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House of Travel Hunter - Wellington CBD

We are on the “hunt” for new home in the months to come however until then you can ……Phone, Teams, Zoom or Email us OR meet us somewhere in the CBD that is close to coffee 😊 Make contact with us & we will tee up a time for a Tuesday, Friday or Saturday.

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

Weekdays: 8am - 5pm

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Open for 30 years with Petra Otte, the same owner operator at the coalface … There was just those “itchy travel feet” that had us change out location & name three times! Same cool, fun, friendly and professional and warm personal travel consultancy experience in the heart of what we believe is still 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 customers, many of whom live away from Wellington. 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, walk by your side, share the anticipation as well as navigate change, new requirements with Covid and much, much more.

Petra Otte, Dream Weaver/Chief Cheerleader, House of Travel on Hunter, Wellington CBD

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HOT legend mention

Congratulations to Petra Otte from Wellington on Hunter, a solid 30 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 – late 21:  Relocates to On Hunter St, Wellington CBD
02 Dec ’21:   30 Years to the day: Goes virtual with the fabulous Chloe McKellar and on the ‘hunt” for funky new off-street premises
"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!"

"At last I’ve found Petra, not at Hunter Street because when I looked through the windows there I couldn’t see the smiling face of someone sitting at her desk.  Instead  I found Petra in one of my photo albums from years ago.

Thanks for your emails.  You could be called ‘’P.P’’- Positive Petra and we will certainly catching up when we book our visit to see Craig and Allie in DC in July so we can see, by then, our 2 little American grandsons.  This will be another trip that you will be organised for us and other Walker families over the last 30 years. The last was for Craig’s wedding in July 2019 and then we went on to London for the Orient Express train to Venice.

I am now getting a Facetime call from Craig so we can join in with his American family Thanks Giving dinner. How times have changed and that will certainly have been the case with you since starting 30 years ago and let’s hope the new changes for you will be even more successful.

‘Petra and her team have organised many wonderful adventures for us to a wide range of destinations throughout the world. On each occasion the professional advice and planning resulted in seamless travel full of unique experiences. We have no hesitation in recommending Petra for all travel needs’.

"Thank you for all your messages which you've posted; they've kept me up-to-date with the office. I apologise for not popping in to see you but I do look forward to seeing you again.  I hope that I will be able to visit my family in England next year - all going well."

"Travel beckons – but not without a travel agent to bail us out … lucky you two."

HOT Hunter 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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Chloe McKellar
Travelling Foodie

After 7+ years in travel I know everyone has their own travel style, there is no one size fits all! I love travel experiences that bring you closer to the destination and include experiences that make that trip that little more memorable.
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Become a Friend of HOT Hunter ~ We all know how hard it is to keep up with emails these days and you may have unsubscribed to the many House of Travel adverts sent out on a weekly basis if not more and if so you may be missing out on our HOT Hunter Street emails which are personalized to our own clients.

On becoming a Friend of HOT Hunter you will be on our store’s special list to receive our ’Hunter’s Travels’ quarterly newsletter and when we are able to host again, invitations to our instore events and expos.

In our newsletter we share new things in regards to the world of travel and the latest updates on destinations as the world slowly opens up again, Hunter’s Travels Tips and Tricks which is based on the feedback from recently returned clients and advance notice of our events and promotions for the upcoming months & anything else we feel you would LOVE to know, and possibly need to know including Covid-19 factual updates.

We would love you to sign up as a ‘Friend of HOT Hunter’ and if you are happy to do so please email us at

 HOT Hunter Street love hosting in-store Travel Evenings and Events.  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 in the future. 

  HOT on Hunter are very proud supporters of Mary Potter Hospice 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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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 Hunter support and promote Pack for a Purpose.

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