About Us

Locally owned and operated for the past 26 years by Jenny Nilsson, who owns and operates both House of Travel Hastings and House of Travel Havelock North with a team of four experienced consultants and two support staff. At House of Travel Hawke's Bay our mission is to capture your dream, plan your journey and help you experience the world in an authentic and exciting way.

Exceptional travel experiences

At House of Travel we believe that travel enriches people’s lives - providing a unique opportunity to see, to experience and to learn.  The success of our business has been based on one simple premise – our ability to transform normal holiday ideas into something quite exceptional. And you can be rest assured that we operate in strict accordance with the Travel Agents’ Association of New Zealand (TAANZ) guidelines.


As travellers are starting to contemplate exploring new destinations again, we understand that trip planning complexity is becoming increasingly challenging.  In an environment of ever-shifting border controls, new regulations around quarantines, health restrictions, visas and much more… planning a trip now requires an even greater pool of knowledge, experience, and time to ensure the best outcome, and we’re with you every step of the way.  We know your down time is precious and we think  everyone deserves the best holiday possible.  That’s why we promise that if the unexpected happens, we’ll get it sorted for you, so you can relax and get on with enjoying our holiday.
Until our borders open again we are busy selling holidays within our own magnificent country including:  
  • Small group Coach tours
  • Individual trips / packages / tours designed for you
  • Stewart Island
  • Fiordland cruises
  • Antarctic cruises from Christchurch
  • Chatham Islands
  • Waiheke Island
  • Kapiti Island
  • Hikes/treks/Glamping
  • Railcart tours (Jacqui has just returned from this)
We have so much to offer you and would so appreciate your support. Whatever your travel dreams and plans, whether close to home or further afield, House of Travel Hawkes Bay are here to help create better holidays, together.