COVID-19 ISOLATION: Please advise us if you have recently been in a managed isolation and quarantine facility. We may be able to deliver the car to you at your Auckland Airport or Christchurch Airport accommodation, or make other arrangements for a contactless pick-up, with all paperwork completed in advance (subject to availability and requested location).


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Snowbiz, Queenstown - 20% discount

Present Your Omega Car Rental Keys at the point of sale to receive 20% discount on all rental equipment including ski clothing hire.

Snowbiz exclusively issues all "My Pass" lift ticketing and lesson options in store - so you can get everything you need for a great day on the slopes in one place! 



Browns Ski Shop - 15% discount - Use Promo Code 'JEDIOMEGA'

We know that renting gear is not necessarily your favourite part of a winter holiday, but we try & make the rental process as easy as possible.  Everything we do is driven by our love of skiing & riding & we want to help you get the same BUZZ, whether it’s your first time on snow or whether you’re a Masters Racer. Our ski & snowboard rental is easier, safer, nicer & cooler - seriously the best in the business!

Present your Omega keys at the point of sale to receive a 15% discount off your ski rental, and when you book online at use the promo code 'JEDIOMEGA'


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Enjoy your time on the slopes!

Don't let black ice ruin your holiday, for South Island Winter Driving Tips Read our Winter Roads blog post.

And if it's your first time heading for the slopes, here's a link to a great article The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Skiing!  Have a read and you'll feel much better prepared and ready to give skiing a go! 


CAR 47 CMYK 800pxDrive through the South Island in Winter and one spectacular snowy mountain vista after another greets you around every corner!  But to truly appreciate the scenery and experience the very best of Queenstown and Christchurch, you have to get up the mountain...

In New Zealand we are extremely fortunate to have one of the longest ski seasons in Australasia.  Our ski resorts offer a variety of terrain with world-class facilities and something for everyone, from the most avid seasoned professional to the absolute beginner.  In Queenstown and Wanaka you will discover excellent accommodation options, backed by a wealth of exciting activities and invigorating experiences off the slopes as well.

At Omega we offer a full range of vehicles including Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4 SUV's, Subaru Legacy 4WD Wagons, Elite Hatchbacks, Sedans and Family Wagons as well as smaller Budget run arounds, to suit everyone's car rental requirements and budget. Select ski racks and chains when you book to completely ski-ready your chosen vehicle!

Photo courtesy of Cardrona Alpine Resort

Snow chains


Snow chains may be required if you are heading to the mountain in the winter ski season.  Chains are supplied in pairs and can be fitted to your vehicle's tyres to provide maximum traction when driving through snow and ice. Please book in advance as the chains are specific to the size of the tyres on the particular vehicle you have booked.

Cost:  $25 for the full duration of your hire

Fitting your Snow Chains: The videos below show you how to fit snow chains to your vehicle. At Omega we use 2 types of chains and while you won't know which type you'll receive until you come to collect your car, taking a look at the videos below will give you a head start and they both include important tips it helps to know in advance!