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 WELLINGTON

Many thanks for your assistance regarding the rental car. Very impressed with the customer service and your booking system.

You were incredibly helpful and contributed to us having a pretty easy time while in New Zealand, Thanks RaD!

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

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.


Wairarapa

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.