If your trip to Te Puke is all sorted out but your itinerary is looking a little empty, let us give you a helping hand.Keep yourself entertained by swinging by Kaiate Falls and Donovan Park. Another place to keep in mind is blokart Recreation Park.
If you’re looking for day-trip inspiration, we’ve got a couple of ideas. Situated 25 miles away, Rotorua is worth getting in the car for. Among the first stops you make here ought to be Lake Rotorua, Skyline Rotorua and Lake Okareka. The locals will also probably point you toward Waihi, 35 miles away. If you only have time for one attraction here, let it be Owharoa Falls. (But we’d also highly recommend Waihi Waterlily Gardens and Orokawa Bay.)
Nothing screams vacation like jumping in the car, blasting some tunes and heading to the seaside. Te Puke has some fantastic beaches nearby, so grab a good book (and a kite if the wind’s blowing) and set off to one of these popular options:
Mount Maunganui Beach (11 miles away).
Pukehina Beach (12 miles away).
Pilot Bay Beach (13 miles away).
Rent some wheels and explore Te Puke at your own pace. Want to soak up some nearby natural areas? Go with a full-size car. This vehicle is perfect for those after adventure in the great outdoors. Just want to get comfortably from A to B and traveling lightly? If you’re not planning on doing a lot of driving, a fuel-efficient mini is a terrific option.
There’s more than enough choice when it comes to renting a car in Te Puke. From swish SUVs with loads of space for luggage to easy-to-park compacts, you’ll find it all here. Deciding on your perfect match of course depends on your budget and where you plan to go. There are some road trips that are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas others don’t need anything more than four wheels and a gas pedal. What type of car will it be this time?
In Te Puke, you’ll need to drive on the left-hand side of the road. This means the driver’s seat is on the right-hand side. If you’ve rented a vehicle with a manual transmission, familiarize yourself with shifting gears with your left hand.
You’ll find plenty of places to park the car in Te Puke. Even in the thick of things, there’s often a spot right where you need it.
There sure are. In the city of Te Puke, speed limits range from 50km/h to 100km/h. Residential areas have a default speed limit of 40km/h unless posted otherwise.
Normally, one of two things will happen. Your rental car company may charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. This is the more common practice. On the other hand, it may provide your contact details to the relevant local agency so the fine is issued to you directly.
It is against the law to use your cell phone while you’re behind the wheel in Te Puke, and you could also be hit with a fine for just handling a phone if you’re in control of a vehicle. However, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as your attention remains on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while operating a vehicle in Te Puke is 0.05%. If a big night is on the cards, leave the car behind and organize some other way of getting home instead.
Turning on a red light isn’t allowed in Te Puke. Always keep an eye on traffic signs and lights to ensure you don’t breach any traffic laws.
Seat belts are mandatory in Bay of Plenty Region. However, the rule may not apply for some vehicles, like those operated by public transportation systems.