Roger and Gillian Lowrey

08 Nov 2022

“Thanks to Michelle at First Light Travel, our recent 25 day self drive tour of New Zealand was a real blast. All accommodation bookings, rental vehicles, train tickets, selected pre-booked tourist attractions and other suggested optional activities across both islands went without a hitch. All we had to do was enjoy our holiday.

 We highly recommend them to anyone planning to travel to New Zealand."

 Roger and Gillian Lowrey from Geelong Australia



Yvonne Frederiksen 

10 Mar 2020

I only had 4 weeks to travel around New Zealand's South Island. With the support of Amelia I had a wonderful time. She helped me choose the best activities and her choice and recommendations very good.

I will definitely book again with First Light Travel. Thank you so much!!

Yvonne Frederiksen  - Germany

Franz Josef Glacier Hike

Erica Ma & Isabella Crehan

15 Sep 2019

Just got back from our New Zealand trip and had the best time! Huge thanks to Kasey for helping us plan everything and accommodate us with everything we wanted to do.

She was so patient and made sure everything went smoothly!! :)   

Erica Ma & Isabella Crehan – Australia

The Girls

Melissa Wilson and Paige Larson

21 Jun 2019


Hi Shelley,

We are finally getting back in the groove after a mind-blowing trip of a lifetime. You were instrumental in making this trip run absolutely seamlessly!

We will highly recommend you and First Light Travel to everyone considering a trip to New Zealand.

Thanks so much!

Melissa Wilson and Paige Larson USA


South Island

Val and David

07 Nov 2012

Hi Shelley, We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the most wonderful amazing holiday in New Zealand.

All our accommodation was excellent and the most wonderful congenial hosts at Blue Thistle Cottages were unbelievable. We found every New Zealander we met to be so friendly - in fact on arriving in Christchurch we asked the lady at the Colombo Street Apartments to recommend somewhere we could go for dinner and she suggested the Speight Pub a few blocks away. Whilst walking there we got drenched in a downpour, on arrival the Maitre dried our shoes by the big open fire, prepared a wonderful meal then got one of his staff to drive us home as it was still raining!!!!! How is that for hospitality! We only had one rainy day and that was our last day in Dunedin - other than that perfect sunny days.

The helicopter flight and landing blew us away, as did the Eco Tour at Wanaka (where Chris the guide had a relic thigh bone of a Moa that he had found), the Jet Boat and Rainforest tour of the Dart River fabulous, the Onsen Hot Pools in Queenstown so beautiful and relaxing, the Glow Worm caves at Te Anau amazing and we all loved the trip to Milford and the Cruise - especially David who wanted to see avalanches, snow, high mountains - he saw the lot!

We were amazed at the "value for money" of our trip and will definitely be recommending you to our friends. The scenery for the whole of the South Island just so beautiful .. originally from out west I have been used to flat brown sheep paddocks with dirty brown sheep .. In New Zealand lush green paddocks with lovely white sheep!

Many Many thanks for a wonderful wonderful holiday,

Val and David

Glacier Hole

Alisha Hamilton

08 May 2013

Hey Verity

You made my dream of going to New Zealand a wonderful reality. The tailored trip planning was incredibly easy and resulted in a perfectly suited vacation that was the right mix of outdoor activity and relaxation. Attached are some photos from Fox glacier.

Many thanks and best, 

Alisha Hamilton (USA)

Snorkel the Poorknights

Hartmut and Norma Schnitzspahn

25 Mar 2015

Hi Suzie,

Thank you very much for this wonderful trip you prepared for us. Booking direct from home with First light travel was easy and without any problem.
Our ideas were realised to perfection and included various events/attractions for a price we couldn't find elsewhere.

Thank You again

Hartmut and Norma Schnitzspahn (Germany)

Hot Air Ballooning

William & Viele & Deborah Borek

12 May 2016

We were only in New Zealand for 10 days and a Dawn Appleby did a fantastic job of sorting through our interests and coming up with a fun itinerary that gave us a great introduction to the country. We can't wait to come back! We plan to use First Light Travel for our upcoming trip to Australia.

William Viele, Kathryn Viele & Deborah Borek - USA.

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