Dunedin, New Zealand

Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Dunedin (DUD)

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Visiting from Melbourne to Dunedin

Dunedin travel information

Dunedin is a region of unique landscapes and fascinating cultural history, located on New Zealand's South Island. Dunedin is derived from the Scottish Gaelic name for Edinburgh, bringing a Scottish heritage to the city. The kiwi town is an easy place to explore for a few days. Weatherboard houses, bluestone Victorian buildings dot the compact city centre, surrounded by dramatic hills and a picturesque harbour. It's a great base for exploring the wildlife-rich Otago Peninsula, taste the local delicacies and tour historical landmarks including the Otago museum, Royal Albatross Centre and Larnach Castle. Enjoy getting close to rare wildlife and soaking up the quirky city vibe. 

When to visit

Best time to visit Dunedin

The best time to visit Dunedin is during Summer (December to February) when the temperature ranges between 20 - 25˚C. The sun is nice and warm making it the perfect 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 5-10°C.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Dunedin Airport (DUD)Opens external site in a new 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 transportation 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 jump in a taxi to experience the best of the city.

Departure information

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. Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic AirportOpens external site in a new window (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

Customers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are a allocated checked baggage allowance. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.

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Customers travelling from Melbourne, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

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Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

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++ 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. 

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