience it all with your Dunedin car rental. Visit the amazing attractions in the city at your own pace. No more waiting for the bus or calling a taxi just to get to your chosen destination.
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!
Top 5 Things to do in Dunedin
Photo: The Taiaroa Heads Lighthouse. Wildlife cruises will take you past the heads to see albatross and fur seal colonies. Photo by Carolyn Cossey.
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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If you're looking for a real road trip adventure, then a campervan rental in Dunedin may be the answer. VroomVroomVroom compares campervans and motorhomes so its easy for you to get the right vehicle to meet your needs. Check our our page for Campervan Hire in Dunedin for more information.
Not sure where to go with your rental car in Dunedin?
You'll be surprised to know how much there are to see and do in the city. Which is why we've taken the liberty to choose the best and most interesting places in Dunedin. Check out our travel guide below.
Olveston Historic Home
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
Explore 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
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 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
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.
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
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
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
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