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Port Chalmers

Rental Cars for Cruise Ship Visitors | Port Chalmers

Affordable Car Rental and Van Hire in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, New Zealand
Pegasus Rental Cars Dunedin Port Chalmers
40 George St, Port Chalmers,
Dunedin 9023, New Zealand
(200m from Cruise Ship Terminal)
Opening Hours
Monday – Sunday by appointment

Hiring a rental car or van is a great option to explore the greater Dunedin area at your own pace. No need to worry about tight touring schedules when you can take your time and drive where it suits.Our staff have extensive local knowledge so we can recommend places of interest and provide maps and brochures of all the best activities/attractions that Dunedin and its surroundings has to offer.

Please note: this service is unavailable from 22 December 2019 – 6 January 2020.

Get your car rental quote today! Simply fill in the form or call us today 0800 35 45 02.


Meet the Team Behind Pegasus Rental Cars Dunedin


Lee manages all three of the Dunedin branches which keeps her busy! She is very experienced having been in the Rental Car industry for more than 17 years and with Pegasus for 7.


Warren has worked for Pegasus for about four years, initially only on the weekends but gradually increased to full time. He works in all Dunedin branches but particularly loves Port Chalmers as he gets to meet and greet the cruise ship passengers.

We Make it Easy to Rent a Car Direct from Port Chalmers

Pegasus Rental Cars New Zealand
We are part of the Pegasus car and van hire network with 14 locations around New Zealand, all with friendly local owner/operators. Pegasus Rental Cars has been around since 1989, so you know you will be dealing with a reputable and well-established rental car company.
Our Range of Rental Vehicles Available in Port Chalmers
We have a wide range of vehicles from small hatchbacks to 11-seater minivans. No matter how big your group we’re sure we can help get you on the road exploring as soon as possible! Call the team on 0800 35 45 02 to find out more.

Why Pegasus Rentals are a Great Choice for Car Rental

  • Direct Port Chalmers pick up and drop off.
  • All daily rates include GST and insurance.
  • Unlimited kilometres
  • GPS navigation and child seats available.
  • Wide selection of well-maintained rental vehicles with good fuel economy.
  • Friendly, professional staff with great local knowledge.
  • We are on time, every time.

Travelling in a Group? Hire a Van!
Comfortable and spacious 8 and 11-seatervans are available. Perfect for larger groups wanting to explore Dunedin together.

Cruise Ship Pick up/Drop Off
Arriving into Port Chalmers on a Cruise Ship? Simply contact us in advance and we’ll have a vehicle waiting for you as soon as you disembark. Once you have enjoyed your travels, return the vehicle back to our yard, only 200m from the Terminal, at the end of the day.

24-hour Roadside Assistance Cover
Our Port Chalmers, Dunedin hire cars are covered by Roadside Assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from anywhere in New Zealand.

Attractions You Can Drive to in and Around Dunedin

We’ll be more than happy to impart our knowledge of the Otago region! From the ‘must do’s’ and places of interest – feel free to ask us. Local maps and brochures of all the best attractions in and around Dunedin are available at our branch.

  • Orokonui Ecosanctuary, home of the world’s most fascinating, rare wildlife and native New Zealand forest
  • Explore the Otago Peninsula and see some wildlife or go for some beautiful short walks

  • The amazing Moeraki Boulders, about an hour’s drive from Dunedin
  • Baldwin Street, the world’s steepest residential street
  • Larnach Castle is one of New Zealand’s premier visitor attractions

On disembarking our cruise ship, Pegasus staff were easy to find in the cruise terminal. Having booked and signed the rental agreement online, there was a minimum of delay in setting off in our allocated car. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The car was good and as expected. We will use Pegasus again in Port Chalmers next February!
Denis Benson
Denis Benson
00:05 24 Oct 18
The service was so easy and seemless the staff were incredible and our little car was more than sufficient😁top top service thank u so much Pegasus you made iur Dunedin visit exceptional.
Jane001 Tura
Jane001 Tura
03:21 12 Dec 18
Very helpful and accommodating! Pegasus helped us avoid being ripped off by our cruise liner and helped us move 21 people around! Champions!
Johnny Tohme
Johnny Tohme
21:01 23 Nov 18
Excellent and easy service. We had to use at short notice. They were cheap and very helpful. We would highly recommend their service.
Helen Lomax
Helen Lomax
05:17 28 Mar 18
Great service. Small but very spacious little economy car which was very comfortable. Next to the terminal so super convenient. Bit more pricy than the airport but if you come from a cruise ship I found it very good!
Matti LeBlanc
Matti LeBlanc
10:48 09 Feb 17
Lovely people, who gave great service at a great price, would be most happy to recommend their services.
Robert Bradshaw
Robert Bradshaw
00:13 05 Feb 19
The car rental was available at the dock and also a representative was at the dock when we dropped it off. Great customer service!
Chris Browning
Chris Browning
22:41 12 Feb 19
Super easy pick up, right at the wharf when the ship got in, great car and cheap rates. Dropped off right back at the wharf. could not have been easier!
Megan Nourse
Megan Nourse
20:58 14 Feb 19
No hidden cost, no surprise damage bills, it's cheaper than other big brand car rental companies, definitely value for money. Perfect for people on cruise as car was delivered to cruise terminal in Dunedin.
Richard Wong
Richard Wong
07:26 09 Mar 19
Very accommodating and helpful. We had a change of itinerary at the last moment and Pegasus was more then accomodating. They switched days and had it all reconfirmed in in one short phone call. Pick up & drop off was extremely easy and the car was clean , reliable & safe. Extremely good fuel economy. Staff on the phone and in person we very professional & kind. Would gladly be a repeat customer & recommend.
holly bailey
holly bailey
00:01 10 Apr 19
Hired a car for the day. Met at cruise ship terminal, as promised. Able to return car back to the cruise ship terminal at the end of the day,
Rhonda McGovern
Rhonda McGovern
20:14 24 May 19
I am not a fan of car rentals.These guys try hard.
Mark Chadwick
Mark Chadwick
04:07 19 Jul 19
We spent one day in Dunedin on a cruise. As informed by email in advance, a very friendly gentleman was waiting for us at the cruise terminal and walked us to our car. The whole experience was super easy and fast. We left the car at the port at the end of the day. Easy, no fuss.
Agota Berces
Agota Berces
05:18 26 Dec 18
Good car - great bunch of people. Very organised and Dunedin is beautiful
Michelle Louise Frank
Michelle Louise Frank
06:13 23 Mar 19