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Positioned along Otago Harbour on the south-eastern coast of New Zealand’s South Island, Dunedin is the setting for an impressive number of cultural attractions and outdoor excursions. And although public transportation can deliver you to many of the top destinations in town, your options are limited and can be time-consuming. If you’d like to truly appreciate the many facets of this area, your best bet is to explore the region on your own terms with a car rental in Dunedin.

Whether you dream of strolling along the Water of Leith, discovering the sprawling scenery of the Otago Peninsula, or spending some time down at Tunnel Beach, you can do any or all of these things during the same day when you reserve one of the rental cars in Dunedin. With your own set of wheels, you can build your own itinerary, and decide how long you’ll spend at each attraction. The choice is yours when you get behind the wheel of a rental car.

Tour the city in style by booking a car hire here on with us. At, our search tools can help you find the perfect vehicle to get from point A to point B and anywhere in between. We'll present you with your best options, then you can narrow them down based on budget and vehicle type. And now you can save even more when you bundle your rental car with Dunedin accommodation. Count on us to get you the best rates on your travel arrangements, and be sure to check out our Dunedin flight deals, as well.

FAQs for car hire in Dunedin

What’s the best price car rental in Dunedin?

In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is NZ$154 in Dunedin.

What’s the average car rental price in Dunedin?

On average, car rentals in Dunedin are NZ$156.

Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Dunedin?

Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

Where can I find car rentals in Dunedin?

Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.