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

Hi there We just want to feed back to you that our experience with RaD was fantastic! We hired a car mid-September (at the last moment) and were treated to immediate friendly service, a car that’s in better shape than our own, and easy directions of where and how to leave it at the airport. Very impressed and would not hesitate to recommend to others! Regards, Happy Holiday Couple

Thanks for the info much appreciated

When our Australian borders open up to travel to New Zealand I will definitely be hiring my rental car with RaD Car Hire Napier the staff do a great job customer service and support second to none.

Regards - Happy client, Queensland Australia.

Thank-you RaD Car Hire - every step of the process was easy, from your fast reply by email when I contacted you through your website, to the friendly service and the ultra-thrifty but utterly reliable car. Love the can-do attitude. You are definitely my car-hire company of choice.

Car Rental Bay of Islands

Welcome to RaD Car Hire in the beautiful Bay of Islands, serving Paihia, Kerikeri, Kerikeri Airport, Kaitaia, Kaitaia Airport and Cape Reinga. RaD Car Hire has operated in the Bay of Islands for more than 20 years!

We would love to assist with your next rental - please put through an ONLINE BOOKING REQUEST and we will confirm availability.

Booking online is the easiest way to give us the details we will need, securely, to be able to confirm a vehicle for you.

All hires can be paid by Mastercard or Visa, Eftpos or Cash, a 3% surcharge applies to Mastercard or Visa payments. An additional sum is required for a security bond when a credit card cannot be supplied. This will in most cases be the excess applicable unless you have chosen a zero excess option where a small bond will be required for additional days, fuel and admin charges.

Kayakers in Paihia in the Bay of Islands, just a short drive from RaD Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands RaD Car Hire takes great pride in delivering outstanding service, quality vehicles and competitive car hire rates. No hidden charges, no complicated calculations, just one all-inclusive daily rate (GST+Insurance+Unlimited Kms+24hr Roadside Assistance). We have vehicles to suit every rental requirement, from economy cars, station wagons, large cars through to MPV’s and people movers. Whether you are visiting our region for a short vacation or a long holiday or on business we have the car rental for you. Reserve your rental car now.

The Bay of Islands is a popular holiday destination located in the beautiful Northland region. With 144 islands and bays, the Bay of Islands maritime park is one of New Zealand's best. Explore a bounty of marine life such as whales, penguins and dolphins in the Bay of Islands. We see dolphins all the time in the Bay of Islands! If you're lucky, they'll let you swim with them on approved tours. A top sailing destination - the Bay of Islands offers charted day trips with lunch included or you can hire a boat for a few days and navigate the beautiful anchorages at leisure. Waewaetorea Bay is an idyllic Bay of Islands anchorage where many a sailing trip pauses for lunch, a kayak and some snorkelling.

There is so much more to see and do in Northland. The Bay of Islands is the perfect central base for you to explore the rest of the region: the Twin Coast Highway takes you to Matauri and Te Ngaere Bays - great for surfing and sun and just a short drive from the Bay of Islands. Visit the rugged west coast and enjoy the tranquillity of the harbour settlements in the Hokianga. Explore the surf beaches along the Twin Discovery Highway and the volcanic splendour of the Whangaroa Harbour. Enjoy the white sandy beaches and opportunities for kite surfing in the Doubtless Bay region. Take the trip up the Aupouri Peninsula to see the meeting of the Pacific and Tasman Oceans at the Top of the North at Cape Reinga. A RaD rental car hire is competitively priced, which will make your trips around the region even more enjoyable.

Obviously, we're biased - we love the Bay of Islands. But that's not to say that we don't cherish trips to some of the stunning beaches and harbours scattered around Northland's coast. In fact, that's partly why we love it here!

We offer free delivery and pick up so you can pick up a rental car within the Paihia area and Kerikeri airport rental car deliveries can also be arranged.

We also deliver and collect to Cruise Ship arrivals at Waitangi.

We also have vehicles available with tow-bar's and roof racks.

An online booking is the easiest way to request a vehicle - so do that in the first instance and we'll be in touch with confirmation and to answer any queries.

We look forward to seeing you soon, from the RaD Car Hire Team in Opua, Bay of Islands!