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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.

Why First Light Travel Does it Better...

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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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!!!

Hunter Thomason'a avatar.

18 July

First Light provided the most amazing vacation experience our family has ever had. Everything went perfectly. The hotels were amazing. All of the tours went without a hitch and we breathtaking. Kudos all around!

Marco Miguel Collantes'a avatar.

12 July

This trip is one for the books! Christine made sure that we are able to enjoy and maximize our 8-day vacation to the wonderful places in South Island, NZ. We only contacted her 2 weeks prior our trip but she was able to quickly come up with an Itinerary and was very patient with our questions and requested adjustments with our IT given the very short timing. She was also quick to respond on our emails and gave tips on some of our concerns. We'll definitely contact them again on our next visit to New Zealand.

Appreciate all the help!

Marco & Nikki Collantes
Manila, Philippines

Chelo Cruz Madali'a avatar.

30 June

Christine of First Light was very patient in helping us plan everything. She made sure to respond in all our queries and questions. I highly recommend their services for a worry-free vacation in New Zealand!

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