Car Rentals Rotorua
Here at RaD Car Hire Rotorua, we pride ourselves on affordable and quality vehicles for rent, with exceptional customer service. We cater to your desired rental time, with no minimum length of hire period. Our friendly team aims to make your Rotorua car hire experience as quick and easy as possible. Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, we want you to focus on exploring the wonders of Rotorua, New Zealand at your own pace. Phone or email us today to book and enjoy faster reservations on Rotorua rental cars at the best price.
Convenient pick-up and drop-off process
For rental vehicle collection and returns, you have two convenient options. We offer a Rotorua Airport car hire service, allowing you to pick up and drop off your car rental at the Rotorua Airport terminal building. Alternatively, you can collect your rental car from our off-airport location at 58 Marguerita Street. If you don’t have your own transportation to get there, no worries - we also offer a free shuttle service from almost anywhere within Rotorua city limits. Enquire with us about one-way hire options available.
Dedicated customer support
Our priority is to ensure you, our customers, are happy and stress-free. Our helpful, experienced, and knowledgeable car rental Rotorua team are available for full support before, after, and during your car hire period.
Rental cars for all needs and budgets
We have a wide range of high-quality Rotorua car rentals to suit every need. Choose from a great selection of clean, well-maintained compact hatchbacks and premium sedans for cruising the local sights, minivans and SUVs for a road trip with the whole family, or furniture trucks to make your moving process easier. Don’t hesitate to contact our team for further assistance in booking the perfect rental car in Rotorua.
Where to find RaD Car Hire Rotorua
Central Rotorua car rental location
Hire a car from our city location at 58 Marguerita Street. Our depot is located just off one of the main roads in and out of Rotorua, New Zealand.
Rotorua Airport car rental location
For convenient and cheap car rentals at Rotorua Airport, you can also find us located at the Rotorua Airport terminal building on Te Ngae Rd.
Plan your trip to Rotorua
Centrally located on New Zealand’s North Island, we are lucky enough to be surrounded by beautiful lakes, picturesque mountains, and amazing geothermal activity, with only a short drive to the beach. Our hire car Rotorua service aims to help you get where you want, on your terms - whether you’re here to view our spectacular surroundings or to enjoy one of Rotorua’s many thrill-seeking activities.
Things to do and see in Rotorua and nearby locations
You’ll find so many fantastic experiences in and near Rotorua. Hiring a car from RaD allows you to explore Rotorua’s famous geothermal activity in the form of volcanic craters, hot springs and geysers at so many locations.
Visit the incredible Waimangu Volcanic Valley just 30 minutes south of Rotorua Airport. Stroll through the lush, otherworldly landscapes, where steaming fumaroles, geysers, and vivid geothermal pools paint a surreal canvas. Visitors can witness the breathtaking Inferno Crater, a sizzling cauldron of mineral-rich water, and the striking Frying Pan Lake, which simmers at a balmy 50-60 degrees Celsius.
Drive your Rotorua car hire to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland to witness the daily eruption of the Lady Knox Geyser. Visiting the Champagne Pool is a must, with its striking orange and turquoise hues that will undoubtedly inspire thoughts of luxury and indulgence. The Devil’s Bath, on the other hand, presents a vivid green palette that’s almost out of this world.
At Hell’s Gate, rejuvenation meets the earth's raw power. Observe the steaming geothermal vents and bubbling mud pools, and take a relaxing dip in the healing waters of the hot sulphur pools.
Visit the Mitai Māori Village or Whakarewarewa - The Living Māori Village for the privilege of experiencing the Māori culture of Aotearoa, New Zealand. Explore the historic Government Gardens or see the native Kiwi bird at Rainbow Springs.
Adventure seekers can jump aboard the Skyline Gondola for endless fun on the iconic Luge go-karts. Those looking for a spot of relaxation can enjoy the natural geothermal hot springs at Hot Water Beach or simply take in the magnificent views of Lake Rotorua and Lake Rotoiti.
Rotorua Car Rental Frequently Asked Questions
What does the Rotorua rental car rate include?
Your rental car reservation quote will include the daily rent cost, limited or unlimited kilometres depending on the duration of your hire period, and standard comprehensive insurance.
What are the requirements around age and licence for hiring a car in Rotorua?
All drivers 18 years and over with a valid licence can drive our rental cars in Rotorua. International licences are accepted, providing they are translated into English.
Do we need a credit card to pay for our Rotorua hire car?
You can pay for your car rental in Rotorua, NZ using a credit card, EFTPOS, or cash, but a security bond will be required where a credit card is not presented.
What is the Rotorua car rental cancellation policy?
Our cancellation policy varies by vehicle type and will be provided within your quote and confirmation email. Click here for detailed information around our policy on deposits, refunds, and cancellations.