Sheena Chee

13 Jan 2020

This review came a little late (more a year from our trip already) but I guess it's better late than never! We have only compliments for Jo and her team at First Light Travel. She was kind and patient with our questions and planning. It was our first time travelling to Southern NZ and we had ideas on what we were keen on but it was Jo who managed to piece everything together perfectly. We knew we were in good hands when an Earthquake struck near Kaikoura just a day before our flight and we knew we had to make changes to our route and Jo jumped into action by checking all of the routes we were about to take and gave suggestions on detours/re-routing. She even gave daily updates on the weather and checked on us every few days. We will definitely recommend First Light Travel and will hope to visit NZ soon!

Sheena Chee - Singapore


Austin and Asia Hunt, Marilyn Lue and Katrina Henson

01 Feb 2019

Shelley customized an incredible trip for our family's road trip through NZ. We highly recommend First Light Travel and hope to work with them again!

Austin and Asia Hunt, Marilyn Lue and Katrina Henson - USA

Horse riding NZ

Werner Ulrich & Jamie Essed

The Netherlands
01 Feb 2019

We have booked our vacation with great pleasure at First Light Travel. Thanks to the knowledge and experience of Judith Pohn we have come to a wonderful travel plan that met all our wishes. The contact also went very quickly and smoothly. If you have plans to go to New Zealand? Then we definitely recommend First Light

Werner Ulrich & Jamie Essed - The Netherlands


Holly Nelson & Ben Dossett

Texas USA
02 Jan 2019

This was the easiest vacation I have ever planned. I left the planning details to the NZ experts and was not disappointed! Fantastic trip, with a detailed itinerary that took out all the stress! Jo made excellent, informed recommendations that let us see as much as we could in the 12 days allotted. The trip went like clockwork!

We felt we got the most of the time we had and, of course, want to return when we have more time - Must come back!

Holly Nelson & Ben Dossett – Texas USA

New Zealand holiday

Victoria & Charly Baclig

27 Mar 2018

First Light Travel helped me plan my sabbatical vacation to New Zealand. I didn't have time to research and plan my trip. I was on the internet trying figure out what I was going to do in New Zealand and happened upon their website by chance. We chatted and then we spoke on the phone. I told them what my husband and I like to do and they planned an itinerary for us and we made some tweaks to it. They were very responsive to all my questions and I'm glad I used them. We had an amazing vacation filled with great memories!

Victoria & Charly Baclig - USA

Only Queenstown

Shannon Kelly & Gino Dipietro

21 Dec 2012

I had the most unforgetable & amazing journey! I couldn't imagine not using First Light Travel. The itinerary was very detailed, day in and day out. The itinerary also decribed what the places where known for, & gives you suggestions on things to do & places to go. It tell you the exact times & is very precise with everything else. I was impressed. There was absolutley no stress on my vaca..and thats very rare!!! Everything that was booked exceeded out standards!! We were 2 very happy customers! I would def use First Light Travel Again if I head back that way, and or highly recommend them. Chrissy Sun, was also exceptional. She was informative, got right back to me, answered all my questions, & chatted with me to see what fit my interests!!

Thannks Again for Everything! We had a blast!! 

Shannon Kelly & Gino Dipietro - USA

Caving Waitomo

Nicole Shanahan & Jeremy Kranz

01 Feb 2013

Thank you First Light Travel!!! (especial thanks to Verity and Brent). New Zealand is a wonderful place that has SO MUCH to offer. FLT helped navigate through all the best adventures we had our heart set on. I loved having the voucher packet and the independence of being on our own on the open roads with a rental car (with the reassurance that we had someone looking out for us). We had some weather issues but were able to make the best of it because Verity/Brent were available to help us change plans (even last minute over New Years!). We accomplished a heroic amount in two weeks: both islands 10+ activities in different cities. We had so much fun! Yay for FLT!

Nicole Shanahan & Jeremy Kranz

Kayaking Abel Tasman

Terence and Aileen Erard

08 Jul 2013

Dear Shelly,

We had a wonderful time. The trip was well planned, with a balance of doing and seeing, activity and relaxation. Am not sure how I found First Light Travel on the internet, but am extremely happy to recommend First Light, and particularly you, Shelley, to all who might be going to visit your wonderful country. 

Terence and Aileen Erard (USA)

South Canterbury

Wim and Olga

31 Jan 2014

Thanks to First Light Travel has for us our holiday in New Zealand become an unforgettable experience. We have chosen for First Light Travel because of their knowledge of New Zealand they were able to compose a holiday for us that was pretty different than travel agents in The Netherlands could offer us. We recommend First Light Travel to everyone in The Netherlands who consider a holiday in New Zealand. 

Wim and Olga

Cathedral Cove

Bob & Gabriella Trijbetz

25 Feb 2014

The level of adventure for our age (61 and 62) was just tailormade. We absolutely loved to go on bushwalks with local guides to the most prestine areas, which were nearly impossible to find on our own. The fear of getting lost in these National Parks would stop us of even trying to go there. The selection of cruises and boat trips was also something we wouldn't have found by ourselves. The overwhelming choice on the internet is confusing. The choice of accomodation in Kinara Country Homestay and 124 on Brunswick are good examples of top choices.

Thanks Chrissy

Bob & Gabriella Trijbetz (Australia)

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