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Vacation rentals in Dunedin

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A Stone's Thrown From Town (Cosy Home)
This newly built unit may seem small from the outside, but it's packed with functionality and ready to impress. Tastefully designed, featuring a spacious double bedroom (which can be set up with either a Super King bed, or 2x King Singles) with built in wardrobes and en-suite. The kitchen, living and dining space is fully equipped with everything needed to cook up a storm, enjoy the meal and then unwind for the evening. Complete with off street parking, all within a stone's throw from town!
$81 per night
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The Terminus: Inner-City Heritage Apartment 7
Our inner city one bedroom apartment is in easy walking distance of all the city's attractions, cafes, restaurants and shops and offers park views. Contemporary and private with fully equipped kitchen and cosy, quiet bedroom with comfy king size bed, black out blinds and private balcony. Easy parking options. Lift access to all levels. Continental breakfast for first morning provided. New to the building! - Moiety Restaurant Urbn Vino, Urban Winery & Soon to open - a delicious bakery!
$115 per night
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135/1 Cumberland Street ( Ground Floor)
This is the ground floor apartment of a recently refurbished Category One listed building located in the historic Warehouse Precinct of Dunedin. For the engineers it has a double hand riveted I beam imported from Scotland running through the middle of the main room. The high ceilings give it a sense of space and depth. All windows are double glazed and while located on the ground floor it is surprisingly quiet. Enjoy the quality cotton bedding and relax in your inner city sanctuary.
$100 per night

Stay near Dunedin's top sights

Photo of Larnach Castle
Larnach Castle91 locals recommend
Photo of Baldwin Street
Baldwin Street73 locals recommend
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Taieri Gorge Railway18 locals recommend
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Dunedin Botanic Garden60 locals recommend
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Forsyth Barr Stadium27 locals recommend
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Otago Museum59 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Dunedin

Guesthouse in Dunedin
Warm Guesthouse in Kenmure
$79 per night
Condo in Dunedin
135/4 Cumberland Street (second floor)
$102 per night
Loft in Dunedin
King Loft Studio - Heritage Precinct - CBD
$117 per night
Guesthouse in Dunedin
Brand new Studio in Saint Clair!
$93 per night
Rental unit in Dunedin
St Clair Studio Apartment
$80 per night
Townhouse in Dunedin
Contemporary elegant apartment
$87 per night
Rental unit in Dunedin
Central Dunedin City Luxury Apartment - 1 Bedroom
$119 per night
Guesthouse in Dunedin
Private Secluded Hideaway near Beach. Free parking
$62 per night
Cottage in Dunedin
Valley View Cabin - garden retreat
$49 per night
Guest suite in Dunedin
Sunny Waverley Studio with amazing harbour views
$94 per night
Home in Dunedin
Sleek Suite by the Sand (1-bedroom)
$100 per night
Private room in Dunedin
Character Studio (Room 6)
$94 per night

Your guide to Dunedin

All About Dunedin

Surrounded by dramatic hills and rugged, grassy cliffs dropping into turquoise waters, Dunedin is often referred to as the Edinburgh of New Zealand. Located at the head of Otago Harbor on the east coast of the South Island, Dunedin’s Scottish heritage is evident in its Victorian and Edwardian architecture. The city is rich in history yet has a thriving contemporary cultural scene. Home to New Zealand’s oldest university, the University of Otago, Dunedin’s central region is full of delicious eateries, craft breweries, and live music venues. Curated street art by internationally renowned artists covers buildings all over the city. You’ll find local, regional, and international exhibits at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, as well as exhibitions of natural history at the Otago Museum.

The valleys and hills of an extinct volcano meet the Waipori and Taieri rivers to the southwest of Dunedin and the Pacific Ocean to the east. Protected wildlife and beautiful landscapes complement the uniquely vibrant culture, with hiking and cycling trails passing through the city and crisscrossing the Otago Peninsula. Along the beaches at the edge of town, you may be able to spot a number of rare species, including penguins, seals, and shags. Dunedin is also the only mainland breeding ground in the world for royal albatrosses.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Dunedin?

Dunedin is located in the Southern Hemisphere, so bear in mind that the seasons are opposite to those in the Northern Hemisphere. As a coastal city, its climate is significantly affected by the ocean, with mild summers and cool winters. Some spring days can seem like they contain all four seasons, but the weather is generally mild and consistent from November to April, ideal for mountain biking on Mt Allan’s Pulpit Rock trail. Summers are warm and sunny, perfect for surfing, swimming, and enjoying a relaxing day at one of the beautiful beaches along the peninsula.

Autumn, which starts in March, brings cooler days and bursts of orange, red, and yellow throughout the valley. The Dunedin Fringe Festival takes place in March across the city, showcasing art and entertainment by new and established artists. While winter brings colder, dry days, clear skies unveil epic starry nights. Step inside and explore local art in one of the many local galleries or brave the chilly waters at St. Clair beach during the city’s annual “winter plunge.”

What are the top things to do in Dunedin?

Otago Museum

The Otago Museum houses more than 1.5 million artifacts showcasing natural, cultural, and scientific stories of the country and the world through exhibitions, tours, and talks. The museum’s Tūhura Science Centre is an all-ages education and entertainment hub with 45 interactive exhibits, a double-helix indoor slide, a tropical forest, and a planetarium. The museum is open daily.

St. Kilda and St. Clair Beaches

A 15-minute drive from the city center by car or bus, St. Kilda and St. Clair beaches comprise one long stretch of beautiful white sand along the Pacific Ocean. A popular swimming spot, the beach is patrolled by lifeguards during the summer months and offers the most consistent surf breaks along the peninsula. A collection of bars and cafes dot the St. Clair Esplanade, perfect for a morning coffee or a casual meal after a day in the sun.

Southern Scenic Route

Stretching nearly 375 miles from Dunedin to Queenstown, the Southern Scenic Route provides access to deserted beaches, lush rainforest, pristine lakes, and stunning mountain vistas. View some of New Zealand’s unique wildlife, including native birds and seals, or stop off and explore museums and heritage sites rich in Māori history and culture. Most of the road is sealed, but some portions are not, so make sure to slow down and drive according to the conditions of the road.

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