Reviews of 23 Day Pacific Explorer

12 Apostles

Joan and Dave Kaderavek

16 Mar 2020

My husband and I are experienced travelers and I typically do all the travel planning and booking for our international trips. We are comfortable with public transportation and negotiating our way around new cities. However, anything that I could have planned would not be in any way equivalent to the experience we enjoyed in our 3 1/2 week tour of Australia planned by FIRST LIGHT TRAVEL. Not only did they help us select tours and accommodations that we wouldn't have known about, but they were there when there was an unexpected change in itinerary or when we had any questions or concerns. I would recommend them to anyone who is traveling to Australia or New Zealand.

Joan and Dave Kaderavek - USA


Robert & Linda Marlow

Huntsville Alabama USA
10 Apr 2019

I did a lot of research before deciding on First Light Travel. I could not have made a better choice. First Light Travel responded to my initial inquiry right away and got the process started to plan our trip to New Zealand and Australia. She made the whole experience as easy as it could be. Emails and phone calls were always helpful and informative. Even with a couple of unexpected flight changes and other issues they had it all taken care of in no time. This was the vacation of a lifetime and First Light Travel made it all come true. I would definitely use First Light Travel again.

Robert & Linda Marlow  - Huntsville Alabama


Gail Vitek's Australian & New Zealand Holiday

United States of America
13 Mar 2019

It was great to have transportation arranged to and from the airport and down the coast from Brisbane to Terra. I appreciated your making the airline resaervations for me in Australia. Enjoyed the trip to Phillips Island and the 12 Apostles. The confirmation slips were great to have for transportation and the hotels.

Thanks so much for all your help. I’ll recommend you to friends!

Gail Vitek  - United States of America

New Zealand Holiday

Grzegorz Banas & Danuta Rarus-Banas NZ & OZ

01 Dec 2018

We wanted to thank you for organizing our travel to New Zealand and Australia and I'll be back! Jo Taylor has selected the itinerary to meet our needs. Also, Jo Taylor was really helpful to reschedule weather related events during our journey.

The journey was great!

Grzegorz Banas & Danuta Rarus-Banas - USA


Mary and Wayne Gillespie & Robert and Lorraine Keeth

27 Nov 2018

We just returned from the trip of a lifetime for 22 days in New Zealand, with a little Australia thrown in at the end. It would have never been nearly as enjoyable without the help of Deb Evans at FirstLightTravel. She went out of her way to help us when we were in the planning phase. And once we were in New Zealand, the entire trip went flawlessly from start to finish. There were so many times that we commented, "That would never have happened if not for Deb's help and suggestions!" We have already recommended that our children use FirstLightTravel when they get the opportunity to do this trip. Couldn't have been better--well done Deb and First Light Travel!!!!

Mary and Wayne Gillespie & Robert and Lorraine Keeth  - USA

Overlooking Tasmanian Coast

Brittany and Adam Doehrel

13 Nov 2017

My wife and I have used First Light for 2 week trips to both Australia and New Zealand and had a great time. We felt the itinerary maximized our time and let us still have enough time to explore on our own. I highly recommend using them for trips to AUS/NZ.

Brittany and Adam Doehrel - USA


Morris Hoover

Austin, TX
17 Sep 2013

Howdy from Texas!

My wife Lynn and I had an absolutely incredible experience this past March, starting with trekking the Milford Track, then on to Australia, then back to New Zealand. The success of our trip was in very large part due to the amazing help and guidance given us by Miss Shelley Kirk; she is truly incredible! Not only did she put up with me for two years of planning and came up with the perfect itinerary, she really won our hearts when Lynn’s niece died very unexpectedly three days before our original departure. We needed to stay for the funeral, and Shelley did back flips to rearrange our trip, flights, boarding, etc. and truly saved the day. We love that gal!

Morris Hoover

Austin, TX


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Allen and Geraldine Varner

05 Dec 2014

Our thanks to Shelley Kirk and First Light Travel for an outstanding trip to Australia and New Zealand! Now off to Fiji for a couple on the way home. We are so pleased with everything that you planned and how efficiently and professionally it was executed.

Allen and Geraldine Varner - USA

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