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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.

NZ Rental Car Trip Guide – Christchurch to Nelson

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

The road between Christchurch and Nelson takes you through a changing landscape, giving you an experience of rural farmland, coastal panoramas and subtropical forests. The road is smooth and easy, and there are plenty of places to stop along the way. This makes it the perfect adventure, with Christchurch as a fantastic starting point for (read more)

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Guide to a Budget Rental Car Holiday in New Zealand

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

A New Zealand holiday doesn’t have to cost the earth – by being smart with your budget rental car, affordable attractions and accommodation, you can enjoy a low-cost holiday that you’ll remember for a lifetime for all the right reasons. With such a big tourist industry, there are many options that cater to people on (read more)

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NZ Rental Car Trip Guide – Christchurch to Queenstown

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Christchurch to Queenstown is a fantastic NZ rental car road trip route. Christchurch is one of the main international terminals in New Zealand, with regular flights coming in from Australia and South East Asia. This makes it the perfect place to begin your journey to the south – and what better destination than Queenstown, perched (read more)

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Guide To Walking The Lake Waikaremoana Track

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Located in the east of the North Island, Lake Waikaremoana is a clear blue gem surrounded by an abundance of lush native bush. Located in Te Urewera National Park, the entire area is protected and has become a sanctuary for endemic New Zealand bird species which you will hear as you walk though the trees. (read more)

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New Zealand Rental Car Trip – Rotorua to Palmerston North

Monday, December 7th, 2015

The road from Rotorua to Palmerston North takes you through the very heart of the North Island, and along some amazing scenery. There are also lots of places to stop along the way to go for a walk, grab a bite, see a geological wonder or explore a small town. It’s well worth a visit, (read more)

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Christchurch Zoo Guide

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

For any animal lover, Christchurch is a fantastic place to find a spectacular array of creatures big and small, from New Zealand natives to exotic imports. New Zealand zoos and wildlife reserves tend to have a major focus on conservation and breeding efforts, with a goal of either restoring wild populations or simply keeping the (read more)

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New Zealand Rental Car Trip – Auckland to Rotorua

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

The North Island of New Zealand offers stunning views and attractions for rental car trips, and Auckland to Rotorua takes you through a run of spectacular country that must be seen to be believed. From city to farmland to volcanic tundra, you’ll be taken on a geographical as well as scenic journey. The following are (read more)

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Top 5 New Zealand Rental Car Safety Tips

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

New Zealand is a fantastic place for rental car driving holidays – the roads are well maintained, everything is close together, and there are affordable and reliable rental car options in abundance. However like anywhere else in the world, it’s incredibly important that you follow safe driving practices. Every year – especially around the peak (read more)

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Guide To Lake Ngaroto And Waipa Region

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

The Waipa region is located in the Waikato, just south of Hamilton, and is home to the towns of Te Awamutu and Cambridge, as well as Lake Ngaroto, the region’s largest peat lake and home to wildlife and fascinating natural ecosystems. The area is a mixture of farmland and natural bush, and it’s an interesting (read more)

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Oktoberfest Wellington

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Don your lederhosen and get ready to sample some of Europe’s finest brews of craft beer – Wellington’s Oktoberfest is a yearly party that celebrates German (drinking) culture in a lively and uniquely Kiwi way. With two highly successful years behind it, Oktoberfest Wellington is set to continue into the future, bringing food, drink and (read more)

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