If your trip to Matata 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, Awakeri Hot Springs, Lake Rotorua and Lake Rotoma are top picks with visitors and within a short drive of the town center.
We know you can’t wait to test out these new wheels of yours. How about heading out on a day trip to Opotiki? Just 25 miles away, roll down the windows and enjoy the wind in your hair on the drive there. Opotiki Beach, Ohope International Golf Club and Shalfoon & Francis Museum alone justify the drive out here. Located 30 miles away, Rotorua is another popular tourist destination. If you drop by, don’t miss Lake Rotorua, Skyline Rotorua and Lake Okareka.
Matata has some picturesque seaside areas, and what better way to experience them than from behind the wheel of your very own rental car. See what precious treasures you can find lying along the water’s edge at one of these popular beaches:
Pukehina Beach (14 miles away).
Maraetotara Reserve (18 miles away).
Ohope Beach (18 miles away).
If you’re eager to get out and socialize with new people, joining an event at Whakatane War Memorial Hall is an excellent idea. You’ll find it 14 miles from Matata, so take a look at the schedule and see what grabs you.
No other mode of transportation can offer you convenience and flexibility like your own car. Whatever the reason for your adventure to Matata, CarRentals.com has a fantastic selection of vehicles to choose from. Spending a weekend in the city with your beau? Make things even cozier by going for a convertible. A delight to drive and a snap to park, you’ll love sitting side by side in one of these little rides. A full-size car is a great option for families with youngsters. There’s enough room for everyone and you can go wherever you want, whenever you want. If you’re on a business trip, a premium car will take you from your hotel to those important meetings in luxury and comfort.
Sometimes the journey is more significant than the destination, which makes your car choice important. If you’re about to embark on an epic road trip around Matata, a safe and sturdy SUV could be your perfect match. If you want a fantastic bargain and plan on doing a lot of city driving, an economy car is hard to beat. All you need to do is choose what’ll suit you best, load up the car, and hit the highway.
There’s way more to cruising the roads of Matata than simply sliding behind the wheel and putting the key in the ignition. Learn about some of the most important local traffic rules here:
The left side of the road is where you’ll be cruising along in Matata. Also take note that the controls of your rental car here, such as the steering wheel and gearshift, will be on the opposite side of what you’re used to.
In most cases, parking in the center of Matata is stress-free. There’s a good choice of on and off-street parking. Of course, you’ll need to follow the parking rules and regulations. Make sure you pay any applicable fees and you adhere to any time restrictions.
As the population of Matata is around 720, you probably won’t have much difficulty with traffic congestion. That being said, major roads can get busy in the rush hours before and after work, so you may want to avoid driving then.
Generally, one of two things will happen. Your chosen rental car company may bill the amount of the fine to your credit card. This is the more common practice. Or it may forward your contact information to local authorities so the fine is issued straight to you.