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About Omega Car Rental New Zealand

Since its formation in 1992, Omega Rental Cars has built a solid reputation for Up Front and Honest reliable car rental service, affordable rental car rates and a modern fleet of vehicles throughout New Zealand.

Our customers, both here and in the many overseas markets we serve, enjoy dealing with a company they can trust to deliver exactly what they say they will, without any unpleasant surprises.

As a result, we enjoy a high level of repeat customers from New Zealand, Australia, UK, Europe and USA, and our business has grown steadily to a stage where we are now one of the largest and most trusted independent rental car companies in New Zealand.

FREE Extras For Your Journey!

As an Omega Rental Cars customer, not only will you save money with our everyday low rates, but you will also receive the following FREE extras to make your journey easier:

FREE 24 hr AA Roadservice
FREE Pick-up and Drop off
FREE Seats for Children
FREE One Way NZ Car Hire *
FREE Additional Driver
* 7 day minimum may apply

Omega Rental Cars operates one of the largest independent New Zealand car rental networks, so no matter what type or size of NZ hire car you require, you'll receive the best value New Zealand car rental rates at Omega! And if you're arriving internationally at Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch or Queenstown airports, we can pre-arrange your NZ rental car collection as soon as you clear customs, even if your flight lands in the middle of the night!


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

You can book your rental car for collection at any of our Omega airport branches. On the North Island, you can choose from Auckland Airport or Wellington Airport. In the South Island, we have branches at Blenheim Airport, 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 our 11 branches across New Zealand and return it to the Omega branch of your choice (a minimum length of rental may apply). Check out our deals page for relocation rates from as little as $1 per day.


Can I get tips on planning my rental car itinerary?

Our knowledgeable team members are locals to the area and will gladly provide you with information on nearby events and must-see attractions. We provide all our Omega Rental Cars customers with a complimentary 500+ page New Zealand travel guide and touring maps.


Can I get roadside support for my car rental?

We maintain our hire cars 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.

Car Rental New Zealand

At Omega Rental Cars we are here to help make your NZ rental car experience safe, easy and economical with great rates, friendly service and all the right travel tips! has been developed to help visitors to New Zealand safely enjoy their self-drive holiday.  Driving is a great way to experience all New Zealand has to offer. But driving in New Zealand may be unlike driving in other countries and you will need to decide whether self-drive is an appropriate option for you. This site provides basic information about New Zealand road rules and etiquette, along with links to more details about everything that those unfamiliar with our roads need to know.  And, here's another link that will help you understand 'What's different about driving in NZ' 

Travelling on a Budget? – Our Budget Car Hire Tips are designed to steer you in the right direction and make sure you don’t pay too much for your NZ car rental. Read more ›

AA 24hr Roadservice: Please note customer charges apply in the event of a non-mechanical call out. Read more in our FAQ section >

Planning to visit both the North and South Islands, read more about Interisland Ferry Crossings and how to plan your NZ car hire accordingly. Read more ›

Looking for Things to See and Do while renting a car in New Zealand, take a look at Our Blog or Like us on Facebook.

You can also follow this link before you hit the road – finding the perfect location and/or experience are just a few simple clicks away!

And for answers to some Frequently Asked New Zealand car rental questions, check out our FAQs ›


What's different about driving in New Zealand?

Stay safe on New Zealand roads by observing the following rules for driving your rental car:

  • All drivers must possess a valid driver licence or permit while driving.
  • In New Zealand, always drive on the left side of the road.
  • Pay attention to posted speed limits. On rural roads or highways, the speed limit is usually 100km/h, with most urban areas having a limit of 50km/h.
  • 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.

Watch our Safe Driving Video in English, French or Chinese before you arrive in New Zealand and stay safe on our roads!