If your trip to Middle Valley is all booked but your travel itinerary is looking a little empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.There’s nothing more enjoyable than visiting new places. While you’re in the area, McLean Park and Fairlie Heritage Museum should be among them. One more sight to consider stopping at is Fairlie Golf Course.
With some great day trip options available in the surrounding area, renting a car makes good sense. Without one, it’d be much more difficult to soak up everything that Timaru, 22 miles away, has to offer. DB Brewery, Trevor Griffiths Rose Garden and Botanical Gardens alone justify the drive out here. Located 25 miles away, Lake Tekapo is another popular choice. If you visit, make sure you check out Tekapo Springs, Church of the Good Shepherd and Mount John Observatory.
Here are our recommendations on how to get behind the wheel of a rental car with some extra cash in your wallet:
Use our handy filter tool to point you in the direction of the hottest car rental deals around — and then compare the prices
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Before you jump behind the wheel, take a look at both airport and non-airport pickup and drop-off outlets to ensure you’re bagging the cheapest deal in town
If you’re not bothered about which day of the week you get the keys to your car and your schedule is flexible, experiment with days and dates to find the hottest deal
Nobody likes being charged a late fee. Avoid the trouble of having to pay for another full day by making sure your pickup and drop-off times are around the same time
If you’re hoping to save a pretty penny, pay as soon as you book and get some of the thriftiest rates around
Finally, lock in your preferred vehicle as soon as possible to score yourself a ton of savings!
Sure, you can explore Middle Valley without wheels. But with so much to see, having one will definitely make your trip more memorable. If you can’t wait to head out into some nature, opt for a vehicle with a bit of extra power. A full-size car or an SUV could be just the ticket. A smaller car, like a mini or a compact, is a popular choice if you’ll only be taking shorter trips.
There’s loads of choice when it comes to rental cars in Middle Valley. From luxury models to zippy little compacts that make parking a breeze, you’ll find it all here. Deciding on your perfect match of course depends on your budget and what you intend to do. There are some road trips that are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas other adventures don’t need anything more than enough space for your luggage and buddies. Which car will you be sliding behind the wheel of this time?
There’s a bit more to hitting the road in Middle Valley than simply sliding behind the wheel and firing up the engine. Brush up on the most important traffic laws here:
In Middle Valley, you’ll need to drive on the left-hand side of the road. This means the steering wheel is on the right side. If you’ve rented a ride with a manual transmission, get used to changing gears with your left hand.
You shouldn’t have any trouble getting a parking spot in Middle Valley. With plenty of places to leave your wheels, discovering the sights of this destination is a joy.
In the city of Middle Valley, speed limits range from 50km/h to 100km/h. Most built-up areas have a maximum speed limit of 40km/h unless indicated otherwise.
Normally, your rental company will charge the amount of the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may forward your contact details to the relevant local agency so they can send a fine directly to you.
It is prohibited to use your cell phone while driving in Middle Valley, and you could also receive a fine for just holding a phone when you’re in control of a vehicle. However, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as your attention stays on the road.
In Middle Valley, it’s an offence to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) over 0.05%. If you’re going to have a few drinks, it’s a good idea to leave the rental car at your hotel.
No, so don’t risk a fine by doing it. In Middle Valley, red equals stop, with no exceptions. When approaching traffic lights, always maintain a safe speed so you can easily stop when you need to.
Seat belts should always be fastened in Mackenzie District. However, this rule may vary for certain vehicles, like those operated by public transportation systems.