If your trip to Peel Forest is all organized but your itinerary is looking a little empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.Nothing tops a bit of insider knowledge when it comes to experiences and attractions. Book a rental car with CarRentals.com, talk to the locals about what’s good and then step on the gas!
If you’re searching for a day-trip destination, we’ve got a couple of ideas. Situated 30 miles away, Mount Cook is worth hopping in the car for. Among your first few stops here ought to be Hooker Valley Track, Tasman Glacier and Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre. The locals will also probably point you toward Mount Hutt, 35 miles away. If you only have time for one thing here, let it be Mount Hutt Skifield. (But we’re also huge fans of Awa Awa Rata Reserve and Exibition Quad Chair.)
A rental car allows you to get around quickly and comfortably in Peel Forest. If you’re traveling on a shoestring and want to stretch your budget, a mini or a compact is an excellent choice. These smaller cars are cheap to run and easy to park. If you’ve got the kids in tow, a full-size car will give you enough space to stretch your legs.
There’s more than enough choice when it comes to rental cars in Peel Forest. From people-movers with plenty of room to spare to agile compacts, you’ll find it all here. Selecting your perfect match of course depends on your budget and what you intend to do. Some road trips are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas others don’t need anything more than a bargain, no-frills type model. What type of car will it be this time?
Drivers stick to the left side of the road in Peel Forest. If you plan to rent a ride here, be aware that the driver’s seat will be on the right. It may take a little bit to get used to!
Finding a parking space in Peel Forest is a breeze. You won’t need to circle the block in heavy traffic here — and that’s why the locals love it. There’s plenty of on and off-street parking on offer.
Speed limits vary across the city of Peel Forest, but generally range from 50km/h to 100km/h. Most residential roads have a maximum speed of 40km/h unless posted otherwise.
Generally, your rental car company will bill the amount listed on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges. Or they may provide your contact details to the relevant local authority, who’ll then send a fine to your postal address.
It is prohibited to use your cell phone while cruising in your car around Peel Forest, and you could even be fined for just holding your phone when you’re in control of a vehicle. However, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as you keep your attention on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while driving in Peel Forest is 0.05%. If you’re planning a big night out, leave your wheels behind and organize some other way of getting home instead.
Turning on a red light isn’t permitted in Peel Forest. Always keep an eye on traffic signs and lights to make sure you don’t breach any road rules.
Subject to a small number of exceptions, seat belts must be fastened when the vehicle is in motion in Timaru District.