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 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

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

Best winter activities under $30

April 26, 2018 Auckland Christchurch New Zealand North Island South Island Wellington

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. Chill […] full post

Top 10 Instagram Spots in NZ

March 30, 2018 Auckland Christchurch New Zealand North Island Queenstown South Island Wellington

If you’re road tripping around New Zealand you’ll see plenty of great places to stop for a holiday snap. In fact, you could easily fill your entire Instagram feed with photographs of beautiful scenery or tourist activities. But if you really want to impress your followers, sometimes quality outweighs quantity and that means carefully curating […] full post

Free things to do in Auckland

February 19, 2018 Auckland New Zealand North Island

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 Auckland Christchurch New Zealand North Island Queenstown South Island Wellington

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