Car Rental Tauranga City

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On the hunt for a cheap car rental in Tauranga? RaD Car Hire’s award-winning Tauranga branch is locally owned and operated and has been around the beautiful Bay of Plenty since 1987. Backed by over 30 years of experience, we take pride in providing a great range of affordable rental cars in Tauranga, backed by unbeatable customer service and faster reservations.

We offer highly competitive long-term and short-term hire rates and unlimited kilometres on all rentals for four days or more. Whatever you need, we will do our best to accommodate you, including one-way hire options where available.

Tauranga price example "from $33 per day" is based on a 3-week booking period during non-peak days in 2024.

We aim to make your Tauranga rental car experience stress-free, so you can spend more time exploring the Bay of Plenty region and the land of the long white cloud at your own pace.

Our Tauranga Rental Car Branch Location

We are conveniently located at 19 Fifteenth Avenue, just outside Tauranga City Centre. Find us directly opposite the Z petrol station (formerly Shell) with a famous local landmark, the Big Marlin Fish, just outside. You can also collect your car rental at Tauranga Airport. 

New Zealand Phone: 07 578 1772

Mobile: 021 616 069

Toll-Free: 0800 73 68 23 - wait for the voice prompts, select option 2, then select option 2 again, and you will be transferred to the Tauranga branch office.

Operating hours:

8 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday

8 am to 12 pm Saturday

Sunday by appointment only

Closed on public holidays

Pick-up and drop-off locations in Tauranga

Conveniently situated in Downtown Tauranga, we offer flexibility on hire car drop-off/pick-up time and location options to suit your needs. Start your car rental journey at our Tauranga depot or collect your vehicle at Tauranga Airport. We offer hotel and residential pick-ups by arrangement. Get in touch today for more information on our pick-up service policies.

Getting around Tauranga Airport

If you request to be picked up from the Tauranga Airport, our friendly team will advise through your reservation confirmation on navigating the terminal and collecting your hire car.

Car rentals for all needs and budgets

RaD Tauranga Airport car rental has vehicles for all needs and lifestyles. Choose from small hatchbacks for quick business meeting commutes to late-model SUVs for you and your family to explore Tauranga road trip style. Our range of rental cars and vans is high-quality and reliable, whether you’re driving it for a short time or a long time. Don’t hesitate to contact us for further assistance choosing the right vehicle.

Tauranga car hire Frequently Asked Questions

Things to do and see in Tauranga

Mount Maunganui - Mauao

The summit of Mount Maunganui is a hugely popular North Island spot, where the climb up the extinct volcano rewards you with incredible panoramic coastal views. Spend a day swimming, surfing, and sunbathing at the stunning white sand beach, and check out the eclectic range of shops, restaurants and cafes nearby.

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Waimarino Adventure Park

Experience unforgettable kayak and glow worm tours, or get your adrenaline fix with New Zealand’s first human catapult, a Tarzan-style swing, rock climbing walls, and more. Waimarino also operates the Waverly events complex, one of the top Tauranga wedding venues.

Located at 36 Taniwha Place, Bethlehem

Contact: 0800 GLOW WORM or 07 576 4233 or visit

Dolphin Safaris

Take the kids for a once-in-a-lifetime experience swimming with wild dolphins on the fastest eco charter vessel in the bay, or watch and enjoy their company from the boat with a delicious continental breakfast.

Located at Berth D1, Tauranga Bridge Marina

Contact: 0800 ECO TRIP or 07 577 0105 or visit

Tauranga Art Gallery

Discover exciting art displays and exhibitions featuring historical and contemporary works. The gallery also offers a range of education and visitor programmes for an immersive experience.

Located at the Cnr of Wharf and Willow Streets

Contact: 07 578 7933 or visit

McLaren Falls

Drive out to explore 190 hectares of parkland set alongside Lake McLaren, just a ten-minute drive from the city. Enjoy the picturesque waterfall and look out for glow worms at dusk. Part of the waterfall track is wheelchair and mobility friendly.

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Get in touch today

We can’t wait to see you in Tauranga, New Zealand. Contact our friendly team today to book your rental car from our Tauranga City depot or at Tauranga Airport.

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