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Find the Best-Suited car rental for Dunedin Airport
If you are going to disembark at Dunedin Airport, make your subsequent journey by road an independent and convenient affair by booking an efficient car rental deal with us at New Zealand Cars Rental. We have associations with world’s most preferred car rental companies like Ace, Europcar and Thrifty etc, which offer a great fleet of cars open for hire at Dunedin Airport. The fleet covers almost all car categories from economy to luxury to multi-seaters; hence, whatever it is – a 4x4s, a sedan or a convertible or a minivan, our booking engine is resourceful enough to meet your needs. This also holds true when it comes to travelers who are travelling with a larger groups of friends or family- various multi-seater cars like a van, an SUV or other cars like 7, 8 or 9 seater are also available with us. Not just variety, every car deal offered is also fully covered by various inclusions like CDW, THW and Unlimited Mileage.
Dunedin Airport- Basic Overview
Built in 1962, Dunedin airport remained a regional airport till 1995, when the International flights were introduced; it was also the time when the airport is said to have undergone a major extension.
Located in the Otago region of New Zealand’s South Island, Dunedin International Airport serves the city of Dunedin and the regions of Otago and Southland. This fifth busiest airport in New Zealand by passengers offers flights to various domestic destinations like Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington etc via airlines like Air New Zealand and Jetstar Airways. It also provides scheduled flight to Brisbane, Australia through Virgin Australia airlines.
DUD’s Interesting Facts
The airport has a Southern Man sculpture which sits right outside the terminal building. The sculpture was made by an artist named Sam Mahon, who is known to have created the piece by welding together 50 bronze sections; and reportedly those sections were gifted by Speight’s Brewery. Another surprising fact about the statue is that it is believed to bestow luck; all you have to do is stroke the horse’s nose!
Dunedin Airport offers free Wifi throughout its terminal for a period of 30 minutes after which you can continue by choosing any of the three offered Data choices, namely Credit Card, Tomizone Account or Roaming Account.
DUD offers great options when it comes to food. Bach Espresso and Bar, Espresso Plus, BLD, Counter Café plus the food court offer a great variety which is capable enough to meet the varied tastes and appetites of its abundant passengers.
DUD has only one ATM operated by Westpac; it accepts all major credit and ATM cards. It is located near the front of the terminal close to its entrance.
Dunedin Airport has three duty-free stores – one is located on Level 1 of the main terminal building, the other two can be found in the departure area and the arrivals hall respectively.
In addition to this, it also has two retail stores, namely Paper Plus and Try Otago. While the former one is a book cum post cum stationary store, it is an ideal place if you are looking for a magazine, book or a postcard. The latter is a gift shop which offers gifts for almost all ages and tastes; expect to find all from wine to clothing to jewelry- variety is indeed overwhelming here!
If you are in need of a car for rental, Dunedin Airport has offices of various car rental companies located within the premises of the Airport. Ace, Juicy, Europcar, and Thrifty are the rental car suppliers which operate directly from the airport and their timings coincide with that of the departure and arrivals of the airlines. There is also a key drop off box so that even if a renter wants to return the car, he/she can do so without much delay.
Dunedin Airport’s Koru Lounge is one of the best in the country but it is only for the Koru Club members. This is a business center which provides various facilities to its members- two computers with free Wifi as well as LAN plus various useful other services like fax, copier, and printer. Besides this, here, a mobile phone recharger for all the makes and models has also been made available, and on top of that, the space allotted for the meetings is also quite good. Equipped with the finest staff that caters you the best quality food and beverages, it is certainly a great place to wait for your flight as it provides you with a quiet time which you can fill by going through the latest magazines.
Communication: Telephones and Post Box
In case one wants to communicate via traditional ways, Dunedin Airport offers a post office and telephone booth. The post box can be found on Level 1 of the terminal just outside Paper Plus. In case you want to buy stamps, post bags or envelopes, you can find the same at the Paper Plus.
In case you want to use a public telephone, one is located under the stairs on the ground floor. Since the phone only accepts coins or phone cards, note that Paper Plus also offers phone cards- in case you want to buy.
Family Entertainment Area
Traveling with your family and children? Keeping children entertained while waiting for flights can prove to be a herculean task, but at DUD, this is not the case as its family entertainment area is really engaging. It is known as X-Zone family entertainment area and is located on terminal’s Level 1. It offers 18 game machines including names like pinball and skill testers; however, if the children are really young you can opt for ‘Time to Play’ which allows the parents to enjoy a refreshment break while the children are at play.
Located 10 miles from Dunedin, this villa has a terrace and offers great views of the sea. Besides offering well-furnished rooms, free Wifi, great food and parking, note that the area is full of golf and hiking places; hence, it will also prove a great place especially for golfers and hikers.
Silver Peaks Lodge:
Only 10 minutes away from Dunedin Airport, Silver Peaks Lodge is known for its spa pool, free Wifi, free breakfast and besides its 4 fully-equipped rooms, it also offers various sitting rooms with games like pool table.
Shetland Court Apartments
5 minutes away from Octagon, Shetland Court Apartments is about 25 minutes from Dunedin Airport. It has 12 rooms- with patios or balconies; expect breakfast, Wifi and parking- all free of cost.