RaD Auckland Airport was absolutely fantastic to rent a car from. They were friendly, honest, factual and helpful at every turn. Your team even allowed us to change vehicle at no extra charge, as well as help us understand the confusing toll system of New Zealand. We warmly recommend them to anyone.

We finally made it home last night after a couple of long days! Thanks again for the car - it was a pleasure to do business with you and I'll happily refer my friends and family to you. All the very best for a successful winter.

Thanks for the info much appreciated

When our Australian borders open up to travel to New Zealand I will definitely be hiring my rental car with RaD Car Hire Napier the staff do a great job customer service and support second to none.

Regards - Happy client, Queensland Australia.

Explore the Wellington Region

The capital of New Zealand, Wellington is a compact and interesting city surrounded by hills and a rugged coastline. It boasts a stunning harbour and is renowned cultural centre. It is not only the place to see performing arts, it is also home to Te Papa, the ground-breaking interactive Museum of New Zealand and national treasures such as the original Treaty of Waitangi and Katherine Mansfield's Birthplace.

Dining in Wellington

There is an abundance of fabulous cafés and restaurants in Wellington, offering sophisticated, inventive and tasty cuisine. The waterfront area is a popular place to hang out with plenty to satisfy most everyone’s interests.

Kapiti Coast

Rent a car from RaD Car Hire Wellington and take a drive up Mount Victoria to take in the spectacular views or venture further afield along the Kapiti Coast where just off shore sits the bird sanctuary of Kapiti Island. Here the road hugs the rugged coastline and provides spectacular views. There are unique bed & breakfasts to be found that allow you to enjoy the relaxed lifestyle of this area. Paraparaumu is the main town on the Kapiti Coast and if you love old cars and memorabilia the local Southward Car Museum is a must see, with one of the largest collections in Australasia on show.

Hutt Valley

If you are after something more adventurous, the Hutt Valley, just north of Wellington, is home to an array of outdoor activities including bush and coastal walks, mountain biking, golf and fishing.


Carry on over the Rimutaka Ranges and drop down into the beautiful Wairarapa Region. Here you can explore the stunning towns of Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown and Carterton. This region has an abundance of fantastic eateries, boutique vineyards and quaint accommodation options including luxurious bed and breakfasts. Take a drive out to Cape Palliser or the Castlepoint Lighthouse for absolutely stunning views. This area is very popular as a weekend escape, so do book in advance!

A couple cycling through the vines in Martinborough

Cycling through the vines in Martinborough - a great way to spend a weekend, not far from Wellington.