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House of Travel Hunter Street - Wellington CBD

12 Hunter Street

P+64 4-499-4699
F+64 4-499-4696

Weekdays: 8:30am - 5pm

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Thanks for visiting our House of Travel Hunter St page! Located right in the heart of Wellington’s CBD.

Open for 25 years and with same owner operator all the way… We just had the 'Seven Year Itch' to change the name three times! Same cool, fun, friendly and professional and warm personal travel consultancy experience in the heart of the "Coolest Little Capital in the World".
I was recently asked “ agent? What do you do these days?” Good question!  Well the marketing gurus tell us that to be successful in this technology driven world, our customers must still come first. But for us they always have, so not much new there! They also tell us we have to offer a point of difference and that’s where my team come into play.
Sure we offer the benefits of our expertise, our experience, we share some of our outstanding customer feedback and we help our customers with the things they “don’t know that they don’t know”, but when said and done, what we really do best, and always have, is build long term relationships with our amazing Wellington customers. That’s my answer to the question, and it seems to work, because our business continues to succeed and grow!
And when I read this, I can't help thinking of the old saying “while everything changes, everything stays the same”. So if you have a holiday dream and want it to be as good as it could possibly be, we'd love to help.

Petra Otte, Owner Operator, House of Travel on Hunter Street, CBD, Wellington

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HOT legend mention

Congratulations to Petra Otte from Wellington on Hunter, a solid 25 years in the making.  Thanks to legends like Petra HOT is where it is.
Petra's legacy:
2 Dec '91: Opens House of Travel, Dukes arcade in Wellington
'99- ' 12: Relocated to Plimmer Steps off Lambton Quay
'12 - Current: On Hunter St, Wellington CB

"It has been & continues to be both a heap of fun and a privilege to look after the travels of so many Wellingtonians together with my FAB team" - Petra

Recent Customer Feedback:
"Petra Otte. She was efficient and knowledgeable. She remembered our travel preferences from long ago and came up with ideal travel options to meet our needs. The woman is dynamic. Absolutely amazing!"

HOT Hunter St staff

Petra Otte
Owner Operator

I am totally passionate about what travel brings to a person's life! The experience itself and all the wow moments, the self exploration that unravels without you realising, ie stepping out of the day to day comfort zone!

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Catherine Plimmer
Destination Experience/Marketing Specialist

I've been travelling the world for over 25 years and have extensive family travel experience. I am passionate about travel and I love sharing my travel experiences with others and hopefully inspire them to take that trip!

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Chloe McKellar
Travelling Foodie

After living in the UK and Melbourne for 11 years I've finally returned home to help people experience what I love just as much as food - travel. I worked in the UK as a South-East Asia specialist. I absolutely adore Asia's food and friendly people!

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Rebecca Geddes
Travel Guru

I started my OE in 99' with the intention I'll give it 6 months and see what happens. 8 years later I returned home and wanted to share my experiences and help others "find their love of travel"

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Wilma Beswick
Bookkeeping Big Cheese & Princess of Processes

Visited The Gold Coast Australia April last year and found it to be a fantastic close to home destination for a relaxing break. After not visiting for a number of years it surprised me how it has developed

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Every second month, we will be releasing our newsletter full of news from our team, tips and tricks and helpful information on all things travel.

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Pack for a purpose

Pack for a Purpose

Pack for a Purpose is a great way to make your travels meaningful and can have a BIG IMPACT in the communities you visit.  Simply use a small amount of space in your luggage to pack supplies needed by community projects around the world.  HOT on Hunter Street support and promote Pack for a Purpose.

​Click here for more information or give us a call for a chat.

Concerned about Cruise emissions?
HOT Hunter Street are members of CLIA. We have 2 Masters consultants, 2 Accredited consultants and 3 working towards it.
Our commitment to Sustainable Cruising is very close to our hearts as it is for our clients!
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Did You Know

 HOT Hunter Street love hosting in-store Travel Evenings and Events.  So far this year we have hosted a very successful Viking Cruises and Back-Roads Tours evening followed by an Evening with the Fabulous Jill Worrall from Jill Worrall Tours. 

If you are interested in a certain style of travel, then do let us know and we can make a note of it and invite you to any relevant travel evenings that we host throughout 2019.

✔ Are you a Young traveller, Solo traveller or interested in Small Ship and Expedition cruising then we have news for you!  Sign up to join our Travel clubs ~ Young Travellers, Solo Travellers and Small ship/Expedition Cruising and get to meet like minded travellers at organized events by HOT Hunter Street as well as keeping you in the loop for any promotions and tours that suit your style of travel.  Email us at to join or for more information.


 2018 was a busy year for our team with lots of travel included to some amazing destinations including, Southern Africa, Western Australia, Sri Lanka, Canada, Fiji, Noosa, Hawaii and Fiji, a P&0 Comedy Cruise and finishing off with Donna experiencing her most favourite Christmas to date travelling through Southern Spain and Portugal on a Trafalgar Coach tour.


 2019 is shaping up to be another great year of travel for our team ~ destinations travelled to so far include Catherine to  Los Angeles and Skiing in Jackson Hole Wyoming, Steph to Northern Thailand and Myanmar, Chloe a famil in Fiji checking out some amazing resorts, Petra and Donna a 7 night Cruise around New Caledonia and Vanuatu on P&O Explorer, Petra and Wilma to the Gold Coast staying at the fabulous Ruby Resort. There is also lots of travel planned for the team including Petra to Japan in June, Donna to Samoa, Northern Italy and Fiji, Chloe to Hong Kong, UK and USA, Becks to the Maldives, Catherine to Noosa and California.

Check out our Staff Profiles on this page to learn more about our fabulous team and their amazing travel adventures.


✔  HOT on Hunter are very proud supporters of Mary Potter Hospice, Breast Cancer Cure and ReliefAid

✔ You can download the HOT APP (if you have not already done so) – this is where you will see your ENTIRE itinerary with House of Travel and updated flight times which appear whilst you travel.  The HOT APP also has other FAB tools you should become familiar with BEFORE you leave along with loads of tips for your upcoming destinations.  

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Watch this space for more news and adventures from our fabulous team…


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