Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Dunedin

Enjoy the area's museums, history and cathedral with a rental holiday home in Dunedin. Renowned for its local tours, gardens and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. For a bit of culture, visit Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame or Otago Museum. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Dunedin

Are you looking for top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that Dunedin has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Otago Golf Club (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • St. Clair Golf Club (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • NZ Marine Studies Centre and Aquarium (7.4 mi / 11.8 km)

Seasonal weather in Dunedin

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, January, February, December and November are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 21°F.

Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Dunedin

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Dunedin is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Dunedin Botanic Garden (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • St. Clair Beach (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Penguin Place (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
  • Taieri Gorge (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Dunedin Chinese Garden (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Tomahak Beach (3 mi / 4.8 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Dunedin

Fly into Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.), the closest airport, located 15 mi (24.2 km) from the city centre.

If you'd rather travel by train, you can make your way to Dunedin Railway Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Dunedin?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 106 holiday lettings around Dunedin. From 18 flats & apartments to 64 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Dunedin?

Nothing compares to sand between your toes and salt on your skin. It's time to muster up your buddies for some spirited beach action. HomeAway has 16 beachside rental homes. Alternatively, you might be looking for another style of setting. HomeAway has no lack of rental properties to choose from, including:

  • 13 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 12 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 9 city-centre holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Dunedin?

If you're after a home away from home for your trip, renting an entire house is a terrific idea. You'll have ample space for all sorts of getaway activities. There are 81 options available on HomeAway. Prices start from £32 a night. If that doesn't match your group's style, we've got a range of other self-catering accommodation options to select from, such as:

  • Apartment: 33 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £58 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 15 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £55 per night.
  • Cottage: 14 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £54 per night.

Can I stay in Dunedin in a large group?

Holidays with your friends and family can be stacks of fun, especially when you're under the same roof in a fantastic new place! If you'll be travelling with a large group, HomeAway can help. House holiday rentals are the preferred choice here for big groups of travellers. Our worldwide database currently has 29 available. If you're travelling in a large group, the rental options that are suitable for you include:

  • Are you searching for properties that can fit 6 holiday makers? We have 43 that will be perfect. Prices start from £58 per night.
  • Keen to find a rental property for 5 guests? We have 19 that will be ideal. You can book one for as little as £50 per night.
  • Searching for holiday rentals to suit 7 guests? You'll be pleased to find out we have 12 that will fit the bill. You can get one from just £59 a night.

You and the squad will be more than satisfied when you organise your Dunedin escape with us!