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House of Travel Ferrymead

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Hours below or by appointment
987 Ferry Road
Ferrymead
Christchurch
8023
Monday
10:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday
10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday
10:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday
10:00am - 4:00pm
Friday
10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Welcome to House of Travel Ferrymead


House of Travel Ferrymead has been operating for 27 years, originating as House of Travel Linwood on Buckleys Road where it specialized in Pilgrimage tours and specialty holidays before relocating to Ferry Road and rebranding as House of Travel Ferrymead. 

These days the business has grown and evolved and Owner Operator Mel Hubber (nee Lowen) believes her team are one of the most well-travelled and experienced in the business. 

'We absolutely stand by the value we offer to our travel community and this has been proven time and time again with Covid and weather events over the last few years'. 'We are only a phone call away if you need assistance and our priority is protecting your funds by using our preferred suppliers, and providing flexibility so that we can assist if things do need changing'. 

We also like to take the time to thoroughly advise you of any travel restrictions and visa requirements and take pride in our final documentation which we provide electronically as well as hard copy of everything in an eco friendly wallet for you to pick up. 

During these times of greater complexity we are working by appointments to ensure we have the time to cover all of these details in depth. 

'We believe strong relationships with clients and suppliers are key to success in the travel industry and believe each of the team have a strong work ethic and values that compliment the House of Travel philosophy of enriching people's lives through travel.' 

'These days it's about ensuring we are with clients on their journey every step of the way - from the initial search phase, then the actual travelling phase, and then returning home with feedback and booking the next one phase!'

Their core business is holiday packages to the Pacific Islands and Australia, North America, Worldwide Cruising and River Cruising (top shop for Avalon waterways 2015 and 2016;) UK and Europe independent travel and guided holidays, African adventures and everything in between. 

Pilgrimage tours and group travel remain a key focus and so does searching out the best value Business class fares and how to take advantage of lounge access and airline memberships. 

Stay in touch with the deals and the best way of exploring a country or destination. 

Melanie Hubber

Owner Operator 


Meet the team

I am passionate about sustainable travel for the future. Sustainable doesn't mean you can't have luxury! My personal holidays always have a sense of adventure, you will find me on a beach or mountain or taking in a cultural experience to make the most of a destination.
I am passionate about sustainable travel for the future. Sustainable doesn't mean you can't have luxury! My personal holidays always have a sense of adventure, you will find me on a beach or mountain or taking in a cultural experience to make the most of a destination.
I have been in travel for much of my life and some of my travel highlights would have to be trekking to Everest base camp along with living in the UK & Ireland and exploring from there. I have also completed the New York marathon.
I have been in travel for much of my life and some of my travel highlights would have to be trekking to Everest base camp along with living in the UK & Ireland and exploring from there. I have also completed the New York marathon.
I have travelled to over 40 countries and I am always plotting what's next - however, the more places I experience, the longer the longer the list gets! I love the anticipation of a new adventure and learning as much as I can from every new journey. I am a self-described travel enthusiast, so being able to talk travel every day and share my passion for travel is a dream come true. I love helping people realize their travel dreams and being able to live vicariously through experiences.
I have travelled to over 40 countries and I am always plotting what's next - however, the more places I experience, the longer the longer the list gets! I love the anticipation of a new adventure and learning as much as I can from every new journey. I am a self-described travel enthusiast, so being able to talk travel every day and share my passion for travel is a dream come true. I love helping people realize their travel dreams and being able to live vicariously through experiences.
Having travelled extensively I thoroughly enjoy immersing myself in the rich culture of any country I am fortunate enough to visit. Travel is my passion and I love helping clients create an unforgettable experience that is uniquely their own.
Having travelled extensively I thoroughly enjoy immersing myself in the rich culture of any country I am fortunate enough to visit. Travel is my passion and I love helping clients create an unforgettable experience that is uniquely their own.
Travel is a passion for me, I have been in travel for quite some time (too long to remember) from Corporate to Leisure. I aim to help people no matter what their plans are to create the best holiday experience possible. I enjoy being part of our travellers experience and making the whole process as easy as possible & to create fantastic memories that are special and will last a lifetime for themselves and their families.
Travel is a passion for me, I have been in travel for quite some time (too long to remember) from Corporate to Leisure. I aim to help people no matter what their plans are to create the best holiday experience possible. I enjoy being part of our travellers experience and making the whole process as easy as possible & to create fantastic memories that are special and will last a lifetime for themselves and their families.
I love how travel brings a sense of adventure and connection with each new destination. Favourite destinations for me are Spain, the UK, Fiji, Uruguay, Argentina, India, Bali, Borneo, Vietnam and Cambodia to list a few.
I love how travel brings a sense of adventure and connection with each new destination. Favourite destinations for me are Spain, the UK, Fiji, Uruguay, Argentina, India, Bali, Borneo, Vietnam and Cambodia to list a few.

What our customers have to say

  • Thanks to Mel who has been really amazing. She has been really helpful with managing our travel plans and recommending us the right thing just because of the current covid situation going on at the moment. Would'nt have been possible without her help. Would highly recommend her service to everyone.
    Aparna
  • Mel was so helpful when we had to postpone our trip due to covid I really appreciated the time she spent
    Sue
  • I could not recommend House of Travel Ferrymead more highly. Mel not only organised flights to fit with MIQ dates but checked all quarantine, transit, visa and passport requirements drawing on contacts from all corners of the travel world. She checked in several times throughout the trip to make sure everything was on track. Absolutely outstanding service. Thank you so very much!
    Kate

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    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.
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    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

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    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!
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    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.

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