Avis car hire in Dunedin

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  • 1. Dunedin Car Hire

    Address: 97 Moray Place, (South Island), Dunedin, 9016, New Zealand

    Phone: (64) 3-486-2780

    Dunedin Car Hire

  • 2. Dunedin Airport

    Address: Terminal Building, (South Island), Dunedin, 9073, New Zealand

    Phone: (64) 3-486-2780

    Dunedin Airport

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Self drive car rental in Dunedin

Cargill's Castle, Dunedin, New Zealand (Free Image)

Often hailed as New Zealand’s best-kept secret, Dunedin lies on the idyllic South Island and is primarily in the limelight for its university town status, wildlife and heritage buildings. Your Avis car rental can take you across all that this quaint and quirky town has to offer.

Albatross and penguins, Scottish heritage and windswept beaches, grand old buildings and farmer’s market, cheese rolls and the only castle in New Zealand, Dunedin is full of contradictions where urban meets nature and is waiting to be discovered in the comfort and convenience of your Avis car rental.

Explore Dunedin

Dunedin Railway Station, built in 1906, is famed for its "gingerbread" architecture (Wikipedia)

This University town retains an authentic kiwi vibe often lost amidst the glitzy tourism of bigger cities of New Zealand. Victorian-era architecture, art is every corner, thriving food scenes, Stunning Southern Lights, cute cafes, and so may penguins – Dunedin is the coolest town in New Zealand.

Dunedin Railway Station is a beauty in itself, and even though it may not be operational, it most certainly attracts selfie lovers by the bounds. Larnach Castle, the only castle in the country, is one of the foremost tourist attractions with its spectacular gardens and antique furniture, transporting you to an era bygone. Drive to the Otago Museum in your Avis car rental to discover all its intriguing finds with more than two million ethnographic artefacts.

Botanic Gardens in Spring (Wikipedia)

Dunedin Botanic Garden boasting of an extensive collection of horticultural treasures, is within easy reach in your Avis car rental. Take to the steepest street in the world - Baldwin Street, partake in the Otago culture by watching a rugby game, check out the famous Otago’s Farmer’s Market, witness the Southern Lights - the Aurora Australis, on a clear cold night.

However, Dunedin’s sweetest treat is the Cadbury Factory, with unlimited tastings and a goodie bag.

Beyond Dunedin

Looking across Port Chalmers and Otago Harbour towards the Otago Peninsula, Harbour Cone at top centre (Wikipedia)

Day tripping in your Avis car rental from Dunedin as a base will lead you to some marvellous locations and formidable vistas. Just a short drive eastwards towards the coastline is the most popular excursion from Dunedin - the Otago Peninsula brimming with unique wildlife, the likes of which include Northern Royal Albatross, Yellow-Eyed Penguins, the cutest Little Blue Penguins, Sea Lions , Fur Seals and other oceanic birds. If you advance a little farther for an hour in your Avis car rental, Taiaroa Head will greet you with its historic lighthouse. Along the way you will come across plenty of spots with spectacular views, where you can get off your Avis car hire to get up close with such unique flora and fauna.

An assorted mix of heritage, art galleries, intrinsic cafes, and views over the harbour, Port Chalmers is a fantastic destination from Dunedin. Indulge in aquatic sports like kayaking and rowing, drive ahead to Orokonui EcoSanctuary abundant with native species of plants and animals. Aramoana, Middlemarch, Brighton, Waikouaiti are some more excursions you can take in your Avis car rental.