Car Rental Dunedin: The Top Frequently Asked Questions

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Automatic

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Car Rental Dunedin: The Top Frequently Asked Questions

Did you know that Dunedin attracts nearly two million visitors each year?

When you visit Dunedin, deciding to rent a car is a great way of making your vacation truly unforgettable. Not only does it offer freedom but also flexibility.

From touring the Larnach Castle and the Royal Albatross Centre to enjoying the Otago Peninsula, you can get anywhere you want with a car hire in Dunedin.

If you want your car rental experience to be hassle-free, here are some car rental Dunedin FAQs to help you learn more.

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  • How Old Do You Need To Be To Hire a Car in Dunedin?

    25 is the usual minimum age for most car hire agencies in New Zealand. But, some companies let any driver who is 21 years or older hire. However, if you are below 25 years old, you may have to pay a young driver's fee.

  • How to Rent a Car in Dunedin?

    First, enter the accurate date, location, and time for your car hire in Dunedin. You will be presented will vehicle options available to you and you can choose the one that best suits your needs. Fill in the booking form, complete the reservation, and confirm the booking.

    First, enter the accurate date, location, and time for your car hire in Dunedin. You will be presented will vehicle options available to you and you can choose the one that best suits your needs. Fill in the booking form, complete the reservation, and confirm the booking.

  • What Documents Do I Need to Bring When Picking Car Rentals Dunedin?

    So, what you need to rent a car in Dunedin. They include:

    A valid and full driver's licence.

    An international driver's permit if your licence is not in English or a certified translation of your domestic driver's licence.

    A passport if you're from overseas

    A credit card

    A booking confirmation voucher for verification

  • Do I Need to Sign a Dunedin Car Rental Agreement?

    Yes, you must sign a rental agreement to show that you and the Dunedin rental car company to the specified conditions. You can also use this opportunity to ask any car hire questions you are not sure about. Before you sign, read carefully through the vehicle hire agreement.

FAQs About Car Rentals Dunedin

Renting a car for a vacation is a big deal. So, it's not surprising that there are plenty of FAQs.Some of the most popular are below.

  • How is the Car Rental Price in Dunedin Calculated?

    The pricing can vary in different rental car companies depending on whether they work on calendar days or work in 24-hour periods.To hire acheap car rental Dunedin,do your research and compare the prices.

  • How Can I Pay for My Car Rental in Dunedin?

    Car rental companies accept full credit cards like Master Card,Visa,American Express,and more.But most don't accept the use of an EFTPOS card,Travel Card,or debit card.This is because they don't give the company enough confidence that money will be available to cover any costs that you incur during the car hire.

  • Do I Need to Leave a Bond With the Car Rental Company in Dunedin Before I Leave?

    Yes,you may have to leave a security deposit or bond as security over the car you are hiring.You'll be refunded if you return the local car rental in a satisfactory condition.

  • Do I Need Rental Car Insurance for a Car Hire Dunedin?

    Rental car agencies in Dunedin must include basic insurance as part of your hire fee.This offers protection for the car in case of an accident or theft.

  • Do I Have To Pay For Toll Roads in Dunedin?

    If there aretoll roadsin the areas you want to visit,you may have to pay for them.Your rental agreement will state how you will make the payments.

  • What Are the Proper Hours for Picking Up My Rental Cars Dunedin Airport?

    The business hours for picking your car hire will depend on the car rental company you choose.If your flight lands close to the company's closing hours,you can arrange for an after-hours'pickup to avoid any frustrations.

  • What If My Flight Is Delayed Or Cancelled?

    Unfortunately,you may face flight cancellations or delays when travelling.When this happens,contact your Dunedin car rental agency.They will give you the way forward.

  • What Do I Need To Do Before Handing Back the Keys of Your Car Rental Dunedin?

    Before you terminate your car hire in Dunedin,take time to pack up your personal effects and clean out the vehicle.While you don't need to fully groom the car,ensure it's tidy.

  • What is the Fuel Policy for Local Car Rentals Dunedin?

    Ensure you fill the car with the correct grade of fuel.The wrong fuel grade can damage the engine,leading to a costly bill.What's more,remember to fill the car with fuel to at least the level you found.Your rental agreement will tell you more of what to expect regarding the fuel policy.

  • Can I Drop My Dunedin Car Rental Off At a Different Location?

    Some car rental companies have several branches making it convenient to drop off the car rental at one.But before you do this,you should consult with your rental supplier to see if they allow it.

  • Can I Get a Refund If I Return The Car Rental Early in Dunedin?

    Most rental car companies won't give a refund because they will have turned down other clients to reserve the vehicle for you.

  • Do I Have Unlimited KM or Are There Restrictions On How Far I Can Travel with Car Rental Dunedin?

    It depends on the car rental company you choose.But most allow for unlimited mileage.Check your rental agreement for any restrictions.

  • Can I Amend or Cancel My Dunedin Car Rental Booking

    Yes,you can.To do this,go to"Manage Booking"at the top of KingRentalCars.com website and choose whether you want to amend or cancel your car hire booking.

  • Do I Have to Pay Charges For Cancelling My Car Rental Booking?

    At KingRentalCars.com,you don't have to charge a cancellation fee.But the rules may vary depending on which rental car supplier you have booked with.

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Getting to know Dunedin

Best car rental services in Dunedin, provided by KING Rentalcars. Dunedin, with a population of just over 105,000, is the second to largest city in the South Island. Historically it was one of the four main cities in New Zealand. It is still known as the Edinburgh of New Zealand because of its deep Scottish heritage. 

It is a picturesque city because if is built largely on the surrounding hills, with the focus being on the beautiful harbor. It boasts one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere. Today, Dunedin is also known as a student city, having both the University of Otago and the Otago Medical School in its midst. 

No visit to Dunedin would be complete without enjoying the Otago Peninsula. The views are breathtaking and the wildlife wonderful. At the foot of the Taiaroa Head is the Royal Albatross Centre, the only place in the world where you can view the Northern Royal Albatross in its natural habitat.

Dunedin Weather today

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    20.12 — 30.56 ℉

    Snow, Rain, Partially cloudy

Dunedin Climate

The climate of Dunedin in general is temperate. The city is recognised as having a large number of microclimates and the weather conditions often vary between suburbs mostly due to the city's topographical layout. Under the Köppen climate classification, Dunedin features an oceanic climate. The city's climate is also influenced by its proximity to the ocean. This leads to mild summers and coolish winters. Snowfall is not particularly common. Spring can feature "four seasons in a day" weather, but from November to April it is generally settled and mild. Temperatures during summer can reach 30 °C (86 °F).

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Places to visit in Dunedin

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Dunedin Railway Station

In an eclectic, revived Flemish renaissance style, (Renaissance Revival architecture), the station is constructed of dark basalt from Kokonga in the Strath-Taieri with lighter Oamaru stone facings, giving it the distinctive light and dark pattern common to many of the grander buildings of Dunedin and Christchurch. Pink granite was used for a series of supporting pillars which line a colonnade at the front.


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Larnach Castle

Larnach Castle operates as a significant tourist attraction in Dunedin. The castle is open to the public 365 days a year; offering guided and self-guided tours, events and accommodation. The Castle regularly hosts in-house events; notably their annual Winter Ball. Larnach Castle Ltd operates three accommodation types; Larnach Castle Stables, Larnach Castle Lodge and the nearby luxury accommodation Camp Estate.


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Dunedin Botanic Gardens

The two parts of the Dunedin Botanic Garden are known simply as the upper gardens and the lower gardens.
         The lower gardens' features include the Winter Garden, a heated Edwardian glass house, rose and herb gardens, a duck pond, children's playground, sound shell, and Japanese garden.The upper gardens are split by a winding public road, Lovelock Avenue. The upper garden features a geographic plant collection, a small aviary, native plant collection and an extensive rhododendron dell.


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The Royal Albatross Centre

The world's only mainland Royal Albatross Breeding Colony. A unique experience to access the nature reserve to see giant albatross court, mate, raise their chicks and show off their three metre wingspans. Taiaroa Head/Pukekura is alive with wildlife species, many of them scarce nesting seabirds. The Royal Albatross Centre is located on the tip of the Otago Peninsula, about a 45 minute drive from Dunedin. Taiaroa Head is today a Nature Reserve and an iconic wildlife attraction.


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Toitu Otago Settlers Museum

The Toitū Otago Settlers Museum is a regional history museum in Dunedin. Its brief covers the territory of the old Otago Province, that is, New Zealand from the Waitaki River south, though its main focus is the city of Dunedin. Its fourteen themed galleries feature interactive displays and powerful narratives tracing the human history of the area, from the earliest settlers to the most recent arrivals.


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Dunedin Public Art Gallery

The gallery has a strong collection of historic and contemporary works, by New Zealand and overseas artists. It has one of the most numerous collections of works by Frances Hodgkins, who was born in the city. It has the most extensive collection of Old Master paintings in New Zealand and the most significant holdings of paintings by post-1800 overseas artists.

New Zealand monthly average rental price comparison

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