If your trip to Kinloch is all locked in but your itinerary is looking a little empty, let us give you a helping hand.There’s plenty to do in the area. Don’t leave without visiting Taupo Hot Springs and Huka Falls. If you can, also check out Craters of the Moon.
The beauty of having your own set of wheels is that you can go anywhere, anytime. Make the most of your newfound freedom by exploring all there is to do in Rotorua. It’s just 40 miles away. Among the first stops you make here ought to be Lake Rotorua, Skyline Rotorua and Lake Okareka. Locals will also likely point you toward Whakapapa, 45 miles away. If you can only see one thing here, make sure it’s Mt Ruapehu. (But we’d also highly recommend Mt Tongariro and Te Porere Redoubt.)
Get prepared for a fun-filled adventure in Kinloch. The car you choose depends on what kind of vacation you have in mind. If you’re heading there on your own, why not choose a compact or a mini? They’re great on gas and a piece of cake to park. If you’re on the road with a few friends, consider an intermediate or a standard car. They offer more legroom and space for everyone’s bags.
Sometimes it’s all about the journey, which makes your car choice important. If you’re planning an amazing road trip around Kinloch, a safe and sturdy SUV could be the best solution. If you’d like the cheapest possible price and plan on doing a lot of city driving, an economy car is a smart pick. All you need to do is decide what’ll suit you best, round up the troops, and hit the wide, open road.
The left side of the road is where you’ll be motoring along in Kinloch. Take note that the controls of your rental car here, such as the steering wheel, will be on the opposite side of what you’re used to.
Parking in Kinloch is a piece of cake. You won’t have to repeatedly go around the block in dense traffic here — and that’s what the locals love about it. There’s lots of on and off-street parking to choose from.
Speed limits vary in the city of Kinloch, but generally range from 50km/h to 100km/h. Most residential zones have a top speed of 40km/h unless indicated otherwise.
Generally, your chosen rental company will bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may forward your contact details to local law enforcement agencies so they can issue a fine directly to you.
As is the case in many places, normal cell phone usage is not permitted while behind the wheel in Kinloch. An exception applies for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just ensure you maintain focus on the road.
While operating a vehicle in Kinloch, it’s illegal to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) of over 0.05%. Thinking of having a glass or two of wine while you’re out? Consider grabbing a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Turning on a red light isn’t allowed in Kinloch. Always be on the lookout for traffic signs and lights so you don’t break any road rules.
Although there are a small number of exceptions, seat belts are mandatory in Taupo District.