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Since 2001, travelers have trusted First Light Travel to customise itineraries that deliver the latest and greatest New Zealand experiences on offer.  

Our friendly kiwi consultants listen to you and design unique holidays. You can also choose from our tried and tested tours - hassle-free happiness in our land down under.

As the only award-winning, adventure travel company in New Zealand that is also a Licensed Travel Agent, we can book flights and organise insurance.


Winner of Outside Magazine's 'Trip of the Year' Award, for the Oceania Category.

Outside Magazine awarded us the 'Trip of the Year'. You won't be in better hands, so let us plan your New Zealand trip of a lifetime!

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Plan Your Kiwi Adventure

One of our friendly New Zealand-based travel specialists will customise your New Zealand tour within 24 hrs. Completely FREE of charge!

Contact our team for a free Itinerary

Popular Ways to Experience New Zealand


Experience a New Zealand self drive holiday, that not only surpasses your expectations but eliminates all of the guesswork.  Even better, this itinerary planning service is absolutely free when you book with us. 


Our hassle-free New Zealand coach tours are a relaxing way to take in the full beauty of New Zealand. Everything is taken care of including pre-booked accommodation, sightseeing activities, the comfort of a luxury coach and the friendly services of our team.


The benefits of a small group tour are more leisure time, a flexible itinerary, and unique dining and travel experiences.  Small group tours allow you to venture on alternative routes to the large coach tours.


Our carefully selected hiking tours give you access to the most exciting volcanic and coastal regions in our National Parks and Reserves.  For those wanting an authentic experience of pure and pristine wilderness.


Small group adventure tours cater to our clients who want to explore New Zealand’s most beautiful wilderness areas and who have a real passion for actively experiencing ‘The Great Outdoors’.


Enjoy flexibility and privacy when touring New Zealand in the capable hands of our exceptional local guides. We use the best operators to enhance your travelling experience, in areas of our country that the larger group coach tours can't go.


Planning your New Zealand holiday around the many Lord of the Rings movie locations will give you an excellent starting point for your itinerary, incorporating a fantastic mix of all that New Zealand has to offer. 


Your search for that idyllic honeymoon or romantic destination ends here. New Zealand is the ultimate “ends of the earth” place to escape from everyday life. With tranquil yet breathtaking scenery, premium hideaway lodges, and unique experiences - you will build memories to treasure.

Who are we

First Light Travel is owned and operated by Brent Narbey and Nigel Williamson. Adventurers themselves, with more than a few travel stories of their own, they know the ins and outs of travelling both in New Zealand and around the globe. Both are absolute travel professionals with a lifetime in the industry, which means you couldn’t be in safer hands!

Backed by a dedicated team of passionate New Zealand based travel specialists, we guarantee to deliver the holiday of a lifetime.

Brent and Nigel are supported by a team of highly experienced and knowledgeable New Zealand based travel specialists.

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New Zealand Travel is Better With Us

Complete our Enquiry Form and within 24 hours you will receive the first cut of your customised Self Drive New Zealand Holiday Itinerary from your own personal travel consultant.

Your consultant will then work with you to refine your itinerary so that it meets your needs perfectly.

Find out what we can do for you.


We are the only New Zealand travel agency with Enigma, a powerful system storing over 20,000 hand picked New Zealand products & tours.

With the expertise of our travel specialists, you’ll find just what you’re looking for in a New Zealand Holiday.


Work with your own personal Kiwi Travel Specialist, from start to finish. Benefit from their local knowledge and expertise so you get exactly what you are looking for in a New Zealand Self Drive Itinerary or Private Tour.

Don't forget our service is COMPLETELY FREE. So your holiday wouldn't cost you any more than if you booked everything yourself.


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Ruthy Benoliel'a avatar.
24 April

We travelled in March 2017 to New Zealand and Australia. We contacted First Light Travel only a few weeks before we were going. We were highly recommended to Jo and she did not disappoint us. We had nightly phone calls because of the time difference organizing our trip. Once she understood our budget and requests, she got to work and put together an amazing trip. Every hotel was excellent. Every tour was on time and perfect, and our vegetarian diet requirements were never missed. Jo recommended that we take a bus to Milford Sound and the flight to return only to guarantee that we would get there. She had experience with flights being cancelled and guests not getting to Milford Sound. At about 8 pm the night before we were supposed to leave, we saw that the weather was supposed to be excellent. We called Jo and she was able to get us onto the morning flight rather than the 5 hour bus ride. This professionalism and quick reaction is what makes First Light an amazing travel company. I couldn't begin to mention all of the amazing activities she put together, but the Milford Sound gives a good example. One hotel I would strongly recommend is the Tin Tub Lodge in Wanaka. Book early because there are only a few rooms and it is worth the stay.

Calvin Gilleland'a avatar.
21 April

A hearty cheer and a round of applause for Deb Evans and the crew at First Light Travel.

Even with somewhat short notice and some reservations that we made independently, Deb did a remarkable job of putting together an itinerary that allowed us to check all of our "must see" boxes. We were in NZ a month and drove the length and breadth of both North and South Islands. In planning, with some preliminary "yeas" and a few "nays" Deb seemed to grasp quickly the sort of things we wanted to experience and with a seamstress skill, she knit us a custom suit that we will treasure and share always.

Thank you Deb and First Light Travel, well done.

Fs Logan'a avatar.
20 April

Wonderful customer service. Excellent selection of activities and accommodations, wonderful memories. Thank you Sofie at First Light Travel.

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