Girl screaming with joy with head out of car window gulping New Zealands fresh air.

Reviews of The Milford Track & 'off the beaten path' Walks

South Island

Sheryl & Troy Muniz

07 May 2018

I would highly recommend First Light Travel. From the outset, Jo Taylor was extremely helpful and attentive and I knew we'd be in safe hands. We had a very short time to pull an itinerary together for our 11 day tour of the South Island but Jo listened carefully to our needs and pulled together the most amazing trip we have ever had. We wanted to experience the spectacular scenery of New Zealand whilst also enjoying comfortable 4*+ accommodation and we were not disappointed. Everyday, we thought it couldn't get any better but the south island just kept exceeding our expectations. Milford Sound, The Milford Track and the Rob Roy Glacier Trek were all absolutely stunning and after a long day hiking, we'd always return to wonderful, comfortable, cozy accommodation with great people and great service. Thank you First Light Travel and Jo for a vacation we will never forget!

Sheryl & Troy Muniz Singapore

Man at Milford Sound

Roger Breton

28 Mar 2009

Aloha Laureen,

Hey how was your holiday en France? Was it cold? Did you get to spend time with family? Here I included a pic from the trek, well it was the exit pic from the Milford. Six of us hiked out early so the photographer took the shot at Milford sound instead of Sand fly point. Does that guy look 49? Not. No worries as we enjoyed some beers at the Milford Sound cafe while catching some rays and waiting for the others.

You have my permission to use the photo, if you wish and the hand signal I am giving in the pic is the "shaka" sign from hawaii, meaning "hang loose". oh and if you use the pic, don't use my real name, instead use my hiking name which is, "manfriday". Everyone who is a serious hiker here in hawaii has a hiking name. Why? Well because more times then not we are hiking on private property and when confronted by authorities have to give them some ID, so mine is manfriday.

a hui hou and God bless,

Roger Breton - Hawaii

Tom & Diane Andrews

Tom & Diane Andrews

Orlando USA
24 Jul 2017


The plans you made for us were impeccable. The flow was perfect as were the accommodations. Many thanks. It was great. There were no flow or process issues.

I recommend all those accommodations to others who seek the same.

Tom & Diane Andrews - Orlando USA

Humpridge Track

Anne Simons

30 Jan 2014

Dear Suzie,

I finally have a minute to write to thank you for our awesome trip. We are so appreciative of how smooth and in order the part of the trip that you planned was, and how it was just perfect for our preferences and styles. We hope to be able to return and hope you will work with us again. 

A belated Happy New Year.


Anne Simons

Glacier Snow Walk

Richard & Cathleen Magg

02 Mar 2016

I kind of "fell into" dealing with First Light Travel when looking at websites trying to find things to do during our 6 weeks in New Zealand when we weren't on the Milford/Routeburn Tracks. The initial quick response really impressed me. Also the speed at taking our jumbled list of potential things to do and turning it into a thorough agenda with lodging and activities mapped out, yet free time to explore on our own (with a list of suggestions) was quite impressive. The add-ons of things that we didn't think we could afford (like the glacial helicopter ride, Doubtful sound cruise and Alpine Safari) were some of the highlights of the vacation. Also, the quick contact on any booking issues or changes made us feel like we were the only customer.

Richard & Cathleen Magg - USA

Tongariro Crossing

Groet Marcel

02 Sep 2016

We we feel so lucky to have traveled to your beautiful country "New Zealand . The Milford track ( Fjordland NP South Island) is the best and greatest walk in the world. No doubt about that. 
First light travel is a reliable , very experienced company , with excellent tips and advice. Organising , the best custom- made -trips is their challenge: And they are good at it.

Thank you Judith and First Light Travel for your fantastic advice and dedication to make this trip the best we ever made. 

Groet Marcel - Rotterdam

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