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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.

See terms and conditions of hire below

Aquatic rentalsAquatics

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.


Price (per 24 hrs)

Student / Member Price (per 24 hrs)


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 rentalsTent photo


Price (per 24 hours)

Student/Member Price (per 24 hours)


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
Camp mat $4 $2 Insulated and non-insulated
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
Gas cannister (230g) $7.50 $7.50 Yours to keep
Pack liner $8 $8 Yours to keep
Survival bag $8 $8 Yours to keep
Personal locator beacon $20/fortnight $10/fortnight Highly recommended for outdoor activities

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.


Price (per 24 hours)

Student / Member Price (per 24 hours)


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
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

Summer special deals for students/members:

2 surfboards for only $20 (24 hour hire).
Camping kit $20 (24 hour hire). Includes a tent, sleeping bag, camping mat, tramping stove.

Come into Unipol to reserve (maximum 1 week in advance). Reservations are not necessary.

Snow ShedSnow Shed rental

Snow shed is now closed. We will see you in 2024.

Rent your snow gear from Unipol's Snow Shed.

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 and therefore need to be fitted. All other gear can be rented during Unipol opening hours.

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.

If you have any questions, please email:

Liz Campbell
Snow Shed Coordinator

Item 2days 3+ days
Skis, boots and poles $55 + $15/day
Snowboard, boots and wrist guards $55 + $15/day
Skis and poles only $40 + $15/day
Snowboard only $40 + $15/day
Boots only $20 + $10/day
Snow jacket and pants $35 + $10/day
Snow jacket $20 + $5/day
Snow pants $20 + $5/day
Helmet (Free with any other rental!) $15 + $5/day
Goggles $40 - Yours to keep!  
Gloves $20 - Yours to keep!  

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.

Ski and Snowboard Treatments*

Hot wax and edge $20
Hot wax $15
Fitting of personal gear $10

*Drop your skis or snowboard into Unipol at least 4 days before you hit the slopes.

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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