Travelling to Dunedin (from within New Zealand)

There are many options for travelling to Dunedin from within New Zealand. 

Travelling by Air

Air New Zealand – regular daily direct flights to/from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
Jetstar – daily flights to/from Auckland and regular flights to/from Wellington.

Time allowance to/from major cities:
Christchurch – 55 min
Wellington – 1 hour 10 min
Auckland – 1 hour 45 min

Travelling by Road

Dunedin is located on State Highway 1 – the main highway in New Zealand. Daily coach services offer regular transport around the South Island via Dunedin.

You can also hire a car from any major rental car companies if you are wanting to drive yourself to Dunedin.

Time allowance to/from major cities:
Christchurch-  4 hours 30 min
Queenstown – 3 hours 30 min
Invercargill – 3 hours
Wanaka – 3 hours 30 min

Travelling to/from Dunedin Airport


Dunedin International Airport is located 30 kilometers south of Dunedin city and is an approximate 20 minute drive. Shuttle services operate from a common rank, generally after each scheduled arrival. All shuttles welcome pre bookings and group rates may be negotiable. Prices start from $25 per person one way. Taxis also operate from a common rank with fares from $80 one way

Travelling to New Zealand

Travelling to New Zealand is easy. For practical information and travel advice before you leave, click here. 

Before travelling to a country, you need to know the basic facts. New Zealand is a small country, similar in size to Great Britain or Japan. With a population of just over 4 million people it is gloriously uncrowded. Learn more about New Zealand here.  


Visas & Immigration

We enjoy welcoming visitors to New Zealand. To ensure you have an experience to remember, make sure you’ve done your homework and have everything sorted before you leave.

When you arrive, your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your intended departure date, and if required, have a valid New Zealand visa.

From 1 October 2019, visitors from visa-waiver countries must request an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) prior to coming to New Zealand. You may also have to pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL). For more information on the ETA and IVL, visit Immigration New Zealand.

Before travelling to New Zealand, you need to make sure your passport is valid for at least three months longer than your expected departure date. If you come from a country that needs a New Zealand visa to enter, please be sure to apply in advance.

Bio Security

In order to protect New Zealand and its environment, certain items are not allowed to be brought into the country, have restrictions for entry, or must be declared if they are deemed to present a biosecurity risk. These include food, plants, animal products and outdoor recreational equipment. You may risk a fine if you fail to comply


No vaccinations are required to visit New Zealand.


The weather varies throughout New Zealand by region and by season.

Currency & costs

The currency used is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD).

Internet & phone coverage

Staying connected in New Zealand is easy with a little forward planning.

Time Zone

New Zealand is one of the first places in the world to see the new day, 12 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).


New Zealand’s electricity supply runs at 230/240 volts and uses angled two or three pin plugs (the same as Australia and parts of Asia).

i-SITE New Zealand

i-SITE is New Zealand’s official visitor information network. There are currently 80 i-SITE locations found throughout New Zealand where you can speak to a travel expert for local knowledge and bookings throughout New Zealand.


Whether you are looking for places to stay, things to do or ways to get around, Qualmark – New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance organisation – provides a trusted guide to quality travel experiences. When you see the Qualmark, it means that those businesses have been independently assessed against a set of national quality standards.