Reviews of Icons of New Zealand - A luxury Itinerary


Craig & Lindsey Goehring

30 Mar 2020

Hi there - Back home and now joining our whole state in lockdown. And I know you have the same in your country. Hard to wrap the head around this thing - pandemic. As I mentioned, the locations, activities, rooms and “trip flow” were all top notch. Your country sells itself with its people, environment, scale, and beauty but a solid itinerary makes the trip. The organization and voucher system were very much appreciated. The rooms and views were outstanding. The Lime Tree lodge is more than a work in progress but worked fine as more of a rest/recharge spot.

We enjoyed working with you, fabulous itinerary and trip planning. Thank you!

Craig & Lindsey Goehring - USA


Martin & Helen Clarke

13 Mar 2020

We totally enjoyed our wonderful adventure in New Zealand. Everything went to clockwork and we were very impressed with the cars, itinerary, and accommodation. The prescribed activities were particularly good and the details/travel times given on our itinerary were very accurate.

Martin & Helen Clarke - England


Bruce and Jane Miller - USA

03 Feb 2020

Hear what First Light Travel's guests Bruce and Jane Miller say about their New Zealand Adventure planned by First Light Travel.


Greenstein Family

05 Dec 2018

Merry Christmas Joe,

I haven’t given up on returning to NZ to “Finish our Trip”, though it might be another year or two. But you can be sure you will be the first to know.

Thank you again for putting together such a wonderful trip for us.

Mark, Renee, Adam and Jennie Greenstein - Calafornia USA


Tom and Susan Bettcher

United States of America
25 Apr 2019

We are frequent travelers in our late 60's and early 70's. First Light Travel understood our needs and requests for travel down to the tours and experiences we were booked on. Every tour exceeded our expectations and they were high. The accommodations were first class all the way from location, experience, innkeepers, their flexibility to meet our various needs. We only used one company like this before in Costa Rica as I always plan and execute our travel where ever we travel and First Light did a much better job than I could have even thought of as there is so much to do and experience in NZ.

Thanks, First Light!

Tom and Susan Bettcher - United States of America


Helene Pepin & Marcel Lafrance

18 Feb 2019

What a great vacation in New Zealand! We have loved the cities and activities that were part of our itinerary. Kasey's recommendations were brilliant. Thank you, Kasey and First Light Travel, for an unforgettable experience!

Helene Pepin & Marcel Lafrance - Singapore


Stewart & Diane Brown

12 Feb 2019

Our driving itinerary put together for us by Rhodri was excellent & helped make this one of our trips of a lifetime. There was a good mix of scheduled activities & free time to explore many of the regions of New Zealand. The scenery was stunning & everyone we met made us feel welcome. Hosts at all the B&B’s we stayed at were excellent making this a trip to remember. The only problem is we needed more time so we will have to make plans to come back again in the future!!

Stewart & Diane Brown - Canada


Maria and Bohdan Fedirko

United States of America
10 Jan 2019

Hello Amelia

Thank you for organizing a beautiful trip for us. ? we really enjoyed it. 

Thank you again.

Maria and Bohdan Fedirko - United States of America


Corina Cuijpers and Bert Clement

28 Nov 2018

Judith planned the New Zealand trip for my dad and me. It was amazing. We enjoyed every part of it! The accommodations were more than perfect and they were located in the most beautiful places. We did have some trouble during our trip and the only thing we had to do was call First Light Travel. Judith, Anne and Jo were always there to help. We can’t thank you enough!

Corina Cuijpers and Bert Clement - Holland


Albert Camacho JR & Dolores Camacho

18 Nov 2018

We took a two-week journey thru both islands by car. Yep, we drove 1500 miles in two weeks, stayed in 9 cities, and had an experience of a lifetime. We stayed in Auckland, Taupo, Napier, Wellington, Nelson, Punakaiki, Fox Glacier, Queenstown, and Te Anau, and went jetboating, helihiking, bungy jumping, museum visiting, fiord cruising, bike riding, fine dining, meat pie dining, and glowworm caving.

The logistics and booking of this rather complex trip were handled by our travel consultant extraordinaire, Amelia Riwai. After exchanging emails about what it was I wanted to do and some preferences about lodging, she was able to put together our rather ambitious itinerary. The materials provided regarding the itinerary, driving times, and scheduling made this a really easy trip to navigate. Basically, I just followed her instructions, set the GPS, and off we went.

The properties that we stayed in were perfect for us, and some of them were so fabulous that we will stay in them again if/when we come back to this wonderful country.
Seriously, if you're on the fence about coming to NZ, don't be; this place is the most beautiful country we've ever seen, the people are so incredibly kind and friendly, and any time spent here is time well spent. And let First Light handle the arrangements; they know this country incredibly well and will build a custom itinerary to suit you.

Albert Camacho JR & Dolores Camacho - USA

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