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!


Don’t let life stand still

Put one foot in front of the other and see where you can go – with a little help from RaD Car Hire and Outward Bound

Here at RaD Car Hire we take our commitment to the community seriously.

Our branches are all locally owned and operated and we are always getting involved with events and activities that help our local people and the wonderful environment in which we live.

We have been having long talks across our Network about how we can give something back and make a difference to our customers or someone important to them, and we are proud to announce the launch of our Experience More scholarship programme in partnership with Outward Bound.

Outward Bound Trust of New Zealand [“Outward Bound”] is an amazing organization, located in the Marlborough Sounds at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. Established in 1962, over the last 50 plus years, over 52,000 students have been through the school. They will help you or your nominated person reach their full potential through challenge in the outdoors. Their classrooms are the mountains, bush and waterways of this special part of New Zealand.

Open to people of different ages*, cultures, abilities*, and backgrounds to the Outward Bound school at Anakiwa, RaD Car Hire are offering sponsorship to one person to participate in one of the following courses:

  • The 8 day Connect course (for participants who work with young people ages 20+)
  • The 5 Day Professional Course (for people in the workforce, ages 20+)
  • The 21 Day Classic Course (for ages 18-26)
  • The 8 day Discovery course (for ages 27 – 45)
  • The 8 day Discovery Masters (for ages over 40)

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*minimum fitness levels are required click here for more information.

All Outward Bound courses are designed on these principles:

Learning through Experience - learn by doing! Learn more about yourself and others from challenge, success and failure, self reflection and feedback. All activities are designed to promote learning that can be transferred to home and work.

Adventure and Challenge - Our courses are based on real adventure. You will have experiences that are physically, mentally and emotionally challenging. We will push your limits and help you conquer your fears!

Physical Activities in the Outdoors - All activities involve situations where there are real consequences. Our highly skilled instructors deliver our courses, which will include activities such as: Sailing, Kayaking, High ropes, Rock climbing, Solo experience, Tramping, Physical training. You don’t need previous outdoors experience to participate.

Safe and Supportive Environment - Clearly maintained boundaries which ensure physical and emotional safety. Supportive relationships and culture. See safety here for more information.

How to enter

Entry is simple, book and hire a vehicle with any branch or online during the qualifying period and complete the online application form. You can nominate yourself or anyone you know who you think deserves to experience more.On the entry form we will ask you to explain why you feel that you, or your nominee deserve to win a Scholarship.At the end of the qualifying period the RaD Car Hire Committee will review all entries and select a winner. Providing that the winner meets minimum criteria from Outward Bound, the winner will be offered a place at one of the offered courses:

2017 Scholarship

Qualifying period 1 September 2017 to 31 December 2017 (Scholarship winner drawn January 2018)

If the scholarship winner fails to satisfy any or all of the Conditions of Entry and any of the Outward Bound terms and conditions and fitness levels Rad Car Hire may at its descretion choose to award the scholarship to another person.


Once a winner’s entry is verified under the above Conditions, they will be notified by email and have their Outward Bound course FEE covered by RaD Car Hire. RaD Car Hire cannot be held responsible for any injury any person receives on an Outward Bound course.

The standard Outward Bound terms and conditions require the course to be booked by the winner within one month of receiving the prize (once the winner has passed the OB screening criteria). The winner must then choose a course that falls within the next 12 months.

What you win

The winner may select from one of the specified courses depending on their age. The cost of course attendance will be paid for by RaD Car Hire. The winner is required to cover the cost of transport to/from the school, and to supply their own clothing and medical insurance. Click here for more information about requirements from outward bound.

Want to know more about Outward Bound? Click here to visit their website.

Promotion now closed, keep posted for next scholarhip 2019