Award Winning New Zealand Self Drive Holidays & Tours
Welcome to First Light Travel - your gateway to premiere New Zealand self drive tour or small group experiences. We create customised New Zealand self drive tours and holidays around your preferences & budget - at no cost to you!
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 into New Zealand and organise travel 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!
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!
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.
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.
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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Tom Andrews - 5 19 June
Kasey at First Light Travel organized our recent North Island holiday using both our requests and her suggestions. We enjoyed a 14 day evenly paced driving exploration touching many cities areas, outdoor activities, wine districts and a Roturoa Maori cultural evening (a highpoint). The B&B choices were outstanding. Highly recommend this company. First Light was our door to a beautiful country and great people.
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Silvia Ho - 5 16 June
Engaged the service to plan for my family of 4 to both North and South islands as both my hubby n me are not that familiar with NZ. No regrets engaging them and the service personnel who linked up with me was Sisi. She did up an great itinerary. Both my kids enjoyed themselves alot and so did the adults! Everything went well and the whole trip was worry free! Thank you First Light! Looking to head back to NZ in future!