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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.

Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tāmaki

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Art Gallery Blurred

Home to New Zealand’s most extensive collection of national and international art, the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is a true historic and cultural treasure not only for Auckland city but for the whole of New Zealand. The gallery’s highly regarded collection of more than 16,000 works showcases the talents of a wide range (read more)

Posted in New Zealand Travel & Tourism

The Christchurch Gondola – Know Before You Go

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Gondola Views

Gliding to the top of the Christchurch Port Hills in the comfort of Christchurch’s very own gondola is the perfect way to enjoy the fantastic views Christchurch has to offer. At nearly 500 metres above sea level, 360 degree views include the new emerging city scape, Banks Peninsula, the Canterbury Plains and even as far (read more)

Posted in New Zealand Travel & Tourism

Palmerston North – Growing Tourism Trade

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

While Palmerston North may not be the first thing that pops into your head when thinking of a weekend getaway or well-earned family break its popularity as a tourist destination is growing according to recent regional tourism estimates from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). The Manawatu-Whanganui region has taken out 8th place (read more)

Posted in New Zealand Travel & Tourism

Explore Dunedin With Back To Nature Tours

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

If exploring the wild coastlines, rugged inland landscapes and remote national parks of New Zealand surrounded by some of the world’s rarest wildlife is your kind of holiday then Back To Nature Tours are the people to see. Specialising in cruise ship shore excursions and customised private tours, Back To Nature Tours take care of (read more)

Posted in New Zealand Travel & Tourism

Winter Activities Auckland 2018

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

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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

Auckland Lantern Festival 2018

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Chinese Lanterns

Be entertained and celebrate the arrival of the Chinese Year of the Dog at the Auckland Lantern Festival. Held annually, the festival serves as the grand finale to ongoing Chinese New Year celebrations and is a dazzling display of art, culture and delicious foods all rolled into one fantastic family friendly event. Regularly attracting upwards (read more)

Posted in Blog, Local Events

Nostalgia Festival 2018 – Christchurch

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Christchurch Street

Enjoy a day of musical, artistic and gastronomic delights at Christchurch’s Nostalgia Festival this February. Held among the historic grounds of the Ferrymead Heritage Park, the 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 on Saturday (read more)

Posted in Local Events

Skydiving In NZ With Skydive Auckland

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Skydiving, Mid-Fall

Looking for New Zealand’s ultimate skydiving adventure? You need to see the professional team at Skydive Auckland. Jumping from dizzying heights of 16,500 feet (the highest in the North Island), the Skydive Auckland team are experienced, highly trained operators with an excellent track record and are in fact rated one of the top things to (read more)

Posted in New Zealand Travel & Tourism

Top 10 Things To Do In Christchurch

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Christchurch Tramway

From stunning windswept beaches and rocky coastlines to large green spaces filled with ancient trees and beautiful gardens and the picturesque elegance of snow-capped mountain ranges, Christchurch has it all. Take your time and explore the city and beyond, whether its mountain biking in the Port Hills, a stroll through Hagley Park or Punting on (read more)

Posted in Advice & Help, Blog

Tour New Zealand With Haka Tours

Friday, December 8th, 2017

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For some New Zealand is best explored by just jumping in the car and hitting the road to see where it takes you, working out the details like accommodation and booking along the way. Some however like to leave the planning and organisation up to someone else and be free to enjoy the trip – (read more)

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