Your clients can get to Dunedin and Coastal Otago by road or by air, although if they're driving in winter they should be careful of potentially icy roads. 

By Road

In the colder months, roads throughout Otago can become covered by ice and snow and care should be taken when driving on them, especially on the many hills.

Approx drive time and distances to other areas:




Approx Drive Time

Dunedin to Oamaru



1 hour 30 mins

Dunedin to Invercargill



3 hours 10 mins

Dunedin to Te Anau



4 hours 15 mins

Dunedin to Queenstown



4 hours 25 mins

Dunedin to Christchurch



5 hours


Your clients can get around the South Island by coach with InterCity Coachlines or a number of other suppliers

Driving Routes
Take the Southern Scenic Route as an alternative to the inland route (via Aoraki Mt Cook) when getting to Milford Sound.

Access Dunedin from Queenstown through a number of routes, although taking in Cromwell, Clyde or Alexandra is a must. Access from Christchurch however is either through an inland route or via State Highway 1 along the coast.

By Air

Dunedin airport offers both short international flights as well as many domestic flights.

Airlines flying into Dunedin include:
Air New Zealand
Mainland Air

Approx flying time to other cities:


Approx Flying Time

Dunedin to Christchurch

45 mins

Dunedin to Wellington

1 hour - 2 hours 15 mins

Dunedin to Auckland

1 hour 45 mins - 3 hours


Getting to and from the airport
The airport is approximately 30 minutes from Dunedin city centre.

There are various transport options available to the city centre including taxis (approx $55-60) and airport shuttle (first person $30, $10 per person thereafter).

Getting Around Dunedin – Coastal Otago

Getting around the Dunedin city centre is easy by foot, however, hire cars are also available in the city and at the airport.

There is also the chance to get on a scheduled tour where your clients can hop on and off at the many attractions.

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