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Located in the reception area at Unipol Recreation, our outdoor rental options are available for your enjoyment all year round.

Public hires are available at twice the listed student rate.

Students must present a current valid Otago tertiary ID card at time of hire.

Bookings can be made from 2 days before you need your gear. Payment occurs at the time of booking.

See terms and conditions of hire below.

Trotters Gorge Hut

Snow Shed 2024

Spend less time waiting in lines and more time hitting the slopes by taking the stress out of the gear hiring process and paying a fraction of the cost. Our staff are trained to fit you with the gear that will best suit your size and skill level, leaving you to get straight up that mountain without any hassle.

Skis, ski boots, snowboards and snowboard boots require fitting by our staff during snow shed hours, all other gear can be rented during Unipol opening hours.

Starting Semester 2 Snow shed is open 4-7pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and 12-7pm Friday.

Snow shed is open from 14 June to 14 July by appointment only. Please contact Charlotte for an appointment time.

We will be starting season rentals of snow gear in 2024, with limited availability (students only). If you are interested in season rentals please email the Outdoor Rental Coordinator (see below).

Please note that public rentals are available at twice the listed student rate.

Presentation of your current valid Otago tertiary ID card is required at time of renting.Snow Shed rental

If you have any questions, please email:

Charlotte Cotter
Outdoor Rental Coordinator

Item Price (2 days) Price (extra days)
Skis, boots and poles $55 + $20/day
Snowboard, boots and wristguards $55 + $20/day
Skis and poles only $40 + $20/day
Snowboard only $40 + $20/day
Boots only $25 + $15/day
Poles only $15 + $10/day
Snow jacket and pants $40 + $15/day
Snow jacket $25 + $10/day
Snow pants $25 + $10/day
Helmet (Free with any other rental!) $15 + $5/day
Goggles $40 - Yours to keep!  
Gloves $20 - Yours to keep!  
Season Hire: Skis, boots, poles, helmet $200 for the season  
Season Hire: Snowboard, boots, helmet $200 for the season  

We allow half a day either side of booking for collection and return of gear which can done anytime Unipol is open.

By renting any equipment from Unipol Recreation, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions specified in the Acceptance of Responsibility Statement.

Read the Acceptance of Responsibility Statement (PDF)

Ski and Snowboard Treatments*

Hot wax and hand edge $25
Hot wax $20
Fitting of personal gear $10

Aquatic rentals

Aquatics Please note that public hires are available at twice the listed student rate.

Presentation of your current valid Otago tertiary ID card is required at time of hire.

Item Price (per 24 hrs) Student / Member Price (per 24 hrs)Comment
Surfboard $40 $20 Various lengths to suit your ability
Wetsuit $30 $15 Thickness: 4/3
Bodyboard $10 $5 Have fun in the waves
Fins $8 $4 Free with bodyboard hire
Wetsuit booties $6 $3 Keep your feet warm
Wetsuit hood $6 $3 Keep your head warm

Outdoor rentals

Tent photo Please note that public hires are available at twice the listed student rate.

Presentation of your current valid Otago tertiary ID card is required at time of hire.

Item Price (per 24 hours) Student/Member Price (per 24 hours)Comment
Tent - 1 person $24 $12 Lightweight and compact
Tent - 2 person $30 $15 Compact camping
Tent - 3 person $36 $18  
Tent - 4 person $48 $24 Great for groups
Camp billy $4 $2 Titanium and Stainless steel options
Bike $50 $25 Hard Tail bike. See summer special below
Camp mat $4 $2 Insulated and non-insulated
Tramping Pack $20 $10 65 or 75 litres 
Sleeping bag $20 $10 Different weights and temperature rating
Tramping jacket $10 $5 Lightweight, wind/waterproof
Tramping pants $10 $5 Lightweight, wind/waterproof
Tramping stove $10 $5 Attaches to gas cylinder
Head torch $10 $5  
Gas cannister (230g) $7.50 $7.50 Yours to keep
Pack liner $8 $8 Yours to keep
Personal locator beacon* $20/week $10/week Highly recommended for outdoor activities

* When hiring a Personal Locator Beacon, please complete the intentions form and bring this into Unipol with you.

Personal locator beacon intentions form (PDF)

Bike rentals

Presentation of your current valid Otago tertiary ID card is required at time of hire.

All hires will be subject to a hire agreement.

ItemPrice Student/Member PriceComment
Bike - Day Hire $50 $25 Specialized Rockhopper Elite.
Includes: Helmet, lock, puncture repair kit, high vis.
Day hire only.
Overnight enquires to Outdoor Rental Coordinator
Bike - Semester Hire* - $200 Student Only Deal
Specialized Rockhopper.
Includes lock.
Supply your own helmet, or purchase at Unipol.
Enquires to Outdoor Rental Coordinator

* Subject to availability

Sport rentals

Please note that public hires are available at twice the listed student rate.

Presentation of your current valid Otago tertiary ID card is required at time of hire.

Item Price (per 24 hours) Student / Member Price (per 24 hours)Comments
Outdoor balls $2 FREE (Exchange your ID) Various types
Beach cricket set $10 $5 Wickets, bat and ball
Cone set $2 FREE (Exchange your ID)  
Frisbee golf baskets $10 $5 Set up your own course
Golf Clubs (Half set) $10 $5 A set of 8 Golf  clubs, perfect for a hit with your mates.
Frisbees $2 FREE (Exchange your ID) Fun on Logan Park
Frisbee golf discs $4 $2 Free with hire of the golf baskets.
Drivers, mid range and putters available
Tennis racquet $10 $5 Tennis balls (2) free with hire
Tug-of-war rope $10 $5 Perfect for friendly competition
Volleyball set $20 $10 For the beach or park
Futsal goals $10 $5 Light and easy to set up

Game rentals

Battle it out with friends! Lots of outdoor games to get a friendly competition going.

Item Price
(per 24 hours)
Student / Member Price
(per 24 hours)
Tug of War rope $10 $5 3,2,1 and pull
Giant Jenga $10 $5 Toppling fun
Dodgeball Set $10 $5 Play inside or out
Cornhole $10 $5 Popular lawn game
Croquet $10 $5 Not just for the oldies
Molkky $10 $5 Wooden ten pin bowling
Kubb $10 $5 Learn a new fun game

Marquee rentals

Item Price (per 24 hours) Student / Member Price (per 24 hours)Comments
Marquee $60 $30 3m x 3m EziUp Marquee
Includes:  Pegs, Weights
No sides.

Terms and conditions of rentals

Rental cost is on a per-day basis.

Hirers may check out multiple items at one time, but are limited to one per type of equipment.

A one-day rental period is the time of pick up (that day) until closing the next day. [Exception: bikes must be returned by close on the same day].

Overdue fees amount to the same price as hiring equipment for that time.

I agree to take full responsibility for the hire and usage of the equipment and will return it in the same state as it was hired by the agreed date. If not, I will pay the required replacement cost.

If damage occurs I will notify Unipol and will expect to be charged any necessary repair or replacement costs.

A form of ID must be supplied and photographed for public hire.

By paying for the rental equipment I am agreeing to the terms and conditions.

Outdoor adventures

Get in touch with your inner explorer, venture beyond campus and experience the natural beauty that Dunedin has to offer with a variety of outdoor adventures from local University approved recreation providers. Be sure to use your valid student ID card to get special student discounts!


A picutre of a student walking across swing bridge in a native forest on a Unipol Outdoor Adventure

A variety of walking excursions around Dunedin, the peninsula and surrounding coast lines. You will come across plenty of wildlife so bring your camera!

Untamed NZ Tour Company

Dunedin Adventures Ltd


This mobile surf school based at The Esplanade, St Clair Beach, offer learn to surf sessions for beginners through to advanced lessons for those wanting to extend their local knowledge. Your wave is waiting!

Esplanade Surf School

Mountain biking

Love mountain biking? From sandy beaches to native forests Dunedin, and it's surround area, have some amazing tracks to be explored.

Offtrack MTB Tours

Skiing and snowboarding

Head away and experience Central Otago's amazing ski fields. Feel exhilarated as you cruise down the slopes on skis or board.

Untamed NZ Tour Company

Windsurfing / Stand up paddle boarding (SUP)

Experience the exhilaration and fun of windsurfing and/or stand up paddle boarding (SUP) on the beautiful Otago Harbour. It's sure to blow your hair back!

Watercooled Sports

Ice hockey

Learn to play ice hockey, focusing on skating, puck handling, passing and shooting while having loads of fun.

Dunedin Ice Hockey

Sea kayaking

Picture yourself in a sea kayak cruising amongst Otago's coastal wildlife while paddling around the beautiful Otago Peninsula. Get ready to see the unexpected.

Wild Earth Adventures

Rock climbing

Take a break from your study with a rock climbing adventure. Choose between an introduction course or advance your skills with some lead climbing!

Dunedin Adventures Ltd

Horse treks

Spend some time riding the stunning hills and beaches surrounding the Otago Peninsula and observe the views and farm life along the way. Friendly horses available for all levels; beginners and beyond.

Horse Treks Hare Hill

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