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House of Travel Balclutha

House of Travel Balclutha

6/37 Clyde Street

P+64 3-418-3434
F+64 3-418-1983

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

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More than 20 years! Who’d have thought time would go so fast? We have been a travel force in Balclutha and the Clutha District since 1991 and are looking forward to 20 more. We are only three but, like you, we too are travellers with a keen interest in the wide, wonderful world outside of our little corner of South Otago.

Our very personal service and enthusiasm for planning your holiday will mean you can drop your travel dreams on our desks and next thing you know, you’re living them!

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HOT Balclutha travel blog

Secret Aegean

You can fairly smell the Souvlaki as Simone Budge reflects on her time in Greece and Turkey.
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Sarah Crum
(Dunedin) and Maxine Agnew (Balclutha) visited the emerging destination of Myanmar... their advice, go now!
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Hawaii really does have something for everyone, amazing scenery and tours, water sports, relaxing on the beach, underwater activities, fabulous dining options, shopping, and of course, a slightly more tropical climate than Balclutha! Layla Carruthers reflects on her recent journey.
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Tony Boomer on a cruise, yeah right! Constant exposure to, quite frankly, astounding ships visiting Dunedin prompted him to take the plunge and head off to Singapore on Air New Zealand and Princess Cruises to take in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Phuket aboard the Sapphire Princess.
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St Marks Square Venice
Italy for most is a dream destination, so when Antony Boomer was offered the chance to spend 10 days here as part of a Trafalgar guided holiday he jumped at the chance without actually knowing where exactly he was going... it was Italy, it'll be good!
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I have been wanting to take my boys somewhere extraordinary for ages. We have previously traveled, as a family, well worn routes through North America and Australia. Now my wife and I thought it was time to challenge everything they thought they knew about the world. We decided on Vietnam in the hope it would provide a physical, emotional and sensory experience the boys would never forget. 
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HOT Balclutha staff

Layla Carruthers
Travel Consultant

I have been part of the House of Travel Balclutha team for four years now and I can't imagine myself doing anything else. Every day is different! The best part is seeing the excitement on clients' faces before they head away on their dream holiday.

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Maxine Agnew
Travel Consultant

20+ years in travel & most of it spent with House of Travel, and the passion for travel is well and truly still there. I still get a kick out of organising peoples dream holiday, and have still got a very long bucket list for myself

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Simone Budge
Travel Consultant

It's no secret - I love to live vicariously through my clients' travels. the planning and dreaming is as much a part of a trip as travelling it and it's a privilege to be asked to be a part of that by people.

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Hospice New Zealand

House of Travel Otago has been supporting Hospice New Zealand since 2005 and the organisation is very close to our hearts. Each of our stores work with their local hospice services to support them by raising money and awareness, volunteering their time for fundraising, and donating prizes and “Armchair Traveller” sessions. A highlight of this partnership is the Embrace Award presented annually to a HOT outlet who has integrated its local hospice into every aspect of its business. The award is the hospice’s way of giving big ups to its local House of Otago Travel team for all their hard work and dedication.

“have some small denominations of cash for the country you’re headed to for supplies when you arrive“
 - Simone Budge, HOT Balclutha