To make your New Zealand travel dreams come true you need the right team in your corner. That’s where we come in! We’ve been helping travellers enjoy the very best of New Zealand since 2001 and have learned plenty of tricks which will help you have a hassle-free and super fun holiday. Here’s what our guests have to say about First Light Travel.

We have over 500 five star online reviews - We are the highest rated New Zealand based travel agent.

Narelle, Mark , Benjamin & Charles Aston


Shelley at First Light Travel was awesome in putting together our South Island NZ itinerary. We are a family of four, with two teenage boys, aged 13 and 17, so wanted some adventure, whilst fitting in some relaxation and beautiful scenery. We already had an idea of what where we wanted to visit and some activities and Shelley was able to fine-tune out ideas for the better and made it an easy and seamless holiday. From the perfect accommodation for our family's needs (including kitchenettes in all motel rooms) to the hire car and pre-booked activities like rock climbing, cruises, gondola rides and zip lining. The choices are endless. The scenery is spectacular. I highly recommend Shelley and the team at First Light Travel, after a friend used them and recommended to me.

It saved us a lot of time and stress.

Narelle, Mark , Benjamin & Charles Aston - Australia

Vinay Gopinath and Sneha Dubey


We got in touch with First Light travel in early 2019 as we were planning our trip to NZ around April and got assigned to our very own travel consultant- 'Deb Evans'.

I must admit we were very indecisive on the dates since the very beginning as we had a lot of changes happening on the professional front due to which we couldn't commit ourselves fully to the trip. Deb, however, was always patient and easily reachable to modify our trip and itinerary from previously an Autumn time itinerary to a Winter/Spring itinerary based on our requirements.

We finally visited NZ in Sept, 2019 and oh how the entire trip which lasted 16 days went like a breeze!! Everything was planned perfectly even though our requests were very last minute and all our requests to modify the stay/itinerary were handled and accommodated.

The hotels were beautiful with perfect locations and FLT also sent us a detailed itinerary with some places of interests around the area we were put up at which helped us enjoy and explore the surroundings better. Also, the fact that First Light travel guys were just a call away 24x7 - that was super comforting!

We would really like to thank Deb & First light travel for giving us our picture perfect getaway and are sharing a pic with you all which just depicts 5% of the fun we had on our 16 day trip to Kiwi Land!!

Kia Ora, First Light Travel!

Vinay Gopinath and Sneha Dubey – Singapore

Judith & Michael Phillpott


First Light Travel should be your first and only option when planning a holiday in New Zealand. These guys are professional and know exactly what to do and how long to stay in each of your locations. Great attentive staff, especially Christine.

Judith & Michael Phillpott -  Australia

Corina Clement


My dad and I travelled NZ for four weeks. We visited most of the NZ highlights and stayed in the most beautiful accomodations . We did have some trouble (hospital stay, road closure) but we had Judith! She arranged everything perfectly for us. We didn't have to worry about booking changes. I highly recommend Judith if you have NZ travel plans!

Corina Clement - Netherlands

Irma Gruben


My travel to New Zealand was not a standard one because I had quite some wishes and also wanted to include a horse riding holiday in it. Surfing the internet to find a company that could realise all this I came across First Light Travel. And Judith Pohn! What a relief to find out that there are still people like her to fulfill your wishes! It took some emails back and forth but eventually she composed the perfect trip for me. Thanks to First Light Travel and Judith my 6 weeks in New Zealand run really smoothly and left me with an unforgettable memory of the country! I can highly recommend both her and FLT!

Irma Gruben - Netherlands

Johnson & Regina Go


Our first (and definitely not last) trip to New Zealand was amazing and working with First Light enabled us to tailor the experience to our preferences. Coordination and communication were pleasant and efficient. We enjoyed all of the recommended sites in the itinerary and driving ourselves from each location enabled us to pace ourselves well and even visit some really fantastic points of interest we would otherwise not have discovered if we had taken a standard tour group. The timing of our vacation was also ideal due to the great weather conditions and uncrowded locations/sites. We will definitely be back and also recommend First Light to friends and family that want a great NZ experience to last a lifetime.

Johnson & Regina Go -  Philippines

Richmond Lesmana


Hello fellow travelers! My name is Richmond, I'm from Indonesia. Me, my sister and a friend went to New Zealand and were looking for the best scenic holiday with a little bit of exercise in the process. So, we decided to combine a relax holiday and hiking. We found First Light Travel and made a contact with their travel consultant, Kasey.

Shortly, we had the best time in New Zealand! Everything was as expected, even more! Local guide were all wonderful, all locations were gorgeous, and top-notch services!

Keep up the good work!


Richmond Lesmana – Indonesia

Erica Ma & Isabella Crehan


Just got back from our New Zealand trip and had the best time! Huge thanks to Kasey for helping us plan everything and accommodate us with everything we wanted to do.

She was so patient and made sure everything went smoothly!! :)   

Erica Ma & Isabella Crehan – Australia

Jim's Australian & New Zealand Adventure


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

Haikal Family


I highly recommend First Light. Deb made planning for my trip so simple even though I was travelling with a relatively big group, and with infants. She suggested appropriate activities and there were not many changes required from her first proposal. The trip was smooth, and the detailed itinerary certainly helped prepare us for any situation that occurred. Our trip was a delight, and the price paid was very reasonable.

Haikal Family Singapore

First Light Travel

Level 2, 69-71 Beach Road, Auckland


309 reviews

First Light Travel

Level 2, 69-71 Beach Road, Auckland


229 recommendations