Reviews of A Quick New Zealand Fix - North & South Island

Jack & Karen explore the view of the Remarkables

Jack Phillips & Karen De Bord

29 Mar 2023

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

Happy Holiday Glacier Walking

Jim's Australian & New Zealand Adventure

29 Aug 2019

Because Shelley was so thorough in putting together my itinerary I was able to see everything I wanted to see, and much more. Shelley would suggest activities to add and I am glad I did. I was never disappointed. It was an exceptional experience in both New Zealand and Australia. I was very pleased.

Jim Geiger - USA

New Zealand Holiday 1

Ann and David McIntire

14 Aug 2018

Hello Michelle - Thank you for checking on us !  We have just arisen from a 15-hour sleep! Yesterday's 36-hour flights/layovers schedule was something of an ordeal for two old fossils like us!  We will take this opportunity to thank you most appreciatively for all your efforts to make arrangements for us during our short stay in New Zealand.  Every one of the hotels and attractions/amusements vendors had our names in their computers and ALL went slick as silk.

Michelle, everything you arranged for us was most pleasurable and, again, flowed smooth as silk....thanks to your very diligent and professional efforts on our behalf. 


Ann and David McIntire - USA

NZ Holiday

Sarah & Jeremy Hessel

20 Apr 2018

Highly recommend FLT, especially Jo Taylor. Jo was able to help us customize the perfect self-drive itinerary that included an ideal blend of planned activities and free time for spur-of-the-moment fun. Planning, booking, and travelling was easy and worry-free, thanks to Jo. The level of detail she provided before and during the trip made for a stress-free enjoyable vacation. Having traveled to 25+ countries, New Zealand is one that we definitely plan on returning to…maybe this time with the kids in tow! We won't hesitate to use Jo and FLT again for future NZ travels.

Sarah & Jeremy Hessel - USA

Helicopter Tour

Joanna Gorman & Frank Gavin

09 Mar 2016

I cannot imagine a more professional, competent and conscientious tour company than First Light! Kasey - our agent was there for us from the initial planning that involved our
likes, dislikes and expectations up to and including the actual tour itself in New Zealand. All the the communication was immediate. All of the information sent to us was detailed to every last piece of information we might need. If you are thinking of booking a tour, I can't imagine any being more thorough.

Joanna Gorman & Frank Gavin - USA

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