Start your Adventure with RaD Car Hire!

a little mud is allowed

RaD Car Hire has one of the largest car hire networks in the country, with 23 locations across both islands (and 3 in Queensland should you venture across the ditch).
RaD Car Hire locations are franchised, so you are dealing with an owner-operator in each place with a vested interest in their business and the success of your adventure holiday. It also means a slightly different mix of vehicles available at each location – RaD owner-operators select the vehicles that make sense for their local terrain.

AWDs rule at RaD Queenstown – a lot are Subarus – Impreza, 2019 XV, 2019 Forester & 2019 Outbacks are all available alongside the Hyundai Sante Fe, MPVs, 12-seater minibuses with tow bars and luggage trailers. NZ Olympic sailor Hamish Pepper and wife Annabel are the capable owner-operators here, and as keen triathletes/adventure racers they totally understand your requirements. Need to accommodate your bike or a kayak? They will help you find a way to do it, and ski/snowboard racks are of course available to hire along with snow chains in Queenstown, Christchurch and Dunedin.

Hamish Pepper, RaD Car Hire Queenstown Owner-Operator competing in the Coast to Coast

The team at RaD Car Hire Queenstown take their adventures as seriously as you do!

In Christchurch, you have an even greater choice of vehicles – from the most basic little run around to a range of 4WD options – Nissan Xtrail, Subaru Forester, XV and Outback, Ford Ranger XLT Ute, Ford Ecosport Titanium, Toyota Highlander plus MPVs, minibuses and cargo vans. RaD Car Hire Christchurch has been the starting point of many a NZ 4WD adventure.

RaD Car Hire Christchurch – Home of NZ4WD Hire

In the North Island RaD Rotorua is just as adventure driven, having sponsored the Xterra Rotorua Festival for several years in a row, and having a fleet which includes large numbers of minibuses with luggage trailers for group adventures, SUVs and mountain bike racks also available for hire.

RaD Rotorua are proud supporters of the Xterra Rotorua Festival

RaD Car Hire has 23 Branches from the Bay of Islands to Invercargill

RaD Car Hire was established in 1987, so is not only one of the largest networks but is one of the longest established rental car chains in New Zealand, with over 30 years’ experience.
The longest standing franchisee in Wellington has been part of the team for over 25 years, and here you will find a huge selection of minibuses with luggage trailers and cargo vans, plus a beautiful mural painted by artist Miriama Grace-Smith along the wall of their building!

Mural at RaD Car Hire, Kilbirnie, Wellington – Photo credit: Miriama Grace-Smith, Artist

In Auckland you have the option to pickup a car at RaD Car Hire’s Auckland Airport depot, where RaD’s friendly team will collect you from the terminal in their distinctive airport shuttle. Westies can pick up from the New Lynn branch, or if you’re staying in town elect to have a car delivered directly to your central city hotel or office address – minimizing time lost getting to the depot to collect your car and maximizing your time spent out there having fun!

RaD Car Hire Auckland Airport will collect you from the Airport Terminal in their airport shuttle

Whether you are camping, glamping, biking, skiing, competing or just exploring – RaD Car Hire is a great place to start your adventure!

Wherever your adventure takes you RaD has a vehicle to suit and a bit of mud is certainly allowed!


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