Dunedin Airport








Where is the branch located?

Located at the south end of the terminal in the rental car area – out the front doors to the left and 500m to the next door – labelled rental cars. 

Dunedin Airport Car Rental FAQs

Return to one of the Thrifty car parks  in the rental car park area, return your keys to the desk, if this is unattended please place the keys in the drop box located at the counter. When returning your rental vehicle please ensure it is refuelled unless you have selected a pre purchase fuel option. If you do not refuel before return and have not pre purchased fuel, refuelling will be charged at the price stated on your rental agreement.

Return to one of the Thrifty car parks  in the rental car park area, return your keys to the desk, if this is unattended please place the keys in the drop box located at the counter.

Not available at this location.

If you are running late and you won't be able to collect your rental car at the allocated time, it is important to get in touch with the branch you are collecting from so that we can make alternate arrangements. If you have arrived at the branch and it is closed and if you haven't made prior arrangements for an after-hours collection you will need to pick-up your rental car the following day. Please contact our branches during business hours to arrange an alternative pick-up time.

Car Rental Dunedin Airport

Welcome to Dunedin Airport! Here is the start of your South Island adventure with Thrifty. Buckle up and get ready for an adventure unlike any other at one of New Zealand’s first three cities!

Dunedin weather is typically mild to cold, with it being one of the most southern parts of New Zealand. Make sure to pack an extra jumper, even in summer! You’ll probably need it during the night-time, at least. 

Dunedin is a remarkable town, full of culture and history. It is also home to some spectacular hikes and views, with a beautiful harbour overlooking the Pacific Ocean! Set in and around what was once a volcanic crater, you’ll find endless places to learn about and explore. We can’t wait for your South Island adventure, with Thrifty!

Take in the Sights, with Thrifty at Dunedin Airport

Dunedin is a city with plenty of history and culture. As one of New Zealand’s first three cities, it’s got a proud history behind it too. Dunedin has some spectacular Edwardian and Victorian architecture - in fact, it’s some of the best in the Southern Hemisphere. Make sure to walk around the city and take in the gothic church spires, fascinating building details, and ornate architecture. 

Dunedin has plenty to do and see while here, especially in the city centre. Learn about the history of Dunedin and New Zealand at the Toitu Otago Early Settlers Museum and the Otago Museum. Or venture outside and learn about the Chinese links with the city as you wander through the Dunedin Chinese Gardens. 

Once your exploring has finished, don’t forget about the food! Dunedin has delicious restaurants for you to enjoy, so come hungry. Dine at the delicious Titi Restaurant, which is sat right on the water, or the luxe Press Club for a fancy night out! Wherever you go, you will have a great time. 

Drive the Roads of Dunedin and More, with Thrifty

It’s not an adventure without a road trip! Let’s hit the roads of Dunedin and explore what the city and its surroundings have to offer, with Thrifty. 

Around Dunedin itself, there are some gorgeous villages and walkways. Head to the Otago Peninsula to drive along the winding roads and discover Larnach Castle as well as some wildlife encounters. See if you can spot a penguin or an albatross while you’re there. Dunedin is named New Zealand’s Wildlife Capital for a reason!

If you fancy a true road trip, it’s time to head to Queenstown. Just 3.5 hours away, Queenstown is the adventure capital of New Zealand. Here, you’ll discover endless Lord of the Rings themed adventures, like boat rides, horseback treks, and more. Take a tour to Milford Sounds, where you’ll see the true Misty Mountains and Mirror Lakes! And don’t forget to stop by Fergburger on your way home. 

If you’re staying local, there’s plenty to see on your hikes! Take the Highcliff Track or the Tunnel Beach Walk and enjoy some epic sights out across Dunedin and the Pacific Ocean. It’s truly incredible. 

Whatever you end up doing on your Dunedin adventure, we know you’ll have a blast. For more destinations, head to our blog! We can’t wait to see you soon, at Thrifty Dunedin Airport.

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