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!

CAR RENTAL BAY OF ISLANDS

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.

Hi we were visiting Taupo from Ireland. The guys in RAD Taupo were amazing ! From info on local activities -going out of their way to check times and availability. They were friendly and genuine in their desire to help us enjoy our time with our family .

I’d recommend them to anyone visiting Taupo.  Thanks again guys ..it’s the little things that matter! 

Janette B

Thank you for your lovely service.  Our wee rent was just what we needed. Will definitely use you next time. Xxx

Car Hire Paihia

Rad Car Hire Bay of Islands offers a free car rental delivery and pick up service within the Paihia area, to make it easy for you to pick up your rental car in Paihia, or wherever in the Bay of Islands you are staying or starting your northland holiday!

To request your Paihia rental car - please put through an ONLINE BOOKING REQUEST and we will confirm availability.

Booking online enables you to enter all the booking details securely and we will come back to you promptly with a reply.

Paihia, the gateway to the Bay of Islands, is just a 5 min drive from Opua Marina, so if you would prefer to arrange to collect your car rental in Opua, just let us know. This popular tourist destination offers supermarkets, local markets, I-Site, shops, café’s, restaurants, pubs and sport facilities. Nearby to the north is the historic settlement of Waitangi and the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and the Museum. Close by the residential and commercial area of Haruru Falls where you can admire the falls and enjoy the walking track following the river to the Golf Course. Near Waitangi is the very popular Mountain Bike Park for all abilities and ages.

Close by, going North, wonderful beaches and places to see, from Taupo Bay to Karikari peninsula, Cape Reinga, Ninety Mile Beach, Ancient Kauri Kingdom in Kaitaia, Ahipara Surfing paradise and the mystic Hokianga harbour, the spectacular kauri forest featuring Tane Mahuta, the king of the forest, the largest and oldest kauri tree in New Zealand; the amazing sand dunes on the west and the Waipoua forest. The unique boulders of Wairere and Koutu.

Paihia beach in the Bay of Islands, looking back towards the township and RaD Car Hire Paihia pick up point