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Frequently asked questions

Where is Waikato?
Nothing tops dropping the windows of your rental car and cruising down long, smooth stretches of road. But before you motor off on a big adventure in Waikato, how about learning a few things about this popular place? This fascinating destination is located in New Zealand.
What are the best road trip destinations in Waikato?
Boasting miles and miles of highways and inviting open roads, many travelers choose to turn their Waikato vacations into driving journeys. If you’re planning the road trip of a lifetime, you’ll need to know which cities to put on your itinerary. Here are some of the most popular regions in this extraordinary place:

  • Hamilton (population of 152,600)
  • Taupo (population of 22,500)
  • Cambridge (population of 15,200)
  • Tokoroa (population of 14,300)

How can I get a cheap car rental in Waikato?
Here’s a rundown of our top suggestions if you’re looking to score the best deal on a car rental:

  • Use our handy filter tool to point you in the direction of the cheapest car rental rates around — then compare the prices;
  • Keep an eye on your inbox for our Price Drop Alert. We’ll let you know all about all the hot deals cruising around your location;
  • Check out the offers at all rental locations around town, being sure to include both the airport and its surrounds. A quick cab trip to a neighboring car rental outlet may mean some generous savings;
  • If you have room to move in your schedule, modify your dates to find better prices on different days of the week;
  • Do what you can to keep your pickup and drop-off times the same. If you return your rental car later than you picked it up, you could be charged a whole extra day;
  • If you’re looking to save a few dollars, prepay for your rental and bag some of the best rates around;
  • The early bird catches the worm, and also the best deals! Book as soon as possible to grab some excellent savings.

What is the most popular rental car category in Waikato?
From caves to impressive rock formations and canyons, Waikato features some spectacular natural attractions. Why not take off and see a handful of them? Leave town and arrange some exciting day trips. A full-size SUV is suited to those longer rides. With the ability to manage any kind of terrain, these larger vehicles make it easy to detour from the beaten path.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Waikato?
Sometimes it’s all about the journey, which makes your car choice important. If you’re about to head off on an amazing road trip around Waikato, a comfortable SUV could be the ideal solution. If you’d like the best possible deal and plan to stick to city driving, an economy car is a wise pick. All you have to do is choose what’s the best fit, throw your bags in the trunk, and hit the highway.
What side of the road do they drive on in Waikato?
In Waikato, motorists stick to the left side of the road. That means the driver’s seat is on the right-hand side. If you’ve rented a manual transmission car, you’ll need to get used to shifting gears with your left hand.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in New Zealand?
Usually, your rental car company will charge the amount fined to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may supply your contact details to the relevant local law enforcement agency so they can send a fine straight to you.

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