If your trip to Tauranga is all organized but your itinerary is a bit on the empty side, let us give you a helping hand.Close to the center, Memorial Park is one sight to consider putting on your to-do list. If you still have room on your travel schedule, Tauranga Golf Club and Tauranga Art Gallery will keep you occupied too.
If you’re trying to find day-trip inspiration from Tauranga, you certainly won’t be let down! Whakarewarewa, just 30 miles away, is home to some fantastic sights that’ll keep you on the go. Looking for an excuse to go and have a look? Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village and Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest ought to do. If you need any more convincing, also consider Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve.
Fill up the gas tank, put your key in the ignition and get ready to feel the sea air blowing through your hair. Tauranga has some fantastic stretches of coastline, such as:
Mount Maunganui Beach (6 miles away).
Pilot Bay Beach (6 miles away).
Maunganui Beach (7 miles away).
Some travelers find ducking in and out of traffic in big cities a bit daunting. But in a compact or economy car, getting around Tauranga will be a snap. Rather spend your days discovering the surrounding rocky coastlines? Browse our fantastic range of mid-size and full-size SUVs. With room to move and oomph under the hood, these larger rides will make those scenic drives even more memorable. Crossing off all the attractions and experiences that Tauranga is known for has never been easier with your own wheels.
There’s loads of choice when it comes to renting a car in Tauranga. From luxury models to zippy compacts that make parking a cinch, you’ll find it all here. Selecting your perfect match of course depends on your budget and what activities you’ve got planned. There are some road trips that are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas others don’t need anything more than an engine and four wheels. Which will it be this time?
Stick to the left-hand side of the road in Tauranga. If you plan to explore this destination on wheels, take note that the driver’s seat will be on the right. It may take a little getting used to!
You’re unlikely to have any difficulties finding a parking spot in Tauranga. With plenty of places to leave your rental car, exploring this destination is a joy.
As the population of Tauranga is around 110,300, you shouldn’t have too much trouble with traffic congestion. That being said, main roads generally get busy before and after work hours, so you may want to avoid driving during these times.
The residential areas in the city of Tauranga have a 40km/h speed limit. Outside these built-up areas, the speed limits generally range between 50km/h and 100km/h.
Most of the time, your rental car company will charge the amount listed on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges. Alternatively, they may supply your contact details to the relevant local authority, who’ll then send a fine straight to you.
If you have hands-free functions like Bluetooth enabled, it’s fine to use your phone while driving around Tauranga. But make sure you keep concentrating on the road.
In Tauranga, it is a criminal offence to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) over 0.05%. If you plan to have a few drinks over dinner, it’d be wise to leave the car at your hotel.
No, it’s not. In Tauranga, red equals stop, with no exceptions. When approaching a set of traffic lights, always drive at a safe speed so you can easily stop if you need to.
You bet. However, there may be exceptions for certain vehicles run by public transportation networks.