Reviews of LoTR (Hobbit) Filming Locations Tour


Mary Kaelin, Cathy Bradley & Allison Peterson

21 Nov 2019


We received your email and will be posting some reviews, but I wanted to let you know how very much we enjoyed our trip!!! Honestly, you would not believe how many times we thanked our lucky stars for you and your amazing itinerary! There is no way we could have planned such a perfect experience on our own.

We loved loved loved the House With No Nails, the darling hostess and yummy breakfast and the views out the windows at the vast green meadows.  It seemed so wrong to drive away after just one night:) We loved Hobbiton and the evening feast, that was simply magical, and we made lifelong friends as we relaxed and enjoyed that evening.

We loved the Pancake Rocks and the flight trip to Mt. Cook, and the Lord of The Rings tour.  We enjoyed all the driving, criss crossing across the country to see and discover what New Zealand is like. We really felt like you were so skilled in knowing what we would want to see and do, and in arranging every step for us so that we were able to enjoy it all stress free.  I even did ok driving on the left side of the road!! It was actually fun.

So thank you dear Sofie, for a wonderful experience.  We will be raving about you and First Light for years!

Mary Kaelin, Cathy Bradley & Allison Peterson - USA

Say Yes NZ

Ross McPhillimey & Pia Smithers

United Kingdom
14 Nov 2019

Hi Amelia

Just wanted to check in and send you  big thank you for the tour you arranged. It has been amazing so far and even the weather has been in our favour with most days being lovely and sunny. Been very blessed so far which has made it even more special. Also have attached a couple of pictures and just wanted to thank you for making that possible.

Will always be a special place for us now!

All the best

Ross McPhillimey & Pia Smithers – United Kingdom


NZ Holiday Montage

Vinay Gopinath and Sneha Dubey

14 Oct 2019

We got in touch with First Light travel in early 2019 as we were planning our trip to NZ around April and got assigned to our very own travel consultant- 'Deb Evans'.

I must admit we were very indecisive on the dates since the very beginning as we had a lot of changes happening on the professional front due to which we couldn't commit ourselves fully to the trip. Deb, however, was always patient and easily reachable to modify our trip and itinerary from previously an Autumn time itinerary to a Winter/Spring itinerary based on our requirements.

We finally visited NZ in Sept, 2019 and oh how the entire trip which lasted 16 days went like a breeze!! Everything was planned perfectly even though our requests were very last minute and all our requests to modify the stay/itinerary were handled and accommodated.

The hotels were beautiful with perfect locations and FLT also sent us a detailed itinerary with some places of interests around the area we were put up at which helped us enjoy and explore the surroundings better. Also, the fact that First Light travel guys were just a call away 24x7 - that was super comforting!

We would really like to thank Deb & First light travel for giving us our picture perfect getaway and are sharing a pic with you all which just depicts 5% of the fun we had on our 16 day trip to Kiwi Land!!

Kia Ora, First Light Travel!

Vinay Gopinath and Sneha Dubey – Singapore

Lake Wanaka

Richmond Lesmana

16 Sep 2019

Hello fellow travelers! My name is Richmond, I'm from Indonesia. Me, my sister and a friend went to New Zealand and were looking for the best scenic holiday with a little bit of exercise in the process. So, we decided to combine a relax holiday and hiking. We found First Light Travel and made a contact with their travel consultant, Kasey.

Shortly, we had the best time in New Zealand! Everything was as expected, even more! Local guide were all wonderful, all locations were gorgeous, and top-notch services!

Keep up the good work!


Richmond Lesmana – Indonesia

The Mt Cook Holiday

Chris Hill & Jenny Tran

23 Apr 2019

Had a great vacation. Kasey was responsive when needed. Everything was set up nicely.

The Hobbiton Experience was awesome. Rotorua was beautiful and a nice stay. The duck tour was fun and the guide was great. Really enjoyed the 4WD Edoras Tour. Guide was excellent. Mt Cook was unbelievable and didn't want to leave. Could have stayed several more days. Guide was great! Really enjoyed Queenstown. Milford Sound was a fun experience. It was the main day of rain which allowed for more waterfalls. Adding on the cold made for staying in the boat. All tour guides where great, especially at Mt Cook, Edoras Tour and Trails of middle earth from Queenstown!  Those were awesome!!

Kasey worked well to get any issues resolved. Was a great vacation and will do doing it again!

Chris Hill & Jenny Tran - Singapore

Nan Khaing and Naychi Ei

Nan Khaing and Naychi Ei

01 Mar 2019

We have very limited time for our trip and our consultant has amazing skills. She made a trip proposal that is perfectly met our request. I strongly recommend that if you planning to travel to New Zealand please don’t waste your time on your search engine and you just need to grab the right Travel planer from First Light Travel. That’s will solve all your problems and you will really enjoy your wonderful trip.

Nan Khaing and Naychi Ei - Singapore


Wolfgang Brait

15 Jun 2018

Absolutely stunning places. Great people. We loved every minute. And the First Lite Travel Team was brilliant. Even when the weather turned out to make our planned tour impossible they came up with a different, and as it turned out, better alternative. We totally enjoyed it. Did quite a few things as you can see on the pics, but we did much more...

Wolfgang Brait - Switzerland

Hobbiton Matamata NZ

Angeline Gelford

14 Jul 2016

Im so glad that we made the right choice! I researched for several different travel agent but ended up with First Light Travel agent. Rhodri Howell was super awesome from the beginning! He was very detail, informative, attentive and patient! He put the whole package together to make our first trip to NZ so much easier and memorable! We truly appreciate your attention to the detail, and also for your assistance to our last minute addition to our plan. We definately will use your company again for our next visit to the beaitiful NZ! And of course we will share about your company to our dear family and friends!

Thanks for everything and keep up the great works!

Angeline Gelford - USA

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