Many thanks for your assistance regarding the rental car. Very impressed with the customer service and your booking system.

Thank you for your lovely service.  Our wee rent was just what we needed. Will definitely use you next time. Xxx

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

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Car Rental Whangarei

Renting a vehicle in Whangarei?

Whether you need to hire a vehicle to get around Whangarei or plan to venture up into Northland, we have a rental car to suit your needs here on the North Island.

Here at RaD Car Hire, we will help you find a Whangarei car to make your car hire experience an effortless and enjoyable one. Hire a vehicle from our quality range of small cars such as Toyota Vitz, Mazda Demio and Nissan March. Our compact sedans and hatches like the Toyota Corolla, Toyota Yaris and Nissan Tiida are a step up in size.

We also have a fleet of intermediate sedans like Toyota Corolla, Nissan Wingroad station wagons and larger full-size sedans in Toyota Aurion and Toyota Camry. You’ll fit more people in comfort in our 7/8-seater Toyota Estima, or 10/12-seater Toyota Hiace, Mazda Bongo Van, and Ford Transit 12-Seater Vans. These are fantastic for school trips, sports groups or even a stag/hen's night out!

Our latest edition to the fleet is a 7-ton box truck with tail lift. So now we can offer 2 x 4-ton box trucks and 1 x 3-ton box furniture truck, for all those removal jobs.

RaD Car Hire branches are known throughout New Zealand for their exceptional and friendly service.

When you hire a rental car through us, you'll find out why.

For quality car rental in Whangarei, simply head to our booking page! Select your pick-up location and enter your desired rental time to receive an accurate rental estimate on any of our available vehicles. We offer no minimum length for hire, and with our faster reservations process, we’ll get you on the road ASAP.

Whangarei airport and hotels:

We can arrange a free pick-up service to and from your accommodation. We also operate a pick-up and drop off service to and from the Whangarei Airport. (A nominal fee may apply) Contact reservations for further assistance and more to learn more about our pick-up service policies.

Frequently Asked Questions About Car Rental Whangarei

Can I get one way car hire from Whangarei?

We can provide one-way car hire to all our Auckland branches (conditions apply). We can tailor a package specific to your needs, so don't hesitate! Make RaD Car Hire your number one preference for rental cars and let us take care of your car hire requirements.

What are some great things to do and see in Whangarei?

Take your rental car for a drive and go for a stroll through the lush forest along the beautiful Hatea River to view the impressive 25m high Whangarei Falls. Or take a longer hike to the top of Mount Parihaka—a former fortified village and old eroded bush-clad volcanic cone.

Art and nature lovers can head to Kiwi North, home of the Whangarei Museum, Kiwi House, and Heritage Park. Nearby you’ll find a native bird recovery centre and the Whangarei Art Museum where you could spend a couple of hours browsing their art collection. Or, for a completely different museum, visit Claphams National Clock Museum. They boast the largest collection of rare and wonderful timepieces in the Southern Hemisphere.

If the kids want to play, take them to Mair Park, or head to the Adventure Forest for treetop climbing, plus Heads Up Adventures for bike riding. We have a great playground in the Whangarei Town Basin ideal to get an ice cream and watch the kids play.

Where can I refuel my car in Whangarei?

You’ll find a Mobil station just down the road from our depot, on the corner of Walton Street and Railway Road.

What are the best places to eat and drink in Whangarei?

You’ll find places to dine in the CDB Quality Street, all within walking distance to eat and drink in this city of adventure, we wouldn’t know where to start! From fine and casual dining to gastro pubs and ethnic cuisines, you’ll find an array of incredible dining options. You’ll also discover countless cafes serving delicious and hearty breakfasts, brunches, and coffee. Head to Quayside to dine by stunning waterside views.

When you arrive at our RaD Car Hire depot, our team will happily recommend a few places before you start exploring this magnificent area for yourself.