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 […]

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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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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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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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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 […]

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Day trip to Fiordland with Thrifty

July 1, 2015 New Zealand Queenstown South Island

Our time-locked, freeze-framed southern fiords of Milford and Doubtful  Sounds serve up a dual journey of superlatives. With such a strong suit of natural treasures on its doorstep, Te Anau delivers a far richer encounter as a Fiordland base, than trying to speed-date the region from Queenstown. Te Anau Te Anau’s Wildife Centre, starring our […]

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