Your post-lockdown road trip inspiration – Te Waipounamu

August 24, 2021 Christchurch Hit the Road New Zealand Queenstown South Island

Lockdowns are not fun (let’s be honest), but what better way to get through them then making plans for all the amazing things we want to do when we get out. Summer road trips are our thing, so lets plan to make the most of future freedom by jumping in the car with some mates […] full post

Reimagining the Kiwi Road Trip – Go Electric Eco Tour

May 23, 2021 Hit the Road New Zealand North Island South Island Thrifty News Thrifty Vehicle Tips

Ever wanted to try an electric vehicle, but worried about the range and where to charge? The Good Travel Go Electric Tour eGuide, developed in partnership with Eco Villa, is a comprehensive guide book that covers all the information you need to plan an incredible road trip in the central South Island of Aotearoa | New Zealand. The […] full post

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 […] full post

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 […] full post

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 […] full post

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 […] full post

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 […] full post

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 […] full post

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 […] full post

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 […] full post