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House of Travel Howick

House of Travel Howick

117 Picton Street

P+64 9-535-4559
F+64 9-535-4229

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

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House of Travel Howick is a team of 5 passionate consultants with 85 years of combined experience in the travel industry. 

We all love to travel and enjoy sharing our experiences with you to ensure your holiday dream is a reality. We believe in delivering exceptional customer service and this has resulted in many loyal customers over the 15 years we have been in Howick.

Our experience spans the world from cruising, adventure travel, family and group holidays to escaping to the islands for some sun or a hop, skip and jump over the ditch.

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HOT Howick staff

Andrew Laing

You can't beat the anticipation while planning a great holiday and the excitement of looking forward to exploring new places. I look forward to creating those expectations for your next great holiday.

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Emma Wilburn
Travel Consultant

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HOT Howick Tours


NZ WW2 battlefield tour howic

4 day WW1 Battlefield Tour - View Flyer
Available all year

Experience the memorials, cemeteries and walk the landscape specific to the New Zealand Regiments from Ypres, a historical town in Flanders offering an excellent vantage for Messines and Passchendaele, sites of two significant battles for the New Zealand forces.

You will have time to enjoy the charming town of Ypres and sample some of Belgium’s unique gastronomy, beer and the chocolate… the many things Belgium is famous for.

HOT Howick staff travel

Emma S recently returned from Tropical North Queensland, including Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas. Earlier this year experienced beautiful islands of Tahiti.
Australia: Cairns, Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
USA: San Francisco, Lake Tahoe and Hawaii.
Europe: United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, France, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic (Prague).
South Pacific: Cook Islands, Fiji and Tahiti.
Middle East: United Arab Emirates​ and Oman.

Carol had a quick break to the relaxing Sunshine Coast. ​She also enjoyed a fantastic cruise onboard the Celebrity Solstice around New Zealand and Australia.
New Zealand: Cruise and domestic ​travel.
Australia: Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Cairns and Port Douglas.
North America: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Anaheim, Las Vegas, San Diego, Hawaii, Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria.
South Pacific: Rarotonga, Aitutaki and Fiji.
Asia: Hong Kong
Europe: England, Scotland, Wales, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Canary Islands, Channel Islands, Cyprus, Minorca and Tenerife.

Alison recently returned from Eastern Canada visiting Toronto, Montreal, Quebec and finishing in the Big Apple, New York.
North America: Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Boston, New York, Hawaii, Alaska, Vancouver, Banff, Lake Louise, Calgary and Victoria.
Asia: Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Bali and Phuket.
Europe: France, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, ​England, Scotland and Ireland.
Caribbean: Martinique, Antigua, Montserrat, Guadelope, US Virgin Islands, St Croix, St Barts, UK Virgin Islands and Grenada.
Middle East: United Arab Emirates and Oman
Australia: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Cairns, Port Douglas, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Darwin, Alice Springs and Uluru.
South Pacific: Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Tahiti and the Cook Islands.
Africa: Botswana and South Africa.

Emma M
has just been on a fun filled family getaway to the Gold Coast.
Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, the Red Centre, Perth, Margaret River, Melbourne and Sydney.
Asia: Bangkok, Phuket and Bali.
Pacific Islands: Cook Islands.
New Zealand: North and South Island.

in October I visited the Commonwealth and New Zealand WW1 battlefields in The Somme and Flanders.
USA: Los Angeles, Washington, New York, Hawaii​ and Alaska.
Asia: Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia​ and Vietnam.
Europe: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Slovakia and Gibraltar.
Middle East: United Arab Emirates
Australia: Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Perth.
South Pacific: Fiji, New Caledonia, Tahiti​ and Samoa.
South America: Argentina and Brazil.


  • "Thanks for the hotel recommendation on our trip to Hawaii the property was great value for money, spacious, clean and tidy."

    ~ Patricia

  • "Just to let you know that our holiday exceeded all expectations! Thank you so much for all your work on this – everything was just great. Would absolutely recommend the hotel in KL – so central, and very quiet. And as for the Centara – WOW!!! We didn’t realise it would be quite as impressive as it was. The staff were amazing (as were all Thai people – we dragged ourselves away from the country VERY reluctantly). And you were so right about the impressive breakfasts and the low cost of eating out. Hugely successful, so again, our grateful thanks."

    ~ Sheridan

  • "Thanks for your welcome home card. We had a great holiday... a mix of relaxation and adventure!"

    ~ Lyndsey

HOT Howick cruising

House of Travel Howick are cruise experts on everything cruise! From the big guys such as Royal Caribbean, P&O and Princess Cruises, to smaller boutique and luxury cruise lines such as Silversea and Seabourn.

Alison has been aboard the Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of Seas, Radiance of the Seas, Celebrity Millennium, Celebrity Mercury, Celebrity Solstice, Pacific Star, Pacific Sun, Pacific Pearl, Golden Princess, Dawn Princess, Diamond Princess, Sun Princess, Queen Mary II, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria, Statendam, Regent Seven Seas Mariner, Regent Seven Seas Voyager, Seabourn Spirit, Seabourn Odyssey, Silver Shadow, Silver Spirit, Silver Whisper, Oceania Nautica, Oceania Marina and the Crystal Serenity.

Andrew has been aboard the Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of Seas, Celebrity Mercury, Pacific Star, Pacific Pearl, Dawn Princess, Diamond Princess, Sun Princess, Queen Mary II, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria, Statendam, Volendam, Regent Seven Seas Voyager, Silver Shadow, Oceania Nautica, Crystal Serenity and the Arcadia.

Carol has been aboard the Celebrity Solstice, Pacific Pearl, Golden Princess and the Diamond Princess.

Emma S has been aboard the Pacific Pearl and the Diamond Princess.

Emma M has been aboard the Pacific Pearl, Golden Princess and the Diamond Princess.

HOT Howick awards

House of Travel 
Top Cruise ​Sales 2013


 International Cruise Council Australasia
Top Cruise Office New Zealand 2009

Howick Award

Highly Commended
Howick Village Best Business & Community
​Best Professional Business 2015

Howick Award

 Howick Business Association
Best Professional Business 2013

Howick Award