TRAVELLING UNDER THE RED AND ORANGE TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM FROM 3 DEC 2021: Airlines, ferries and other transport operators will require you to have your vaccine pass or negative test before you can travel, and the same applies if you are crossing the Auckland border (after 15 Dec). Whilst our industry is not required to check vaccine passes, when you collect your car or use our shuttle service, please mask up, scan in and follow physical distancing guidelines. Contactless transactions can be arranged, just let us know in advance if this is your preference, you have a mask exemption, or if you are exiting an MIQ facility - we will be only too happy to assist. Enjoy your summer adventure!

EXPLORE HAMILTON

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

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 ..it’s the little things that matter! 

Janette B

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

Explore the Hamilton Region

Hamilton is the centre of the Waikato District, built alongside the mighty Waikato River.

The sprawling Hamilton Gardens which features elaborate themed gardens is just one of 145 parks in the area. Hamilton’s Museum boasts a great collection of Maori art and artefacts with the Arts Post gallery next door championing local art. Hamilton is home to the National Agricultural Fieldays, the largest agricultural trade show in the Southern Hemisphere.

Driving out from Hamilton you can discover the diversity of the Waikato region. Head to Raglan on the west coast with its black sand beach and relaxed bohemian vibe it is a great place to chill out. Superb waves, a rugged coastline, funky café’s and arty shops makes this a great place to spend a day or two or even just the afternoon.

Back inland, Waitomo offers an awesome natural wonder. With ancient cave systems, 25-million-year-old limestone fossils, glow worm caves and underground waterfalls it is not to be missed. There are options to explore the hidden gems of the area on any budget. It is not far from Hamilton to Middle-Earth, visit the town of Matamata where the Hobbiton movie set is just up the road.

For a little rejuvenation you can head in your RaD Hamilton car rental towards the western edge of the Kaimai Ranges where you can relax in the 100 year old mineral spas of Te Aroha. Hamilton is also the best place to head off from to explore the spectacular Coromandel which with its stunning beaches, and natural hideaways is a must visit.