Hire a car with us
On the hunt for a cheap car rental in Tauranga? RaD Car Hire’s award-winning Tauranga branch is locally owned and operated and has been around the beautiful Bay of Plenty since 1987. Backed by over 30 years of experience, we take pride in providing a great range of affordable rental cars in Tauranga, backed by unbeatable customer service and faster reservations. We offer highly competitive long-term and short-term hire rates and unlimited kilometres on all rentals for four days or more. Whatever you need, we will do our best to accommodate you, including one-way hire options where available. We aim to make your Tauranga rental car experience stress-free, so you can spend more time exploring the Bay of Plenty region and the land of the long white cloud at your own pace.
Our Tauranga Rental Car Branch Location
We are conveniently located at 19 Fifteenth Avenue, just outside Tauranga City Centre. Find us directly opposite the Z petrol station (formerly Shell) with a famous local landmark, the Big Marlin Fish, just outside. You can also collect your car rental at Tauranga Airport.
New Zealand Phone: 07 578 1772
Mobile: 021 616 069
Toll-Free: 0800 73 68 23 - wait for the voice prompts, select option 2, then select option 2 again, and you will be transferred to the Tauranga branch office.
8 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday
8 am to 12 pm Saturday
Sunday by appointment only
Pick-up and drop-off locations in Tauranga
Conveniently situated in Downtown Tauranga, we offer flexibility on hire car drop-off/pick-up time and location options to suit your needs. Start your car rental journey at our Tauranga depot or collect your vehicle at Tauranga Airport. We offer hotel and residential pick-ups by arrangement. Get in touch today for more information on our pick-up service policies.
Getting around Tauranga Airport
If you request to be picked up from the Tauranga Airport, our friendly team will advise through your reservation confirmation on navigating the terminal and collecting your hire car.
Car rentals for all needs and budgets
RaD Tauranga Airport car rental has vehicles for all needs and lifestyles. Choose from small hatchbacks for quick business meeting commutes to late-model SUVs for you and your family to explore Tauranga road trip style. Are you moving house? We have you covered with moving trucks and trailers. Our range of rental cars, trucks, and vans is high-quality and reliable, whether you’re driving it for a short time or a long time. Don’t hesitate to contact us for further assistance choosing the right vehicle.
Tauranga car hire Frequently Asked Questions
What's included in the rate?
Your quoted rate includes the daily hire charge, unlimited kilometres (if hiring for more than four days), standard comprehensive insurance, and GST. All prices are in New Zealand dollars.
What type of licence is required?
Customers renting a motor vehicle must hold a valid driver licence. International licences are accepted, but an English translation must accompany them.
What is the most popular car hire in Tauranga?
Toyota Corolla or Nissan Tiida sedan car rentals are frequently booked car types. They are excellent for zipping around Tauranga and extended road trips around the Bay of Plenty region.
How much does it cost to rent a car from Tauranga?
Your daily rate is calculated on a per-day basis. Additional fees may apply for pick-ups and drop-offs if you aren’t collecting from our branch directly, which we will discuss with you when you book.
How old do I need to be to rent a car from Tauranga?
Providing licence requirements are met, all drivers aged 21 years are eligible to hire a RaD rental car in Tauranga.
How long does it take to fly to Tauranga from New Zealand’s major cities?
Flying from Wellington takes 1 hour and 20 minutes, it takes 40 minutes from Auckland, and 1 hour 55 minutes from Christchurch.
How busy is Tauranga Airport?
Tauranga Airport is New Zealand’s tenth busiest airport based on passenger traffic. Air New Zealand operates multiple daily flights to and from Tauranga Airport to Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. Travellers can enjoy amenities such as the Air New Zealand Koru Lounge, a café, and access to Wi-Fi services.
Can I rent a people mover from Tauranga?
Yes, we have 8-seater people movers and 12-seater minibuses for hire.
How much is the price of petrol in Tauranga?
For the second quarter of 2023, motorists paid between NZD2.51 and NZD2.67 per litre.
How can I find car hires near me in Tauranga?
To find rental cars near you, look no further than RaD Car Hire, Tauranga! With city and airport locations country-wide, you'll find a RaD depot near you. Simply visit our booking page and input your desired pick-up/drop-off location and travel dates to receive an instant quote. We’ll ensure your car is waiting for you so you can drive away to explore the sights.
Things to do and see in Tauranga
Mount Maunganui - Mauao
The summit of Mount Maunganui is a hugely popular North Island spot, where the climb up the extinct volcano rewards you with incredible panoramic coastal views. Spend a day swimming, surfing, and sunbathing at the stunning white sand beach, and check out the eclectic range of shops, restaurants and cafes nearby.
More information at http://www.mountmaunganui.co.nz/
Waimarino Adventure Park
Experience unforgettable kayak and glow worm tours, or get your adrenaline fix with New Zealand’s first human catapult, a Tarzan-style swing, rock climbing walls, and more. Waimarino also operates the Waverly events complex, one of the top Tauranga wedding venues.
Located at 36 Taniwha Place, Bethlehem
Contact: 0800 GLOW WORM or 07 576 4233 or visit www.waimarino.com
Take the kids for a once-in-a-lifetime experience swimming with wild dolphins on the fastest eco charter vessel in the bay, or watch and enjoy their company from the boat with a delicious continental breakfast.
Located at Berth D1, Tauranga Bridge Marina
Contact: 0800 ECO TRIP or 07 577 0105 or visit www.nzdolphin.com
Tauranga Art Gallery
Discover exciting art displays and exhibitions featuring historical and contemporary works. The gallery also offers a range of education and visitor programmes for an immersive experience.
Located at the Cnr of Wharf and Willow Streets
Contact: 07 578 7933 or visit https://www.artgallery.org.nz/
Drive out to explore 190 hectares of parkland set alongside Lake McLaren, just a ten-minute drive from the city. Enjoy the picturesque waterfall and look out for glow worms at dusk. Part of the waterfall track is wheelchair and mobility friendly.
See more information here: https://www.tauranga.govt.nz/exploring/parks-and-reserves/parks/mclaren-falls
Get in touch today
We can’t wait to see you in Tauranga, New Zealand. Contact our friendly team today to book your rental car from our Tauranga City depot or at Tauranga Airport.