NZ bush

A must visit experience: The South Island of New Zealand

23 Feb 2024

My wife sister-in-law and I spent nine days on a self-driving tour of the NZ South Island. The whole trip, accommodation and several excursions were organised by the first-rate people at First Light Travel. the magnificence of the experience was matched by the expertise and service of First Light.

Lupins in New Zealand

It ended up being a glorious trip

05 Jan 2024

Excellent self-drive trip put together by Naeelah at First Light

My wife and I finally had time to put together a New Zealand trip, after a few aborted attempts. None of the guided tours had everything we wanted, so we put together a self-drive with the aid of Naeelah, our tour coordinator. Went back and forth quite a few times on the where's and when's, but it ended up being a glorious trip, if a bit exhausting. (We underestimated our driving endurance.) Would recommend First Light to other travelers; especially those younger than ourselves (68).

Roys Hill Lookout above Lake Wanaka

"listened carefully to our preferences during the planning stage, and organized a wonderful itinerary for us"

06 Dec 2023

I would highly recommend First Light Travel if you are interested in doing a trip around New Zealand. Rachael, Neelah and their colleagues listened carefully to our preferences during the planning stage, and organized a wonderful itinerary for us that included top class accommodations and excellent tours. They also responded quickly and professionally to address our questions before, during and after our trip.

Franz Josef Helihike

Sheel & Anju Aditya

22 Mar 2023

Hi Ashlee,
Thanks for organizing our South Island tour in January this year.
It was a power packed itinerary and covered all the major highlights within 6 days!
Heli-hiking on Franz Joseph Glacier, Milford Sounds & the boat tour at Mt. Cook were truly incredible for us.
Self-driving across the island gave us a good opportunity to absorb the scenic beauty of New Zealand.
The entire tour was well designed and we had no glitches anywhere. Thank you very much.

Sheel & Anju Aditya, Singapore



Vicki and Jim Ashton

29 Dec 2022

Hi Michelle,

Thanks for organising our 10 day driving trip around The North Island searching for surf. We had a fun time and everything went as planned. The surf gods came out on our second last day

We definitely would recommend you and your travel agents to anyone wanting to visit New Zealand.

Thanks, Vicki and Jim Ashton - UK


Noelle & Anthony Keller

19 Oct 2022

Hi Michelle

We are back home & had a wonderful NZ trip. We especially loved the south island & thought the tour you organised for us was excellent .There were many excellent experiences in your tour but the highlight was the night spent at Lanark Castle is Dunedin & the superb gourmet meal we enjoyed with other guests staying there. We enjoyed all the tours you booked for us, particularly the glow worm cave and I liked the fact that after the tour was over, we congregated in their ‘club house’ for refreshments & a great talk about the life cycle of glow worms, both informative & amusing. My husband is not very mobile but he was able to do everything you arranged for us.

I most certainly would recommend your services & have already passed your details onto a couple of people who asked.

Thanks again, great holiday!

Kind regards

Noelle & Anthony Keller - Australia

New Zealand

Martha Ee Jee Ng & Paul Ka

16 Jun 2022

Hi Daniel,

I wanted to give you a good review on your service. You have been most helpful, right from the beginning when we requested you to help us plan our itinerary to the time we land in NZ and up till the end of our trip. We are most impressed by your promptness in responding to me when I call on you to help, when we were stranded in the middle of our journey to Franz Josef. That was a most unforgettable experience!

Thank you so very much for all your assistance, we are most grateful.

Martha Ee Jee Ng & Paul Ka - Singapore

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