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.

7 Days In The North Island

Monday, September 14th, 2020

Auckland Skyline

Taking on the entire North Island in just seven days can be a huge undertaking, but don’t worry we’ve put together this handy guide breaking it down into ‘North’ and ‘South’ 7 day options. Both taking a total of 7 days and both allowing for more time to see the best of the North Island (read more)

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The South Island In 7 Days

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Hokitika Beach

7 days in the South Island and not sure where to go? Let us show you the best of the South Island in one week! Tackling the entire South Island in seven days is an extreme challenge even for the seasoned traveller, so we have broken it down into two options, both taking 7 days. (read more)

Posted in New Zealand Travel & Tourism

3 Days In Christchurch – The Ideal Itinerary

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Often thought of as the gateway to the South Island, Christchurch is one of those must-visit destinations for all travelers – intrepid or otherwise. Enjoy everything from stunning landscapes and scenery through to adrenaline-pumping adventure activities – the choice is yours! Wondering what to do in Christchurch for 3 days? Then we have got you (read more)

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3 Days In Auckland – The Ideal Itinerary

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Auckland Skyline

Whether you are heading away for a long weekend or planning a quick 3 day getaway, Auckland is the ultimate urban destination. Visitors to New Zealand’s biggest city can enjoy the hustle and bustle of the central city, with plenty of cafes, restaurants, shopping, galleries, museums and attractions or choose to relax and unwind out (read more)

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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)

Posted in City Travel Guides

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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