Omega Rental Cars Blog

Calf Club Days

18 September 2013

If you're looking for fun things to do with kids in New Zealand in September and October, keep an eye open for rural schools' Calf Club or Agriculture Days.  These are great events for kids put on by schools in rural areas throughout the country. 

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Things to See and Do In Nelson

13 September 2013

The World of WearableArt™ and Classic Cars Museum is an iconic ‘must see’ Nelson NZ visitor attraction that celebrates two distinctly different passions. A world class collection of classic cars can be viewed alongside incredible wearable works of art from all around the globe and from the annual Brancott Estate...

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Things to see and do in Auckland City

12 September 2013

Auckland's War Memorial Museum in Parnell tells the story of New Zealand, its place in the Pacific and its people. The Museum is a war memorial for the province of Auckland and holds one of New Zealand's top three heritage libraries.

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Auckland Botanical Gardens - Spectacular in Spring!

6 September 2013

What an absolutely stunning day in the Auckland Botanical Gardens today.  Situated just off the motorway in Manurewa, South Auckland, this is a real jewel and it never looks better, in my opinion, than when the magnolias are in full flower, the cherry blossoms and kowhais are bursting into life...

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Kaikoura Whale Watch

10 June 2013

I had forgotten how close Kaikoura was to the Southern Alps until a recent trip. It was a beautiful drive heading south from Marlborough, complete with seals sunning themselves on the rocks alongside the highway.

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Ski Cardrona

7 May 2013

Just 45 mins drive from Queenstown Airport or 35 mins from Wanaka, Cardrona Alpine Resort is one very cool place to visit (if you'll excuse the pun!).  It genuinely has something for everyone whether you are an absolute beginner (like me!) or an international FIS competitor; a group of teens...

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The Road to The Coromandel

22 April 2013

We bought our first bach in Pauanui back when the kids were still cute, and have been regularly driving the road to the Coromandel on a Friday night / Sunday afternoon return for the last 10 years.

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Winter Roads - Beware Black Ice

11 April 2013

Driving in New Zealand is easy by comparison to many other countries, so easy in fact that we often get a little blazé and forget that there are any hazards at all.

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Goodbye Pork Pie...We're Taking this Car to Invercargill

26 March 2013

Following in the tyre tracks of the Blondini Gang, in the iconic Kiwi movie 'Goodbye Pork Pie' 48 minis will be driving in procession from Kaitaia to Invercargill this Easter 2013. 

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A perfect lazy Sunday in Oamaru

18 March 2013

We came for the penguins and enjoyed so much more.  It was a spectacularly gorgeous Sunday when we arrived in Oamaru on our road trip from Christchurch to Dunedin. 

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