Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Dunedin

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


Activities and attractions in Dunedin

Are you looking for top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday 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 centre:

  • 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)

Seasonal weather in Dunedin

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, January, February, December and November are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 21°F.

Natural highlights

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 centre:

  • 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

Transport options to and around Dunedin

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

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

Where to stay near Dunedin?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 123 holiday rentals near Dunedin. From 81 Houses to 15 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Dunedin for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Dunedin?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Dunedin. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame: 115 holiday rentals
  • NZ Marine Studies Centre and Aquarium: 118 holiday rentals
  • Penguin Place: 111 holiday rentals
  • Glenfalloch Gardens: 119 holiday rentals
  • Dunedin Town Hall: 116 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dunedin listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Dunedin?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 81 Houses in Dunedin. Our other popular types of Dunedin holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 15 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 19 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 15 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Dunedin?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 4 holiday homes with pool available in Dunedin. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.