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 Skiing And Snowboarding

Friday, February 1st, 2019

South Island Winter Road

New Zealand’s ski fields offer world-class skiing and snowboarding with a range of slopes for all abilities in the North and South Island. Check them out here.

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Posted in New Zealand Travel & Tourism

The Auckland Arts Festival 2019 – Top Five Family Friendly Events

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Maori Entry Gate Aotea Square

Make sure you don’t miss the astounding Auckland Arts Festival shows this March. For a total of 18 exciting days Auckland City is transformed into a vibrant visual extravaganza that will delight, amaze and astound. Visitors are treated to a wide array of visual and musical arts, circus performances and theatrical shows performed by some (read more)

Posted in Local Events

Road Trip Guide – Christchurch To Hanmer Springs

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Hanmer Springs Hot Pools

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.

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Road Trip Guide – Christchurch To Queenstown

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Canterbury Museum

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)

Posted in Blog, New Zealand Driving Tips

Day Trip From Christchurch – Explore The Banks Peninsula

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.

Posted in Blog, New Zealand Travel & Tourism

Road Trip Guide – Christchurch To Nelson

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Christchurch Aerial

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

Christchurch Winter Activities 2019

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

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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Nostalgia Festival 2019 – Christchurch

Wednesday, November 14th, 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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Things To Do In Christchurch This Christmas 2018

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Christchurch Tramway

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.

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Top 6 Christchurch City Suburbs

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

New Brighton Pier

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)

Posted in Blog, New Zealand Travel & Tourism

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