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.

Where to stay around Dunedin, NZ?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 119 vacation rentals near Dunedin. From 75 house rentals to 15 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Dunedin for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

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 Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame: 111 vacation rentals
  • NZ Marine Studies Centre and Aquarium: 114 vacation rentals
  • City Centre: 35 vacation rentals
  • The Fletcher House: 115 vacation rentals
  • University of Otago: 112 vacation rentals

And Vrbo 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 traveling 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:

  • Oamaru: 38 rentals
  • Naseby: 17 rentals
  • Kakanui: 40 rentals
  • Waikouaiti: 25 rentals
  • Aramoana: 99 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 holidays in Dunedin?

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

  • New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame: 111 rentals
  • NZ Marine Studies Centre and Aquarium: 114 rentals
  • The Fletcher House: 115 rentals
  • University of Otago: 112 rentals
  • Dunedin Town Hall: 111 rentals

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