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House of Travel Merivale

House of Travel Merivale

192 Papanui Road

P+64 3-355-2200
F+64 3-355-4718

Monday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 7pm
Friday: 8:30am - 5pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 1pm


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At House of Travel Merivale we are a team of dedicated travel specialists who love to plan travel both for our clients and for ourselves. For us travel is about making your travel ambitions come to life, whether it’s a business trip or a holiday we’ll look for that little extra touch to make your trip truly memorable! 

House of Travel Merivale has been operating for 25 years with Beth Yates and Anne Crombie being extremely proud of their team of consultants who are always happy to help you plan your next exciting adventure. Over the last 25 years we have learned that it is not only important to book your holiday with meticulous care, but to inspire you, advise you and to listen carefully to ensure the holiday we are creating together meets your needs entirely, as we want you to be our client for life.

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Merivale 1

Inroads into the French Alps

This circuit enables you to discover an authentic, bucolic and dynamic part of France, boots and all. The guided walks, cycles, and excursions that comprise this tour allow you to embark on a sensory journey and connect with a very special French region, peppered with wild flowers and weathered chalets, shaped by a unique history and fortified by local specialities, mountain cheeses and a host of new special wines to try. Majestic rocky massifs rival the stately castles of the Route des Ducs. Tiny routes serpentine along lakesides and up mountain passes. All the while your New Zealand-French guide will use their bilingual skills and regional knowledge of the French Alps to invite you into the heart of French life and culture.

From $3250 per person share twin

> View the flyer here for daily itinerary and inclusions

Merivale 2

Inroads into the ​South of France

Dive beyond the impressionist’s canvas for a sensory discovery of authentic Provence; unspoilt, fiercely authentic, a stronghold of prehistoric, Gallo-Roman treasures and natural beauty. This itinerary offers you both irresistible savours and vistas of Provence, as well as a unique journey into southern Ardèche, with clear bold rivers, ruggedly beautiful limestone formations, and its listed ‘most beautiful villages’ of France - all against a backdrop of olive groves, vineyards and lavender fields. Join us for a gastronomic and aromatic journey through an authentic landscape in the South of France. Your tour leaders share a friendly relaxed spirit of professionalism and the savoir faire arising from a shared homeland of Provence and New Zealand.


From $3250 per person share twin

> View the flyer here for daily itinerary and inclusions

HOT Merivale staff

Annie Crombie
Owner Operator

I get very excited designing holidays in collaboration with my wonderful clients, our goal is to make your experience on holiday magical and memorable. My favourite line is you never remember a week at work, but you always remember your holiday.

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Beth Yates
Owner Operator

I’m proud to have owned and operated House of Travel Merivale for 25 years. Travelling enriches our lives and I believe that every year we should travel someplace we’ve never been before. We look forward to helping you do just that.

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Alana Aldridge
Senior Travel Consultant

Asia is my number 1 continent, I love the different culture, customs, food and smells. I’ve been to many places and am always happy to research new and exciting destinations, especially if it means I have to jump on a plane to check it out!

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Gemma Passey
Travel Consultant

I've travelled to many interesting places from Dracula's Castle in Romania to drinking rum cocktails on the beach in the Jamaica. So, whether it’s a shopping trip to Melbourne or a dream honeymoon to Bora Bora, I'm here to help.

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Janine McKay
Senior Consultant

After 17 years of experience I am still totally passionate about my job and my love of helping people create their dream holidays. I have travelled extensively and use this knowledge to help plan your best trip yet! I would love to hear from you.Janine

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Kelly Gainsford
Senior Consultant

Hi, my name is Kelly and I would love to help you plan your next holiday from Blenheim to Botswana, two places I have just recently been. I would love to get excited about your next adventure with you. Talk soon.

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Sandy Connolly
Senior Travel Consultant

I love my job! I have been very fortunate to have travelled the world and would love to share some of my experiences with you. I was born in Zimbabwe and lived in Muscat Oman for 4 years. I support the All Blacks and love living in New Zealand.

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  • "We were thrilled with the Old City Hotel, would recommend it. The staff were especially good with Maia but great all round. A brilliant position within 200m of Aghia Sophia and the Blue Mosque and the hotel was great. The trip so far has been stunning as have the people and food. Now for the boat trip to see if we like that. Thanks for organising it"

    ~ Hilary and David

  • "I would recommend a street food tour, after doing one of these you will find your family eating and making choices they wouldn’t have previously made. You become more confident around street food culture. And it’s so cheap $1 - $5. We actually had some great eating experiences in Hanoi, a local in one place couldn’t stop talking to us, once he knew we were from NZ. So once again, got so much info about how local business operates, how to negotiate with the police, how family’s take care of each other, Tet celebrations, It was like free entertainment. One place they just stood and kept smiling at us while we were eating, they just wanted to do anything for us. Those are the moments that we really enjoy about travelling and spending time exploring the towns."

    ~ Debbie Kopa

  • "First day on Oceania great, did our own thing, walked for five hours or thereabouts exploring Lesbos, just had a fantastic dinner in the Polo Grill with two delightful American couples, Delos tomorrow, Santorini the next!"

    ~ Hilary

  • "Top Marks…everything was perfect"

    ~ Lyndsay

  • "So good to have found you!!"

    ~ Liz

  • "I am very happy with your price when I think of the advice/experience you give us and in particular the back up you gave when it all went wrong in Bangkok last year (due to riots) and we had to cancel and re route from Italy"

    ~ Grant

HOT Merivale awards

We’re proud to announce we scooped all these awards at the House of Travel Awards weekend:

 Singapore Airlines Sales - Top Shop
•  Gold Award - ​​Sarah Crowe (Top 20 Consultant nationwide)
  Gold Award - A​lana Aldridge
  Gold Award - Sandy Connolly
  Silver Award - Janine McKay
  Silver Award - Kelly Gainsford

  Gold Award - Sarah Anderson
  Gold Award - Sandy Connolly
  Silver Award - Janine McKay
  Silver Award - Alana Aldridge
  Silver Award - Kelly Gainsford

•  Seabourn Cruises - Top Shop 
  Gold Award - Sarah Anderson 
•  Gold Award - Sandy Connolly
•  Silver Award - Janine McKay
•  Silver Award - Alana Aldridge
  Silver Award - Kelly Gainsford

• HOT Product Award - Top South Island store for Airline Sales
• Emirates - Top Shop
• Gold Award - Sarah Anderson
• Silver Award - Sandy Connolly
• Silver Award - Janine McKay
• Silver Award - Alana Aldridge
• Customer Champion of the Year - Sandy Connolly

HOT Merivale on TV!

Vinnie from the Daily Fix came in to ask us our favourite New Zealand getaways!

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HOT Merivale's travel tips​!

"The train was a great way to see Australia’s amazing landscape"

"If you are cruising and enjoy a spa treatment, they are often on sale on days the ship is in port, so check it out!" ~ Beth Yates

“Enjoy a special experience in Montefalco in Umbria, we have B& Bs, rural stays (Agriturismo), and a gorgeous hotel in the town square (Piazza)“
 - Annie Crombie, HOT Merivale