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. Established in 1987, we are the longest-standing locally owned car rental company. You can trust that we will take care of you and your car rental needs. With 23 branches, we offer car rental New Zealand-wide. All locally owned and operated, we know our country! Summer and winter packages are available; we can tailor a rental car hire plan for you.

Hitting the slopes? Ask us about ski & snowboard racks for our vehicles. 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 child seats and boosters for all ages.

Whatever your New Zealand vehicle rental needs may be - compact, 4WD or SUV rentals - contact our helpful team anytime. We’ll go the extra mile to find you the best car for rent to meet your needs and budget.

Easy and stress-free process, so you can get on the road faster

Each branch tailors its rental vehicles to meet the needs of its local area and demand. This means vehicle availability and pricing for our car rental services may vary across the country. But, you will always find great rates and excellent service no matter where you book your rental car in New Zealand.

Convenient pick-up and drop-off

Our car rental branches offer pick-up and drop-off services to and from airports, ferry terminals, railway stations, hotels, and more. After hours arrangements can also be made. We will advise you of any additional fees during the booking process.

Wide range of quality rental cars

We have a huge range of options for car rental in NZ to suit every need, from zippy little compacts to sedans, station wagons, SUVs, commercial vans and trucks and more. We have short-term or long-term renting options available whether you’re looking to rent a car in NZ for business or pleasure.

Our car rental locations

We have strategically placed 23 rental car hire locations across the North Island and South Island of New Zealand. Our mission is to provide great service, great deals and great cars to all our visitors, and our teams have the local knowledge to help you make the most of your trip. We welcome you to enjoy faster reservations at the best prices for New Zealand car hire.

Plan your New Zealand holiday

Still researching your destination? First, check out our must-see places to visit and tips for travelling around our beautiful country. Then, follow our stress-free booking process for quality vehicle hire in New Zealand. We also offer one-way hires - pick up your rental vehicle and return it to any of our other depots across NZ. Whether you’re visiting New Zealand to head out on an epic road trip or to attend a business meeting, we’ve got you covered.

Driving safely in New Zealand

Your safety is our number one concern, and we want you to take care in your hire car on NZ roads. So, if this is your first time driving in New Zealand, take some time to read through our safe driving tips.

Book your rental car online today

Book quality car rentals New Zealand-wide now! Use our obligation free, easy quote system to book at the top of this page, or call our team to get a more accurate rental estimate.

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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
"A great rental car experience. Easy booking online. Good email communications. Super easy contactless pick up and dropping off at the airport. The car was clean, economical and to be frank nicer than my car at home. Thank you for stressless holiday driving. " Katrina Richards


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