Kia Ora

Welcome to New Zealand

Since 2001 we’ve been helping visitors plan their dream New Zealand vacations. Allow us the privilege of creating your very own customised New Zealand tour itinerary, it begins by you filling out our enquiry form. We are New Zealand’s only Qualmark Gold Travel Agency.

We pride ourselves on being able to offer unique New Zealand self drive tours and privately guided tours tailored to your interests. We also have a exciting selection of hassle free, all-inclusive Group Tours.

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 a Kiwi owned company, 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!


Brent and Nigel started First Light Travel in 2001 and are supported by a team of highly experienced and knowledgeable New Zealand based travel specialists.

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Rhodri
Rhodri on a heli-hike in the South Island
Elizabeth
Elizabeth Marshall NZ
Dmitry
Dmitry hiking in National Park.

Why First Light Travel Does it Better...

Complete our Enquiry Form and 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.

 

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Narelle Aston'a avatar.

16 October

Thanks Shelley for helping organise our South Island NZ holiday. We already had ideas of where we wanted to go and what we wanted to do and Shelley was fantastic in steering us in the right direction and making suggestions to twig our itineray into the perfect trip. From the accommodation to the activities we did, everything was perfect and totally suited our family needs (with two teenage boys 13 and 17). The motels all had kitchenettes which were a great asset and made things much easier and economical. The staff whereever we travelled were so friendly, down to earth and professional and nothing was too much trouble. We had an awesome holiday with remarkable memories made. The scenery is spectacular. After posting our photos, friend and family are all keen to go now too. Cant recommend Shelley and the Frist Light Travel team enough. A seamless journey.

Shelby Levy'a avatar.

28 August

If you're going to New Zealand THIS is the company to plan your adventure.Shelly Kirk was our agent and we couldn't have asked for better. She customized everything to fit all our wishes and needs. Top accommodations, wonderful itinerary that was varied, exciting and fun. We had private drivers that were knowledgeable, courteous and delightful. What wonderful memories I have to keep me warm on the cold, Colorado winter nights.

Thoris Sappie'a avatar.

26 August

Our 3 week tour of New Zealand organized by First Light was amazing. A trip of a life time! We didn't miss any of the attractions, the private transportation and drivers were superior, the accommodations excellent. Shelly at First Light was professional, thoughtful and thorough. I was living the dream!

Michele Coogan'a avatar.

15 August

We worked with First Light Travel for our trip to the North Island of New Zealand. We rented a car and drove to our destinations. Initially I was hesitant to work with an agent so far away but was not able to find a local agent (New Jersey, USA) who either knew about the area or could book anything but vacation packages. We were not disappointed! We had arranged our own flights (traveled to other countries) and wanted to tour NZ. After finding out what we were looking for in our stay, Christine at First Light Travel was able to book our entire 5 day car trip and we did not have to do any guess work at all. Upon arrival we had a shuttle to our first hotel where an entire package was waiting for us that included our itinerary, local maps, all vouchers for our tours, brochures, and a welcome letter with local contact numbers. The itinerary not only included our hotels and directions/addresses for our next destination but any other sites of interest in the area. The hardest part of our trip was remembering to drive on the left side of the road (which we did....mostly). I highly recommend First Light Travel and would not hesitate to book through them in the future.

Elizaveta Ivanova'a avatar.

6 August

First class service, excellent organization and very special attitude to each client! Highly recommended!!!

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