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House of Travel​ Riccarton

House of Travel Riccarton

138 Riccarton Rd (opposite Westfield Riccarton)
Riccarton
Canterbury

P+64 3-341-3900
F+64 3-341-3909
E riccarton@hot.co.nz

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

​Welcome to the House of Travel Riccarton​ team page!

We are the team dedicated to finding the holiday to suit you! Perhaps somewhere with great food, food that also feeds your soul. Or a great value family holiday full of priceless memories. Wherever it is you dream about, we can make a reality. 

So we invite you to come visit us in store and meet our team. We have over 100 years of combined travel experience, and a lot more life experience that some of us would care to acknowledge! Here you’ll begin the journey on your dream holiday. 

Sometimes it is hard to believe it’s our job to build dreams. It’s a wonderful reward for us to hear about the awesome experiences of our clients (the HOT family) on return from their various holiday destinations. We are here to assist, inspire and take away any worries you may have, and save you possibly the most valuable commodity in modern society, time! We use our knowledge and experience doing what we do best; finding the best connections, destinations and documentation details so that all set in place for the holiday tailored specifically to suit you.

Have you ever wondered why people build sandcastles? All that time and effort to building to what purpose as it will just get washed away? We have thought about it, and our answer is that at the end of the day we know that life is not about the things you have, or that you can tangibly touch, but about the experiences and enjoyment of the many memories we create. And that’s what holidays are all about, enriching lives through travel.




HOT Riccarton staff

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Kristen Tetenburg
Owner/Operator

I am incredibly passionate about travel & experiencing different cultures & new places! Love sharing my knowledge with my customers so that we can plan the best holiday possible together - every time! Look forward to working with you to plan yours!

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Larna Reynolds
Travel Consultant

As well as loving my job I love to travel with my family. Travelling with children opens their hearts, broadens their minds and fills their lives with stories to tell.

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Exclusive tours with Jill Worrall Tours

 


Jill Worrall 

International tour operator and manager

Jill Worrall tours House of Travel Roccarton
Jill Worrall is an international tour operator and manager; based in Timaru.
Since 2003 she has led more than 50 groups ,  she has been all around the world. Jill’s travels have taken her from Patagonia in South America, Guatemala in Central America, Cuba in the Caribbean, across to India, Pakistan, Bhutan and Sri Lanka, the five “Stans” of Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Middle East and Iran, north, south and eastern Africa, and all across Europe from Ireland to Russia, Norway to Albania.

She is one of the few international tour managers ever to take a group to North Korea. High return travellers  who have explored the world with Jill more than 10 times!

One of  New Zealand’s most successful travel writers. She has been named New Zealand Travel
Writer of the Year;  along with a wealth of other awards. Her first travel book, A Blonde in the Bazaar, was runner-up best travel book published in New Zealand in 2005. 

View flyer for more about Jill and her tours

Fully Escorted ex New Zealand includes airfares

Heart of India @ $14,450.00 per person share twin

Nov 9 – Nov 29, 2018
The Taj Mahal, Pushkar Camel Fair, Varanasi (the Ganges) and Rajasthan.

Winter in Europe @ $14,495.00 per person share twin - – EarlyBird price book by 30 June.
(Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia)
Dec 26, 2018 – Jan 16, 2019

Laos and Myanmar $10,995 per person share twin – EarlyBird price book by 31 July.
Mar 4 – Mar 24
Includes a river cruise on the Mekong and hill tribe visits.

From the Atlantic to the Pyrenees
(Madeira, Portugal and Northern Spain)
The exotic island of Madeira, mainland Portugal, Andorra and Barcelona.
April 10 – May 3

Croatia Odyssey
May 5 to May 26 (only seven cabins available)
Includes a two-week Adriatic cruise on an exclusive-use luxury motor yacht

Mongolia and Siberia | Max 18 people

June 10 – July 4 (approx.)
South Gobi, Lake Baikal, Kamchatka Peninsula, reindeer breeders

The Wildlife of Brazil
July 27 – Aug 16 (approx.)
The Pantanal, Amazon River, Atlantic Forest

Zambia and the Zambezi | Just 6 places still available
Aug 31 – Sept 19
Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools and Hwange national parks, Victoria Falls, Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park.

Trekking in Nepal – a community development fundraiser
Tour leader – Jono Meadowcroft, max 15 people.
Sept 22 – Oct14
Off-the-beaten track trekking in the Damar region of Nepal in conjunction with Geraldine-based Forgotten Sherpas of Nepal Trust

Islands of the Mediterranean
Sept 26 – Oct 17 (approx.)
Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, Elba plus Portofino and Milan)
Island-hopping through the Mediterranean.

To view info about the 2019 tours click here.


About Jill Worrall

Jill Worall

Jill Worrall is an international tour operator and manager; a New Zealander who lives in Timaru in NZ’s South Island.

Since 2003 she has led more than 50 groups – close on 1000 people – over this time, to destinations all around the world. Jill’s travels have taken her from Patagonia in South America, Guatemala in Central America, Cuba in the Caribbean, across to India, Pakistan, Bhutan and Sri Lanka, the five “Stans” of Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Middle East and Iran, north, south and eastern Africa, and all across Europe from Ireland to Russia, Norway to Albania.

Her tours always attract a high proportion of return travellers – some people have explored the world with Jill more than 10 times!

 

Jill is also one of New Zealand’s most successful travel writers. She has been named New Zealand Travel Writer of the Year; has twice won the award for best newspaper travel article and has won two Qantas Media Awards (NZ most prestigious print media awards) for feature writer. She has won a wealth of other awards and her first travel book, A Blonde in the Bazaar, was runner-up best travel book published in New Zealand in 2005.

She currently (in her “spare time!”) writes features once a month for six NZ provincial daily newspapers (these also appear on www.stuff.co.nz), features just about every edition in the travel section of Latitude magazine (www.latitudemagazine.co.nz), and is  a regular contributor to two online travel blogs: www.flightcentre.co.nz/nz-travel-blog/   and to www.flightnetwork.com/blog/, Canada’s largest online travel agency.

Her tours, operated as Jill Worrall Tours, from November 2018 onwards are run in conjunction with House of Travel, Riccarton, Christchurch.

Jill is married and has two adult children (her daughter is a high school teacher and her son is a paramedic). She has a rather eclectic array of interests, from gardening and botany to steam trains; mosaic projects to off-beat museums. She has a special interest in the development projects operated by Save the Children New Zealand and the Aga Khan Development Network and still has plenty of the world she wants to see. She also would like to drive really big trucks.

To find out more about Jill’s latest tours and to read feedback from some of her many very happy clients, click here.


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Moray Johnston – Jill Worrall Tour Specialist

Moray Johnston

House of Travel Riccarton is an IATA-bonded consultancy, managed by dedicated and passionate Owner Operators with many years of experience. We offer a commitment to helping Jill Worrall provide the very best by way of hassle-free adventures.

Moray Johnston is dedicated full time as a Jill Worrall Specialist, looking after all aspects of the booking process and will coordinate your entire travel experience from flights, tours, insurance and visa’s.

Having lived in Europe, the Middle East and Australia her travels have led her to some diverse destinations from the Great Wall of China to sailing a felucca on the Nile; from the Medinas of Marrakech to the wildlife Eden of Botswana’s Okavango delta; from the Riviera coastline of Cinque Terra to the picture postcard island of Santorini; from the skyscrapers of New York to ancient city of Petra.

Moray has enjoyed a decades-long career in the travel industry, ranging from arranging travel adventures for leisure travellers and escorting groups to complex travel schedules for high-powered executive business trips.

Have you ever wondered why people build sandcastles? All that time and effort to building to what purpose as it will just get washed away? We have thought about it, and our answer is that at the end of the day we know that life is not about the things you have, or that you can tangibly touch, but about the experiences and enjoyment of the many memories we create. And that’s what holidays are all about, enriching lives through travel.

Contact Moray at House of Travel Riccarton your Jill Worrall Tours specialist on 03-341 3908 or morayj@hot.co.nz

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