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 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

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

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 […] 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

The Best Coffee Shops in Christchurch

October 26, 2016 Christchurch New Zealand South Island

Christchurch’s best Coffee Breaks So you’ve arrived in Christchurch, picked up your rental vehicle, dropped your bags off at the hotel and headed out to grab a coffee. If you love a smooth, creamy and well-crafted cup o’ joe, check our list of some of the top coffee shops in Christchurch. Their coffees are sure […] full post