Heather Wisley

12 Feb 2020

I chose first light travel as they provided a unique itinerary which evolved in the course of a lot of discussion with me. Chrissy my consultant really listened, offered lots of helpful information suggestions and advice, and the result was an amazing experience of 6 weeks exploring north and south island safely and supported as a solo traveller relying on public transport. I would never have achieved this on my own. This trip was planned and booked solo however much nearer the time one of my friends asked if she could join me for part of the trip. Chrissy helped to organise a seamless merge in for her too booking identical trips and travel and sharing accommodation. Wonderful service. The system of a detailed daily itinerary and vouchers was easy to use and worked perfectly.

Heather Wisley - UK

Enjoying New Zealand's Nature

Mike Wilson

14 Mar 2012

What a country. Beautiful, scenic, ever changing all the time. The driver/guide was so knowledgeable, personable and accommodating. 

Thank you for sharing your fantastic knowledge of the culture and land with me. This is a trip I will never forget.

Mike Wilson - UK

Lake Tekapo

Vivek Gupta

13 Feb 2013

To be speaking about first light travel is like talking about a close friend to me. My association with first light travel has been for more than a year and has been extra special. I have no words to express my gratitude and appreciation for Verity, Brent and first light travel. My tour to New Zealand was phenomenally awesome and the best I had in my life. I really think it was my good luck to come across first light travel while googling for a tour company to explore New Zealand. Verity has been extremely professional, cordial and punctual with me. She patiently acknowledged all my woes whether it was money hassles or visa issues and many such problems which made me wait for more than a year before I could actually make this tour. And this made my holiday in NZ even more special. Verity sorted out everything and made an awesome itinerary for me. Right from when I was picked up from the airport and dropped back, everything was exceptionally well planned and taken care of. I was given ample time to look around by myself and relax. I met awesome people from across the world and made many friends. The best thing I did overall in New Zealand was skydiving! The fox glacier hike and the journey through the tranzalpine express were breathtaking. I was just having the most thrilling adventure of my life. Even by itself New Zealand is so picture perfect and people are so friendly that it seemed nothing can even otherwise go wrong. I fondly recall the day when Brent from first light travel called me the moment I stepped into the reception of my accommodation at fox glacier informing me about the bridge collapse between fox and greymouth. I was amazed to see the extent to which the tours are taken care of. I always felt safe and had that comforting feeling that someone is watching my back! Especially considering the fact that I was touring all by myself in New Zealand. Even after reaching home, Verity was kind enough to promptly inform me that I would be getting refund of the activities which I could not make due to weather conditions. I mean how much more can u expect from a travel company! I can go on and on about first light travel but to cut short I would really say I would give a ten on ten to first light travel in every department! My only recommendation is that if they can provide more visa assistance to people like me from third world countries. After coming home, my friends and family are amazed and bewildered to know that New Zealand is such an awesome place. The photographs have turned out to be picture postcards, each one of them. The overall experience has been overwhelmingly good. I should go beyond just recommending first light travel to someone who wants to visit New Zealand. I wish first light travel covers more and more places all over the world so that I can plan all my future travels through it!!! The sky is not the limit!!!! I would really want to visit New Zealand again and again. I have even recommended my mum and dad to travel to New Zealand this year. I would just tell everyone to blindly choose first light travel because its simply the best! Verity now I miss planning on the tour with you!

Vivek Gupta

Hiking a Hill


16 Jun 2015

First Light Travel made it so easy to have a wonderful and unforgettable experience in New Zealand! Thank you for your planning, quick responses and help in switching our activities when our schedule changed. I would definitely recommend First Light Travel to my family and friends. 

Andrea, USA

Tasman Glacier Terminal

Craig, Jane & Maya Steinbeck

11 Jan 2016

Our whole group was constantly saying how happy we are that we chose First Light Travel for our New Zealand trip. The number of places we stayed in and activities we did would have been such a hassle to book and keep track of receipt/tickets. The booklet of vouchers and long-form itinerary, with a summary at the top of each day, were amazing to have. I would love to have all of my vacations planned by them. Special

Thank you to Judith for her patience and insight.

Craig, Jane & Maya Steinbeck - Singapore

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