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 […]

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Rentalcars.com 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 Rentalcars.com Customer Favourite Awards for 2021. The award is a […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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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Driving Happy & Eco-friendly

April 4, 2019 Hit the Road North Island South Island Thrifty Vehicle Tips

Having introduced a collection of Hyundai Ioniqs to their fleet in Christchurch and Auckland, Thrifty Car Rental is offering us an environmentally-friendly option when it comes to driving away from home. Chatting to the team at Thrifty Car Rental, I was both excited and daunted by the thought of opting for an electric vehicle – […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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