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Here at USAVE, we live and breath tourism and travel. We get feedback from our customers about their touring experiences, and we ourselves have travelled through New Zealand. Read through our blog and glean the latest from our collective wisdom. Let us know if there is a topic you would like us to write about.

New Zealand Rental 4WD Features

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Many places in New Zealand require a special off-road vehicle in order to access all year round. For those here on a winter holiday heading up to the mountains, or for those wanting to get off the beaten path and take the backcountry roads, a tough and reliable vehicle is essential for your own safety. (read more)

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New Zealand Four Wheel Drive Rental Vehicle Driving Tips

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Having a four wheel drive rental vehicle certainly gives you extra power and grip on the roads, but it’s not cruise control for good driving. Because many of the situations you use a 4WD vehicle have inherent dangers such as gravel surfaces, snow and ice or steep winding roads, extra caution and care is needed. (read more)

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Christchurch Rental Car Activities – Sydenham

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

One of the results of the central business district being out of commission is that many of the inner city cafes, bars and niche shops have had to move to another area.  One of these newly populated suburbs is Sydenham, located just south of the old CBD across Morehouse Ave, making it easily accessible by (read more)

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New Zealand Budget Rental Car Features

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Just because you go small on the price, doesn’t mean you need to go small on features. USAVE’s selection of budget rental cars come with everything you need for a safe and comfortable journey, with just as much packed in as some larger models. There are several varieties to choose from depending on your needs, (read more)

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Christchurch Rental Car Activities – Woolston

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Although the 2011 February earthquake meant a sad end to many of the heritage buildings that once filled Christchurch’s CBD, it has also spurred some in the community to seek what character buildings can be found elsewhere. One such instance can be found in the suburb of Woolston. It’s a little bit far from the CBD, (read more)

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Christchurch Rental Car Activities – Lyttleton

Friday, July 11th, 2014

If you’re looking for a change of pace in your holiday, the portside suburb of Lyttleton in Christchurch is a great place to go. Perched on the inside of a dormant volcano, it offers spectacular views out across the harbour and the rolling hills of Banks Peninsula beyond. Accessible by a 20-30 minute Christchurch rental (read more)

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Christchurch Rental Car Activities – Sumner

Monday, July 7th, 2014

For a seaside retreat with plenty of character, there’s really only one place to head in Christchurch. Located to the south east of the city, Sumner is best accessed via Ferry Road or ANZAC Drive, so pick up a Christchurch rental car if you want to be able to explore the suburb properly. Nestled in (read more)

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Christchurch Rental Car Activities – New Brighton

Friday, July 4th, 2014

If you’re looking to escape the city and enjoy a breath of fresh sea air, the seaside suburb of New Bright has many offerings for families all year round. Located to the east of the city, there are a number of buses running there every day but you’re better off picking up a Christchurch rental (read more)

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Christchurch Rental Car Activities – Merivale

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

One suburb that has always been a buzzing home for food and fashion in Christchurch is the ritzy Merivale, and it has only gone from strength to strength as a substitute location for many of the eateries and stores that have been forced to leave the central business district. Located just north of the city (read more)

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North Island Winter Road Trip Plan

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

The North Island of New Zealand may be further away from the freezing Antarctic, but it still gets its fair share of winter weather. Though the far north stays reasonably temperate all year round, the central plateau is high enough that it can get incredibly deep snows, and the Desert Road that cuts along the (read more)

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