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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.

The 4 Best Auckland Airport To City Transport Options

Friday, July 20th, 2018

Auckland Airport

Catering for large numbers of domestic and international travellers, Auckland Airport is New Zealand’s busiest airport facility. Whether you are heading up north around the coastal Northland region, down to the adventurous Bay of Plenty, deep into Lord of the Rings territory in the Waikato or further afield to Wellington and beyond, Auckland Airport provides (read more)

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Matariki Festival 2018

Friday, June 29th, 2018

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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Dunedin Midwinter Carnival 2018

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

St Paul's Cathedral Dunedin

Celebrate winter in all its glory by heading to Dunedin for their annual Midwinter Carnival this June. Kicking off at 5:30pm, carnival goers can enjoy food stalls, street performers, a children’s merry-go-round and a live band, and other exciting entertainment including a grande finale fireworks display. The highlight of the evening, the Carnival Procession starts (read more)

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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

Larnach Castle Dunedin

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

wynyard-crossing-auckland-new-zealand

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)

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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)

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