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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.

Winter Activities Auckland 2020

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

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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.

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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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Top 10 Things To Do In Christchurch

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

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)

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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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Posted in New Zealand Travel & Tourism

12 Fun Things To Do In Auckland

Friday, March 20th, 2020

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Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and arguably most vibrant city; a whole region full of all the shopping, restaurants, beaches, arts, culture, and harbour adventures you could ever wish for and all within easy driving distance. Wherever you go in Auckland you will find a diverse range of people, food and experiences. The biggest problem (read more)

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New Zealand Fashion Week 2020

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Fashion Show Catwalk

Easily the most important event on New Zealand’s fashion calendar for the year, NZ Fashion Week 2020 is once again almost underway. Monday the 24 August marks the official start to action packed week, with trade buyers and media attending by invite only through to Thursday 27 August. From Friday the 28 August it’s the (read more)

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NZ Bike Expo Christchurch

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Cyclists On Track

Part of Christchurch’s month long ‘Biketober’ celebration of cycling the NZ Bike Expo is the ultimate go-to destination for all things bike related next October. The dedicated cycling event will showcase a wide range of bike products and services from retailers, suppliers, cycling organisations and bike tour operators all over New Zealand. Whether you are looking (read more)

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The 10 Best Places To Visit In New Zealand

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Aerial View Over Waitemata Harbour

Even though New Zealand is a relatively small country it has a lot to offer travelers and holiday makers from around the world. With so many great things to do figuring out where to go and what to see in NZ can be tricky so we asked around the staff at USAVE Car Rental and (read more)

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Matariki Festival 2020

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

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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10 Best Auckland Cafes 2020

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Barista Making Coffee

Looking for the best café in Auckland for your next coffee, snack, brunch or lunch fix? As a city with so many excellent cafes and eateries it can be tricky to know just where to go – take it from the locals and find your next favourite café with our break down of the 10 (read more)

Posted in New Zealand Travel & Tourism


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