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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 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.


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!

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

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

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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Esther Lee'a avatar.

22 January

It was a great experience to travel with First Light Travel. Special thanks to Shelley for her awesome planning and recommendation! Our self-guided tour was perfect as the itineraries suggested were provided in detailed and easy to follow😊

Jeng Sy Flores'a avatar.

18 January

Well recommended! Itinerary well prepared with no hassle

Karyn Hodgens'a avatar.

15 January

First Light Travel did an amazing job helping me plan our vacation to New Zealand and Australia. Once I shared with Kasey what we were interested in, she came up with the perfect itinerary. I was amazed at how detailed it was. It included what to expect, what to bring, pick-up times and locations, necessary phone numbers, etc. I've never had anyone plan my vacation before. I'm so glad I did. This was one of the best trips we've taken! Thank you, Kasey and FLT!

Steffi Pace'a avatar.

14 January

First Light Travel was very efficient in helping my partner and I to plan our 3 week trip to New Zealand and Fiji. Whenever we were in doubt about anything, Shelley was always very prompt in her replies to our emails.
We had a fantastic time in both New Zealand and Fiji. Shelley planned a 12 day trip for us in the South island of New Zealand and a four day trip in Fiji on Matamanoa island.
All accommodation was clean, spacious and good value for money.
We highly recommend First Light Travel to anyone who needs some guidance in their trips to New Zealand and Fiji.

Lawrence Juster'a avatar.

10 January

Jo was absolutely amazing!! I contacted her while I was on my work trip in Australia with almost no lead time to ask her if she could put something together for my week in New Zealand. She came up with 4 different packages and I chose the 4th one. It was perfect and she arranged EVERYTHING, flights, lodging, rental car, excursions. All of it and for a great price too. Thank you Jo and I would definitely use you guys again and recommend you to anyone I know going to NZ.

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