Rent a Car in downtown Dunedin with RaD Car Hire
Are you visiting the South Island city of Dunedin and need to rent a car? Look no further than RaD Car Hire. Find us in downtown Dunedin and at Dunedin Airport. No matter where you need to hire cars from, we have a car rental location nearby. Our cars are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We have quality, safe, well-maintained Dunedin car rentals and accessories for every budget, guaranteeing great value for money and an easy rental process. Our fleet ranges from 5-door hatchbacks right up to 11-seater minivans. Whether you’re renting a vehicle for business, school trips, or holiday travel, we’ll find a cheap car rental in Dunedin that makes sense for you. All our vehicles undergo a thorough safety check before every pick-up. We are 100% locally owned and operated and pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service. If you need a cheap rental car in Dunedin, give us a call. You won’t be disappointed!
Where to find our Dunedin Car Hire Branch
Our Dunedin branch is located in Kensington. For Dunedin airport car rental, we provide a contactless pick-up service. Your hire car in Dunedin will be conveniently located in a dedicated car park just a short walk from the airport on Miller Road.
03 455 8660
51 King Edward Street,
Dunedin opening hours:
0800 to 1700 Monday to Friday 0900 to 1200 Saturday.
Dunedin rental car collection process
We offer two convenient ways to collect your rental car. You can pick up your Dunedin hire car at our branch, located at 51 King Edward Street, Kensington, or utilise our complimentary shuttle service. We can pick you up from almost any location within the Dunedin CBD.
Our range of Dunedin rental vehicles
We offer an extensive fleet of cheap rentals in Dunedin to suit your travel needs and budget. Select an impeccably maintained compact hatchback or sedan for leisurely sightseeing. Or opt for a spacious minivan or SUV for family road trips to explore the South Island and greater Otago region. Contact our team for additional support in securing your ideal car rental in Dunedin, NZ.
Dunedin price example "from $44 per day" is based on a 3-week booking period during non-peak days in 2024.
Why choose RaD Car Hire Dunedin?
We are a New Zealand-owned and operated company with 23 branches spanning the North and South Islands. Our commitment to excellence shines through in our meticulously cared-for Dunedin rental cars and our friendly customer service. Hiring vehicles with RaD Car Hire Dunedin City means you can rest assured that you're in the hands of professionals who care about making your trip to the South Island extraordinary. Plus, when you rent a car in Dunedin with us, you’ll enjoy unlimited kilometres on hires of 4 days or more and roadside assistance NZ-wide.
Car rental Dunedin frequently asked questions
When is the best time to book a car in Dunedin?
We recommend booking one of our cheap rental cars in Dunedin City as early as possible. Demand is high during New Zealand holiday periods, and prices on car rentals can increase. When you hire a car in Dunedin early, you can grab one of our amazing deals! Booking online couldn’t be easier — head to our booking page to lock in a great price. Simply select your branch and enter your rental period to view our available vehicles to receive an instant quote.
How much does it cost to book rental cars in Dunedin?
We strive to bring all our customers the lowest possible daily rate on our cheapest car rental in Dunedin City. Enjoy a hassle-free experience with cost-effective, reliable, well-maintained and clean hire cars in Dunedin. Rent a car with RaD, and add extra drivers for free. We’ll also throw in unlimited kilometres on hires of 4 days or more and NZ-wide roadside assistance. Choose from hatchbacks, compact and intermediate sedans, SUVs, 8-seater people movers or 11-seater minivans.
Where can I find the best Dunedin car rental deals?
Do you offer one-way car hires from Dunedin?
Yes! You can rent a car in Dunedin and return it to any of our RaD locations. However, this is subject to availability, and a minimum rental period may apply, as may a one-way fee.
Can I pick up or drop off my rental car after hours?
Our city office's opening hours are 08.30 am to 5.00 pm Monday through Friday and 9 am to 12 pm Saturday. If you wish to pick up or drop off your Dunedin car rental vehicle after hours, please phone us before your arrival.
Best things to do in Dunedin
When you rent a car with RaD, you can explore this unique city and its local attractions. You can view fine Victorian and Edwardian architecture and stroll around the beautiful gardens in the city centre. If you love science, nature, and culture, wander through the world-class Otago Museum. Baldwin Street is a must-see for tourists in Dunedin. For over a decade until 2019, it was recognised by the Guinness World Records as the steepest street in the world.
Take a day trip to explore the surrounding countryside of the greater Otago region. Head to the Otago Peninsula to view rare wildlife like yellow-eyed penguins and other sea creatures such as little blue penguins, sea lions and fur seals. Soak up some of Dunedin’s history with a scenic drive to New Zealand’s only castle - Larnach Castle.
If you’re after something more adventurous, check out one of Dunedin’s many world-class mountain biking trails. Experience the best downhill track in New Zealand at Signal Hill, a 40-minute drive from the city in your cheap car hire. Dunedin boasts a vibrant art and culture scene, with many cafes and restaurants to try. Why not pack a picnic and enjoy the first-ever Botanic Gardens built in New Zealand, or head out to Lake Waihola, just 20 minutes from the airport?
A sightseeing trip wouldn’t be complete without travelling to Dunedin’s stunning beaches. For surfing, visit St Clair, Aramoana and Karitane beaches. For a laid-back swim and a touch of sunbaking, Brighton Beach is the locals’ choice and is just a 20-minute drive from central Dunedin.
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The RaD team offers the best value on car hire in Dunedin, NZ, with helpful, friendly service and convenient locations in New Zealand and Australia. Let us offer our invaluable local knowledge of attractions and activities to help you see as much as possible while in New Zealand.