I wish to acknowledge the assistance given during our rental, compliments of the staff regarding the standard of your vehicles and the attitude of yourself and your staff were very positive. Nothing was too much trouble.

Hi, I just wanted to thank you very much for your wonderful service this last few days.

You made the process really easy from booking to return, so thank you very much.

We will certainly be using your services again in future!

Kind regards

North Canterbury Basketball Association

Thanks guys you're an absolute dream to deal with! We will be using RaD next time I'm in NZ.

Car Rental Nelson

RaD Car Hire Nelson

Book a quality rental car at affordable prices through Rent a Dent (RaD Car Hire) Nelson. Our trusted car hire company will save you time, effort and money!

We offer a great choice in rental cars to meet your needs for your travels in Nelson and throughout the South Island, whether you require a small hatchback, a five seat Bike Bus, 4WD double Cab Utes with tow bars and bike racks, an 8-seat luxury MPV or a 12 seat Minibus. Check out our full range of rental cars online.

Nelson Airport Pick Up

We offer an easy process for you to book and collect your rental car at Nelson Airport. Give us a call on 0800 736 823 (press 4 and then 1 the prompt) from any public phone inside the airport, or from your mobile on +64 3 546 9890. Alternatively you can email us at

Our operating hours are 7.30am - 7.30pm during winter months and 7.30am - 8.30pm during summer months.

Once you arrive at Nelson Airport there is no standing in queues or wondering where to go to next. The team at RaD Car Hire Nelson will be there to meet you on your arrival and take you in our Transfer Bus from the Bus parking area (Located to the right of the Terminal Building) to our Nelson car hire Depot or new car parks some 3 minutes’ drive away. We want you to experience a hassle-free car rental experience. You will not need the Transfer Bus for the return as we will show how to retunr your car directly back to the Airport

You can of course collect or return your rental car to the Nelson Airport, Nelson Depot or indeed a Nelson City Hotel or Motel if you so wish. We offer a collection and drop service for Nelson Hotels and Motels inside the CBD including the Monaco Resort.

Check out our RaD Car Hire Nelson customer reviews online.

RaD Car Hire Nelson

Nelson Depot
15 Rotherham Street

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Why Book with RaD Car Hire Nelson?

Our car rental fleet is all under three (3) years of age, immaculately presented, smoke free of course and with all the modern inclusions that you would expect to find in a rental car, Airbags, Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, Auxiliary Ports, CD Players to name but a few.

Our car hire rates include GST, Unlimited Kilometres and Full Standard Insurance with affordable options to reduce your insurance excess liability right down to zero.

If you are looking to explore the Nelson region and Abel Tasman National Park, be sure to look at just some of the possibilities on offer in terms of things to do and see in these areas.