Dunedin, New Zealand

Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Dunedin (DUD)

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Visiting from Melbourne to Dunedin

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Dunedin located on New Zealand's South Island, has a Scottish heritage about the city. It's surrounded by dramatic hills and a picturesque harbour. It's a great place to stay to explore the Otago Peninsula and the quirky kiwi city.

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Flight information

Melbourne to Dunedin (MEL to DUD)

The approximate time for flights from Melbourne to Dunedin is 3 hours and 25 minutes.

When to visit

The best time to visit Dunedin is during summer (December to February) when the temperature ranges between 20 to 25˚C. The sun is nice and warm making it the perfect time to discover the spectacular landscapes, watch the adorable penguins or visit St Clair surf beach. Winters are cold (June to August), making it an ideal time to visit the quirky cafes, Olveston Historic Home and boutique stores. Winter temperatures range from 5 to 10°C.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Dunedin Airport (DUD).Opens in a new tab or window Officially Dunedin International Airport, also known as Momona Airport, is an international airport in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand, serving Dunedin city and the Otago and Southland regions.

Arriving in Dunedin

The friendly staff at Dunedin Airport will give you a warm greeting when you land and from there, getting into the CBD is easy.

Getting into Dunedin from Dunedin airport 

With a range of convenient parking and transport options, getting to the city is easy. Rental car counters are located just near the main entrance with all the main providers. Its about a 20 minute drive to the city. The airport has the best local taxis, limousines and shuttles to make sure you get to your final destination quickly, securely and in comfort. 

Getting around Dunedin

With so many things to do and spectacular places to see, choosing how you travel around Dunedin is easy and affordable, with many transport options available. The best way to get around via is road, so hiring a car or motorhome is a great option. Dunedin buses provide affordable transport options for travellers to get around the city. To see the highlights of the lower South Island why not join one of the regions official touring routes. Choose from the iconic Southern Scenic Route or the Central Otago Touring Route. It’s easy to hire a bike, walk or take a taxi to experience the best of the city.

Departure information

Fly from Melbourne

Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.  

What is the main airport called? 

Melbourne Airport.Opens in a new tab or window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.

Baggage allowance

 Passengers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.      

Checking in 

Ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

Why Qantas

Experience the Qantas difference

Fly with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey with familiar smiles waiting to welcome you onboard. 

Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Find out all you need to know about checked baggage.

Food and drinks on every flight

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine+.

Inflight entertainment

Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight including TV, the latest movies and more+.

Important Information

Disclaimer: ^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

Disclaimer: ++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

Disclaimer: +Meals, beverages, entertainment and offerings vary between flights and cabins. Alcohol offered during select flight times on select flights.