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House of Travel Whangarei

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25 Rathbone Street (Entrance off Laurie Hall Carpark)
Whangārei
Northland
0110
Monday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday
9:30am - 12:30pm
Sunday
Closed

Welcome to House of Travel Whangarei


Here at House of Travel Whangarei, we are travellers too and have been providing exceptional service and knowledge to our clients since opening in 1990.

We create lasting memories and once in a lifetime travel experiences.

Our knowledgeable team of dedicated consultants LOVE assisting you with your travel dreams. If you can dream it, we can make it happen!

Stephen Gillingham
Owner Operator


Meet the team

Trudi Huys Send email to Trudi Huys

Leisure Support Consultant
I am very lucky to work with a great team of consultants who are very passionate about travel. My job is to help support the team and coordinate the office processes.
I am very lucky to work with a great team of consultants who are very passionate about travel. My job is to help support the team and coordinate the office processes.
It's said ‘travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer’ and after years of travelling and living overseas, I can vouch for that! I look forward to sharing my experiences with you and together we can create your perfect trip.
It's said ‘travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer’ and after years of travelling and living overseas, I can vouch for that! I look forward to sharing my experiences with you and together we can create your perfect trip.
I have travelled through Europe, Vietnam and Cambodia as well as parts of Eastern Canada. I have cruised Alaska which I absolutely loved and have had many trips to different parts of Australia, Asia and South Africa. I can’t wait to meet with you to discuss your individual travel enquiries.
I have travelled through Europe, Vietnam and Cambodia as well as parts of Eastern Canada. I have cruised Alaska which I absolutely loved and have had many trips to different parts of Australia, Asia and South Africa. I can’t wait to meet with you to discuss your individual travel enquiries.
I consider planning and creating a travel experience for my clients a very important task and want it to be a memorable and enjoyable experience for all involved. I have spent 26 years in the industry and would love to share my expertise with you.
I consider planning and creating a travel experience for my clients a very important task and want it to be a memorable and enjoyable experience for all involved. I have spent 26 years in the industry and would love to share my expertise with you.
I love inspiring new travellers into more than just a sitting on a beach. I love putting together itineraries and organising self-drive canal boating holidays, as kiwi’s love to be independent, this is an awesome way for likeminded couples/ groups of friends or families to catch up and enjoy the scenery whilst cruising down a canal in France.
I love inspiring new travellers into more than just a sitting on a beach. I love putting together itineraries and organising self-drive canal boating holidays, as kiwi’s love to be independent, this is an awesome way for likeminded couples/ groups of friends or families to catch up and enjoy the scenery whilst cruising down a canal in France.
One of the most fulfilling aspects of my profession is assisting clients in creating their ideal travel experiences. I take great pleasure in hearing about their favorite moments and highlights upon their return.
One of the most fulfilling aspects of my profession is assisting clients in creating their ideal travel experiences. I take great pleasure in hearing about their favorite moments and highlights upon their return.
I have now been a travel consultant for 19 years, and have loved helping clients to realize their travel dreams. Through the many travel opportunities I have been lucky enough to experience over the years this has given me the skills and knowledge to help clients with their travel. I am not only here to help plan their holidays but am here for them through the whole travel process.
I have now been a travel consultant for 19 years, and have loved helping clients to realize their travel dreams. Through the many travel opportunities I have been lucky enough to experience over the years this has given me the skills and knowledge to help clients with their travel. I am not only here to help plan their holidays but am here for them through the whole travel process.

What our customers have to say

  • Helpful. Why do it yourself. Got great price, great seat and all with a smile. Recommend to anyone.
    Gra
  • Fantastic information, easy to deal with, very helpful. Debra was great over the phone, and made an effort to meet me in person outside of the office.
    Sally
  • Debra was awesome to deal with very patient and listened to our request. We left as a friend I believe. I gave her a hug because I was so grateful. We also went to house of travel as it has been owned by a local man for over 30 years and he deserves to be supported as he has managed to survive tough times because of his experience and staff.
    Anne
  • Debra was Super efficient. Nothing was a hassle. As soon as I told her what we were wanting she had it sorted in no time at all.
    Pauline
  • She was helpful, and prompt in getting back to us. We had secured a cancellation booking for accommodation but needed someone to co-ordinate the flights and other accommodation to tie in with this offer. We had less than 48 hours to put something together and make it happen. Rebecca contacted us after hours and made sure this was locked in and confirmed, which took the stress off us and we were able to relax and enjoy our weekend, knowing this was all taken care of. Rebecca has been able to contact our accommodation and get it all put under the one package with House of Travel, making it easier and simple for payment. Really appreciate Rebecca putting in the extra time on this. As our arrangements were slightly more involved than just flights and one accommodation, it was so much easier and less stressful to pass this on to an experienced consultant who deals with this every day. I didn't realise how stressful booking a last-minute holiday could be. Made worse that the time we were looking to go coincided with School Holidays. Rebecca was awesome. She coordinated our existing arrangement with the new holiday arrangements so that all transfers, flights and accommodation all line up and included in one package through house of travel, rather than us having to deal with multiple people.
    Stacey
  • Rebecca greeted me with a warm helpful smile. I knew that I was in good hands, then Rebecca recognised me from a couple of years ago when she had organised flights to Cambodia for me. She soon got down to organising my needed flights to Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia. The flights to Mongolia seemed to be quite messy. She then came up with the idea of going through Hong Kong, brilliant idea! flights all booked , two night stopover in a nice hotel close to attractions etc. Transfers to and from Airport to Hotel, holiday insurance all done for me. Rebecca is a credit to your company. Thank you House of Travel
    Angela
  • Rebecca is very responsive, spent time understanding our needs, and quickly put options together for us, especially as we were very time constrained. We were impressed with her professionalism and attention to detail, and delighted at the package that she has put together for us. Rebecca was able to very quickly secure flights for Sandy, and then match our accommodation desires with a great resort/hotel.
    Tim
  • Customer Satisfaction Comments: She is just an amazing, helpful, cheerful person, who deals with our change of plans, without so much as a frown. Customer General Comments: I don't think you can improve on Sharon, she is just amazing. Customer WOW! Comments: Sharon Waipouri. When we ran into difficulties with our accommodation in early 2023, Sharon sorted it out with such efficiency and speed. Amazing.
    Elizabeth
  • Customer Satisfaction Comments: Very knowledgeable and well organised. Understood what I wanted. Great.
    Ayla

News and events

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  • 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.

Our travel stories

Postcards from Vienna

Vienna has ton's of history, Mozart has this garden and memorial in his honor, and they still play his music today. 

Postcards from Budapest

Budapest holds a special place in my heart, this is where my dad and family come from, they escaped the Hungarian Revolution and had their own adventure before arriving in NZ.  

Postcards from Italy

I am very fond of Italy, and get very excited helping my clients plan the very best holiday.  I have been to Italy for work and pleasure, flying Emirates up to Bologna is a great airport to start, and situated between Venice and Florence. 

Postcards from Rarotonga & Vietnam

Vietnam is truly incredible, everything is so cheap, lots of styles of travel from adventure to romantic and golfing getaways.  The people are lovely, the cities can be a little rough round the edges, but the service you receive is a must visit, I'm going back with my family one day!

Netherlands and Belgium by Bike & Barge on the Magnifique II

Amsterdam is a place to visit, so much to explore.  Not all hotels are accessible by road, the train system is so easy and is right in the centre of Amsterdam.  

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