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Your rental vehicle was brilliant for the whole of our amazing holiday - thank you very much for supplying a motor of great reliability and hassle-free. We were all very comfortable and it cruised along smoothly at 100kmph. Returned to Christchurch on schedule. Many thanks and hopefully we will return another day to you beautiful country.

Hi Greg
I just thought I'd send you a quick note to say how much I loved the new pickup system - it's so much easier than the old one. From landing to being on the road took about ten minutes - brilliant!
Thanks heaps

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,

Mountain Biking in New Zealand

Have you dreamed of experiencing the epic world class mountain bike trails in New Zealand? Well RaD Car Hire Auckland Airport can hook you up with station wagons 4wd SUV’s and 8-12 seat vans and coaches, equipped with bike racks for the ultimate New Zealand mountain biking adventure.

Hiring from RaD Car Hire Auckland Airport allows you to explore everywhere when mountain biking in New Zealand with your mates and the way you want too! With three great locations catering for your needs

Check out the great tracks waiting to be ridden here in New Zealand, all accessible by rental car and waiting for you!

Auckland Mountain Biking

Woodhill Forrest Mountain Bike Park

This is the most popular mountain bike area just out of Auckland. With over 150km of tracks this is one place that is a “must do” when in New Zealand. Far more tracks than you could possibly ride in one day, from novice right up to xxxxx for the adrenalin junkies. If you can allow 2 days to explore and learn this epic construction of trails. Good all year round. Cost $7 per day per adult

Check out website

Video link

Rotorua Mountain Biking

Whakarewarewa Redwoods Rotorua “the Disneyland of mountain biking”

The Redwoods Rotorua contains some of the best purpose built mountain bike trails that exist in New Zealand, or for that matter on this planet! This is a must do when coming to New Zealand and allow a few days to ride these trails, ranging from grade 2 single tracks right up to grade 6! Some favorites are Huckleberry Hound – Corners - Billy T – Split Enz only to name a few. Mountain Bike shuttle services run almost every day.

Click here for

Redwoods Trail Map

Shuttle Services

Check out this video

Taupo Mountain Biking

W2K The Great Lake Trail

Almost 100km of single track this is another do-not-miss ride. Starting just out of Taupo the W2K heads off into some easy riding single track, the Headland Loop is more of a downhill section and should be tackled, comes back out onto the W2K track further down, about 1km. This ride is having new trails added all the time so check out the website and get up to date information before heading out. You can spend anywhere from 1-3 days in this area.

Opotiki Mountain Biking

Pakahi Track Motu Bay of Plenty

This is an historic route once used to walk stock through from Gisborne to Opotiki, cutting its way through the Urutawa Conservation area. This route has been resurrected by the New Zealand Government and is now one epic day out in an untouched wonderland. 10k of sensational windy downhill then 10k of completely upgraded single track alongside the Pakahi Stream. Once completed there is a 15km ride back into town, we recommend being met and picked up here after a cold beer!

For more information on the trails, shuttle services click here

Pakahi Track Video

The good people from Motu Cycle Trails will get you sorted, guaranteed!