Due to Level 4 lockdown restrictions all Omega branches will be closed for 4 weeks from 26th March. If you need advice re returning a car over the next 4 weeks please email us at rent-car@omegarentals.com or call us on 0800 52 52 10. Due to high call volumes there may be a delay in answering, but we will reply to all emails received.

Amazing Day Trips with Hassle-Free Tours NZ

Hassle-free Tours NZ truly lives up to its namesake, offering a range of day tours canvassing the best of Christchurch and Canterbury’s tourist attractions. You’ll enjoy a reasonably-priced – and yes, hassle-free! – tour provider for your NZ adventure. Plus, Hassle-Free Tours is Gold Qualmark-accredited, so you can rest assured that you’ll come away from your experience in the heart of Aotearoa smiling.


keys on Omega keytag smlKeytag Bonus:  Receive a 10% discount off any Christchurch Soaring Kiwi 24hr pass on presentation of your Omega keytag to our friendly staff. Please note: discount is not valid in conjunction with any other offer or 48hr passes. Offer is only valid on direct purchases not via website.

 

Hassle Free Tours double decker bus

 

Excited visitors enjoy the views from their sunny seats atop a Hassle-Free Soaring Kiwi Tours double-decker bus.  Image Source: Hassle-Free Tours

 

The Canterbury region is renowned for its scenic beauty and adventure-rich lifestyle, which is why Hassle-Free founders Mark and Nikki Gilbert set up shop in this part of the South Island. They’ve since put together a catalogue of amazing tours of Christchurch and its surrounds, suitable for all ages and group sizes.

Have you always wanted to visit the majestic village of Kaikoura, nestled between the mountains and the Pacific Ocean? Then Hassle-free’s Kaikoura tours are just the thing for you. One of the best things about the Kaikoura tours is the flexibility. After visiting one of the local fur seal colonies, you’ll have full control over your adventures in the afternoon. Hassle-free has lined up a variety of activities for guests to choose from, from whale watching to a flying tour.

 Whale Watch Hassle Free Tours

A group of passengers out on a Hassle-free Kaikoura Whale Watch Tour observe a whale.  
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For all the Tolkien enthusiasts out there, Hassle-Free’s Lord of the Rings Edoras tour promises you the awe-inspiring magic of the movies in breathtaking, real-life scenery. In this special cinematic-inspired tour, you’ll travel from Christchurch to LOTR’s filming location at Mount Potts High Country Station.

This amazing tour also ventures onto Mt Sunday (a few minutes’ drive from Mt Potts), where the movie was filmed. Mt Sunday is the home of Edoras, the capital city of the Rohan people in the LOTR movies.

A guided walk, behind-the-scenes photos, and a delicious picnic lunch are all included in this epic journey to the real Middle Earth.

 Hassle Free LOT Rings Tour

A couple savours pristine alpine mountain views from the shore of a lake on the Hassle-Free Lord of the Rings Tour.  Image Source: Hassle-Free Tours

 Lord of the Rings Christchurch

A happy Hassle-Free tour group poses with replica LOTRS weapons at “Edoras,” the capital city of the Rohan people.  Image Source: Hassle-Free Tours

 

Hassle-free tours have whipped out the big guns with its Alpine Safari tour. Packing a trio of exciting adventures into one unforgettable day, the Alpine tour is not for the faint of heart. With a four-wheel-drive adventure, a jet boat ride, and a round trip on the Tranz-Alpine train all on the day’s menu, you’ll feel as if you’ve lived nine lives in a day!

 Hassle Free Alpine Safari Tour

Vast mountain ranges and beautiful high country await visitors on the Hassle-Free Alpine Safari Tour.  Image Source: Hassle-Free Tours

 

And we can’t forget the Hop On Hop Off tours, which are offered in both Christchurch and Auckland via the Hassle-free-owned Soaring Kiwi Tours. Double decker bus tours are simply the best way to get around these beautiful cities. Hop aboard an open or closed top red bus and check out two of NZ’s biggest metropolitan centres, while listening to the live commentary of your friendly driver. Check out the Soaring Kiwi Tours website for departure locations and times.

 

hop on hop off double deckers

Two Hassle-Free Hop on, Hop off double decker buses, ready to take visitors on a tour of Christchurch’s treasured landmarks.  Image Source: Hassle-Free Tours

 

From cruising down the city streets in one of Hassle-Free’s 1960s London double-decker buses, or flying across the plains on a six-wheeler land cruiser, you’ll be travelling to your destination in style. But Hassle-free doesn’t prioritise style over sustainability: it was the first tour company in NZ to convert its entire fleet to Bio-diesel. Guests are encouraged to respect the scenic and often sacred places that they visit, making that visitor experience genuinely special.

 Soaring Kiwi Tours

A family excitedly lines up to board a Hassle-Free Soaring Kiwi Tours double decker bus.  
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If you’re picking up a car from Omega Rental Cars in the Christchurch CBD, you’ll have an easy 2 minute drive to meet the Soaring Kiwi bus tour which departs outside the Canterbury Museum on Rolleston Avenue in the heart of the city – meaning that the tour of a lifetime is just around the corner!


keys on Omega keytag smlKeytag Bonus:  Receive a 10% discount off any Christchurch Soaring Kiwi 24hr pass on presentation of your Omega keytag to our friendly staff. Please note: discount is not valid in conjunction with any other offer or 48hr passes. Offer is only valid on direct purchases not via website.