Save money and organise your own Christchurch to Hanmer Springs road tour with a low cost rental car. Check out our tips for the best route with directions plus what to do when you get there.
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.
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
Monday, November 26th, 2018
The road trip from Christchurch to Queenstown not only offers sightseers a huge range of things to see and do, it provides a fantastic preview into some of New Zealand’s best countryside. The trip crosses wide flat plains and winds its way through lofty mountain peaks, around beautiful lakes and across rugged rivers. For anyone (read more)
Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
Close to Christchurch the Banks Peninsula is home to many beautiful bays, each with their own unique character. Use your rental car to explore the area and enjoy the beaches and spectacular views.
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
Thursday, November 15th, 2018
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.
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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)
Posted in Local Events
Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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.
Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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)
Thursday, September 27th, 2018
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)
Thursday, September 6th, 2018
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