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

Best North Island Road Trips for Spring

July 27, 2021 Auckland New Zealand North Island Wellington

In the depths of winter you might find yourself dreaming about the warmer weather. The good news is that it’s on the horizon, so now is a fantastic time to start planning a getaway. Hire a car from one of our many branches around the North Island and hit the road this spring with Thrifty. […] full post

Why Hire a vehicle with Thrifty – in Queenstown

June 22, 2021 New Zealand Queenstown South Island

Heading to NZ’s favourite winter playground?  Queenstown has so much to offer, and is a must visit slice of NZ paradise.  With exquisite eateries, stunning views, retail therapy and more, the town itself has a fair amount to keep you occupied.  However, we believe (and call us biased), that some of the best attractions around […] full post Customer Favourite Award 2021

June 9, 2021 Auckland Christchurch North Island South Island Thrifty News

Here at Thrifty we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service, with the aim that you will receive the best possible rental experience when you hire from us. A huge congratulations to our teams at our Auckland, Christchurch and Nelson branches, who have been awarded Customer Favourite Awards for 2021. The award is a […] 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

Travel the Auckland Compass

May 20, 2021 Auckland New Zealand North Island

Auckland has something for everyone, with an abundance of activities for all ages and interests.  But if you fancy a drive to escape the hustle and bustle, Auckland’s surrounds offer a variety of amazing experiences. Hop in the car and check out some of our suggestions for North, South, East and West of the city.  […] 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