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Rally New Zealand

Omega Rental Cars is proud to be an official supporter of Rally New Zealand and The New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC).

NZRC is this country’s premier nationwide rally championship, attracting New Zealand’s best drivers to compete in numerous categories.  In 2022 there are six NZRC rounds, each with a unique character reflecting the diverse regions – from Northland to Otago - in 2022 culminating in a round of the World Rally Championship being held in New Zealand for the first time in 10 years.

Rally Otago and Rally Whangarei are both rounds of the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (subject to FIA approval), an event Hayden Paddon has set his sights on being the first Kiwi since Possum Bourne to win - so expect him to bring a master class in rally driving to these two events.  For this year, to qualify for the final round of the APRC in Coffs Harbour, Australia in November, just two events of the APRC calendar need to be completed.  So expect, Rally Otago and Rally Whangarei to bring top class drivers from the region.

Round 5:

Yeehaa!  In 2022 Auckland hosts a round of the FIA World Rally Championship.  After a 10 year hiatus, it's back.  Rally New Zealand has held the event 32 times before, and is delighted to have secured this event again as a one-off for 2022 after the 2020 event was cancelled due to the Covid pandemic. With support from Auckland Unlimited, and Hayden Paddon as Rally Ambassador, backed by the proven rally event organising skills of Rally New Zealand, this will be an event for rally fans not to miss. Rally fans from around the globe - you are encouraged to pre-register for tickets, so you do not miss out!

Whether you are holidaying in New Zealand and are keen to take in some rally action, or you are a member or supporter of a Rally NZ team, we are pleased to offer you a 10% discount on our rental rates to help you get around, and show our support for this superb Rally Championship.

We have a range of cars to suit your requirements -  economical Hybrid Toyota Aquas and Toyota Corollas,  RAV4s, Highlanders and the 8-seater Toyota Previa.  So pop your dates in the booking box, and take advantage of the discount right now!   (Please note that we only have passenger vehicles on our fleet, we do not hire cargo vans or trucks).


Rnd1 | Rally of Otago - 8/10 Apr 2022

Rally Headquarters | Dunedin, 118 High St, Dunedin, New Zealand Google Map

The rolling landscape of the Otago foothills and plains host the Rally of Otago - the opening round of the NZRC in the South Island.

The event also incorporates the International Classic Rally of Otago, for pre-1982, 2WD cars - the leading event of its type in the Southern Hemisphere.

Top Tip: Fly into Queenstown and collect a rental car from our Queenstown Airport depot, so you can enjoy seeing a bit more of our beautiful South Island as you head to the Otago Rally!

Rnd2 | International Rally of Whangarei - 13/15 May 2022

Toll Stadium, 51 Okara Drive, Whangarei, Google Map

The International Rally of Whangarei is held over Northland's fast flowing cambered roads spread over 16 special stages totalling approx 270km of competition!  Some describe these as the best rally stages in the world.  

The International Rally of Whangarei is expected to double as a round of the 2022 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship and the second round of 2022 New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC).

Top Tip: Fly into Auckland and collect a rental car from our Auckland Airport depot, and enjoy the drive from Auckland to Whangarei!

Rnd 3 | South Canterbury Rally - 17/18 June 2022

Timaru Levels Raceway | Timaru, Canterbury,  Google Map

The South Canterbury Rally will feature the regions gravel public roads including some of the infamous old stages from the years gone by. With over 200km in one day, this event is going to test teams speed and endurance.

Top Tip: Pick up a car from our Christchurch Airport or Christchurch City depots and head out for some spectacular sightseeing!

Rnd4 | Rally Hawkes Bay - 30 July 2022

Hawkes Bay Car Club, New Zealand 

More details to come as soon as they are made available!

Top Tip: Pick up a car from our Auckland Airport depot and cruise down to the Hawke's Bay (about a 5-hr drive), ready for some awesome rally action in the beautiful Hawke's Bay.  Better still, add some days to your holiday and explore all that the region has to offer - beautiful beaches, wineries, orchards and restaurants make it a gastronomic paradise.

Rnd5&6 | WRC Rally New Zealand - 30 September/2 October 2022

Auckland, New Zealand 

We are delighted to have Rally New Zealand back after a 10 year hiatus and the disappointment of the Covid induced cancellation in 2020.  Be quick for this one, as tickets will sell out fast!

Top Tip: Fly into Auckland and collect a rental car from our Auckland Airport depot, and get set to enjoy a fantastic weekend of international rally action.


All Images Credit: Geoff Ridder

Rally New Zealand logoHaydon Padden at Hawkes Bay Rally

Rally New Zealand action on gravel roads

A blue rally car in action in the Hawkes Bay Rally 2021

A rally car rounds a corner in South Canterbury Rally

Gravel road rally action in Whangarei

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