Sleeping in Airports

Dunedin Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Dunedin Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Dunedin Airport.

What to Expect

  • The Dunedin airport has a single terminal with three floors.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.
  • Showers are available.
  • Economy class passengers flying on Air New Zealand can find comfort in the lounge which is accessible with an airline membership. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.
  • We have not received any reviews on this airport. If you have been there recently, please write a review to help future travellers.

Where to Sleep

  • The airport is closed at night, so sleeping here is not possible. There are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.


In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Dunedin Airport does not appeal to you, there are budget accommodations available in the nearby town of Mosgiel (10 minutes away).

  • Silver Peaks Lodge – (10 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle available ($). » Check Rates
  • Bella Vista Motel Mosgiel – (10 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available ($). » Check Rates
  • Longbourne Lodge – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Dunedin Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Dunedin Airport for 30 minutes or 1000 MB. Following that initial period, you can pay to use additional internet. There are also two coin-operated internet kiosks ($2 for 12 minutes) located upstairs, adjacent to Velluto.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, oeprated by Westpac, are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: at the front entrance of the terminal

Baby Care Facilities – Feed and care for your baby in privacy and comfort in the Parents Room. Facilities include a microwave, changing table, diaper disposal, and toilet. Location: Level 1, to the right of the escalators.

Conference Facilities – There is one conference room and two meeting rooms located on the second floor.

Disabled Services – Wheelchairs available, lifts operate between all floors and handicap toilets on the ground floor and Level 1. Additional support can be arranged at the information desk.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available in the International Departures and Arrivals Halls. In order to purchase from the duty-free shops, you must have a valid ticket. In addition to the two duty-free shops, there is a book/stationery store and a gift shop.

Family Services – A variety of game machines, including video games and pinball, are available in the X-Zone family entertainment center. The nearby Time to Play offers small children a place to play while their parents take a break with a cup of coffee. Location: Level 1.

Food & Drink – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include: Bach Espresso & Bar • Chamber of Coffee • Skyline Sushi.

Information Desk – Located on the ground floor adjacent to baggage claim.

Key Drop – You can drop off or pick up keys at the Information Desk for a $2.00 fee.

Luggage Carts – Free trolleys are available in the arrivals hall.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Available through the Customer Services Desk on the Ground floor. Rates are $5.00/piece/day or part thereof. Reduced rates start after the 1st week of storage and rates are available for up to 28 days.

Massage Chairs – Located on the ground floor and Level 1, and cost $2 for a 5 minute massage.

Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available at the First Aid Room, located on Level 1, next to the Parents Room and escalators.

Mobile Charging – Two charging stations are available on the first floor.

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards at the airport’s mailbox. Location: Landside, Level 1, outside of PaperPlus.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Showers are available, ask at the Information Desk (Location: Ground floor, adjacent to baggage claim). For $7.00 they will supply a towel, shampoo and soap.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 6:00AM – last flight at approx. 9:30PM.


As of November 2018, Dunedin airport is served by the following airlines: Air New Zealand • JetStar • Virgin Australia.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rentals are available through the following companies: Avis, Budget, Eezi, Europcar, Hertz, Juicy and Thrifty. The offices are located outside the main entrance on the left. They are open during flight arrivals and departures.

Public Transportation

There is no bus service between the airport and Dunedin. Services to surrounding areas can be booked in advance with a shuttle service. For a list of companies providing shuttle service, visit the Dunedin Airport website.


A number of taxi companies service Dunedin Airport.

Last updated: 2018-11-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.