If your trip to Wairakei is all organized but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.Not too far from the city center, Huka Falls is one sight you might like to consider adding to your to-do list. If you still have space on that travel schedule, Craters of the Moon and Wairakei Terraces & Thermal Health Spa will keep you on the go too.
The greatest part about having your own ride is that you can travel anywhere, anytime. Make full use of your freedom by experiencing all there is to do in Rotorua. It’s just 34 miles away. Lake Rotorua, Skyline Rotorua and Lake Okareka alone justify the drive out here. Don’t miss Whakapapa either! Just 50 miles away, Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro and Te Porere Redoubt are non-negotiable stops here.
Here’s a rundown of our top suggestions to grab the best price on a car rental:
Browse as many different cheap car rental companies as possible (we make that task a piece of cake!)
Set up an email Price Drop Alert for your next vacation destination. You never know what fantastic deals will hightail it into your inbox
Before you pick up your car keys and jump behind the wheel, check out both airport and non-airport pickup and drop-off outlets to make sure you’re bagging the best deal in town
If your dates are not written in stone, see if you can get a lower price by changing the days in your search
No one enjoys being charged a late fee. Avoid having to pay for an extra day by making sure your pickup and drop-off times are similar
Sometimes car rental outlets offer discounts if you pay upfront, so keep a lookout for these kinds of offers
The early bird catches the biggest worm, along with the hottest deals! Book as soon as possible to score some great savings.
Rent a car and enjoy Wairakei your way. Want to soak up some nature? Consider a full-size car. This vehicle is ideal for those craving adventure in the great outdoors. Just want to get easily from A to B and traveling lightly? If you’re not planning on driving very far, a compact or a mini is a terrific option.
For some people, owning a high-end vehicle may be a little out of reach. But renting the car of your dreams is certainly within your grasp! Imagine tearing down the open road in a fancy sports car, even if it’s only for a few days. Or perhaps all you need is a cheap ride to get you safely from point A to point B. Extravagant or economical? Whatever you decide, there’s a rental car to suit you in Wairakei.
When driving somewhere unfamiliar, you’ll want to have some knowledge of the local traffic regulations. Here’s what you need to know to hop behind the wheel in Wairakei with ease:
In Wairakei, you’ll need to stick to the left-hand side of the road. That means the steering wheel is on the right-hand side. If your rental vehicle has a manual transmission, familiarize yourself with shifting gears with your left hand.
Parking in Wairakei is a breeze. You don’t need to circle the block in dense traffic here — and that’s why the locals love it. There’s lots of on and off-street parking to choose from.
Speed limits vary throughout Wairakei, but generally range from 50km/h to 100km/h. Most residential areas have a top speed of 40km/h unless indicated otherwise.
In most cases, your chosen rental company will charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact information with the relevant local authority so they can issue a fine directly to you.
As in many places, regular cell phone usage is prohibited while driving in Wairakei. There is an exception for hands-free or Bluetooth functions. Just be sure to maintain focus on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while operating a vehicle in Wairakei is 0.05%. If you’re planning a big night out, leave your wheels behind and organize a different way of getting home instead.
Turning on a red light is illegal in Wairakei. Always keep an eye on traffic signs and lights so that you don’t break any traffic laws.
Seat belts are mandatory in Taupo District. Having said that, these rules may differ for certain vehicles, such as those operated by public transportation systems.