Dunedin Car Rental

Cheapest Car Rental Dunedin & Dunedin Airport

Come on down to New Zealand Rent A Car Dunedin, where you can hire top quality, reliable rental cars at affordable rates.


Choose from our wide selection of rental vehicles ranging from compact economical hatchbacks through to sedans and 12 seater minibuses – there is something to suit everyone.

As part of the nationwide New Zealand Rent A Car network, we offer affordable Dunedin car rental options from our handy location on Kaikorai Valley Road just minutes from central Dunedin and at the Dunedin airport.

The friendly team at NZ Rent A Car Dunedin look forward to sharing their regional knowledge and experience in order to make your rental car experience in Dunedin as enjoyable and easy as possible.

Whether arriving in Dunedin via the Dunedin airport or just requiring pick up from your accommodation we are happy to assist in any way we can.  Our company offers the unique advantage of nationwide car hire coverage, combined with the personal down to earth service of a locally owned and operated business.

Built around New Zealand’s first university, Dunedin is well known for its educational focus along with being home to some of the Southern Hemisphere’s best Victorian and Edwardian architecture.  Its handy location also serves as a gateway to the Central Otago region.

The drive from Dunedin through to Queenstown is simply spectacular; snow-capped mountain ranges and rugged tussock laden hills fill the landscape – it doesn’t get any more beautiful and picturesque.

Or head out along the coast to the Otago Peninsula and check out some cute Little Blue Penguins, roaring sea lions or the almighty Royal Albatross!  Enjoy the beautiful Otago region with your Dunedin rental car today.

At NZ Rent A Car Dunedin We Offer:

As part of a national network of local owner-operator businesses, we can guarantee you a first-class, friendly car rental service in Dunedin and across New Zealand.

Wotif.co.nz has a range of hotels throughout Dunedin, see their full range of Dunedin accommodation here.

Make the most of your time and see more in a Dunedin car rental from New Zealand Rent A Car.

  • Just finished my holiday in Dunedin. the car is good and totally over my expectation. contactless service for pickup and return at Dunedin Airport. Save money and time. will use them again when I down to Dunedin.

    Douglas LI
    2 months ago

    You can't beat the price anywhere and very friendly kiwi company

    Steve Smith
    3 months ago
  • Great service. Craig is very helpful and easy to communicate with. Car was clean, tidy and reliable with easy instructions on pick up and drop off. Will definitely use this company again when I am back in Dunedin.

    Olga Pant
    8 months ago

    No need to look any further. Without doubt the best car rental service in Dunedin. Craig and team will really look after your needs. You can count on them to get the best car rental price in Dunedin.

    Haren Pratap
    9 months ago
  • Craig, the boss is awesome. Super friendly, super helpful and great prices. Highly recommended.

    Leighton “Interactile Learning” Jones
    11 months ago

    Friendly helpful service. Great value for money

    David Stewart
    1 year ago
  • Craig was great to deal with! Car was in great order and was very tidy.

    Steve Warrington
    1 year ago

    I required a rental at short notice for a trip from Dunedin -- and Craig was fantastic in sorting out a car for us. The price was excellent -- even though it was the even though it was the peak of the holiday season. The car was excellent and comfortable.This will definitely be my go-to place for car rentals in Dunedin in the future.

    Erika Wolf
    1 year ago
  • Rent 3 days the car worked very well and the staff was so friendly. If I need a car again i would love to choose here again. Thanks a lot!

    Rick S
    1 year ago

    What a wonderful service the staff at NZ Rent a Car provide! So helpful, it seemed nothing was too much trouble. Affordable rates and great cars, I would recommend this to anyone seeking a car in Dunedin! 🙂 It made our trip so enjoyable!

    Rachel Perkins
    1 year ago
  • Thank you for providing me the kinda car I was looking for.Great customer service, Craig.

    saber ahmadi
    1 year ago

    Great communication and quick response, easy to book a car, great value.

    Petra Pavlova
    1 year ago
  • Needed a car for a 3 days while mine was in mechanics. Car clean, well maintained. Service was friendly. No hassles, willing to go the extra mile. Price considerably cheaper than other options. Would not hesitate to recommend.

    Shelley Taylor
    1 year ago

    An icon of Dunedin

    Trena Thomp
    1 year ago
  • Vici Woodward1 year agoCraig was fantastic and set me up with a few cars over various periods.Pick up and drop off arrangements were always flexible and extremely helpful (if you are hiring a car it generally means you need assistance getting around).Cars were great value, clean and appeared well maintained for hire cars.I have recommended this company to colleagues and friends.Thanks again Craig!

    Craig Sutherland
    2 years ago

    Exceptional value for money, less than half the price of hiring from one of the national firms. We had a very good experience: excellent, personal service from Craig who clearly cares about his vehicles, his business and his customers. He was friendly to deal with, helpful about collecting me from the city and unfazed by us changing our drop off arrangements at short notice. The car we hired was a sturdy Corolla in good order. I wouldn't hestitate to hire a car here again.

    Rachel Rose
    2 years ago
  • NZ Rent a Car were awesome! Craig in particular in their Dunedin office was extremely helpful after there had been a blunder with a different rental company and I discovered 2 hours before flying that we didnt have a car on the busiest weekend of the yearCraig saved our holiday and was friendly and professional while he was doing it. Whats more the rates were very good and didnt reflect the demand of that period (there wasnt another car anywhere best I could tell)I'm a fan! Thank you Craig, and your team - the girls in Christchurch I met when I dehired the vehicle 10 days later were awesome tooYou guys are doing a great job!Dave Hall

    dave hall
    2 years ago

    Excellent service and very friendly

    John Jenkins
    2 years ago
  • Great service! Local, convenient, good value for money. Craig was extremely helpful and reliable. Highly recommend!

    Bernardo Soares
    2 years ago

    I have rented cars from Craig at New Zealand Rent A Car Dunedin for quite a few years now. The process is so easy both obtaining quotes and booking online. Craig is always approachable and friendly and he is always happy to drop off and pick up from my house. The vehicles are always of excellent quality and a great price!. I thoroughly recommend NZ Rent A Car Dunedin to anyone.

    Jane Leslie
    2 years ago
  • In April 2018 I rented a car from NZ Rent a Car Dunedin for a week to enable me to achieve all that I had to. I was very impressed with the quality of service and thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful vehicle provided. It was a dream to drive and made my stay so much easier and more enjoyable. The personal service was outstanding. Thank you Craig.

    Lois Isaacs
    2 years ago

    Met in the airport by their friendly rep, easy pickup, clean and reliable car, good price, and easy drop-off at airport - everything was very good. We'll rent from NZ Rent A Car again next time we're in Dunedin.

    Paul Wagner
    2 years ago
  • Thanks Craig from NZ Rent a car Dunedin for making my experience easy, from the first phone call you were pleasant to deal with and could cater for my short term rentals needs to fit my budget. You went the extra mile and met me at the airport and delivered a suitable vehicle. I'll call you again if in town! Rob (Hamilton City)

    Rob Vaz
    2 years ago

    I shopped around and NZ rent a car Dunedin was significantly cheaper than the other options out there.The quality of vehicle was not compromised by the cheaper pricing and service and delivery at the airport was unrushed and helpful.Would recommend to friends and family travelling via Dunedin and will be rebooking this service for any future travel to this destination!

    rob ferrari
    2 years ago
  • We arrived late into Dunedin airport.The rental car operator was their waiting for us.He showed us to our car, got the paper work out of the way, and we were soon on our way. the car a lancer was clean and drove well.We went to wanaka then queens town.we returned the car to Dunedin air port.We are planning another trip to the south island, and will be using new Zealand rent a car again.

    julie clark
    2 years ago

    Brilliant, went to 2 other big name rental yards and no cars available. They came and picked me up and only charged $20 for drop off to airport. Highly recommend.

    Michael Bowman
    2 years ago
  • First class service on the two occasions I have used this company. On my second visit to Dunedin, the car was waiting at the airport. Spotlessly clean and exactly what I required. Very reasonable rates, even for a short term rental. I wish all car rental was this easy.....

    Philip Trow
    2 years ago

    The car was clean and performed excellent. The service wow wow, these guys know how to treat a client. Definitely place to rent a car again

    Shem Banda
    2 years ago
  • Booking was easy. Car dropoff and pickup was on time and operator was friendly and easy to deal with. No hassles and car performed better than expected. Nice and clean car, NZ stereo, easy to park and economical on gas. A real pleasurable experience.

    Matthew Mills
    3 years ago

    Have used NZ Rent a Car twice now and the excellent service from Craig never fails. First time the car was delivered to where I was staying and drop off at the Dunedin Airport was no problem. Second time, Craig met me at the Airport with the car. The Cars are very clean and tidy and are well serviced. I would highly recommend NZ Rent a Car to anyone who requires a vehicle while visiting Dunedin. Excellent Customer Service.

    Beverley Ewart
    3 years ago
  • The overall experience with NZ Rent a Car Dunedin was first class. From the arrival at Dunedin Airport where the local Franchise owner ( Craig) meet us with a friendly smile, through to the completion of the necessary paper work, the use of a suitable sized rental car and the ultimate return of the car to Dunedin airport. Everything was first class, and I would recommend this firm to any traveller to Dunedin and the wider Otago region. Well done NZ Rent a Car.

    Tony Lester
    3 years ago

    I'd just like to say a BIG thankyou to the staff of New Zealand Rent A Car in Dunedin for their very friendly & efficient service earlier this week when I had to make a last minute change to my booking because of anairline flight change. In spite of the disruption your staff on the phone &at the airport were really helpful & friendly.Your vehicle was in top order and your rates are competitive.Well done you guys - will definitely recommend your Company to mystaff next time they're down south.Great to know there are businesses who 'walk the talk'.

    Maverick Traveller
    4 years ago
  • I am a cheapskate so NZ Rent a Car was the obvious choice for me when wanting a vehicle for a family holiday in New Zealand. The price was easily the cheapest I found so I booked and gritted my teeth in anticipation of the extra costs that were likely to come my way - but these costs did not come.During our trip, my wife had an incident with a boom gate. I looked at my paperwork and found the excess to be $2000 (I didn't pay the extra to reduce this). Luckily, NZ Rent a Car looked at the photos of the damage and told me it would only be $1500, not $2000. This was good news, I have come to expect car rental places to just charge the full amount.Later, NZ Rent a Car told me that the price actually came in under the $1500 quote and they refunded me more than $400.Great customer service, even after I returned the car.A brilliant company to do business with.

    Paul Henry
    4 years ago

    Excellent service and car!My family came over to NZ for a visit and I decided to bring them to South Island to see all the amazing towns and cities down south. I looked for a cheaper car rental company and New Zealand Rent A Car was the cheapest that I found. I immediately booked the car online. When we arrived in the airport, Craig was alreadt waiting for us. We were all surprised when Craig opened the car and handed the key to me. The Toyota Estima that we rented was clean and spacious. It is quite new with a low mileage. Our trip went smooth and we never had any problems with the car. Booking the car had been hassle-free and my family were happy with the car that was lend to us.

    The Jay Dreamer
    4 years ago
  • Great hire with Craig, picked me up at the motel and helped out with directions. The car was clean and tidy, and just what I needed to get around in, highly recommend!!!

    Trevor Shanley
    4 years ago

    We were looking for an affordable and safe rental option for winter driving in NZ and NZ Rent a Car provided that option. We didn't make a reservation, but when we showed up Craig was very helpful asking us about our driving plans and recommending a particular car that would meet those needs and even hooking us up on the spot with a car. Additionally, we were returning our car to another location in NZ and it was easy to extend our rental by a day or two as our plans changed. Overall, great experience with NZ Rent a Car and Craig!

    Molly Ring
    4 years ago
  • Craig was super helpful after another company left us with a sudden ' no car available ' while we needed a car less than 15 hours later. Craig got us a car, drove it to our hotel and was very friendly. Saved our day. Best company ever.

    Sarah van den Broek
    4 years ago

    Craig was fantastic and set me up with a few cars over various periods.Pick up and drop off arrangements were always flexible and extremely helpful (if you are hiring a car it generally means you need assistance getting around).Cars were great value, clean and appeared well maintained for hire cars.I have recommended this company to colleagues and friends.Thanks again Craig!

    Vicki Woodward
    4 years ago
  • We had fantastic service with NZ Rent A Car Dunedin. They were very flexible and easy to work with when an emergency arose and we had to extend our rental term. I would highly recommend using them.

    craig mckessy
    4 years ago

    Craig is so friendly and helpful. Awesome customer service and incredibly reliable. So flexible with times and even dropped off the rental at home for us. Would definitely recommend.

    Amna Ghazali
    4 years ago
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