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 NELSON TASMAN

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

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.

Explore Nelson and Abel Tasman National Park

The Nelson Tasman region is synonymous with light. With the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand it has a beautiful climate that means you can enjoy the stunning landscapes, water activities and local arts and culture all year round.

Nelson is a 1 hour drive to the stunning Abel Tasman National Park which is renowned for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs, and its world-famous coast track. There are short walks or multi day walks – take your pick! On your way see wildlife, spectacular beaches, crystal clear waters, lush native bush and rivers.

With a branch in Nelson, a RaD rental car will give you the freedom to roam where you want to. Just a short drive into the Marlborough district will take you to the picturesque and sheltered waterways of the Marlborough Sounds and further inland, extensive valleys of vineyards. This is a part of New Zealand that you don’t want to miss. You will find yourself in New Zealand’s largest wine growing region, home to more than 30 cellar doors you can take your pick from the multitude of award winning wineries.

The beauty of the Marlborough Sounds is often enjoyed by ferry when travelling to the South Island from Wellington and is the source of internationally sought fresh seafood.

Pick up a rental car from RaD Car Hire in Picton to be able to explore these stunning regions at your own pace, your own way.

Here are a couple of useful Nelson and Abel Tasman websites:

www.nelsontasman.nz

www.theabeltasman.co.nz/