• Get to know Thrifty
  • The line up
  • Locations
  • Rate schedule
  • Additional Charges
  • Key Contacts

Get to know Thrifty

Operating since 1986 and one of New Zealand’s leading car rental brands. Thrifty New Zealand and Thrifty Australia are owned by the NRMA group – Australia’s largest motoring association; Thrifty is located at convenient locations nationwide at all major airport, city and ferry locations.

Thrifty offers one of newest fleets of cars, SUV’s, mini buses on the market and now with the inclusion of the 100% electric Hyundai IONIQ, we have all your vehicle requirements covered.

Thrifty is committed to customers safety with our fleet boasting the highest possible ANCAP rating available. As a Qualmark Gold Sustainable Tourism Business, rest assured that you’re in safe hands with our efficient and friendly staff, ensuring you receive the best service every time.

Why choose Thrifty?

With Thrifty’s proven quality service levels, backed up with processes and systems and a locally based customer services team, we’re ready to offer a helpful, friendly hand when you need it. All our fleet comes with free collection and delivery to your accommodation provider or office within a 5km radius of any staffed Thrifty branch (pre-arranged and subject to availability), and 24/7 roadside assist.

The line up

Thrifty is committed to providing our customers a range of vehicles that suit their needs. All of our vehicles are automatic and most feature Bluetooth, ABS, cruise control and revering cameras. All vehicles are 4 or 5 star ANCAP safety rated.

To see our range of vehicles, please click here.

Convenient locations natiownide

Thrifty operates at 29 convenient airport, city and ferry locations across New Zealand, bringing you the best value car hire deals to your doorstep.

To find a branch near you, please click here:

Additional Charges

Unclear fuel charges? Let us clear that up for you.

With our All of Government re-fueling solution, Thrifty offers transparent re-fueling charges of the price paid at the pump plus an $8.50 service fee. Plus no service fee for top ups under 5 litres and quarterly carbon emission reporting.

One way fees

Location pick-up surcharge

Excess kilometres (vans only)

Key Contacts

New Zealand Sales Manager
Nicki Dawson
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 029 770 0882

Partnership Manager
Craig Chalmers
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 021 685 702