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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.

New Zealand Summer Road Trip Ideas

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Hokitika Gorge

A summer road trip in New Zealand is a great way to explore the country while enjoying the benefits the warmer weather and brings practically unlimited swimming options in some stunning locations all over the country in lakes, rivers, streams, and the ocean, as well as surfing, kayaking, boating, windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding and (read more)

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Car Hire In New Zealand – Choosing The Right Vehicle

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Travelling New Zealand By Road

Wherever you plan to travel in New Zealand, ensure you get the most from your trip by choosing the correct car hire vehicle. Driving in NZ can be challenging at times so having the right vehicle can make your journey safer and more comfortable.

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10 Best Day Trips From Christchurch

Friday, September 6th, 2019

Akaroa Lighthouse

Day trips can be a great way to see some of the countryside without having the hassle of relocating your accommodations as you go. Staying in Christchurch and want to know the best places to head out for a day of adventure and fun? We are here to help! Read on for our 10 best (read more)

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Top Tips For Travelling On A Budget In NZ

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Mt Cook Horse Trek

A holiday in New Zealand doesn’t have to cost the earth – with a little planning and careful consideration you can save big on transport, activities, food and accommodation. The diversity of NZ’s tourist industry means it caters just as well to people on a tight budget as those enjoying a luxury holiday. In fact (read more)

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New Zealand Winter Getaway Ideas

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Cathedral Cove, NZ

If you’re finding the cold weather is getting you down, a winter getaway could be exactly what you need to recharge the batteries. In New Zealand there are so many places to escape to during the winter months with everything from snow-capped mountains to lush forests and windswept beaches to choose from. Travelling New Zealand’s (read more)

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Summer Activities Auckland 2019 – 2020

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

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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8 Things To Do In Auckland For Christmas 2019

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

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 2019 (read more)

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Waitangi Treaty Grounds – The Complete Guide

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

Waitangi Treaty Grounds Aerial View

Recently declared the country’s first official ‘National Historic Landmark’ thanks to Heritage New Zealand, a visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds are a simply must-do when visiting the Auckland, Bay of Islands or the Northland regions. Situated just north of Paihia, the Treaty Grounds are a very scenic 3 hours’ drive from Auckland and just (read more)

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New Zealand Fashion Week 2019

Friday, July 26th, 2019

Fashion Show Catwalk

Easily the most important event on New Zealand’s fashion calendar for the year, NZ Fashion Week 2019 is once again almost underway. Monday the 26 August marks the official start to action packed week, with trade buyers and media attending by invite only through to Thursday 29 August. From Friday the 30 August it’s the (read more)

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SkyCity Auckland And The Sky Tower

Friday, July 19th, 2019

Auckland Cityscape Sunrise

It’s hard to miss the prominent Sky Tower as it takes pride of place on the Auckland skyline, however this now iconic structure is only one part of the much larger SKYCITY Auckland entertainment complex. Under the SkyCity umbrella you will also find three world-class hotels, a fantastic dining precinct including 15 restaurants and 5 (read more)

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