21 Day Leisurely Discovery Tour

Reviews of New Zealand & Australia Self Drive Tour

Hobbit Hole

First Light Travel made the whole planning process so much simpler, easier than we would have imagined

04 Apr 2024

We chose First Light Travel because they're awesome! Booking was a breeze thanks to their great service, easy planning, and unique travel options. They were super quick with responses and gave us all the info we needed. Our holiday plans turned out spot-on! From exploring The Rocks in Sydney to checking out Hobbiton and Tongariro Crossing, we had a blast. The accommodations, like The Pods and Airdale Boutiques, were top-notch. Transportation was smooth, and we felt we got great value for our money. Big shoutout to Danielle for making everything so easy—we'll definitely be recommending First Light Travel to our friends!

Tasman Glacier Explorer

They took care of every detail and we simply could sit back and enjoy the holiday.

18 Mar 2024

First Light Travel did an excellent job planning our month long trip in Australia and New Zealand. They took care of every detail and we simply could sit back and enjoy the holiday. They did a great job recommending (and booking) excursions but also gave us several free days to enjoy the different areas we visited. They provided suggested activities to do in the area, which was GREAT...so we could choose what interested us and we had a great list to start from. We will definitely recommend First Light Travel to our family and friends. Thank You!!

Our questions were answered promptly and with the perfect amount of detail, no matter how small or big the questions were. We felt very well taken care of before we even left for the trip! e loved the Opera House tour in Sydney. The Trips & Tramps: Milford Sound was fabulous! And the Tasman Glacier boat trip was the BEST. The all day Wine Tasting in Marlborough was alot of fun too. We loved ALL the activities and absolutely no issues with any of the tours, they went off without a hitch.

Kathleen & Jack walking along the Kaikoura coastline

Our experience from start to finish was exceptional.

18 Mar 2024

The primary reasons we chose to travel with First LIght Travel were: Price, Service, Ease of planning/booking and quality of information. We were pleased with quick responses to all our inquiries. A quick adjustment was made to our itinerary when we had an unforeseen change made before a tour. 

We would highly recommend First Light Travel to our family and friends traveling to New Zealand and Australia. Our experience from start to finish was exceptional.



Brian Greenwood enjoying a Go West Tour in Melbourne - St Kilda Beach

Communication was superb!

12 Dec 2023

Louise planned 4 week vacation in Australia and a 4 week vacation in New Zealand for me. Communication was superb, choice of activities excellent and catered to my interests. Very highly recommended!!

Denise & Dennis Riley Highlights of Australia & New Zealand

Denise and Dennis Riley

13 Apr 2023

Working with First Light was wonderful. They custom built our trip to New Zealand and Australia and followed through with all of our requests. Their correspondence once prompt and working with Michelle was a joy. We chose to visit New Zealand for 2 weeks and Australia for one week. We let Michelle know our thoughts of what to visit and she put together an itinerary for us. We were able to blend our own planning with some of her professional thoughts. FirstLight set up our car rental and our hotels and some of our tour packages. All of these plans went smoothly once on our trip. I highly recommend using this company for your New Zealand and Australia adventures.”


Denise and Dennis Riley (USA)

New Zealand

Barbara and Timothy Orourke

United States of America
12 Apr 2020

We had the pleasure of working with Toni who planned a perfect trip for us! We gave her an idea of what we wanted to do and she came up with our awesome itinerary.
 We enjoyed all the trips that were planned for us. We especially appreciated that we were able to weave some free time into each of the locations we visited. It helped to make our adventure so personal to our needs.
First and foremost I have to compliment Toni on the choice of accommodations. They were all just perfect for the locations and our needs. All of them had kitchen facilities and in room/or on property laundry. All were perfectly located to what we wanted to do. 

For example we were planning on hiking in the Abel Tasman National Park and we could walk to the park's entrance from our chalet, which was just fantastic.

First Light Travel was very responsive when we had to cancel the last 5 days of our trip due to COVID-19. We appreciated how quickly they got back to us.
All in all we would say that our adventure to Australia and New Zealand was everything we hoped for and more. We know that Toni and First Light Travel helped to make it happen.

We cannot wait to come back to New Zealand. We will certainly have First Light Travel plan our trip.

Barbara and Timothy Orourke - United States of America


Bobbi & Lance Murray

27 Jan 2020

First Light Travel provides excellent service! We planned our NZ and AU itineraries with their assistance and both trips have been amazing. We had multiple flights and destinations planned and our consultant was kind, courteous, and very quick to notify us immediately of any changes to the itinerary. Our trip was hassle free and so enjoyable. We will definitely continue using their services for any future tours their agency covers. Highly recommend!

Bobbi & Lance Murray – USA

Steve in Australia

Patricia and Steven Aboud

16 Dec 2019

First Light Travel created our trip of a lifetime. It was a 2 month vacation in New Zealand and Australia, and had many different activites, accommodations, travel arrangements and scheduling. Everything about our trip went well, with not one single glitch.

Patrica & Steven Aboud – Canada


Joelle Moorman and Dylan Cullimore

13 Nov 2019

First Light Travel was hands down the best company that I have ever worked with! They were so accommodating to every email. They called me several times on their dime just to get to know me and my holiday desires better. They worked with me countless hours to develop the perfect itinerary. Their services didn't cost us a penny! They even mailed us our itineraries in addition to emailing them and had a bag of maps for us at our accommodation in case our GPS didn't work. If you are going to Australia or New Zealand, and you don't use First Light Travel, you are nuts.

Joelle Moorman and Dylan Cullimore - USA

Cindy from Texas USA

Greg & Cindy McMullen - NZ & OZ

Texas USA
07 Feb 2019

Amelia at First Light Travel far exceeded our expectations planning our trip. She personalized our trip around our bucket list of going to the Australian Open, NZ fly fishing and a self-drive tour of the North and South islands. What wonderful memories!

Greg & Cindy McMullen – Texas USA

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