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Loft · Dunedin
King Loft Studio - Heritage Precinct - CBD
Discover this mezzanine loft, right in the heart of Dunedin's CBD Heritage Precinct. This spacious Loft apartment has everything you need to get away from all of it, while being right inside the hub of it all. Featuring Double height ceilings, AC, Wifi, 40" Google TV. Super King Bed (Or choose two Single Beds for your friends & family getaway). Focus with a large table for work, or put your feet up on the sofa with access to Netflix, Disney, Prime, Apple TV, AirPlay, Neon & More
Oct 23 – 30
$88 per night
Guest suite · Dunedin
Private space on a lifestyle block, close to town.
My place is located on a lifestyle block near the start of the Otago Peninsula. It overlooks the countryside and sea, but is only 10 minutes drive from the city centre. It is suitable for singles or couples. The suite is separate from the main house and is at the end of an English-style barn. It has it's own bathroom and patio. Please note - no kitchen but there is a mini-fridge, microwave, toaster & electric jug.
Oct 26 – Nov 2
$36 per night
Private room · Dunedin
Grandview Green Cottage.
Green Cottage in the garden with a view The Cottage is in the back garden just up from house. It has a small fridge and desk. Double bed. It is a small sunny room with lovely view. It is quiet and private. The bathroom is down at the back of the house, aprox 30m from the Cottage. Kitchen is in the house. Kangen water available. 5 minutes drive to the Stadium, university or 10 minutes to town. Good bus service from around the corner.
May 1 – 8
$20 per night

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Stay near Dunedin's top sights

Photo of Larnach Castle
Larnach Castle55 locals recommend
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Taieri Gorge Railway12 locals recommend
Photo of Baldwin Street
Baldwin Street25 locals recommend
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Forsyth Barr Stadium16 locals recommend
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Otago Museum30 locals recommend
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PAK'nSAVE Dunedin11 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Dunedin

Guesthouse · Mihiwaka
Good view/tidy spot in Deborah Bay (Port Chalmers)
Dec 1 – 8
$33 per night
Private room · Dunedin
Stadium/University visits (2nd room also listed)
Feb 19 – 26
$32 per night
Home · Dunedin
*Ace Location 1BR / Ensuite, Pvt Entry Free Wi-Fi*
Oct 16 – 23
$45 per night
Guesthouse · Dunedin
Private Compact Guesthouse, breakfast,WIFI
Sep 22 – 29
$39 per night
Guesthouse · Dunedin
St Clair, Private Unit. Only 500m to the beach
May 7 – 14
$67 per night
Farm stay · Dunedin
Bird and flower cottage.
Dec 5 – 12
$33 per night
Private room · Dunedin
Super comfortable bed, peaceful home with view
Aug 12 – 19
$31 per night
Guesthouse · Dunedin
Private Secluded Hideaway near Beach. Free parking
Jul 8 – 15
$56 per night
Guesthouse · Dunedin
Cosy Caversham Retreat
Jan 18 – 25
$46 per night
Guesthouse · Dunedin
Garden Cottage with Sea Views
Nov 3 – 10
$73 per night
Condo · Dunedin
135/4 Cumberland Street (second floor)
Nov 29 – Dec 6
$78 per night
Guesthouse · Dunedin
Beautiful studio flat with everything you need
Dec 8 – 15
$38 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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