Nothing tops dropping the windows of your rental car and coasting down lengthy stretches of road. But before you drive off on a big adventure in North Island, how about learning something about this travel hot spot? You’ll need to book a plane ticket to New Zealand to get to this awesome destination.
Here are our recommendations on how to jump behind the wheel of a rental car with some extra cash in your pocket:
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From sandy shores to snowfields and caves, North Island boasts some dazzling natural wonders. Why not hit the highway and enjoy a couple of them? Escape the city and embark on some excursions. A full-size SUV is a perfect fit for longer drives. With the ability to tackle all types of terrain, these larger vehicles make it a pleasure to veer off the beaten path.
For some, owning a prestige vehicle may be a little out of reach. But renting the car of your dreams can easily be a reality! Imagine rolling into town in a swanky convertible, even if it’s just for a short while. Or maybe all you need is a budget ride to get you quickly from point A to point B. Extravagant or economical? Either way, one thing’s for sure — there’s a rental car to suit you in North Island.
Slide behind the wheel and get ready to discover the very best of North Island from the comfort of your own rental car. If you’ve never driven around this area before, don’t worry. We’ve pulled together a few tips and hints to help you navigate your way around safely and easily:
The left side is where you’ll be motoring along in North Island. Take note that the controls of your rental vehicle here, like the steering wheel, will be on the other side of what you’re used to.
Speed limits typically range from 50km/h to 100km/h in North Island and are heavily enforced. Residential areas usually have a maximum speed of 40km/h, unless signed otherwise.
Generally speaking, your chosen car rental company will bill the amount detailed on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges and taxes. Or they may share your contact details with the relevant local law enforcement agency, who’ll then issue a fine directly to you.
They are, so buckle up. Although, there are some exceptions for certain vehicles run by public transportation networks.
It’s prohibited to use your cell phone while driving around North Island, and you may also be hit with a fine for just handling a phone when you’re in control of a vehicle. That being said, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as your eyes remain on the road.
When driving in North Island, it’s an offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) of over 0.05%. Thinking of having a wine or two over lunch or dinner? Consider using a ride-sharing service or taking a taxi.
Turning on a red light is illegal in North Island. Always keep an eye on traffic signs and lights to make sure you don’t breach any road rules.