We know you’re eager to test out these new wheels of yours. How about heading out on a day trip to Tauranga? Just 16 miles away, roll down the windows and let the wind rustle your hair on the drive there. Among your first stops here ought to be ASB Baypark, Mount Maunganui Beach and Tauranga Domain. Situated 25 miles away, Waihi is another place to aim for. If you swing by, make sure you check out Owharoa Falls, Waihi Waterlily Gardens and Orokawa Bay.
Wind down the windows and inhale the fresh sea air as you journey towards Omokoroa Beach. 16 miles from Okauia, it’s a lovely place to go for a quiet day out by the water.
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A rental car will help you travel from A to B with ease in Okauia. If you’re traveling on a shoestring and want to make your budget go further, a mini or a compact is an excellent choice. These zippy cars are economical to run and easy to park. If you have the kids in tow, an SUV will give you all the space you need.
You’ll be glad to hear that there’s a broad range of both luxury and economy rental vehicles in Okauia. What you opt for will depend on your budget and the activities you’ve got planned. Specialty vehicles offer unparalleled comfort and class. If you’re splurging, why not book an SUV with all the bells and whistles, or perhaps a stylish mid-sized vehicle? On the other hand, if you’re just after a car to get you from A to B as efficiently as possible, you’re better off choosing a versatile compact vehicle (or something else that’s unlikely to break the bank).
There’s way more to hitting the road in Okauia than just jumping behind the wheel and putting the key in the ignition. Get the scoop on a few important local rules and regulations here:
The left-hand side is where you’ll be motoring along in Okauia. Also 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.
You shouldn’t have any difficulties finding somewhere to park in Okauia. With loads of places to leave your car, discovering the sights of this destination is a joy.
There are. In Okauia, speed limits range from 50km/h to 100km/h. Residential zones have a default speed limit of 40km/h unless indicated otherwise.
Generally, your chosen rental company will bill the fined amount to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may supply your contact details to local authorities so they can issue a fine to you directly.
It is prohibited to use your cell phone while you’re behind the wheel in Okauia, and you could even receive a fine for just holding a phone if you’re in control of a vehicle. That said, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as your attention remains on the road.
In Okauia, it’s a punishable offence to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) in excess of 0.05%. If you’re in the mood for a few drinks with lunch or dinner, it’s a good idea to leave your car behind.
It’s prohibited to turn at a red light in Okauia. If you encounter one, enjoy a couple of mindful moments until the light goes back to green.
Yes, so buckle up. Although, there are a few exceptions for certain vehicles operated by public transportation systems.