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Eva Lawson & Lester Knox and Joseph, Kaiyo & Zenko Heinrichs

03 Feb 2020


This is just a little gift box for you and Sali that I put together for you both for all your patience and help during our trip to New Zealand. It’s a little bit from Southern California. The poppy flower is our state flower – please keep doing what you do as the world needs more people like you!

Eva Lawson & Lester Knox and Joseph, Kaiyo & Zenko Heinrichs – USA


Jörg, Kristin, Renée Theis

09 Jan 2020

Christine and team from firstlightravel tailored the perfect holiday for us. Traveling as a family with a 6 year old child we asked for a camper van trip with a good mix of activities suitable for the whole family, not too long driving distance (max 2-3 hour) and not driving every day in order to have enough time to relax and enjoy as well discovering the various places.

And the trip was exactly as we were looking for. Having firtslighttravel doing all the planning and organization we didn't had to do anything - only enjoying our holiday.

From the first contact until the last day of our holiday, Firstlighttravel took much care of us.

It was one of our best holidays we ever had.

Thank You.

Jörg, Kristin, Renée Theis Germany


Matthew Hill (and Family) Canada

02 Apr 2019

I cannot express enough of how pleased with how our trip turned out. I initially contacted First Light Travel as they had an itinerary of activities that really appealed to me and my family – just in the opposite direction of which we wanted to see the islands. They answered my question and was incredibly helpful from the start, tailoring our trip to fit our exact needs and wants. Everything was incredibly organized and took all the stress out of planning a trip of such magnitude alone. From rental pick-up to airport drop-off everything went seamless and my family and I are grateful for the experiences and memories you've enabled us to have together for the rest of our lives.

Our only regret was not being able to stay longer in New Zealand!

Matthew Hill (and Family) Canada


Daniel, Lorena, Matilde and Daniel Glass

23 Feb 2019

Hi Amelia, my apologies for not responding sooner. Yes we received the refund. Thanks so much! We had a WONDERFUL time! 

Here’s a photo of us at Lake Pukaki heading to Mt. Hood! 

Dan Glass & Family - USA


Praveen & Sudha Menon & Meera Praveen

25 May 2018

Michelle Srzich, your knowledge of your country as a holiday destinations was "brilliant". We chose First Light Travel with a sceptical mind whether we will be in trouble or not ?, but our May 2018 family vacations went on just beautiful as exactly like the itinerary made by Michelle. Your patience in replying to my silliest doubts were highly appreciated. I recommend First Light for New Zealand vacations to anyone.

Praveen & Sudha Menon & Meera Praveen - India


Ronald, Pamela, Samuel, Karly, Talia and Rebecca Worth

31 Jan 2018

We loved our entire experience in New Zealand. Shelley listened to what we wanted and made changes as we continued to tweak and plan our trip. This was a huge trip for our family and we wanted it to be very special. It was! I would highly recommend using First Light Travel and Shelley. Using a New Zealand travel company made it all so seamless and easy.

Ronald, Pamela, Samuel, Karly, Talia and Rebecca Worth (USA)


Maria, Juan, Tobon, Gustavo, Isabel & Anabella Cadena

19 Jan 2018

After 2 years waiting to do our family trip to New Zealand we finally made it! First Light Travel was great at understanding our travel issue a year ago and Chrissy Sun helped us all the way to make sure our trip and reservations were fixed hassle-free. We can't thank FLT enough for all the support and customer service we received. My family and I had an amazing time in NZ's southern island, and the places we stayed at, the activities we did and all the nature views exceeded our expectations!

Maria, Juan, Tobon, Gustavo, Isabel & Anabella Cadena (Australia)


Lei Andrade and Family

27 Jul 2017

First Light Travel was amazing. We found it by searching New Zealand itineraries and found they could do private tours for groups. Our extended family of 12 had a fabulous time! Everything Sofie recommended was beyond our expectations! We had 2 great drivers and lots of time to do what we wanted yet not waste time getting lost. We saved a couple extra days at the end to rent a car and adventure on our own which was perfect!! I can't say enough wonderful things about Sofie and this travel company!

Lei Andrade and Family - USA


Arularasi Asokmani

03 Feb 2014

Hi Chrissy,

My family and I had a wonderful 2 weeks in New Zealand. Truly god's own country. Loved every minute of the journey. It was very well planned and everything went smoothly.

Thank you for assigning Dmitry as our guide, he made our holiday even more pleasant and memorable. He was very accommodating, considerate and very patient and caring too. Also his oceanic knowledge coupled with spot on answers to our questions was really remarkable. He definitely inspired my cousin and I.

Once again, thank you so much!!


Arularasi Asokmani

Singapore (Photo is of Dmitry the Guide)


The Kofman Family

09 Jan 2016

Hey Dawn, thank you for planning a dream vacation on the South Island fo...r our family. We appreciated the variety of the activities (Glow Worm cave, Heli-glacier, Milford Sound flight and cruise, hiking, and biking) that you fit into a short week; found the rental car and the accommodations you arranged quite comfortable (especially the rental unit overlooking the lake in Queenstown that provided us front-row seats for the New Year's fireworks display); and of course loved the gorgeous scenery every where we turned! We appreciated how efficiently you fixed the little glitch with our airline tickets - everything worked out perfectly and we would definitely recommend anyone planning a driving trip in New Zealand to work with you. PS thanks for planning perfect weather for us too! 

The Kofman Family