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Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Dunedin

Enjoy the area's museums, history and cathedral and make a vacation rental your home during your stay 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 vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Dunedin

Are you looking for top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation 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 center:

  • 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)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Dunedin

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, January, February, December and November are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 69°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 center:

  • 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

Transportation options to and around Dunedin

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

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

How many vacation rentals are available around Dunedin?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 121 house rentals around Dunedin. From 76 Houses to 14 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Dunedin is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Dunedin?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Dunedin. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • City Centre: 38 vacation rentals
  • Kaikorai: 15 vacation rentals
  • South Dunedin: 31 vacation rentals
  • Roslyn: 22 vacation rentals
  • Tomahak Beach: 110 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Dunedin! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Dunedin?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Dunedin:

  • Warrington: 43 rentals
  • Karitane: 24 rentals
  • Naseby: 17 rentals
  • Moeraki: 15 rentals
  • Oamaru: 45 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Dunedin?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Dunedin. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Tomahak Beach: 110 vacation homes
  • New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame: 115 vacation homes
  • NZ Marine Studies Centre and Aquarium: 117 vacation homes
  • Otago Peninsula: 117 vacation homes
  • The Fletcher House: 118 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Dunedin listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.