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House of Travel Motueka

House of Travel Motueka

193 High Street

P+64 3-528-1122
F+64 3-528-1121

Weekdays: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 12:30pm

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Jason Kroupa & Linda Bourke opened their Travel Agency when they returned from their Big OE in 1996 when Jason was 25 and Linda just 22. They live and breath travel, a genetic trait that they have passed on to their children who at just 10 and 6 years old have passports overflowing with immigration stamps!

With many awards and citations including "Travel Agent of the Year" Jason & Linda operate a highly respected travel company focused on old fashioned small town customer service. In a small town you can never rest on your laurels says Linda. If you give poor service even just once word gets out and the whole town knows about it. This high service ethos has been discovered by a growing number of loyal customers from all over the country. 

Putting a holiday together is like a huge jigsaw puzzle. It is our job using our training and experience to put all the pieces together in the most logical, cost effective manner to create a masterpiece. A travel experience that is well paced, great value and unforgettable. An itinerary that is simple to follow, loaded with travel tips, that takes in the major sights as well as some hidden gems, with time to stop and smell the roses and savour a cool glass of rosé.  

Jason Kroupa

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UK & Europe Travel Expo
FREE ENTRY - Thursday 27 Oct 16, 7pm

Enter on the day and be in to W​IN 2 return flights to Europe & a $1000 HOT travel voucher! *T&cs apply

Register now as spaces are limited.
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HOT Motueka staff

Jason Kroupa
Owner Operator

With over 28 years experience, and having earned the award of Travel Agent of the Year, I can assure you of a friendly & knowledgeable welcome. Well planned & budgeted holidays are my speciality - with Cruising, Europe & the USA - my passions.

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Linda Kroupa
Owner Operator

Our passionate team work together - sharing our significant travel experiences - to design even better ones for you, always being considerate of your time & budget. Welcome to our “House” - you are assured of a friendly welcome.

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Dianne Boyes
Travel Consultant

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Emma Tait
Travel Consultant

I love travelling, every trip is different, getting to know you and your travel dreams and putting that into a reality is what makes my job so special. I look forward to meeting you and helping you plan your next holiday.

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Steve Harper
Travel Consultant

Been in travel for 15 years now. Both corporate and leisure , here and in the UK. Happily settled in Mapua, Nelson and enjoy the diversity and ever evolving challenges travel brings.

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Tanya Bedford
Travel Consultant

I have been in travel for about 12 yrs - 6 yrs in the UK & over 6 years in NZ. I love traveling myself and helping clients plan their dream holidays gives me great enjoyment. I still get really excited.

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The Ultimate America cruise

An inclusive cruise package!  Departing 19 July 2017 ex NZ – sail San Francisco to Montreal.
“This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity explores the USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia & Canada in absolute style and luxury. Tick off some incredible bucket list destinations including the Panama Canal, and best of all with almost all of your expenses included, you will need very little extra spending money. This holiday is outstanding value for money!”

​32 night cruise from $​14999 per person ​share twin

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Call us today on 0800 66 55 33.


Sail from Miami to the Caribbean & Amazon, and return

An inclusive cruise package!  Departing 21 May 2017 ex NZ – enjoy our 28 night winter escape package.
“This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity explores the gorgeous Caribbean and the mighty Amazon in absolute style and luxury. Tick off 2 incredible bucket list destinations on this remarkable adventure, and best of all with this all inclusive cruise, you will need very little extra spending money. This holiday is truly outstanding value for money!”

​28 day cruise from $​14999 per person ​share twin

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Call us today on 0800 66 55 33.


European Marvels

Monte Carlo to Lisbon, 19 June 2017
What a fantastic way to see so much of Europe in just 2 weeks.  Highlights every day - made even better with 6 included shore excursions!

  • Nice * Monte Carlo * Saint Tropez * Corsica * Sardinia * Palma de Mallorca * Ibiza * Valencia * Barcelona * Alicante * Almeria * Gibraltar * Casablanca * Cadiz * Lisbon

15 night cruise holiday including flights in a Veranda Stateroom from $9,899 per person twin share.

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  • "Everything has been fabulous, and we'll give you some feedback when we are back - with the river cruise, and the trips you organised for us, we've made the most of our time, and have really enjoyed ourselves. So, many thanks for the part you have played in making our trip so memorable"

    ~ Peter & Pam

  • "The overnight train to Sapa was not the Oriental Express nor the Bullet train, felt like cattle going to market !!!as it was both noisy and bumpy. But It was well worth it as Sapa was fantastic. Thanks for the suggestion"

    ~ Veronica

  • "We have had 5 wonderful days in the best resort of Rarotonga: the Sunset Resort. Thank you very much for your help and tips"

    ~ Thomas & Zaugg

  • "Finally arrived in Santorini, after the flight disruptions. It is magical to be here after all of the images you see, throughout your lifetime. Thanks for all our assistance over the last few days!"

    ~ Ron & Sally

  • "Yes we have a fabulous time Danielle. It was a great itinery, the cruise was great – as much flexibility as we wanted, good food, beautiful beaches and snorkeling up to 3 times / day at a different reef each time. Definitely to be recommended !"

    ~ Helen & Bryce

HOT Motueka staff travel

Tanya enjoyed Malaysia & Vietnam in September. As well as a stopover in KL, she enjoyed the beaches & sights of Penang, before joining a Gecko’s small group tour of Vietnam. An amazing experience!

Linda & Dianne enjoyed a week in Singapore – watching the Silver Ferns win the Silver Medal at the Netball World Cup. We are now keenly preparing for the next World Cup in August 2015 in Sydney. We are keen to hear from anyone who would like to join us!

Dianne packed up the family (hubby & 3 boys) and spent 4 weeks exploring the West Coast USA. As well as enjoying the sights of San Francisco, Las Vegas, Disney, Hollywood – they explored the National Parks and the many wonders of this vast area. Great family time – fantastic country to explore!

Linda & Jason have just enjoyed a week’s family holiday with their (6y & 2y) kids on the Gold Coast. It reminded us what a great value destination it is. For the 1st time we booked a beachfront apartment, which was fantastic (once we got use to the noise of the sea!!).

Also, Linda & Jason ‘answered a call from Mickey Mouse’ and along with the kids (6y & 3y), boarded ‘Disney Wonder’ in LA for a 7 night cruise to Mexico. It was truly a fantastic trip. Disney do it so well and it was perfect for all of the family. 

HOT Motueka community activities

Active supporters of the Motueka Netball Centre and Huia Netball.
Supporter of Our Town’s Floral Basket initiative
Supporter of Motueka High School’s Rewards Trip
Supporter of Motueka Online
Sponsor of a Portaloos at the Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Tahunanui
Supporter of Rotary’s ​One ​Shot Golf, Kaiteriteri 1 and 2 January
Tanya is the Past President of BNI Motueka (Business Network Inc). She enjoys “working’ with other business leaders in our town to make sure we are doing the very best we can for our clients, both price ​and service wise.

HOT Motueka awards and achievements

Our very own Jason Kroupa was named Travel Agent of the year by the Travel Digest ​Magazine. A fantastic accolade for Jason who after over 25 years in the industry still loves working with his clients and creating the best holiday possible for them. Having a vast amount of personal experience and a love for history and world events, we love the value he adds as a consultant!

Following on from receiving “WINNER of the ​Top ​Sales ​Office for Cruise Holidays 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (and Jason Kroupa was the Top Sales ​Consultant), we were rapt to receive a further trophy this year as Number One Cruise Office for all of House of Travel.

We are proudly part of the International Cruise Council. Jason Kroupa is the only “Cruise Master” (ICCA’s highest qualification) in the top of the South Island. We pride ourselves of an indepth knowledge of cruising and access to all of the great deals.

We love cruising and House of Travel always offer great cruise packages on sale. Whether you are a first timer or a frequent cruiser, contact us today, find out why so many of your neighbours are booking their cruise holidays with us.

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“Consider pre-booking your sightseeing before you go. you can easily waste hours of your valuable holiday time deciding & paying for tours while you are away.“
 - The Team, HOT Motueka