BAY OF ISLANDS

We have always enjoyed dealing with your company  and your pleasant staff, I would like to personally thank you for making the effort to upgrade us into a vehicle better suited for our needs. Regards,

Thanks very much for the lovely service. I will recommend it to anyone going to New Zealand.

We finally made it home last night after a couple of long days! Thanks again for the car - it was a pleasure to do business with you and I'll happily refer my friends and family to you. All the very best for a successful winter.

Car Hire Opua

At RaD Car Hire Bay of Islands, we're here to make your Opua car rental as easy as possible.

RaD Owner-operator Wayne Fleet is an experience international yachtsman and he has won international titles in his 18 footer Farr-designed Miss UEB. Wayne runs the business with his wife Robin and he has many years of experience in this industry. Wayne moved with the family from Auckland to the Bay of Islands a long time ago and they have an excellent knowledge of the area.

We are based in Opua which is a peaceful sea town and the first international recreational port and marina destination for yachties. Our vehicle pick up point is at the Opua Marina Carpark in front of the Marina Office. Just step off your boat and jump in the car!

Opua Marina offers a full range of marine facilities for boaties such as a Café, Laundry, Cruising Club, Marine Chandlery, General Store, Sailmakers, Engineers and others.

Opua offers a cycleway along the railway lines heading towards Kawakawa. You can take the car ferry to Russell, just a ten minutes ride across the water to Okiato New Zealand’s first capital and then drive into the lovely and quiet township of Russell along picturesque roads. From Opua it is only a 5 min drive to Paihia, so you if you would prefer to pick up a rental car in Paihia, we can arrange that for you instead!

Opua Marina filled with boats in the Bay of Islands near RaD Car Hire's depot

Opua Marina, Bay of Islands, photo credit: NZ Herald