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Brent Haines

Lovely to meet you

Are you looking for a life changing experience?

Looking to spend some time with your loved ones?

Want to see or do something amazing that you will never forget?

Whatever your travel dreams are and I am the man with experience to help you discover these.


My favourite holiday memories

  • San Francisco
    San Francisco Brent Haines

    One of my favourite cities to visit is San Francisco.  A definite must do is picking up a push bike in Fisherman’s Warf & cycling across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito.  A truly spectacular ride with many photo opportunities on the way.

  • Disneyland California
    Disneyland California Brent Haines

    A dream come true for any parent is taking the kids to Disneyland.  I can’t remember who was more excited, them or me.  I will never forget the moment we told the kids our next holiday was at Disneyland, the shock, the disbelief, the smiles, the tears & excitement.

  • Toyko
    Tokyo Brent Haines

    The most fun I can ever recall having as an adult was a Mario Kart tour through the streets of Tokyo.  Almost unbelievable that I was driving a “Go Kart” with a “Tickle Me Elmo Hat” on motorways & city streets.  Not something that I could ever do in NZ and it was so exciting.

  • Mauritius

    My wife “Kate” and I always say, “We will always have Mauritius”.  

  • Heidelburg
    Heidelberg Brent Haines

    One of my best and most recent travel memories was my trip to Europe with my daughter Tayler.  

Creating better holidays 

Whatever your travel dreams, I will work with you to create the best holiday possible. The holidays I specialise in include:

  • Coach Touring
  • River Cruising
  • Couples Travel
  • Family Travel
  • Solo Travel

My travel passions

I maybe older but travelling as a solo traveler in my 20’s was one of the best things I had done.  I decided to turn this experience into my career and 20 plus years later I am still passionate especially for anyone who is travelling overseas for the first time.

I personally love an active holiday and one where I am seeing lots of amazing things.  One of my big passions in life is to spend quality time visiting some of the worlds most iconic cities.  In recent years I have visit New York, Washington DC, San Francisco, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and the list goes on.  The hum or buzz of a BIG CITY can be intoxicating.

Some of my favourite holidays have been on an escorted holiday.  I have travelled extensively with tour companies such as Contiki Holidays, Insight Vacations & Cosmos.  Touring maximises your time, cost effective, safe & takes you to places beyond where you thought you were going.  The friendships you make along the way make for a memorable holiday experience.  

If you are wanting to experience Europe from a different perspective, I can highly recommend a River Cruise.  Beautiful scenery from a river view, castles, picture perfect towns & villages, amazing food, the ability to be as active as you want while travelling in complete luxury.  A definite bucket list experience.

Where I have travelled to

AFRICA: Mauritius
ASIA: Bali, Indonesia | Hong Kong | Japan | Malaysia/Borneo | Singapore | Thailand
AUSTRALIA: Adelaide, South Australia | Brisbane | Gold Coast | Melbourne, Victoria | Perth/Kimberleys, WA | Sunshine Coast | Sydney, New South Wales
SOUTH PACIFIC: Fiji | New Caledonia | Rarotonga, Cook Islands | Vanuatu
UK/EUROPE: Austria | Belgium | Germany | Ireland | England | France | Italy | Greece | Netherlands | Spain/Portugal | Switzerland | Turkey | Wales

What my customers have to say

  • We recently booked our honeymoon through House of Travel. Brent was lovely to work with and made sure everything was sorted quickly and efficiently. Wouldn't hesitate to book with him again.
  • Always have confidence in his advise. Has great knowledge of the travel industry.
  • Brent was so fast to reply to my request for a quote. He was kind, friendly, superbly efficient, always sought clarification, and went over and above by sharing travel information we would not had known if not for him telling us. Brent acknowledged our desires and provided us with a quote $2000 cheaper than another place we requested one through, so we felt we received honest customer service also! I was also largely impressed with his own personal travel portfolio via the HOT website, making me feel secure in his itinerary for us in every way. He was also accommodating in the payment process, with the fact that we were overseas when we booked the travel and someone else had to pay it in office on our behalf.
  • Brent was very efficient and patient with his work. He also listened well and provided multiple travel options all within our budget with honest advice.

My travel stories

Postcard from Mauritius

My wife "Kate" and I always say, "We will always have Mauritius". We stayed at the beautiful "Lux Grand Gaube Resort"...

Postcard from Heidelberg

One of my best and most recent travel memories was my trip to Europe with my daughter Tayler. 

Awards & qualifications

  • New Zealand Certificate in Travel Level 4
  • Cruise Line International Association
  • House of Travel Gold Sales award 2019
  • House of Travel Gold Sales Award 2018
  • House of Travel Gold Sales Award 2017
  • House of Travel Gold Sales Award 2016
  • House of Travel Gold Sales Award 2015
  • House of Travel Gold Sales Award 2014
  • House of Travel Gold Sales Award 2007