If your trip to Paterson is all locked in but your travel itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.There’s plenty to do in the immediate surrounds. Don’t leave without visiting Tocal Homestead and Walka Water Works. If you have time, also check out Maitland Gaol.
The beauty of having your own car is that you can travel anywhere, anytime. Make full use of your freedom by checking out all there is to do in Pokolbin. It’s just 20 miles away. Hunter Valley Gardens ought to be at the top of your to-do list here. Hope Estate and Roche Estate are fantastic attractions too. The locals will also likely point you in the direction of Newcastle, 25 miles away. If you only have time for one attraction here, make sure it’s Newcastle Beach. (But we’re also huge fans of Charlestown Square and Nobbys Head Beach.)
With your own wheels, Paterson is yours to enjoy. People journey to this city for a wealth of reasons, and here at CarRentals.com we have a different car for each of them. A key priority for big families is space (and legroom). Depending on the number of family members, that could mean anything from a full-size vehicle to a van. Those traveling on a budget enjoy the affordability and great mileage of our smaller rentals, such as a mini or an economy. If you’re in the mood to make heads turn in Paterson, check out our special category for a ride that’ll make any car lover go all tingly with excitement.
Sometimes the journey is more significant than the destination, which makes choosing the right car important. If you’re planning an unforgettable road trip around Paterson, a comfortable SUV could be the ideal solution. If you’re hoping for the cheapest possible price and plan on staying mostly in the city, a budget compact is a clever pick. All you have to do is work out what will suit you best, throw your bags in the back seat, and hit the wide, open road.
In Paterson, you’ll need to drive on the left-hand side of the road. This means the driver’s seat is on the right side. If your rental vehicle has a manual transmission, familiarize yourself with shifting gears with your left hand.
You shouldn’t run into trouble getting a parking spot in Paterson. With plenty of places to leave your rental car, discovering the sights of this destination is easy.
As with many cities, you can expect slightly heavier traffic in the early and late rush hours. However, thanks to its smaller population of roughly 880, traffic jams aren’t a big issue in Paterson.
Speed limits vary across the city of Paterson, but generally range from 40km/h to 100km/h. Most residential roads have a maximum speed of 50km/h unless marked otherwise.
As in many places, regular cell phone usage is not allowed while cruising in your car around Paterson. However, there is an exception for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just be sure to keep your eyes on the road.
In Paterson, it’s an offence to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) above 0.05%. If you’re planning to have a few drinks with dinner, it’d be wise to leave the car at your hotel.
No, so don’t risk a fine by doing it. In Paterson, red means stop, with no exceptions. When nearing a set of traffic lights, always drive at a safe speed so you can easily stop if you need to.
By law everyone must wear a seat belt. However, there are exceptions for vehicles operated by public transportation networks.