at Franz Josef Glacier

Susan & Arthur Krohn

28 Mar 2023

Our experience with First Light Travel, especially Kasey, was great. We had a wish list and a three week time frame and she provided us with most of what ewe asked for. The hotels we all lovely. The transportation, for the most part was safe, convenient and enjoyable.
New Zealand is full of beautiful places and lovely people. We were greeted with warm welcomes and sincere pleasure that we had come to visit. There were so many more places that we would love to visit and we will recommend First Light to all who are interested.

Susan & Arthur Krohn, USA

st Johns

Rebecca & Elizabeth Dowen

Indiana USA
19 Oct 2019

Jo Taylor and Suzie Thorp did an excellent job of coordinating all of our hotels, bus trips, and flights. I would highly recommend First Light Travel to organize your trip. I simply gave them a list of things that we wanted to see and she did all of the work...AWESOME!!!

Rebecca & Elizabeth Dowen – Indiana USA


Marie-Renee Goulet

30 Mar 2019

Going to New Zealand had been a dream for about 20 years… I started planning on my own and it became apparent to me that I didn't know what I was doing. I wanted to be independent but didn't want to drive on my first visit. I wanted to be very active but was overwhelmed with all the tours I was finding – which is the best for me? Where is my best value for money for accommodation? This is when I found First Light Travel and was able to help me put together the best itinerary for my budget and the length of my holiday. I feel a did a lot for what I was able to spend and they were attentive to my “want” list and came up with great suggestions that were not on my radar. I don't think I could have done as much planning alone – I would highly recommend using their services. Thank you!

Marie-Renee Goulet - Canada

Holiday New Zealand

Ricky Mansukhani & Surina Dugar

04 Mar 2018

I will personally recommend First Light Travel to anyone I know who intends to visit New Zealand. From the minute I got in touch with them, their travel consultant Michelle Srzich quickly responded to me and I was able to swiftly plan my holiday out. She personally took charge of booking all accommodations and activities for my partner and myself. Everything was swiftly booked within 3 days of me getting in touch with First Light Travel. They also recommended me certain activities in each place that I could do. What was even more impressive was the value added service that was provided while I was in New Zealand itself. Unfortunately, I happened to be there at the time where Cyclone Gita was hitting the west coast and I had plans to drive up the coast during the exact period the storm hit. I got in touch with Michelle the day before the storm was scheduled to hit and she managed to change my itinerary around at such speed so that we would not be right at the forefront of the storm. I thought this was really impressive service and I am very grateful to her and First Light Travel for that. Many companies might not even do this much for the customer at such short notice. Clearly, their customer focus is of utmost importance to them and this is why I will always recommend them to anyone who wants to visit New Zealand. I really loved the country and we found that people were really friendly and helpful. I wish Michelle and First Light Travel all the best. New Zealand is a wonderful country and I know for sure I will be back again and again!

Ricky Mansukhani & Surina Dugar – Singapore

Enjoying New Zealand

Preeti Jobalia

06 Nov 2012

I would like to mention husband and I travelled with u guys for 2 wks in oct.. and I must say that Suzie did such a wonderful job of putting together our schedule.. everything was so well thought of and taken care of ...right down to the smallest detail. (The only thing that didnt happen as mentioned in our detailed daily schedule was the rain..the rain Gods didnt happen to be on our side on couple of days.) Thanks to Suzie we never had trouble with anything on any day. She chose the best possible hotels/motels/lodges to suit our budget. We also did various different activities which allowed us to experience different aspects of this awesomely beautiful and extremely friendly country.. She was more than helpful and very patient while we made changes in our itineary.

In short... if u r reading this and trying to make up ur mind to book with first light or not... I can only say... close ur eyes and go ahead... and i am sure u wont regret it..

Once again, thank u Suzie for making this a holiday that we will remember for years to come... and God willing... if we do come back to do the things we missed ( there is just so much one can do in 2 wks in a country that has so much to offer!! ) we will think of u for sure...

Preeti Jobalia

Glacier Hiking

Heather and Matt Adams

12 Mar 2013

We had a great visit, and we would have been confused and stressed without Chrissy's help! First rate service and itinerary. The whole process was very smooth, and itinerary changes were handled with no fuss. We enjoyed a special trip, and would recommend First Light Travel to others –

Heather and Matt Adams (USA)

South Island

Susan Grantham and Eamon Clanchy

10 Sep 2014

Our experience with First Light Travel has been wonderful. The arrangements were made with very little effort on our part, but the information provided by our consultant meant there was no question about what we were doing and when. The advice provided pointed us to experiences we didn't even know existed. The two weeks we spent in New Zealand was an amazing experience and a memorable holiday.

Susan Grantham and Eamon Clanchy (Australia)

Easy New Zealand

Susan Grantham and Eamon Clanchy

12 Jan 2016

Hi Jo, Thanks for our holiday, we had a great time! Everything else went smoothly, we thought we were going to miss out on the rafting due to weather but miraculously on our third time slot change and after rushing back from Dunedin to Queenstown, the weather cleared and we got to go.

Thanks Again 

Susan Grantham and Eamon Clanchy - Australia

Crater Lakes Tongariro Crossing

Katie Woo & John Coster

15 Mar 2016

Hi Jo,

We had a fantastic time in New Zealand! Now that we've been settling back into our new home, we've been reminiscing, looking at photos/videos, and wishing we were back! Thanks so much for all your help in the planning process! You were an incredible consultant - super patient, knowledgable, and wonderful to work with. We're already recommending you guys to family and friends if/when they come to New Zealand!

We just filled out the feedback form, so that is all set. It wouldn't let me attach a photo, so I'm sending a couple from our trip right here!


Katie Woo & John Coster - USA

Greetings from Malta

Tiziana Bugeja

27 Feb 2017

Hi Amelia

Hope this email finds you well. We are back home and I must say this was my favourite holiday ever. You have an amazing country it was like living in a postcard and I couldn't stop taking photos. In addition everything was well organised and we didn't have any issues, thanks again. I am already recommending you to my friends.

Tiziana Bugeja - Malta Europe

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