Reviews of Best of Both Islands - via the West Coast

Mt Cook

Jan and Steve Wilson

Texas USA
12 Jun 2019

First Light Travel planned an excellent trip for us to explore beautiful New Zealand. We would not have been able to plan such a great itinerary and found such lovely places to stay if we had to design the trip ourselves. We did so many wonderful things during our travels in New Zealand--hiking, kayaking, golf, insight into Maori culture, and just enjoying the beautiful nature and scenery of New Zealand. First Light Travel made our dream trip to New Zealand a reality.

Thank you!!

Jan and Steve Wilson - Texas USA

Milford Sound

Taylor Green & Lauren Jones

05 Nov 2018

Booking with First Light Travel was an exceptional, stress-free experience. We booked through Dawn who was always prompt (as much as a 16 hr time difference allows), informative, and always ready to change things to our liking. All information, documentation, and vouchers were ready and sent to us well in advance of our trip which further reduced the stresses of international travel. Once we arrived in NZ we had zero problems as everything was set up and ready for us. We simply told them who we were and it was ready to go! We were kept busy going all over the South Island with excursions and new experiences around every corner. It was truly a trip of a lifetime, and the best part, well within our budget! I would absolutely use them again and recommend them to anyone going to NZ or anywhere else they operate.

Taylor Green & Lauren Jones - USA

Horse Riding NZ

Helen Lau

Hong Kong
09 Jun 2018

It was a very good experience to use this service; especially it is our first time to travel in NZ. We saved time to book the local tours and accommodations. Travel with them, we feel more safe under their advises, we planned to travel north and south part in 10 days, Shelley arranged the transport to us on perfect time, we no need to worry about the transport, Due to the climate situation, we need to do the skydive on another day, Shelley rearrange it for us quickly.

Helen Lau - Hong Kong

West Coast Glacier Hike

Dohnal Pavel

22 Jan 2013

Great, that we found First Light Travel. We save a lot of time and money. It was easy to prepare our plan. Just couple emails and we were ready to go. We checked the prices on the way and since we used First Light Travel, we paid less, than we would paid, if we booked that ourself. So if you would like to safe money and time, just use First Light Travel and enjoy New Zealand - Cheers

Dohnal Pavel (Norway)

Ice Climbing South Island

Ella & Vladislav Aizenstadt

08 May 2014

Hi Chrissy,

I am not much of a writer. All I can say that the views are fantastic and North and South islands are very different but both very beautiful . We enjoyed the trip very much.

Eleonora & Vladislav Aizenstadt (Canada)

Kayaking the coromandel

Dee, Mark and Madeline Dehart

26 Mar 2015

Loved working with Amelia! Even though it was Christmas when we decided to look into a trip for mid January, Amelia gave amazingly prompt responses and suggestions. The "canned" itinerary that you send at first inquiry gave us a great jumping off point to plan our own fly/drive vacation! It really gave us a good idea of travel times and suggested stops. Then Amelia helped us find appropriate and lovely accommodations for our needs. For example, we wanted to have a washer/dryer in our room every 3rd or 4th day so we didn't have to pack so much. She lined it up perfectly. She also suggested activities that we had not considered in each city and booked those that we wanted to try. They ended up being our favorite parts of the trip! She also warned of long drive times (Which we still did, and she was right - it was long). Amelia also booked things like lunches after a kayaking trip which ended up being a life saver as we only had minutes to eat before heading into another activity. Every hotel and activity was booked just as she indicated; we had no problems with reservation glitches at all. We also appreciated the list of things to see in each city on our daily itinerary, as we could pick our favorites and hope we didn't miss too much that we wish we had seen. 

Amelia at First Light Travel was extremely professional and efficient. 

Thanks for a great trip!

Dee, Mark and Madeline Dehart (USA)

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