Omega Rental Cars Blog

Haast to Wanaka - A Drive Worth Taking!

March 12, 2015 at 12:01 PM

Our automatic Toyota Corolla from Omega proved to be the perfect vehicle for our recent 17 day self-drive tour of New Zealand. It made navigating the steep and winding roads and parking at stop off points easy and stress free.

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Exploring Walter Peak Station, a working South Island Farm

March 6, 2015 at 2:38 PM

A relaxing cruise on the Earnslaw to Walter Peak Station, a tour of the farm and a gourmet barbeque was too much to pass up.

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The Sight of the Sound

March 3, 2015 at 9:19 AM

It rained during the night.   Hard slashes pounded the window, hammering through my attempts at sleep.   Please let it stop before morning.  

            Last week, we’d tramped 19 kilometers on the Hump Ridge Track.   Our high-end gortex was no match for nine hours of relentless precipitation.

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Byrne Abroad - Hot Water Beach and beyond

February 20, 2015 at 2:26 PM

Cody Byrne is a US based Omega customer who arrived in NZ with a backpack, camera, and a working visa good for one year. In Cody's words "I had absolutely no real plan other than which hostel I could stay at for the first four nights.

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Exploring The Central North Island

January 27, 2015 at 9:48 AM

New Zealand has so much to offer that it feels there's not enough time to do everything you want. When my friend Fraser arrived for three weeks of travel, I decided we definitely had to head to the centre of the North Island.

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Wellington, Waikanae and Hawera - vibrant city fun, rural tranquility and beach baching

January 16, 2015 at 10:55 AM

I shifted to Australia earlier this year, so after spending the most part of 2014 away from New Zealand I was eager to return to our lovely country for an extended three month holiday. My journey began as I touched down on the Wellington tarmac.

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Waitiangi to Tane Mahuta

December 24, 2014 at 7:23 AM

Waitangi, sometimes called the birthplace of New Zealand, is one place you have to tick off the list. Situated about 3 hours’ drive from Auckland, up State Highway 1 north to Whangarei (165km) and then Kawakawa (a further 60km).

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Abel Tasman Christmas

December 24, 2014 at 7:21 AM

Seven months in New Zealand, but thanks to finding work in Auckland we had only seven weeks for the South Island.

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From Israel to New Zealand

December 24, 2014 at 7:20 AM

Most people, if not all, were exposed to New Zealand through the Lord of the rings trilogy in the past, and the "hobbit" in the present.

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Christmas in the South Island

December 19, 2014 at 2:39 PM

New Zealand, the SouthDiary by Robert Höerhann, Austria EuropeAfter visiting the North Island in 2011 we promised to come back to the country of our dreams New Zealand. This time it should just be the south island.

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