Dunedin Central






Where is the branch located?

We are located at 874 Princes Street, Dunedin. 

Dunedin Central Car Rental FAQs

When returning your rental vehicle to one of our locations please ensure to re-fuel your hire car to the agreed level.

Leave car securely locked and keys in the key drop box.

Please contact the branch directly if you wish to discuss after hours pickup.

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.

Car Rental Dunedin Central

Welcome to Dunedin Central! You’ll have a great time exploring the boutique city of Dunedin. This fascinating city is set both in and around a volcanic crater, making it not only pretty unique but beautiful too! Enjoy exploring around the bushland walks, rolling hills, and coastal areas right next to the Pacific Ocean. 

While you’re in Dunedin, make sure to pack an extra jumper. Even in summer, the temperature can dip! It’s typically mild to cold here, so expect to see snow during the winter months, and endless sunshine during the summer. Remember that it’s one of the most southern points in New Zealand, so bear that in mind while packing your suitcase. 

Whatever your Dunedin Central adventure will be, it’s sure to be steeped in both culture and history. Enjoy your South Island adventure from Dunedin Central, with Thrifty. 

Dunedin and More, with Thrifty

Dunedin is home to some excellent adventures. Grab your keys and put on your perfect road trip playlists, because you’ll be exploring from dawn to dusk, with Thrifty. 

Dunedin is the wildlife capital of New Zealand, so we suggest heading straight to the Otago Peninsula for some animal spotting. Here, you’ll find some picturesque villages amongst the stunning scenery, like Portobello and Anderson’s Bay. Keep a lookout for penguins, albatross, and seal colonies while you’re here!

If you love the outdoors, Dunedin is the perfect city for you. Nestled in and amongst an extinct volcano crater, Dunedin is home to some spectacular hikes. Stroll across to the most romantic point of this city on Tunnel Beach Walk or challenge yourself on the Frasers Gully Bush Walk. There’s also the Ross Creek walk, for those wanting to see some beautiful scenery. 

Of course, no trip to New Zealand would be complete without a road trip in your Thrifty car. Luckily, the adventure capital of the South Island is just 3.5 hours away! Set off for a trip of a lifetime to Queenstown, where endless fun awaits. Home to a huge choice of adrenaline-filled activities, like bungee jumping, white water rafting, skydiving, and more, you’ll never have a boring day in this town. Make sure to stop by for the infamous Fergburger before your drive back!

See the City, with Thrifty

There’s plenty to see, do, and learn about in Dunedin, as it’s a city with lots of history and culture. Dunedin is  one of New Zealand’s first three cities, which is why it’s home to some of the best Edwardian and Victorian architecture in the Southern Hemisphere. Stroll around and see if you can spot the gothic church spires and fascinating building details, amongst the ornate architecture. 

Dunedin is the only UNESCO Creative City of Literature in New Zealand. This city is home to some true literary heroes, so make sure to take the Dunedin Writers Walk while you’re in the city. You can stop by the Toitu Otago Early Settlers Museum and the Otago Museum and learn about the history of Dunedin, too! Plus, if it’s a nice day, stroll around the Dunedin Chinese Gardens and learn about the city’s links with China. 

Of course, there’s always time for a bite to eat! Dunedin has a gorgeous range of restaurants available, like the Press Club, which is a luxe restaurant that’s perfect for a special occasion. Alternatively, there’s the waterfront Titi Restaurant or the 1908 Cafe Restaurant. 

We are confident that whatever you end up doing on your Dunedin adventure, you’ll have the best time.  We can’t wait to see you soon, at Thrifty Dunedin Central.

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