As for First Light Travel’s performance – absolutely top notch! I give you six out of five stars! The accommodations you chose were excellent, and the tours you arranged were wonderful. Everything worked perfectly. I would have to say that our favorite lodging for the entire trip was Kamahi Cottage Farmstay, in Otorohanga. The Lodge at Lake Tekapo was also incredible (what a view!).
Many people have asked me what my favorite part of the trip was, and I cannot answer. There were many highlights, but they are all so different that I can’t choose just one experience and say “this was the best”. Certainly the Evening Banquet at Hobbiton was one of the top, as was the fly fishing from Queenstown. The Glow Worm caves were amazing, and apparently the tour you chose for us was much better than most of the tours. We heard people saying that the tour they took didn’t allow photography, so the tour company could sell you photographs. Our tour with Spellbound was very personal, friendly, informative and fascinating. The tour of the volcanic valley at Rotorua was interesting. The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre was a bit different than I had expected, but was interesting nonetheless.
In short, you did an AMAZING JOB! Thank you so much for putting together the Trip of a Lifetime.
Jack & Karen, USA