Free things to do in Auckland

February 19, 2018 Blog

Getting the most out of a city break doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. If you’re looking for free things to do in Auckland, we’ve got you covered because there are heaps of fun activities and attractions in the city of sails that won’t cost you a thing. Just take a look at […] full post

Best Fish and Chips in New Zealand

February 13, 2018 Blog

Fish and chips has to be one of the most popular takeaways in New Zealand, especially on a Friday night. We Kiwis love huddling around a parcel of deep fried and battered morsels and we all have our favourite local to buy them from. But what if you’re visiting another town and craving fish and […] full post

Netball New Zealand and Thrifty driving gains for Netball

January 30, 2018 Blog

Netball New Zealand (NNZ) and Thrifty Car Rental are proud to announce a new partnership for Netball in New Zealand. Thrifty joins a growing stable of companies committing their support to Netball throughout New Zealand. With over 30 locations throughout New Zealand, Thrifty are looking forward to supporting Netball New Zealand and its members wherever […] full post

Top movie locations in New Zealand

January 25, 2018 Blog

It’s no secret the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies were filmed in New Zealand, but did you know many other famous and critically acclaimed films were shot and produced here too? In fact, as well as being an adventure’s playground, Aotearoa is proving a popular movie buff’s scene, with film fans flocking […] full post

Best day walks in New Zealand

January 11, 2018 Blog

Whether you’re a local or an overseas traveller, you’ve probably heard of some of New Zealand’s famous multi-day hikes. And while our Great Walks are amazing, we know that not everyone has days to spare to take on these epic adventures. Luckily, New Zealand also has some incredible walks that can be made in a day […] full post

Tips for taking Instagram worthy photos on your next road trip

January 1, 2018 Blog

We’re pretty lucky that almost everywhere you travel in New Zealand presents amazing photo opportunities. If you’re hiring a rental car for a road trip anytime soon, chances are you’ll be able to capture an Instagram worthy image or two along the way. If you really want to up your gram game, and be the […] full post

Sit on a newspaper to treat travel sickness

December 28, 2017 Blog

Asking the hard-hitting questions in preparation for summer holiday travel – Thrifty Car Rental NZ held ‘The Great Kiwi Road Trip Debate’ on its Facebook page to find out from its customers… What’s best, lollies or a petrol station pie? Do back roads get you there faster? Do you keep going to the next town […] full post

Long Distance Driving

December 24, 2017 Blog

Thrifty Tips – Long Distance Driving Taking a long distance drive across the country? Planning is the key when it comes to long distance driving.  Making sure you have the car stocked with everything you need as well as planning your route will ensure your journey is safe and enjoyable. You’ll need to pack a […] full post

State Highway 1 to reopen

December 6, 2017 Blog South Island

The reopening of State Highway 1 between Blenheim and Christchurch Good news if you are ready for a trip around the South Island, the coastal drive between Blenheim and Christchurch is set to re-open.  NZTA offers some great advice to help you plan your trip.  Before travelling between Picton and Christchurch, check which of the two main […] full post

Using Rental Vehicles as Passenger Service Vehicles

November 15, 2017 Blog

What is a Passenger Service Vehicle (PSV)? Vehicle used in a passenger service (ie a vehicle carrying passengers for hire or reward), no matter how many seats it has; OR Vehicle with more than 12 seats (regardless of whether or not it is used for hire or reward); OR heavy motor vehicle with more than […] full post