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.

The Complete Guide To Palmerston North

Sunday, May 10th, 2020

One of the lesser known cities in NZ, Palmerston North is a great place to unwind and enjoy the more rural side of New Zealand. Surrounded by lush farmland, forested hills and native bushland, this beautiful city provides a perfect base for exploring the wider region. Palmerston North is widely known for its vibrant University (read more)

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The Complete Guide To Christchurch City

Monday, April 20th, 2020

Christchurch City

One of New Zealand’s best holiday destinations, Christchurch offers up a wide range of awesome things to do and exciting places to visit all within easy driving distance. Within an easy 3 hour drive you can find yourself skiing at a top alpine resort, surfing on the east coast, exploring the Canterbury Plains in a (read more)

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The Complete Guide To Auckland City

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Auckland City, NZ

One of the best holiday destinations in New Zealand, Auckland is a vibrant city packed full of things to do, places to see, and a whole lot of fun! Imagine swimming at a secluded beach, wandering through ancient rainforest, climbing a volcanic cone, and sailing on the beautiful waters of the Hauraki Gulf – all (read more)

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Winter Activities Auckland 2020

Monday, March 23rd, 2020


If you’re looking for something to do in and around Auckland this winter, check out these activities and events that you can enjoy no matter what the weather is like.

Posted in Local Events

Nostalgia Festival 2021 – Christchurch

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Christchurch Street

Enjoy a day of musical, artistic and gastronomic delights at Christchurch’s Nostalgia Festival in February. Held among the historic grounds of the Ferrymead Heritage Park, the annual Nostalgia Festival is a celebration of great food, creative arts and crafts and entertainment – fun for the whole family. When Is It? 12:30 pm to 8 pm (read more)

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Christchurch Winter Activities 2020

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

Hanmer Springs Hot Pools

Christchurch is the gateway to the whole Canterbury region and is a great place to start your South Island journey. Here’s USAVE’s pick of activities and places to visit from Christchurch during winter.

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New Zealand Fashion Week 2020

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Fashion Show Catwalk

Easily the most important event on New Zealand’s fashion calendar for the year, NZ Fashion Week 2020 is once again almost underway. Monday the 24 August marks the official start to action packed week, with trade buyers and media attending by invite only through to Thursday 27 August. From Friday the 28 August it’s the (read more)

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NZ Bike Expo Christchurch

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Cyclists On Track

Part of Christchurch’s month long ‘Biketober’ celebration of cycling the NZ Bike Expo is the ultimate go-to destination for all things bike related next October. The dedicated cycling event will showcase a wide range of bike products and services from retailers, suppliers, cycling organisations and bike tour operators all over New Zealand. Whether you are looking (read more)

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The 10 Best Places To Visit In New Zealand

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Aerial View Over Waitemata Harbour

Even though New Zealand is a relatively small country it has a lot to offer travelers and holiday makers from around the world. With so many great things to do figuring out where to go and what to see in NZ can be tricky so we asked around the staff at USAVE Car Rental and (read more)

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Matariki Festival 2020

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

The Pleiades

It’s nearly time to celebrate Matariki here in New Zealand, traditionally a time to mark the beginning of the Māori New Year. Festivities are held all around the country, bringing people together to acknowledge new beginnings and also to reflect on the past. What Is Matariki? Matariki is the Maori name used to describe the (read more)

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