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Cheap flights to Dunedin

What's Dunedin like?

Dunedin is the most Scottish of all New Zealand's cities; the name itself comes from 'Edinburgh', the Scottish capital. The 'Edinburgh of the south' takes huge pride in its heritage, from its statues of poet Robert Burns to boasting the highest bagpipe ownership per capita in the Southern Hemisphere.

The city boasts a wide variety of architecture, including some fantastic examples of Victorian buildings, while the large student population means Dunedin has one of New Zealand's liveliest nightlifes.

Which airlines fly to Dunedin?

Direct flights are available to Dunedin from Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Brisbane. Most of these flights are offered by Air New Zealand, but Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia also sell flights to and from Dunedin.

How long is the flight to Dunedin?

Auckland to Dunedin

1 hour 50 minutes (direct)

Christchurch to Dunedin

50 minutes (direct)

Queenstown to Dunedin

2 hours 35 minutes (1 stop)

Wellington to Dunedin

1 hour 15 minutes (direct)

What is the best time to visit Dunedin?

Dunedin has a mild summer followed by a chilly winter. The warmest month of the year is January, which has an average temperature of 15°C. The coldest is July with a 3°C average.

Rainfall is pretty consistent across the year, but January and May are a bit wetter than most.

Do I need a visa for Dunedin?

No. Visas are not required for domestic travel. Most airlines don't even require you to have a passport – other forms of ID such as your driver's licence are enough. Check with your airline when you make your booking.

How expensive is Dunedin?

Dunedin is similarly priced to most New Zealand cities. Compared with costs in Christchurch, coffees and meals are about the same price, although you might find drinking out a little bit more expensive.

Arriving in Dunedin

Dunedin Airport (DUD) is an international airport based in Momona, 22km west of Dunedin CBD. This trip takes 35 minutes by bus or 25 minutes by car or taxi. A taxi can cost up to $100 during peak periods.

The airport has 2 baggage carousel sections, each with screens displaying which flights' bags are whirling round. On the way to the exit, you'll be able to grab a coffee, find out more about Dunedin at the information desk or visit the convenience store.

Taxis, shuttle services and the airport's car park are found immediately outside the terminal.

Useful tips about Dunedin

Hiring a car? Read about 2 of New Zealand's best road trips that have Dunedin at one end.

Find out about the best surf breaks in New Zealand, including 2 very close to Dunedin.

Planning to get married? Dunedin's 19th-century church is one of the country's most scenic wedding venues.

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Please note: all information is correct as of January, 2018.

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