TRAVELLING UNDER THE RED AND ORANGE TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM FROM 3 DEC 2021: Airlines, ferries and other transport operators will require you to have your vaccine pass or negative test before you can travel, and the same applies if you are crossing the Auckland border (after 15 Dec). Whilst our industry is not required to check vaccine passes, when you collect your car or use our shuttle service, please mask up, scan in and follow physical distancing guidelines. Contactless transactions can be arranged, just let us know in advance if this is your preference, you have a mask exemption, or if you are exiting an MIQ facility - we will be only too happy to assist. Enjoy your summer adventure!

Rent a Car with RaD Car Hire

We’ve Got New Zealand Covered

23 Branches Nationwide means Great Cars, Great Rates, Great Service

Welcome to RaD Car Hire, New Zealand’s longest standing locally owned vehicle rental company. We have a huge range of rental cars to suit every need from zippy little compacts to sedans, station wagons, SUVs, commercial vans and trucks and more. Whether you need a rent a car for work or pleasure, short-term or long term we are here to help.

Established in 1987, you can trust that RaD Car Hire will take care of you and your rent a car needs. With 23 branches nationwide, all locally owned and operated, we know New Zealand. Summer and Winter packages are available, we can tailor your rental car package for you.

Hitting the slopes? Make sure you ask us about ski & snowboard racks for your vehicle. Going camping? Let us know if you need help accessing equipment or want a roof box for extra storage.

Have a baby, infant or child? We have clean car seats and boosters for all ages.

With each branch tailoring their rental car fleet to meet the needs of their local area and demand, vehicle availability and pricing may vary across the country but you will always find great rates and excellent service no matter where in the network you start your car hire.

Check out our RaD Car Hire branches and Our Vehicles under Locations. Then simply get a Quote or Book Now use our obligation free, easy quote system at the top of this page.

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We have 23 locations around NZ making us one of the largest car rental companies in the country.

We can offer great deals for
short term, long term and one way car hire around the country. Our local franchisees will always be happy to assist you in making a  booking any time of the year.

RAD Car Hire Branches New Zealand
"RaD Car Hire's booking system is easy, service is seamless. No fuss or hassle, in, out, gone. The staff are super friendly, and they have the vehicles to get the most out of your trip from tripping up the coast to driving up the mountain. If you are looking for a rental car for your next adventure experience Rad Car Hire first.  This is not a paid recommendation!" Steve Dickinson, Editor - Adventure Magazine


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