If your trip to Taumarunui is all booked but your itinerary is looking a little empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.If you’re looking for a reason to explore beyond the city center, Raurimu Spiral is it. Like another one? Taumarunui Golf Course is also worth the short commute out.
If you have a bit of spare time and you’re willing to travel 25 miles, take a look at Whakapapa. This place offers up lots of things to see and do. Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro and Te Porere Redoubt alone make the drive out here worthwhile. Don’t miss Waitomo Caves either! Just 50 miles away, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Altura Gardens & Wildlife Park and Aranui Cave are must-sees here.
Whether you’re traveling by yourself or with a group, we’re here to help find a great set of wheels for you in Taumarunui. If you want something small, why not pick up the keys to a mini or compact? These nifty cars are lots of fun to drive and cheap to run. Can’t wait to explore the surrounding areas? An SUV could be perfect. If you’d prefer to go all out this vacation, drive around in style with one of our ritzy premium cars.
For some people, owning a prestige vehicle is a little (or a lot!) out of reach. But renting your dream ride is easier than you think! Experience the thrill of cruising the open roads in a swanky sports car, even if it’s only for a day or two. Or maybe you’re just after a set of wheels to get you from A to B. Flashy or frugal? Either way, there’s a rental car to suit you in Taumarunui.
The left-hand side of the road is where you’ll be cruising along in Taumarunui. Take note that the controls of your rental car here, such as the steering wheel and stick shift (if your car has manual transmission), will be on the other side of what you’re used to.
You’ll discover lots of places to park the car in Taumarunui. Even right in the thick of things, there’s usually a spot right where you need it.
Speed limits vary across the city of Taumarunui, but usually range from 50km/h to 100km/h. Most residential areas have a maximum speed of 40km/h unless marked otherwise.
Generally, your car rental company will charge the amount listed on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges and taxes. Otherwise, they may share your contact details with the relevant local law enforcement agency, who’ll then send a fine straight to you.
Provided you have Bluetooth or similar functions enabled, you can use your phone while cruising around Taumarunui. But make sure you keep concentrating on the road.
When driving in Taumarunui, it’s against the law to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) of over 0.05%. Thinking of having a glass or two of wine while you’re out? Consider using a ride-sharing service or booking a taxi.
It’s a big no-no to turn at a red light in Taumarunui. If you come across one, take the opportunity to enjoy a couple of mindful moments until the signal flicks back to green.
Seat belts are compulsory in Ruapehu District. Having said that, the rules may differ for some vehicles, such as those operated by public transportation systems.