Omega Car Rental


Why book a rental car with us?

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Save on car hire

Great value rental rates and exclusive special deals

24/7 award-winning customer support

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Thousands of vehicles to choose from worldwide

Free cancellation

On most cars up to 72 hours prior to pickup

New Zealand is yours to explore with Omega Rental Cars

Omega rental cars is one of the largest and most trusted independent rental brands in New Zealand. The company has been delivering honest, reliable and upfront service since its foundation in 1992, offering a modern fleet, affordable prices and excellent booking benefits. NZ-owned and operated, Omega has two locations on the North Island and five on the South Island.

What you’ll get when booking a car hire with Omega

In addition to low prices, Omega Rental Cars customers also get a number of free benefits, including 24hr roadside assistance, travel guides and maps, children's seats, and an additional driver. If you book hire cars for at least 7 days, you can also travel one way for free. Having been in the business for over 25 years, you can trust Omega Car Rentals to get you on the road to explore New Zealand.

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Find the right rental vehicle for you

The Omega rental car fleet offers 10 vehicle types, from economy-sized cars to luxury SUVs and everything in between. Vehicles are strictly maintained and accommodate groups from four to eight people with luggage. Prices for hire cars reflect the age of the vehicles, so there are options for every budget.


The starting range of vehicle options include ECONOMY - Nissan Tiida or similar (1500cc), PREMIUM BUDGET - Mazda Demio or Toyota Vitz (1300cc), PREMIUM ELITE - Toyota Corolla Hatch (1800cc), and PREMIUM ELITE SEDAN - Toyota Corolla Sedan (1800cc).


Options for sport utility vehicles include the PREMIUM SUV - Toyota RAV4 AWD or similar (2500cc), FAMILY SUV - Toyota RAV4 2WD or similar (2000cc), MPV - Toyota Previa or Hyundai Imax 8 Seater (2400cc), and the LUXURY SUV - Toyota Highlander (3500cc).


Other fantastic options include PREMIUM ELITE PLUS - Toyota Corolla Hatch GX (2000cc), and ECONOMY HYBRID - Toyota Aqua Hybrid (1500cc).

Being the sunshine capital of NZ, a Nelson trip may include just basking under the sun on a good spot like a lake by Cable Bay.

So easy to pick up an Omega rental car

You can collect your Omega rental cars at one of seven locations across New Zealand. On the North Island, there are pick up points in the country’s largest city, Auckland, and the capital city, Wellington. On the South Island, there are pick up locations in the major travel hubs, including Picton, Nelson, Blenheim, Queenstown and Christchurch. Check the deal you are booking if it includes free pick up / shuttle service and the requirements for unlimited kilometres.

One-way hires are a popular option that most customers prefer, as Omega will not charge an additional fee if the length of hire condition is met. Plus, enjoy 24hr AA roadside service, save money on unlimited km rates and free additional drivers.

Omega Car Rental: Frequently asked questions

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Can I book my car rental to pick up by the Airport?

Omega rental car locations are located at or near major airports. Omega car hire Auckland and Wellington are both on-airport locations on the North Island, Auckland Airport AKL and Wellington Airport WLG, respectively. At the top of the South Island, you’ll find Omega Rentals in Nelson, Picton and Blenheim. There are also branches at Christchurch Airport and Queenstown Airport.

Can I pick up my car and drop it off in a different location?

Yes! You can enjoy convenient one-way car hires at no additional charge with Omega. You can collect your car booking from any one of 11 branches across New Zealand and return it to the Omega branch of your choice (a minimum length of rental may apply) in both North and South islands.

Can I get tips on planning my rental car itinerary?

Our knowledgeable team members live locally and will gladly provide you with information on the region, nearby events and must-see attractions. All our customers for Omega rental cars are provided with a free 500+ page New Zealand travel guide and touring maps.

Can I get roadside support for my car rental?

Rest assured Omega rental vehicles are maintained to strict safety standards. Each one receives a full valet clean and thorough 40+ -point safety check before you drive off the lot. However, on the off-chance of a breakdown, all Omega cars are covered by complimentary 24-hour AA Roadservice nationwide.

What's different about driving in New Zealand?

There are a few key things to remember when driving an Omega rental car in New Zealand.

  • Driving in New Zealand is on the left side of the road. This can take some getting used to.
  • On rural roads or highways, the posted speed limit is usually 100km/h, with most urban areas having a limit of 50km/h. The roads can be winding and narrow, so it is extra important to obey road rules and pay attention, and, when in doubt, slow down.
  • All drivers must possess a valid driver licence or permit while driving.
  • At roundabouts, travel in a clockwise direction, giving way to the traffic on your right. 
  • Do not use a hand-held mobile phone while driving.

Do I need to book ahead?

It is highly recommended that you book your car rental well in advance to ensure there is availability for your visiting dates and that you get the vehicle you want.