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7 Summer Christchurch Day Trip Destinations

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Christchurch is one of the best places to seek out a fun day trip, one the whole family will enjoy. There are a number of excellent destinations all within easy driving distance that suit a full day out with fun activities for all ages as well as some pretty amazing scenery to see along the way. Can’t fit everyone in the family car? Grab an affordable rental van and head out to one of these absolutely unmissable locations. 1. Hanmer Springs The small alpine village of Hanmer Springs is a great destination for a summer day trip from Christchurch. At just 90 minutes’ drive north of Christchurch the drive is (read more)

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NZ Van Hire – Why Take A Van On Holiday

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Every summer, thousands of Kiwis pack up the car and head all across New Zealand to their favourite holiday destination. Whether it’s staying in a tent, bach or motel, everyone loves to get away for a while and enjoy a much needed change of pace. Consider these points before you embark on your next New Zealand holiday, and you may find that a minibus or van hire is worth it for you. 5 Benefits Of Hiring A Minivan If like most families, fitting everybody and all of their belongings in the car is a bit of a stretch, then hiring a minivan or minibus can be an affordable option. Some of (read more)

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7 Summer Dunedin Day Trip Destinations

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Long daylight hours and warmer temperatures mean summer is the perfect time for new adventures and exploring further afield with fun day trips for the whole family. Dunedin is one of those lucky places in New Zealand that provides a varied range of experiences all within easy driving distance. Pile up with friends and family in a rental van (a great way to cut down on petrol costs and to share the work of driving) and hit the road there are some fantastic locations nearby for you to explore! 1. Taiaroa Head And The Royal Albatross Centre The location of the only Albatross colony on the mainland, the Taiaroa Head (read more)

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10 Tips To Help You Move Home In New Zealand

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

We all love the idea of moving home. The excitement it can bring to move into a new house, put your own stamp on it, begin a new life and build new memories. However, there is one thing that we don’t all love (well, some of us might!) and that is the process of moving home. Packing boxes, organising your belongings and trying to organise everything you need to do, so we have put together this handy guide to packing up, tidying up and moving on! 10 Tips To Help You Prepare For Moving Take a look at our quick checklist of 10 things to think about when preparing to (read more)

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Driving Tips For NZ Truck Rentals

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Driving in New Zealand can be an enjoyable, pretty stress-free affair if you make sure you have done your homework, understand the road rules and take care on the road. Compared to other countries NZ has a lot less traffic on the roads however our rugged landscape and rapidly changing weather can catch out the most experienced drivers. When combined with driving larger and unfamiliar vehicles such as rental trucks this can mean greater caution is needed. At USAVE we want our truck rental customers to have a great rental experience and as safety is a big priority for us we thought we’d share some truck driving safety tips. It’s always worth (read more)

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Planning A Summer Rental Van Day Trip?

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Summer is the perfect time to jump in a rental van and enjoy a day trip with friends and family. Regardless of where you’re based, there are many fantastic destinations within New Zealand that can be easily reached within a day in your rental van. Teaming up in a rental van allows you to split petrol costs, share the driving duties and best of all you get the benefit of added space – allowing you to bring not only yourselves but everything you need for an fun filled day out and about. Top 6 Travel Tips However like all outings a bit of organisation beforehand is needed to ensure your (read more)

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7 Summer Auckland Day Trip Destinations

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Hiring a van is the perfect way to get out of Auckland city for a day and escape the boredom (as well as the heat!) with friends and family. Going as a group means you can save money on the vehicle rental and petrol costs, as well as share the burden of driving. 7 Of The Best Quick Self Drive Day Trips From Auckland Short on time or have younger kids in tow? These fantastic day trips are exactly what you need. 1. Duder Regional Park Duder Regional Park is a large farm park beside the sea, offering spectacular views of the Hauraki Gulf. There are a number of gentle and (read more)

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Van Rental And New Zealand Freedom Camping

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

While there are plenty of awesome camping grounds, holiday parks and Department of Conservation (DOC) huts and facilities that cost next to nothing in New Zealand, camping out on public land or ‘Freedom Camping’ as it is commonly known, is still permitted in designated places across the countryside. What Is Freedom Camping? Particularly popular with backpackers and other tourists travelling on a budget, freedom camping in New Zealand means staying overnight in your vehicle in non-designated campground locations usually without any on site facilities (like toilets, running water, showers and public waste disposal etc.)   Your choice of vehicle whether it is campervan, caravan or van, will depend on how many (read more)

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Furniture Trailer Hire And Driving Tips

Monday, August 13th, 2018

The perfect all-weather transport option, furniture trailers keep your belongings covered and secure during transit and are an easy way of increasing the carrying capacity of your vehicle. Furniture trailers are useful for moving all kinds of things – beds, drawers, tables and chairs, sofas, mountain bikes, office furniture and much more. Furniture trailers are also great for portable onsite storage options, providing temporary lockable, weather proof storage anywhere anytime. This can be ideal for camping situations and pre-packing when moving house. Furniture Trailer Hire In NZ Unless you have a friend who owns one, hiring a furniture trailer is the best way to get your hands on one for (read more)

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Furniture Truck Hire In Christchurch

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Hiring a furniture truck in Christchurch or any town or city in New Zealand really is much easier than you may think. There are no special skills required other than being both legally and physically able to drive a vehicle – a special licence is not necessary. The benefits of hiring your own furniture moving truck are what makes it worthwhile, greater flexibility, cost effectiveness, and the freedom to schedule your day as you please top the list, but hiring your own furniture moving truck also allows you to take your time with your more precious items to ensure they are safely relocated without any damage. 6 Things You Should Know (read more)

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