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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.

Guide To New Zealand Penguins

Friday, May 1st, 2015

As a small island nation in the South Pacific Ocean, it’s no surprise that New Zealand is home to many different species of penguins. These penguins live, breed and fish around the New Zealand coastline, and there are many opportunities for members of the public to get a glimpse into their private bird lives without (read more)

Posted in New Zealand Travel & Tourism

Guide to New Zealand Geothermal Attractions at Waiotapu

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Anyone exploring the central North Island will not want to miss the geyser, mud and hot spring wonderland that is Waiotapu (Maori for “sacred waters”). Located in the heart of the central plateau on a highly active geothermal field, there are many places where the natural forces brewing beneath the earth spout forth in spectacular (read more)

Posted in New Zealand Travel & Tourism

Some People Find It So, SO Hard To Choose The Right Rental Car

Monday, August 25th, 2014

At USAVE we have a big collection of car rentals, 4WDS, minibuses and much much more to cater to everyones requirements and budget. Sometimes it can be hard to figure out which vehicle is best for your needs. Our website contains a lot of information on each vehicle: For example our popular Super Thrifty car (read more)

Posted in Advice & Help

Car Stereo Madness

Monday, August 25th, 2014

We all know how hard it is to agree on the right radio station when going for a drive. Whether you prefer rock, rap, or R&B, you’ll be able to find a station you love when driving in your rental car from USAVE – all vehicles include car stereos. Now if only you could get (read more)

Posted in Advice & Help

We Know All The Best Places To Visit In New Zealand

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Places To Visit In New Zealand New Zealand is a small country with a lot of offer. It can be difficult to decide how to spend your time while on holiday here. Luckily at USAVE our friendly staff are very knowledgeable about New Zealand and the best places to visit according to which season you (read more)

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It’s My Way Or The Highway

Monday, August 4th, 2014

New Zealand is one of most beautiful countries in the world and also voted the most friendly country in the world according to a recent report. A large majority of expats living among Kiwis—75%—report that it was easy to fit into the new culture. And 55% say they will either stay or return to the (read more)

Posted in Advice & Help

GPS Units Are Optional

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

At USAVE we offer quality Garmin GPS navigation units for hire in any class of vehicle. If this is your first time in New Zealand you may benefit from renting a GPS unit. While New Zealand has excellent sign posting it’s still advantageous to consider using a GPS system. Some of the roads in New (read more)

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Embarrassing Rental Car Moment

Friday, August 1st, 2014

With the numerous outdoor activities that New Zealand offers – from skiing, tramping, treks and much more – it’s common for cars to get dirty quite quickly. With all your belongings in your car we understand that you want to get to your next destination as fast as possible and this may not leave room (read more)

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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)

Posted in New Zealand Driving Tips

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)

Posted in New Zealand Driving Tips


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