If your trip to Kakahu is all sorted out but your travel itinerary is a bit on the empty side, let us give you a few hints and tips.If you’re eager to see more, Pleasant Valley Daffodils, McLean Park and Talbot Forest Scenic Reserve are favorites with visitors and within a short drive of the downtown area.
If you’re after a day-trip destination, we’ve got some ideas. Located 22 miles away, Timaru is worth the drive. DB Brewery, Trevor Griffiths Rose Garden and Botanical Gardens alone justify the drive. Situated 28 miles away, Lake Tekapo is another popular choice. If you swing by, don’t miss Tekapo Springs, Church of the Good Shepherd and Mount John Observatory.
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Whether you’re traveling solo or with the whole gang, we’ve got your ideal ride in Kakahu. If you’d rather something smaller, why not pick up the keys to a mini? These nifty cars are a breeze to park and cheap on gas. Excited to explore the surrounding areas? An SUV or a full-size car could be perfect. If you’d rather go all out on your getaway, make an impression with a premium car.
There’s loads of choice when it comes to rental cars in Kakahu. From swish SUVs with loads of space for luggage to easy-to-park compacts, you’ll find it all here. Selecting your perfect match depends on how much you want to spend and where you plan to go. Some road trips are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas others don’t need more than a bargain, no-frills type model. The choice is yours.
There’s a bit more to driving around Kakahu than simply getting behind the wheel and turning the key. Get the lowdown on a few important road rules here:
Motorists drive on the left side of the road in Kakahu. If you plan to rent a car here, take note that the steering wheel will be on the right. It could take a bit to get the hang of!
Finding a place to leave the car in Kakahu is a breeze. You won’t need to drive around the block in dense traffic here — and that’s why the locals love it. There’s plenty of on and off-street parking on offer.
Speed limits vary in and around the city of Kakahu, but typically range from 50km/h to 100km/h. Most residential roads have a maximum speed of 40km/h unless indicated otherwise.
Generally, your rental company will bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may provide your contact information to local law enforcement agencies so they can issue a fine directly to you.
It’s prohibited to use your cell phone while driving around Kakahu, and you could also be charged a fine for simply handling a phone if you’re in control of a vehicle. That said, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as your attention stays on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit when driving in Kakahu is 0.05%. If you’re planning a big night on the town, leave your wheels behind and organize another way of getting home instead.
You aren’t permitted to turn on a red light in Kakahu. When you encounter one, enjoy a mindful moment or two until the signal changes to green.
Subject to a few exceptions, seat belts must be fastened when the vehicle is in motion in Timaru District.