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House of Travel Ferrymead

987 Ferry Road
Ferrymead Village

P+64 3-376-4022
F+64 3-376-4039

Weekdays: 9am - 5pm


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House of Travel Ferrymead has been operating for 27 years, originating as House of Travel Linwood on Buckleys Road where it specialised in Pilgrimmage tours and specialty holidays  before relocating to Ferry Road and rebranding as House of Travel Ferrymead.

These days the business has grown and evolved dynamically and a recent move to their new premises at 987 Ferry Road has seen the team and customers alike embrace their new concept store which looks just like your favourite coffee shop.  Customers are greeted with offers of tea or coffee from the nespresso machine and can relax and peruse inspirational material until their agent comes to sit with them armed with a mobile laptop  if and when required.  This new space creates a relaxed and informal environment where conversations flow easily about the purpose of their travel plans and desired outcomes.    

Owners Mel Hubber and Kim Beswick have both worked at House of Travel Ferrymead for a combined 18 years and believe their team is one of the most well travelled in the business.  

 ‘We believe strong  relationships with clients and suppliers are key to success in the travel industry and believe each of the team have a strong work ethic and values that compliment the House of Travel philosophy of enriching people’s lives through travel’. ‘ In fact many clients make the comment that it feels like one big family in our office!’  Kim

  ‘These days it’s about ensuring we are with clients on their journey every step of the way – from the initial search phase, to the anticipation phase, then the actual travelling phase, and then returning home with feedback and booking the next one phase!’.  Mel

Their core business is holiday packages to the Pacific Islands and Australia, North America, Worldwide Cruising and River Cruising (top shop for Avalon waterways 2015 and 2016); UK & Europe independent travel and guided holidays, African adventures and everything in between.    Pilgrimmage tours and group travel  remain a key focus and so does searching out the best value Business class fares and how to take advantage of lounge access and airline memberships.

Stay in touch with the deals and the best way of exploring a country or destination by making sure you register with them for their regular inspirational film shows which highlight different areas and also have guest presenters.

We welcome new and existing clients to our new store for a coffee any time! 

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HOT Ferrymead staff

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Melanie Hubber
Owner Operator

Having grown up in New Brighton & Sumner, beach and mountain holidays are my specialty. I am also a qualified Cruise Master with CLIA. Whether it’s Queenstown or a cruise I would love to help put your perfect holiday together.

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HOT Ferrymead upcoming travel shows

If you are thinking of travelling in 2021/2022 now is the time to start planning! Register your interest with us on places you are keen to hear about or experiences you wish to know more on and the team will personally keep you up to date with offers that may be relevant to your own holiday requirements. Phone 3764022 or email

We are also well known for our film evenings where we share our experiences and showcase worldwide destinations to inspire you on your next adventure. Register your interest to attend and we will be sure to send you an invite when dates are confirmed

Destinations Shows Include:

  • South America, Central America & Cuba
  • 18 to 30 Something Worldwide Travel - Contiki & Top Deck
  • First Time to UK & Europe
  • France & Italy
  • Spain, Portugal & Morocco
  • Greece & Turkey
  • Croatia
  • Egypt & Jordan
  • Cruising Mediterranean & Baltics
  • Cruising Close to Home & Asia
  • Cruising Alaska, USA, Panama & Caribbean
  • River Cruising Europe
  • Worldwide Cycle & Walking Holidays
  • Canal Boating & Barging
  • USA, Canada & Alaska
  • Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand
  • China, Tibet, Mongolia
  • Africa

HOT Ferrymead highlights

Staff Travel
Recently Returned from...

Mel Lowen
- Whitianga,  Kaikoura, Queenstown, Wellington 

Kim Beswick - Golden Bay, West Coast, Wellington 

Anna O'Dell-Smith 
– Auckland, maternity leave!


Mel Hubber (Lowen) and Anna O’Dell-Smith are both qualified CLIA Cruise Masters.  Kim Beswick is an Accredited Cruise agent

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Robert Louis Stevenson

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