Why Choose A Private Tour of New Zealand?

Why Choose A Private Tour of New Zealand?

Why choose First Light Travel for your Privately Guided tour?




Our Dedicated, Personalised Service.

Your very own Travel Specialist will look after you from the moment you enquire until your vacation ends. While you are travelling with us in Australia and New Zealand, 24/7 support is just a phone call away.

Our customer service is second to none, take a look at our reviews - we've had over 600 independent reviews of our service.

Our Impeccable Local Knowledge & Years of Experience

We know our homeland like the back of our hands, and we love sharing it with our guests. As we get to know you, we'll suggest destinations and activities we guarantee you will love. We have been crafting bespoke, boutique holidays for two decades, and building relationships with our trusted suppliers for just as long. We offer you unparalleled service and a top-class experience wherever your travels take you.



Perfect Planning... down to the last detail

Arrive in New Zealand knowing everything is set up for you. Your personalised, meticulously planned welcome pack contains everything you need.

Itinerary Ideas to Inspire You

Kickstart your holiday planning by browsing our online Itinerary Library: We can make any of these itineraries into a private tour for you. We can also make a bespoke version of any itinerary just for you.

Or enquire now about your initial vacation ideas with a member of our friendly, knowledgeable Travel Team. They will work closely with you to craft an initial itinerary for you, and finesse it with you until it's absolutely perfect.  Then you can relax, stress-free, while we take care of every booking and requirement.



Guides - knowledge, personality and experience. 

Our touring staff are extremely passionate about their country and love nothing more than showing it off to travellers from all corners of the globe. Supported by a team of dedicated experts in our Auckland HQ, your friendly Tour Host will ensure that every aspect of your holiday runs smoothly and give you a fresh insight into the lives of everyday New Zealanders and their country. You’ll find that they are only too happy to go that extra mile to make sure you have the holiday you want.




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Qualmark Gold Award - Quality Assured.

First Light Travel has achieved the highly prized Gold Standard Award for Sustainable Tourism from Qualmark: A Gold Award recognises the best sustainable tourism business in New Zealand, with the delivery of exceptional customer experiences an integral part of everything they do. A Gold Sustainable Tourism Award identifies those businesses leading the way in making the New Zealand tourism industry a world-class sustainable visitor destination.

Qualmark Gold status means that we are...

  • Recognised by Qualmark as one of the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand.
  • Leading the way in making the New Zealand tourism industry a world-class sustainable visitor destination.
  • Committed to excellence in everything we do.




Qualmark Gold

Our Government Concessions gets you Places Others Can't.

We get you into places others can't! The Department of Conservation (DOC) Concession Permit holders can guide visitors legally into some of New Zealand’s most remote and beautiful locations operating under a safety and conservation-focused framework. First Light Travel has more than 50 concessions that not only get your group into some unique locations but because we do not have to pay a premium to other concessionaires, we can dramatically keep the costs down for Privately Guided Tours of New Zealand.





A Quality Vehicle Makes all the Difference.

We only use New Zealand-new, purpose-built touring vehicles equipped with the latest low emission and road safety technology. Comfort is guaranteed by having ample legroom, climate control, and top quality in-car audio systems. With a fine fleet of immaculate vehicles ranging from sedans, large 4WD's, 8, 13, 21, 37 and all the way up to 50 seaters.

Take a Look at our Vehicle Range Here...



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Pricing terms

The price is based on current exchange rates but is only an approximation. Please contact us for a final price