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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.

Road Trip Guide – Christchurch To Nelson

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Heading northwards from Christchurch to Nelson is a popular self-drive route for many travellers in New Zealand. The twisting turning road takes you through an ever changing landscape of rural farmland, coastal panoramas and subtropical forests. The entire trip from Christchurch to Nelson can be made in a single (fairly long) day, or you can (read more)

Posted in New Zealand Travel & Tourism

Christchurch Winter Activities 2019

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

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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Nostalgia Festival 2019 – Christchurch

Wednesday, November 14th, 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)

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Things To Do In Christchurch This Christmas 2018

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Christchurch Tramway

Looking for something to do with the family in Christchurch this Christmas season? Check out some of the festive events happening in Christchurch during December 2010.

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Top 6 Christchurch City Suburbs

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

New Brighton Pier

Want to get off the beaten track and explore a bit of the real Christchurch? Find out where the locals like to hang out in 6 of the best Christchurch suburbs get the most out of your visit to Christchurch City. 1. Merivale One suburb that has always been a buzzing home for food and (read more)

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Summer Activities Auckland 2018 – 2019

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Aerial View Over Waitemata Harbour

With beautiful sandy beaches, hot sunny days and water everywhere you turn, summertime in Auckland is simply the best time to get the most out of this amazing city. Explore the sights and sounds of New Zealand’s ‘city of sails’ and soak up some sun this summer in Auckland. Read on for our suggestions on (read more)

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Safe Driving In New Zealand

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Motorhomes On South Island Highways

New Zealand is one of the best destinations for a self-drive holiday. Well maintained roads, numerous quality attractions (all within relatively short driving distances), friendly accommodation providers and affordable rental car options provide ample opportunity to explore, relax or seek out a once in a lifetime adventure. However like anywhere else in the world, it (read more)

Posted in New Zealand Driving Tips

8 Things To Do In Auckland For Christmas 2018

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Christmas Shop Window

Auckland is one of the best places to spend Christmas in New Zealand and offers a wide range of activities, entertainment and shopping experiences for all ages. In Auckland this Christmas and looking for the best things to do over the festive season? Check out our handy guide and make the most of your 2018 (read more)

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Guide To Walking The Lake Waikaremoana Track

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

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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NZ Rental Car Road Trip – Christchurch To Dunedin

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Moeraki Boulders

For anyone looking to enjoy the unique coastal scenery of the South Island, travelling from Christchurch to Dunedin by car is an absolute must. State Highway 1 winds along the coast almost the entire way there, so you spend the entire journey with the sea on one side and beautiful rolling hills and plains on (read more)

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