Trans-Tasman Confidence with Thrifty

April 20, 2021 Australia Hit the Road New Zealand Thrifty Vehicle Tips

We have missed you! The travel bubble is open and we are so excited to welcome our Australian cousins back to the shores of Aotearoa | New Zealand. Quarantine-free travel is now in place and we can’t wait to get our trans-Tasman customers out on the road. Booking your vehicle with confidence is so important […]

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Family Fun in Wellington

March 31, 2021 Hit the Road North Island Wellington

Heading to the windy capital city? Check out our favourite family friendly activities in Wellington for all budgets. The best bit – we know the weather can be a little bit wild, so have listed a few indoors options as well. Te Papa Te Papa has something for everyone, with a range of exhibitions and […]

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Vehicle Quirks

March 29, 2021 Hit the Road New Zealand Thrifty Vehicle Tips

Have you noticed our new Vehicle Quirks QR codes in your Thrifty hire vehicle?  With a move towards less paper consumption, all your hire vehicle details are now accessible via QR code located on your windscreen instead of a print format. Simple scan the Vehicle Quirks QR code with your mobile, this will take you […]

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Best Christchurch Day Trips

March 22, 2021 Christchurch Hit the Road New Zealand South Island

Headed to Christchurch and looking for a great day trip to mix up your break? We love to explore and we know a thing or two about road trips – so we’ve made a list of our favourite day trips from Christchurch. From gorgeous Akaroa to the stunning views of Castle Hill, take a look […]

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Travel safe with Thrifty

November 2, 2020 Hit the Road New Zealand Thrifty Vehicle Tips

At Thrifty we’re proud of our exceptional cleaning standards, but at times like this we understand that peace of mind is critical.  What we are doing to keep you safe We are making sure we are maintaining rigorous hygiene standards and safe work practices in regard to our vehicles and our locations. Our vehicles Our […]

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Covid-19 Update

October 5, 2020 Hit the Road New Zealand Thrifty Vehicle Tips

Update 08 March 2021 The Thrifty team continues to keep a close eye on the Covid-19 situation and making sure we have processes and procedures in place to keep you, our customers, and our staff safe. Location Hours All our 29 locations are open and operational, and working under the current Alert Levels in place […]

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Winter Travel Inspiration in New Zealand

June 24, 2020 Hit the Road New Zealand North Island South Island

With the chillier months upon us it can be easy to get bogged down by the dreariness, batten down the hatches and hide away from it all. But taking a holiday in autumn or winter can actually be a lot of fun with a bunch of activities firing up as the weather cools down. We […]

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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in the car rental industry

January 13, 2020 Hit the Road North Island South Island Thrifty Vehicle Tips

Tony Mortensen, General Manager of Thrifty Car Rentals NZ talks about the advances and implications of the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for the car rental industry. The implementation of smart technology in a growing number vehicles is presenting an exciting opportunity in the car rental industry. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), are electronic systems […]

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Everything you need to know about AdBlue and Thrifty rentals

November 25, 2019 Hit the Road New Zealand Thrifty Vehicle Tips

We’re always looking for ways to make your time on our roads as enjoyable as possible. Whether it’s our range of vehicles or our accessibility across New Zealand, you’re never far from hitting the open road with us. One thing that we’ve spotted recently, however, is a few questions about AdBlue. So, to help, we […]

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Kiwis exploring their own backyard

August 11, 2019 Christchurch New Zealand Queenstown South Island

Kiwis exploring their own backyard Egypt, Patagonia, Croatia … having travelled to almost 70 countries, including some of the world’s most exotic destinations, what do a couple of New Zealand’s best-known travel bloggers get up to when it comes to exploring their own backyard? As it turns out, quite a lot! Sarah Chant and her […]

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