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Peter Ashton Thrifty Dunedin Airport
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“Using this site was easy and prices good. Had no issues before during or after hire. Would use again and recommend to others.”

10-03-2020 11:11

Dunedin Guide

Car hire Dunedin
Car hire Dunedin


Dunedin is the second largest city on New Zealand’s South Island. Here you will be able to walk down the world's steepest street, see a painting by Monet, dine out in a fabulous 19th Century castle, and get a glimpse of the rarest penguins in the world along white sand beaches. Explore the area with your own car, book cheap car hire in Dunedin with us and secure a rental car for your holiday. Its the best way to see the sights without the hassle of public services.

Explore Dunedin

Situated at the end of the earth, Dunedin is spread throughout a beautiful sheltered harbour, adorned with Edwardian and Victorian towers and their spires. There are also many neo-Gothic architecture and stately homes, that regularly punctuate Dunedin's cityscape, and are well worth a visit.

Dunedin’s city center has a wonderful array of restaurants, quaint cafes, art and craft shops, and beautiful jewellery, and if you like shopping there are many fashion design outlets. There is a strong Scottish flavour to Dunedin, a name which when translated into Gaelic means Edinburgh.

Located less than a mile away from the Botanic Gardens is the steepest street in the world. You can buy a certificate at one of the local shops at the top of the street to prove that you walked up it.

If you wish to see some wildlife travel out from Dunedin to 'The Otago Peninsula'. This area is occupied by an extremely rare colony of penguins, royal albatross, sea lions and not forgetting the incredible Larnach Castle.  A world of recreational opportunities awaits the more adventurous traveller. Leaving Dunedin, the first wildlife-rich area is 'Nugget Point', sign posted just south of Balclutha. Gloriously undisturbed coastline awaits, with stunning scenes all the way to Waikawa.

Further south, at Curio Bay, you can see the world's finest fossil forests of the Jurassic era, which can be viewed at low tide. This sea-washed rocky terrace can be dated back as far as 160 million years. The original vegetation of this area were conifers and kauri trees.

Also nearby is the wonderful wilderness of the Caitlins, noted for its forests. Hiking and camping here is popular with the locals and tourists.

The major suburbs in Dunedin are: Belleknowes, Kensington, Glenross, Kaikorai, Littlebourne, Mornington, Maori Hill, Opoho, Wakari and Woodhaugh.


Dunedin Airport, located only 30 minutes drive from the city centre, operates mainly domestic flights. Car rental companies at the airport include; A2B, Avis, Budget, Driven Rentals, Europcar, EziRent, Hertz, Jucy, Nationwide and Thrifty. We offer a better selection of cars at cheaper prices, so book online with us today. The majority of international travellers enter the country at Christchurch Airport or North Island Airport in Auckland. These also have a number of suppliers with desks in their arrival halls.

If car rentals are not for you there are other ways of getting from either of the airports mentioned. Buses, taxis and shuttles service the area and are fairly cheap.

Frequently asked questions

Is the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by at this location
  • Ace Rental Cars
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Europcar
  • Ezi-Rent Car Hire
  • Hertz
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • National Car Rental
  • Thrifty

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