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Nelson Car Rental

Telephone / Freephone

+64 3 548 5850 or 0800 55 59 66


102 Quarantine Road, Annesbrook, Nelson, New Zealand

Operating Hours

0800 - 1700 Daily. Last shuttle to/from the airport at 1629.

Omega welcomes you to join over 400,000 satisfied customers and get started on your own journey with a Nelson car rental. Visitors come to the sunny city of Nelson to marvel at its picture-perfect natural landscapes. Discover New Zealand’s native bushland, lakes, rivers, mountains, and beaches with a Nelson rental car.

Upon arrival at the airport, you’ll find our free daily shuttle service operating from 8.00 am to 4.29 pm. This shuttle is provided for all Omega Nelson car hire customers - call 0800 55 59 66 once you’ve collected your bags and we’ll send a friendly Omega representative to collect you. We’ll bring you to our Nelson car rentals depot where your hire car will be ready for you to drive.

Omega Nelson Depot

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All Omega’s car rentals in Nelson undergo a strict 40+ point safety check before you take off on your journey. Our unbranded vehicles include 24hr AA roadside assistance and unlimited km rates, so you can rest assured that your vehicle has been well-maintained because your safety on New Zealand’s roads is our priority.

Check out our unbeatable prices for rental cars in Nelson so you can get out there and explore what this amazing region has to offer. 

Things to do in Nelson

Explore Abel Tasman via Sea Kayak

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A guided Kayaking tour with The Sea Kayak Company is one of the most enjoyable ways to explore Abel Tasman National Park. Read more >>>

Abel Tasman Canyons

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One-of-a-kind canyon tours that have visitors experiencing a day of nature and thrilling activity that few places can beat.  Read more >>>

Anatoki Salmon Fishing

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Enjoy Salmon fishing and indulge in excellent food and scenery at the Anatoki Salmon farm in Golden Bay. Read more >>>

Beachcomber Marlborough Sounds Cruises

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Beachcomber Cruises operate 7 vessels of varying sizes within Queen Charlotte Sound and have many cruise options available. Read more>

Why Omega

Hiring a Car in Nelson

To collect your car rental in central Nelson, you can find us at 102 Quarantine Road, Annesbrook, Nelson. We’re located just 3 minutes from Nelson Airport.

We’re conveniently near to restaurants, cafés and even a vintage car museum. When you hire Omega car rentals in Nelson, you’ll receive a complimentary shuttle service. Call us the day before  your car hire collection on +64 3 548 5850 to organise your pick up. Once you’ve landed and grabbed your bags, call us on 0800 55 59 66 for a complimentary drive from the airport to our Nelson depot.


Cheap Rental Cars in Nelson

For non-return trips, see our unbeatable relocation specials page. Regular business travellers can join our Omega Business Club to save even more.

When you hire a car in Nelson, we guarantee that all our vehicles are maintained to the highest standards. Unlike other cheap rental cars in Nelson, our range of current-model sedans, hatches, MPVs and SUVs are fully equipped with airbags, and we can add safety seats for the kids upon request. Enjoy the onboard Bluetooth system to get your road-trip karaoke on.

We offer the best insurance rates available in New Zealand. If you are over 21, you may qualify for a collision damage waiver with zero excess - contact our friendly team to find out more. With each Omega Nelson car rental, we proudly guarantee the rental price listed is the final price you’ll pay.


Nelson Car Hire FAQs


How much does it cost to hire a car in Nelson?

We’ve made it easier for you to save money with our amazing daily rates system - just increase the rental period of your car rental in Nelson and see your rate decrease. We suggest reserving the rental car that suits you in advance during holiday periods so you can guarantee your booking and avoid missing out!


What is the most popular rental car in Nelson?

In Nelson our Toyota Corolla Premium Elite Sedans and Hatches are extremely popular, as they will comfortably enable you to explore the region as a family, or provide a smart convenient way to reach business meetings.


How can I find car rentals near me in Nelson?

Omega is conveniently located just 1.5kms from the airport. We are just off Whakatu Drive which connects Nelson with some of the most breathtaking lookouts on the South Island.


How much does an intermediate car rental cost in Nelson?

It’s easy to hire a car in Nelson with our great range of sedans, SUVs, MPVs and more. Check out our fleet to find the best rental car for your needs and budget. Simply enter your pick-up and drop-off locations and select your dates for an immediate quote.


How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Nelson?

Booking a car rental in Nelson with Omega means you’re getting the best possible deal. We work hard to optimise our rates to ensure we remain competitive through every season. The more days you book, the more money you save! Don’t forget to visit our daily specials page to grab unbeatable deals on entertainment and accommodation.


What type of car is recommended for driving in Nelson?

Our sleek, dependable late-model sedans are some of our most popular options available for car hire in Nelson. These sedans are idea for inner-city and use and driving along State Highway 60 between Blenheim and Nelson. If you’re planning to tackle more rugged terrain, check out our comfortable family, premium or luxury SUVs. Need more space? There’s plenty of room for luggage and passengers in our 8-seat MPVs.


What's the speed limit in Nelson?

The city centre of Nelson has a speed limit of 50km/hr. The limit for State Highway 60 is currently set at 100km/hr, but is currently under review by the NZ Transport Agency to be reduced to 80km/hr. Please adhere to posted sign limits to ensure your safety and that of your passengers and other drivers.


How are petrol prices in Nelson?

Prices for fuel (91) in Nelson currently average between NZ$2.22 and NZ$2.43 per litre.


Where are the best places to park in Nelson?

In town, Nelson City Council provides free parking for the first hour, then NZD$2 per hour after that. Be sure to grab your “Pay and Display” ticket regardless of your anticipated parking time.


Where can I drive from Nelson?

A cruisy 30-minute drive north-west of Nelson will bring you to the coastal town of Mapua. Grab a bite to eat at an eatery, a vino at a wine bar, or admire some art at a local gallery, with a stunning backdrop of Tasman Bay. Unwind and go for a swim, a fish or feed the eels at Jester House.

Continue 40 minutes up the coast to the little town of Kaiteriteri. Eat, drink, camp and try your hand at water sports. At Withells Walk, you can enjoy a trek through gorgeous native flora up to Kaka Pah Point.

Take your rental car in Nelson another 2 hours further along the shoreline and you’ll arrive at Abel Tasman National Park. Be sure to include a visit to the highest point of New Zealand’s South Island on your itinerary. Take a short stroll through the bush, attempt guided kayaking or just soak up the rays on one of the magnificent beaches.

With the freedom of an Omega rental car, you’ll have hundreds of amazing New Zealand itinerary options in reach within minutes. See our locations page to view all our car hire branches throughout the country, and start planning your trip today!