COVID-19 LOCKDOWN UPDATE 6 SEPTEMBER: Under L2/L3, the majority of our branches south of Auckland will be operating with contactless transactions available. Please place an online reservation request or contact the branch directly to make necessary arrangements. If you are due to pick up or return to Auckland while at L4, please contact the branch for advice. Stay safe and we look forward to helping you start your next RaD adventure!


Thanks for the great car! Keep up the fantastic service guys.

Hi we were visiting Taupo from Ireland. The guys in RAD Taupo were amazing ! From info on local activities -going out of their way to check times and availability. They were friendly and genuine in their desire to help us enjoy our time with our family .

I’d recommend them to anyone visiting Taupo.  Thanks again guys’s the little things that matter! 

Janette B

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.


RaD Car Hire Tauranga

Here’s a little bit about us...Tauranga Car Rentals is part of the nationwide company RaD Car Hire. This award winning branch is locally owned and operated by Darrell and Jolene Mackie, with the help of great staff with years of experience. Operating for well over 20 years, our complete staff experience ensures that your car hire will run smoothly from start to finish. It all starts with the grooming of the vehicle, the 34 point maintenance check, regular servicing and of course exceptional customer service. Living in Tauranga we all don’t just know about rental cars- we know what’s happening, what to do and where to go during your stay. Anything we can do for you we will, we are always striving to go the extra mile for our customers – this is probably why we have plenty of international customers that come back to us at least once a year. Now that must be saying something about the great vehicles and service you receive here when you hire a car from RaD Car Hire Tauranga. Along with our international customers we also provide car hires to nationwide companies and businesses. We also supply vans to many local schools and sports groups. We are proud supporters of the Coastguard here in Tauranga along with many others. We are also a Gold Member of the New Zealand Tourism Guide.

We are proud to offer a reliable and affordable range of rental vehicles, for personalised service and dependable motoring from a nationwide franchise contact the friendly team at RaD Car Hire Tauranga – Winners of the ‘Franchise Operators of the Year Award’, ‘Best Presented Vehicles Award’, 'Excellence in Sales' and Excellence in Customer Service' just to mention a few. Must mean we are pretty special and love what we do! So come down and see us and we will be sure to assist you and make your hire and holiday the best we possibly can."Payless - experience more!"

For great rental car specials in Tauranga, call us today – We will make your day and your stay.