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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.

Tour New Zealand With Haka Tours

Friday, December 8th, 2017

mt-cook-snow

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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8 Things To Do In Auckland For Christmas

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

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 2017 (read more)

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NZ Bike Expo Christchurch

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

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 this 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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Highlife New Years Day – Auckland

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Following a worldwide trend towards celebrating New Year’s Day as well as New Year’s Eve, seasoned event organisers Highlife are bringing an epic New Year’s Day celebration to New Zealand this January 2018. With a line-up that includes both local and international DJs, talented musicians, singers, dancers and various performers, the event will be the (read more)

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Bike Rack Hire

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Roof Mounted Bicycles

The ruggedly beautiful New Zealand scenery makes for some of the best cycling trails found anywhere in the world. While some of us here in NZ are lucky enough to have these biking tracks right on our doorstep, others must seek the means to transport not only multiple bikes but all of the associated gear. (read more)

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Biking In New Zealand – The NZ Cycle Trail

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Cyclist On New Zealand Road

It’s nearly spring and a great time to plan a biking trip to enjoy the many scenic cycle trails around New Zealand. One of the best ways to explore and experience New Zealand’s ruggedly beautiful terrain, cycling is well catered for within the New Zealand travel and tourism industry. Whether you are out biking for (read more)

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New Zealand Fashion Week 2017 Highlights

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Fashion Show Catwalk

Easily the most important event on New Zealand’s fashion calendar for the year, NZ Fashion Week 2017 is once again almost underway. Monday the 28 August marks the official start to action packed week, with trade buyers and media attending by invite only through to Thursday 31 August. From Friday the 1st September it’s the (read more)

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Kayaking In NZ With Auckland Sea Kayaks

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Two Kayaks Against Rangitoto Island

Highly rated by TripAdvisor (Auckland Sea Kayaks are a recipient of their of Certificate of Excellence three years running) as one of the top five things to do in Auckland, kayaking the sheltered waters of the Hauraki Gulf with Auckland Sea Kayaks is simply a must-do for all kinds of outdoor adventure enthusiasts. Kayakers will (read more)

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4 Wheel Drive Rental In New Zealand

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Road Trip By Car

Vehicles equipped with 4WD features are always in demand here in New Zealand due to the nature of our rugged terrain and sometimes trying weather conditions. However when considering the purchase of a 4WD people often find themselves facing some fairly hefty price tags, when in fact, they may only require the use of the (read more)

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Christchurch Winter Activities 2017

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

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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