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House of Travel Botany Junction

House of Travel Botany Junction

Corner Te Irirangi Drive and Ormiston Road
Auckland

P+64 9-273-3330
F+64 9-273-3331
E botanyjunction@hot.co.nz

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

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House of Travel Botany Junction has over 190 years of collective experience; there’s no continent we haven’t explored. We have won many awards including outlet of the year and have consultants in HOTs top 12.

We specialise in leisure, business and space travel. Whether planning a holiday in the sun, cruise, ski trip or culinary experience, we will inspire with holidays that suit every taste and budget. For business travellers we can arrange incentives, conferences and group travel. Our dedicated corporate team will ensure all travel needs are seamless and personalised to individual requirements. 


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HOT Botany Junction staff

Bronwyn Menefy
Corporate Consultant

My first flight was at 26 to Bali and that's when I discovered the joys of Travel. I joined the travel industry in 2000 and have enjoyed helping many clients with their arrangements- fabulous holiday, business trip, cruise, tours, airfares and more

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Jan Willing
Corporate Consultant

I have over 20 years of experience in the travel industry and my speciality is Business Travel. Whether it’s putting together a complicated around the world itinerary or a quick trip to Sydney for the day I can make this as seamless as possible.

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Karen Murphy
Director

It has been my pleasure over the past 30 plus years to help put together the most amazing holidays for my clients. I have travelled the world and look forward to helping dream holidays come true for many more years.

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Katrina Cole
Director

In 1977 I was bitten by the travel bug. I never tire of talking or listening to people talk of their adventures, holidays, journeys and experiences. ' Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport'

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Lorraine Van Veen
Leisure Consultant

My love for travelling has taken me to every continent whether by sea or by land. My particular interest in cruising has allowed me some 18 cruises. From Alaska to Antarctica and many in between I look forward to sharing my passion with you.

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Morgan Wright
Corporate Consultant

I always had a passion for travel so after completing my qualifications in 2005 I joined House of Travel. I specialise in Business Travel as I work really well under pressure and have great attention to detail. In business I realise time is money.

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Nicky Denvir
Travel Consultant

I love travel in general. My passion is Europe; I love to help my clients design their dream European Experience. I've travelled to many other wonderful places. Most recently Cuba. So whatever your dream, contact me and we'll make it happen together.

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Where have we been lately?

KATRINA 
This year returned to her favourite spot in Phuket, Twin Palms Resort. A quick trip to Perth, visiting the Margaret River region, also the Gold Coast & Fiji. Katrina has most recently got back from an amazing Uni World Boutique River cruise in France, and got to watch the All Blacks play in Paris!

Karen – has travelled to Barcelona to be part of the launch of the Royal CaribbeanShip ‘Harmony of the Seas’, cruised from Lisbon to Southampton on Oceania and did a river cruise with Tauck from Amsterdam to Basel.

She also visited Buenos Aires and had the opportunity to go to Iguazu Falls: "I have been to Niagara and Victoria Falls but this was the most impressive."

LORRAINE 
Started the year by celebrating an O birthday in Hawai'i, a relaxing 2 week break taking in Xmas and New Year.

In April she added to her cruise experiences by cruising with Azamara, on the Spice Route from Singapore to Bombay. The Azamara Journey was a small ship holding just 684 passengers plus crew.  

August saw a trip to Vietnam  (2nd visit) it just really reiterated what an incredible country this is, from spa treatments to the fabulous tailors, sightseeing and more shopping.


JAN
 
In August/September 2016 Jan travelled around Yorkshire (Grassington & Derberyshire) and was based in Ashford on the Water and had a cottage there. Spent some time in London, doing a tour into Buckingham  Palace and saw a performance of Shakespeare’s Macbeth at the globe theatre.

Then a Trafalgar tour of Eastern Europe for 10 days Bohemian Highlights and visited Frankfurt, Berlin, Wawsaw, Krakow, Vienna, Prague & Budapest.

Then she went to Ravello, a tiny mountain top village on the Amalfi Coast and finished in Fiumicino close to Rome airport where she visited Ostia Antica an ancient Roman site (far superior to the Forum).

In May Jan travelled to Hong Kong  for 2 days and did a full day tour of Lantau Island and then onto UK for 1 week in Wales (hired a cottage) close to Hay-on-Wye where they have the annual book festival. 2 nights in the Cotswolds and finished with 3 nights in London. A real highlight in London on this trip was a tour of Westminster parliament which takes you right inside the House of Lords and the House of Commons.

BRONWYN 
In October Bronwyn did an 8 day trip to Cambodia, taking in Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Siem Reap, and Angkor Wat at sunrise.

 

TALI 
In May, Tali went on an exciting USA adventure on the West Coast, spending time in Anaheim, Disneyland, Los Angeles, Hollywood and then the California Parlor Car Tour, which involves an Amtrak train from Los Angeles through Santa Barbara, Vandeberg space station, and Salinas Valley, overnight in Monterey and then a transfer by bus to San Francisco.

 

MORGAN 
Has done a short trip to Sydney this year, and also visited Vietnam.

 

MAGGIE 
Took her annual trip to Hawai'i, staying in a condo, and a visit to the Hawaiian island of Maui.

 

DONNAE 
Has just returned from a six day trip to Samoa, visiting Upolu & Sava’ii

 

EMMA 
Had a five week whirlwind trip around Europe in July, she did two Contiki Trips, plus 5 days sightseeing in London. She visited Amsterdam, Prague, Munich, Berlin, Lucerne, Rome, Florence, Venice, and then twelve nights in the Greek islands, Mykonos, Santorini and Ios with a few nights in Athens.

 

NICKY 
Started the year with a short tour of Sri Lanka, including coastal areas and tea plantations.  In December last year she took her boys on a Royal Caribbean Cruise of the South Pacific from Brisbane.  In March this year she did a Silversea’s cruise of the Western Caribbean from Bridgetown to Fort Lauderdale. Most recently she has just returned from a four night getaway to Hawai'i

 
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HOT Botany Junction cruising

There have been a lot of cruise ships in port in Auckland over the last few weeks and we have checked out  a few of them for you.

If you want to know more about these ships please contact us:
> Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas - Lorraine & Morgan
> Diamond Princess - Jan
> Seabourn Odyssey - Katrina
> Celebrity Century - Lorraine
> Regent Seven Seas Voyager - Katrina
> Oceania Regatta - Lorraine
> Holland American Nieuw Amsterdam - Katrina
> P&O Aurora - Bronwyn

We will find the best ship for your needs and tell how fabulous cruising is as a holiday – unpack once and see as many ports as you want to!!! For every reason to holiday, there is a reason to cruise!!

“Always take a day pack on the plane with you including togs just in case your hotel room isn’t ready when you arrive.”
 - Katrina Cole, HOT Botany Junction