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Me and my friends have used RaD a whole lot the last few months and hired cars from different branches. It has been a great experience with great service and neat and easy booking. We will be back next year.

We finally made it home last night after a couple of long days! Thanks again for the car - it was a pleasure to do business with you and I'll happily refer my friends and family to you. All the very best for a successful winter.

RaD Auckland Airport was absolutely fantastic to rent a car from. They were friendly, honest, factual and helpful at every turn. Your team even allowed us to change vehicle at no extra charge, as well as help us understand the confusing toll system of New Zealand. We warmly recommend them to anyone.

A sweeping, sunny, overhead view of Waimangu Volcanic Rift Valley in Rotorua.

Car Rentals Rotorua

Here at RaD Car Hire Rotorua, we pride ourselves on affordable and quality vehicle rent, with exceptional customer service. We cater to your desired rental time, with no minimum length of hire period. Our friendly team aims to make your car hire as quick and easy as possible, so you can focus on exploring the wonders of Rotorua, New Zealand. Phone or email us today for faster reservations on rental car bookings at the best price.

Convenient pick-up and drop-off process

To pick up and drop off your hire car, Rotorua Airport or our off-airport location at 39 Fairy Springs Road are two of the convenient options we offer. If you don’t have your own transportation to get there, no worries - we also offer a free pick up service from almost anywhere within Rotorua city limits.

Dedicated customer support

It is our priority to ensure that you, our customer, are happy and stress free. Our experienced and knowledgeable car rental Rotorua team are available for full support before, after, and during your car hire period.

Vehicles for all needs and budgets

We have a large range of good quality vehicles suitable for every car hire need. Choose from a great selection of hatchbacks and sedans for cruising the local sights, minivans and SUVs for a roadtrip with the whole family, or furniture trucks to make your moving process easier. Don’t hesitate to contact our team for further assistance in choosing the right vehicle for your trip.

Where to find us

We are situated at 39 Fairy Springs Road (state highway 5), which is one of the main roads in and out of Rotorua. You can also find us at the Rotorua International Airport terminal building for convenient Rotorua Airport car rental.

Plan your trip to Rotorua

Centrally located in the North Island of New Zealand, we are lucky enough to be surrounded by beautiful lakes, picturesque mountains, and amazing geothermal activity, with only a short drive to the beach. Our Rotorua car hire service aims to help you get where you want, on your terms - whether you’re here to view our spectacular surroundings or to enjoy one of Rotorua’s many thrill seeking activities.

Things to do and see at nearby locations

There are many places where you can marvel at Rotorua’s famous geothermal activity, including Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, and Hell’s Gate.

Visit the Mitai Māori Village or Whakarewarewa - The Living Māori Village for the privilege of experiencing the Māori culture of Aotearoa New Zealand. Explore the historic Government Gardens, or see the native Kiwi bird at Rainbow Springs.

Adventure seekers can take the Skyline Skyrides gondola and have endless fun on the iconic Luge go karts, while those looking for a spot of relaxation can enjoy the natural geothermal hot springs at Hot Water Beach, or simply take in the magnificent views of Lake Rotorua and Lake Rotoiti.

Rotorua Car Rental Frequently Asked Questions

What does the hire rate include?

Your rental car reservation quote will include the daily rent cost, limited or unlimited kilometers depending on the duration of your hire period, and standard comprehensive insurance.

What are the requirements around age and licence?

All drivers 18 years and over with a valid license are able to drive our vehicles. International licenses are accepted, providing they are translated into English.

Do we need a credit card to pay for our hire?

You can pay for your car rental using a credit card, eftpos, or cash, but a security bond will be required where a credit card is not presented.

What is the cancellation policy?

Our cancellation policy varies by vehicle type, and will be provided within your quote and confirmation email. Click here for detailed information around our policy on deposits, refunds, and cancellations.