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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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Barb Kelly'a avatar.

26 April

We did a u-drive thru the North island. it was great and Chrissy worked with us to tailor the itinery to our interests. Everything went smoothly and we had a fantastic time!

Nina Chen Langenmayr'a avatar.

26 April

Our travel consultant, Deb Evans, helped us plan the most amazing trip to New Zealand! I usually don’t use agents but was uncertain about all the choices. Deb found out what we liked and made suggestions of activities and lodging that I never would have discovered without her. And she was spot on. Plus the info and itinerary she provided was very detailed such that even a persnickety person like me was satisfied. But the best thing about her services was we had originally signed up to drive through the South Island because that’s what my husband thought he’d like to do. After driving a few days He found that he didn’t want to drive and Deb was able to get us on a couple of touring buses and make sure we weren’t charged by the rental car company. Now that’s service. Thanks made our trip a dream one!

Kimberly Stratton'a avatar.

24 April

I highly recommend Toni Harris at First Light Travel! The most pleasant person to work with!

Kathy Gilbert'a avatar.

20 April

Thankyou trip was fantastic exceeded our expectations.

Tom Bettcher'a avatar.

18 April

Service on every level. By phone, email, text, messenger, etc. Very responsive to our every need. They understood our likes, dislikes, travel style, how to get the most out of every encounter on the trip and planning the trip.
We were there when the road South of Franz Joseph was closed due to the bridge collapse after a very heavy extreme rain. When it was evident that the bridge would not be repaired Jo jumped into making new arrangements for motels and activities and was able to salvage the trans alpine train trip, book us lodging in Greymouth and get us great lodging in Tekapo.
Every excursion was amazing and all were booked with small tour groups for intimacy and quality and were all top notch and I would recommend every one unreservedly.
Thank you Jo at First Light Travel for giving us a trip of a lifetime!

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