Car Hire at Dunedin Airport
This information is correct as of October 2015
Hire a car at Dunedin Airport and explore the Edinburgh of the South at your own leisure. Whether you're planning a city break with a few short day-trips, or are planning a tour of the South Island starting in Dunedin, you can find the best car hire deals with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Dunedin Airport
Avis, Budget, Europcar, Ezi Car Rental, Hanson Rental Vehicles, Hertz, Thrifty and Jucy all provide car hire from Dunedin Airport. The rental car desks are outside the terminal. Exit the building and turn left. The desks are always manned during flight arrival and departure times, but there's a drop-box for keys in case the offices are closed when you return your vehicle.
Petrol stations near Dunedin Airport
If you select a 'full to full' car rental agreement you will need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There's a petrol station just off Centre Road in Momona, a minute or so before the airport turn.
Driving around Dunedin Airport
State Highway 1 is about 5 minutes drive away from the airport. The roads are generally quite small and peaceful around the airport, so you don't have to worry too much about encountering chaotic traffic. Cars in New Zealand drive on the left side of the road, just like in the UK, so it should be easy to get used to.
Getting to your destination
It's fairly easy to drive around Dunedin Airport. If you're worried about getting lost we recommend choosing a car hire package that includes a sat-nav.
Scottish heritage and a large student population gives New Zealand's seventh largest city a distinct character. Indie music and whisky bars dominate the nightlife scene.
It takes about 25 minutes to drive into downtown Dunedin from the airport. On-street parking is zoned. The most expensive zone is the Core in the city centre at $3 (about £1.32) per hour, and the cheapest is the All Day zone at $5 (£2.20) per day. There are also a number of parking lots and underground parking garages.
The perfect base for exploring the southern tip of the South Island, Invercargill is a small town with a good arts scene and some interesting gastronomy.
It takes about two hours and ten minutes to drive to Invercargill from Dunedin Airport in light traffic. There are both metered and un-metered on-street spaces in the city. Always check local signs for information before leaving your car.
Mountain biking and wine tasting draw people to this sleepy city.
It takes about two hours to drive to Alexandra from Dunedin Airport. Most hotels have car parking for guests. Check local signs for parking restrictions.
Prices subject to change