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!


The team at RaD Car Hire regularly adds useful information for travelling around New Zealand, in close proximity to our rental car locations. This includes the best activities, accommodation, eateries and much more on offer. Stay tuned for more.

Top Places to visit this Summer

RaD Car Hire New Zealand has compiled a list of the very best places to visit this summer. Check them out now.

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Activities and Amenities around Auckland Airport

If you’re staying near Auckland Airport or have some time to kill between flights, you’ll be happy to know that there is plenty to keep any visitor entertained, from a sophisticated Auckland winery to family-friendly theme parks and beautiful botanical gardens.

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Your Complete Guide to Wellington

Often called the world’s coolest little capital city, Wellington is the cultural hub of New Zealand. With plenty of activities, the famous Te Papa Museum, beautiful beaches and excellent cafés and restaurants, you’ll want to give yourself at least a few days to explore Wellywood.

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Exploring the Very Best of Nelson

Nelson, New Zealand has many claims to fame. Its home to the Centre of New Zealand Walk and Monument, has historic status as the country’s second oldest city and consistently beats out other gorgeous locales for the title of NZ’s sunniest spot. As the gateway to the South Island, Nelson is a definite must-see for your Kiwi holiday. Book yourself a rental car and explore this stunning, historic region to the fullest.

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Queenstown NZ: Discover the Beauty and Gems

Queenstown is famous around the globe for being a gorgeous town set amongst the stunning Southern Alps and sitting on the edge of the South Island’s Lake Wakatipu. It is renowned for both its beauty and its status as the Adventure Capital of New Zealand.

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Auckland Trip Planner

Sitting near the top of New Zealand’s North Island, Auckland is home to almost a quarter of all Kiwis. It is a hustling, bustling metropolis blessed with beautiful weather and world class beaches. No wonder the locals are so friendly! If you want to wander through parks or gardens, shop op shops or upscale boutiques, dine, drink, dance, or spend a day by the sea, you can do it all in droves in Auckland.

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Your Complete Guide to Christchurch

Dubbed the Garden City, Christchurch is a fascinating city and a must see for your travels in New Zealand’s South Island. After a city flattening earthquake in 2011, Christchurch has fought its way out of the rubble to rebuild a resilient city, creating a stunning juxtaposed mix of old and new. It bursts with character and offers its many tourists touching memorials, wonderful dining, excellent shopping and high quality, sometimes quirky, accommodation.

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Road Trip to Gisborne – a City of Firsts

Gisborne is famous for daylight. Why? Because it’s the first city in the world to see the sunrise. For the best seat in town, take a drive to Wainui Beach – just a few minutes north of the city – set the alarm and watch the sun rise up over the Pacific Ocean. After such a breath-taking experience a dip in the water may be in order, or potentially a surf. With Gisborne providing some of the country’s best waves and six protected surfing breaks, and all within an easy drive of each other – you’ll be spoilt for choice!

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