If your trip to Wairakei is all booked but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.Not far from the heart of the city, Huka Falls is one spot to consider adding to your must-see list. Craters of the Moon and Wairakei Terraces & Thermal Health Spa are also not far away and worth taking the time to see.
We know you’re eager to see what your new ride can do. How about venturing out on a day trip to Rotorua? Just 35 miles away, roll down your windows and feel the breeze in your hair on the way there. Lake Rotorua, Skyline Rotorua and Lake Okareka alone justify the drive. Whakapapa is another terrific option. It’s 50 miles away and boasts a range of fascinating things to do. Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro and Te Porere Redoubt are only the start.
Rent a car and explore Wairakei your way. Love to head out into some nature? Consider an SUV. This vehicle is perfect for those who want outdoor adventures. Just want to get from A to B and traveling with minimal luggage? If you aren’t planning on driving very far, a fuel-efficient mini is a great option.
First of all, there’s an impressive variety of both economy and high-end rental vehicles available in Wairakei. What you go for will depend on what you’re willing to spend and the activities you’ve got planned. Specialty vehicles often spare no expense when it comes to comfort and class. If you feel like splashing out, why not pick up an elite SUV, or perhaps a stylish mid-size sedan? On the other hand, if you’re just after a set of wheels to zip around town in at the cheapest price possible, you’re better off choosing an economy compact vehicle (or something else that’s unlikely to break the bank).
Drivers stick to the left side of the road in Wairakei. If you plan to get a rental car here, be aware that the driver’s seat will be on the right. It could take a bit to get the hang of!
No, you shouldn’t have any problems getting a parking spot in Wairakei. With loads of places to leave your car, exploring this destination is easy.
Speed limits vary in and around Wairakei, but usually range from 50km/h to 100km/h. Most residential zones have a top speed of 40km/h unless marked otherwise.
Normally, one of two things will happen. Your chosen car rental company may charge the amount of the fine to your credit card. This is the usual approach. On the other hand, it may forward your contact information to local authorities so the fine is issued directly to you.
Provided you have hands-free functions like Bluetooth enabled, you can lawfully use your cell phone while operating a vehicle in Wairakei. Just make sure you keep focused on the road.
While driving in Wairakei, it’s illegal to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) in excess of 0.05%. Planning to have a drink or two with lunch or dinner? Consider booking a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
No, so don’t risk a fine by doing it. In Wairakei, red means stop, with no exceptions. When approaching traffic lights, always drive at a safe speed so you can easily stop when you need to.
Seat belts must be worn in Taupo District. That being said, the rule may differ for certain vehicles, like those used by public transportation networks.