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!

EXPLORE THE BAY OF ISLANDS

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Thanks for the great car! Keep up the fantastic service guys.

Explore the Bay of Islands

The RaD network’s northern most depot lies in the Bay of Islands town of Paihia. This is a wonderful place to start your discovery of the area.
With 144 islands to explore in the Bay of Islands Maritime Park and fantastic diving and fishing to enjoy there are all types of cruises leaving the wharf daily. Then jump in your car and set of to enjoy some of the regions many fabulous little towns.
Only 5 minutes from Paihia is Waitangi home to the Treaty of Waitangi grounds where in 1840 New Zealand’s founding document, The Treaty of Waitangi, was signed.
There is history and romance to be found in the county’s first colonial capital of Russell with it’s seaside promenade lines with café’s, restaurants and art galleries.
Travel a little further afield and discover Matauri Bay, a picturesque beach settlement just north of the Bay of Islands, popular with surfers, divers and golfers alike.
The Bay of Islands is also a great spot from which to set off on a journey as far north as you can go. The breath-taking Cape Reinga with its postcard perfect lighthouse caps the famous Ninety Mile Beach and both are definitely worth a visit.
If you do decide to book a Bay of Islands rental car, don’t forget to stop off in Kawakawa to see the World Famous Hundertwasser toilets designed by the town’s famous Austrian resident Freidensreich Hundertwasser.