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House of Travel Timaru

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304 Stafford Street
Timaru
Canterbury
7910
Monday
8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
8:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday
8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Welcome to House of Travel Timaru


House of Travel Timaru is very proud to be the first travel store to open in 1987 under the House of Travel brand!

The business is owned by Darryl Sandri and he was recently joined by Emma Chappell, Brenda Taylor and Jasmine Camplin as he starts to rebuild the Timaru team post Covid.

From reconnecting on family resort holidays, to local weekend getaways, experiential cruise escapes and that big UK Europe adventure, we're here to help!

The best holidays are created together.

Darryl Sandri
Owner Operator


Meet the team

Darryl has a vast travel knowledge of the world with Europe & Africa continents being personal favourites. He's been selling both leisure and corporate bookings for 18 years and is well equipped to handle all requirements for personal and business travel.
Darryl has a vast travel knowledge of the world with Europe & Africa continents being personal favourites. He's been selling both leisure and corporate bookings for 18 years and is well equipped to handle all requirements for personal and business travel.
I am passionate about traveling and my goal is to keep our clients satisfied and loyal for future services. I can help with planning travel, booking transport, accommodations, insurance, tours, cruises, special events.
I am passionate about traveling and my goal is to keep our clients satisfied and loyal for future services. I can help with planning travel, booking transport, accommodations, insurance, tours, cruises, special events.
With a passion for travel, I am happy to help my clients turn their dream holiday ideas into a reality.
With a passion for travel, I am happy to help my clients turn their dream holiday ideas into a reality.
Planning and organizing are my forte, and combined with a love for exploring being a travel consultant is the perfect fit! I love sharing my customers excitement and making their holiday dreams come true!
Planning and organizing are my forte, and combined with a love for exploring being a travel consultant is the perfect fit! I love sharing my customers excitement and making their holiday dreams come true!
I have been in the Travel Industry since 2014 and have worked in various roles in the industry since then including an Online Call Center, Airline and in Corporate. I am now here at House of Travel Timaru putting all my knowledge to good use helping YOU create your dream Holiday.
I have been in the Travel Industry since 2014 and have worked in various roles in the industry since then including an Online Call Center, Airline and in Corporate. I am now here at House of Travel Timaru putting all my knowledge to good use helping YOU create your dream Holiday.

What our customers have to say

  • Lovely person to deal with she was super friendly and helpful and asked a lot of questions stuff I hadn't thought of. Emma was fantastic will definitely be using her again.
    Tanya
  • Great place for all of your travel needs, up to date information about flights and covid related events to boarder pass for our flight to Brisbane. Cheers Darryl.
    Pat
  • The service and attention given was excellent.
    Barrie
  • I was very impressed with house of travel getting me a great deal. My first trip booked through a travel agency and I would certainly recommend house of travel to my friends

News and events

  • Slide 1

    Ever tried airplane karaoke?

    Swifties are taking the world by storm and especially Kiwis. Taylor Swift has finished one of her shows in Melbourne where Kiwis flying back home didn't let the energy dial down just yet. Passengers onboard the 4 hour NZ128 flight back home from Melbourne had one of Taylor's hits "Shake it Off" playing during the flight with the Eras concert goers were singing and standing during the flight.
  • Slide 2

    4 wheels or 2? Here's one of the best destinations to explore using a scooter!

    When you think Italy you probably think Ferrari. Well, we think you should choose... Vespa! Italy is home to one of the most historically beautiful countries and monuments in the world. Flying by in your Ferrari won't let you enjoy the views. Slow down and take it in with a 2-wheeled wonder. The urban streets filled with culture and the Italian countryside, either of which are perfectly suited for the iconic moped and is definitely a must-do on your bucket list.
  • Slide 3

    Kings Cross has a new boutique hotel opened in this iconic location.

    Sydney's iconic Coke sign has a new boutique hotel finally opened. The boutique hotel has lavish rooms with a hint of timeless heritage in a modern twist. The offered luxury is something to see. Hotel Indigo Potts Point is the name and it's taking Sydney by storm as it sits right behind the iconic "Coke sign" in Sydney. The hotel brings past and future together in a boutique and luxurious way.
  • 12 Feb

    New Maldives resort just 15 mins from international airport

    SO/ Maldives is opening a luxury resort in the heart of the islands of Maldives. It’s been the talk of the town as it’s only 15 minutes away from an International airport. The resort lies within the Emboodhoo Lagoon, with access to the Male Velana International Airport via speedboat. This luxury opportunity upholds amazing experience for couples and families looking to unwind and relax in style. The resort has a variety of suites with the classic overwater villa being a key feature.
  • 12 Feb 2

    Boring Museums? Not in Japan!

    One of Japan’s coolest museums recently reopened to public. teamLab’s digital art collective has an array of immersive art installations which operating using cutting-edge technology. International tourists are drawn to teamLab’s art exhibitions and museums for the awe-inspiring and memory making experiences. It’s a definite Must-Do!
  • 12 Feb 3

    Living life on the rails.

    The world’s most famous train has just opened a brand new route. Crossing from Paris to Portofino, the 2 day journey won’t only give you an experience of a lifetime, it will also set you back $8,500 one way. The heritage and prestige onboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express has never seen the Ligurian coast in its lifetime. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience which should not be overlooked.

Store awards

  • Cruise Line International Association