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

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

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

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

Wairarapa Day Trip with Thrifty

October 1, 2015 Hit the Road New Zealand North Island Wellington

As the darling buds of spring start to reveal their colours, and our famed vineyards exhibit green shoots of seasonal promise, it’s a refreshing time for road-tripping the Wairarapa.  I pointed the car north from Wellington, traversing the dramatic and intimidating slopes of the Rimutaka Ranges.  From Featherston, turn off State Highway 2 onto State […] full post