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Dunedin destination guide: Explore Dunedin with GO rentals

Welcome to Dunedin! As one of the most historic and picturesque parts of New Zealand’s South Island, we’re delighted to have our car rentals ready for you to take on an epic road trip. From the Otago Peninsula to Dunedin city centre, GO Rentals brings you our award-winning service and unbeatable car hire vehicles. We can’t wait for your Dunedin adventure to get started!

Larnach Castle

The famous Larnach Castle is a must-visit when exploring Dunedin and the surrounding region. As New Zealand’s only historical castle, Larnach Castle was built in the 1800s and boasts of glamour and luxury. The best way to experience all the elegance is by having high tea in the ballroom!

Tunnel Beach

What better way to walk to the beach than through a series of tunnels? Tunnel beach is home to hand-carved tunnels that lead to a beautiful sandy beach. Great for swimming, exploring and finding an old fossil or two!


For all the road-trippers and adventurers, head to the North Otago town of Oamaru for a day of fun. With a Victorian precinct full of rich history, public gardens and the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony, this town is perfect for a day trip. The best part? It’s only a 1 hour and 30 minutes drive from Dunedin city centre.

Dunedin Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens in Dunedin were the first ever built in New Zealand! There are beautiful ancient trees, the picturesque Duck Pond and a Winter Garden Glasshouse to wander through and marvel at. With heaps of exhibitions and events hosted in the Botanic Gardens, it’s a great place to immerse yourself in the Dunedin community!

Otago Peninsula

Of course, there’s no better adventure from Dunedin than exploring the Otago Peninsula. A scenic drive along the east coastline of South Island, this peninsula is home to amazing cliff lookouts, many beaches and heaps of marine life! For the best viewing of sea lions, seals and even the rare yellow eyed penguins, the Otago region is the place to go.

Royal Albatross Centre

For the wildlife lovers, there’s no better place to visit than the Royal Albatross Centre. Observe these majestic birds in their natural habitat and learn local knowledge about the surrounding nature while you’re there!

Reasons to GO with us

  • New Zealand Tourism Awards winners. Visitor Experience
  • Most Satisfied Customers Award. Canstar Blue 2018, 2020, 2022 & 2023
  • Huge choice of great rental cars to choose from
  • Highly recommended on major review sites
  • Competitive and affordable car hire rates
  • Convenient airport locations
  • The car you book is the car you drive
  • 24hr AA Roadside Assistance
  • Unlimited kilometres
  • FREE Basic car rental insurance
  • FREE maps and guides
  • NO hidden costs
  • After hours support
  • Local knowledge
  • Ability to offset carbon emissions of your trip
  • Environmentally conscious business committed to carbon neutrality

GO all across NZ

We have eight car rental branches spread evenly throughout New Zealand, in the major destinations of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Nelson, Queenstown, and Dunedin so that you’re never far from a GO rental car.

Ridiculously simple pick-up & drop-off of our rental cars

Our rental car branch in Dunedin is nice and easy to spot, find us in the main Dunedin airport terminal building. Just look for the big pink sign and pop over and see us. Pick-up made easy so you can enjoy the journey.

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Car hire in Dunedin

GO Rentals' Dunedin Airport car rental branch is located right in the airport terminal building, making it quick and easy for our customers to pick up and get on the road. As soon as you land, or head out to the airport, our team will be on hand to check you in and get you heading off on your New Zealand adventure.

We're super-excited to welcome visitors from Australia and the rest of the world back to New Zealand! We look forward to welcoming you, along with our loyal Kiwi customers, to our Dunedin car hire branch.

As one of the largest independent Kiwi car rental company, GO prides itself on providing a quality car hire service and rental cars at reasonable prices. We are a great choice for Dunedin car rental, with the best value!

If you are looking for rental vehicles with a difference, make sure you check out our range of EVs, including the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y – the latest addition to the GO fleet. Our award-winning team for customer experience and friendly service shows just how amazing a car rental experience with GO Rentals can be.

Dunedin is a fantastic city to start your South Island adventure and is a city full of surprises. From New Zealand's only castle and beautiful gardens, to the stunning coastline with its wonderful wildlife - Dunedin is one of New Zealand's hidden gems. Travel through South Island and explore the beautiful landscapes it has to offer, from the Otago Peninsula all the way across to Fiordland National Park!

While it may get a little chilly down here in the winter months, Dunedin city enjoys some balmy summer's days and is a pretty awesome place to visit on a sunny day when the gardens and wildlife are in full bloom. When you rent a car with Go Rentals, you can travel through Dunedin and across the South Island with ease, making your journey simple and relaxing! If you're looking for inspiration on holiday destinations from Dunedin, we've got you covered. Make sure you check out our top 5 destinations from Dunedin and get inspired for your New Zealand road trip.

Affordable car rental in Dunedin

If you’re looking for an affordable car hire in Dunedin, look no further. With a wide range of modern vehicles to choose from, we’ve got the car that suits your budget and travel needs. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to help find the perfect affordable car rental to fit your budget. We also offer competitive rates and hot deals to make your car rental in Dunedin even more affordable.

Outstanding on-road support

Change of plans? We've got you covered. From travel hints and tips to 24/7 roadside assistance - we're a call away.

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Award-Winning Customer Service in Dunedin Airport

Thanks to our amazing customers, GO Rentals was awarded the prestigious 2023 Canstar Blue Award for Most Satisfied Customers in the Hire Car Category as the only company with a perfect 5-star rating across all rating categories. Having also won the award in 2018, 2020, 2022 & 2023, you know that when you hire a car from GO Rentals in Dunedin, you’re getting a world-class customer service experience thanks to our amazing team of passionate staff.

Dunedin is a city just waiting to be experienced – something we know a thing or two about here at GO. In 2018, we were awarded a New Zealand Tourism Award, winning in the ServiceIQ Visitor Experience Category. This award recognises GO Rentals as an organisation that is driving value through an outstanding visitor experience and we’re delighted to be bringing this to Dunedin.

Frequently asked questions

Car rentals in Dunedin airport

If you have flown into Dunedin or you're staying in the city centre and you are looking to pick up a rental car on the day, simply look for the big pink sign when you enter the terminal building and come and have a chat with one of our awesome team members. They'll get you checked-in and on your way for an epic road trip!

With great deals on car hire from Dunedin Airport, you can visit the website or download our app using the free Wi-Fi at the airport whilst you wait for your bags. Book your rental car through the website, the app or give us a call and we can find the perfect hire car for your trip, at a great price. We can help get your Dunedin adventure GO-ing!

Tech makes things easy. If you've already booked your Dunedin car rental in advance, make sure you download our handy app before you set off. You can use the app to manage your booking as well as checking in online to get you on the road faster to GO love every moment of your adventure.