Omega Rental Cars Blog

Abel Tasman Christmas

24 December 2014

Seven months in New Zealand, but thanks to finding work in Auckland we had only seven weeks for the South Island. Back home in the UK, my partner Laura and I had spent hours poring over maps, flicking through guidebooks and staring wide-eyed at snapshots of the snowy mountains, lush...

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From Israel to New Zealand

24 December 2014

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. Not me, I recognized New Zealand thanks to 2 tv shows in the 90's : Hercules and Xena, they were both filmed in New Zealand.

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Christmas in the South Island

19 December 2014

After 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. After arriving in Christchurch after 25 hours in the air we (my wife Rosa, son Werner and his girlfriend Bernadette) immediately...

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Marvellous Matakana

13 November 2014

Just a hop, skip and a jump (or about an hour's drive) from Auckland City, the marvellous coastal region of Matakana is home to vineyards, restaurants, sculpture walks and farmers markets.

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Take a leisurely drive to Raglan

6 November 2014

Just 159kms from Auckland, so just a leisurely 2 hour drive away, you'll find the popular little coastal settlement of Raglan.

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Fabulous Father's Day in Auckland City - 7 Sep 14

7 September 2014

Spring has most definitely sprung and the redeveloped Wynyard Quarter and Viaduct were fantastic places to hang out with dad and enjoy it.  Wandering around the boats for sale in the marina, and playing the 'which amazing superyacht are we going to buy today?' game, the happy sounds of kids...

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Sam Hunt - South Island Tour - October 2014

2 September 2014

Poet, raconteur and Kiwi legend, Sam Hunt is touring the Cook Strait South area of the South Island in October 2014, and Omega Rental Cars, along with Interislander and Havana Coffee Works are proud to be in support.   

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Peter Jackson's collection of WWI Fighter Aircraft

17 February 2014

Pick up a rental car from Wellington Airport, then drive just 1 1/2 hrs NE on SH2 to Masterton.  Here you'll find Hood Aerodrome, the home of the Vintage Aviator - where Peter Jackson has assembled New Zealand's finest and most valuable collection of flying WWI and WWII Fighter Aircraft.

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Running Kiwis around NZ for 20 Years

11 December 2013

During the Canterbury anniversary weekend my wife and I travelled down to Invercargill for a marathon. Nothing unusual there really apart from it being the first time in my life I have travelled further than Cromwell, so I was keen to see as much of our beautiful country as possible.

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Brits at the Beach

28 September 2013

If you're in the Whangamata vicinity on the weekend of 8-11 October 2015 don't be surprised to find that the whole place has gone UK crazy.  British flags, food and costumes abound at the annual Brits at the Beach. 

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