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

Adam & Marsha Rujan

5
USA

We had been to New Zealand a long time ago for business, but only had a few days to get a taste for this incredible country. We had an idea of what we wanted to do when we had the opportunity to return. Jo Taylor worked with us to craft an itinerary that really was spot on. The accommodations were places we would never have found on our own, and they thought of all the details regarding activities, itinerary, transfers, etc. Hiring Jo, and the First Light team was a great decision for us!

Adam & Marsha Rujan - USA


Grzegorz Banas & Danuta Rarus-Banas

5
USA

We wanted to thank you for organizing our travel to New Zealand and Australia and I'll be back! Jo Taylor has selected the itinerary to meet our needs. Also, Jo Taylor was really helpful to reschedule weather related events during our journey.

The journey was great!

Grzegorz Banas & Danuta Rarus-Banas - USA


Allan Donaldson & Wendy Crow

5
Australia

Allan and I could not more highly recommend First Light Travel. Our dealings with Deb Evans were first class. Deb's responses to all our questions were answered promptly and were always informative and helpful. As for our trip to beautiful New Zealand, it outshone all of our expectations. Both Al and I have ticked off so many dreams on our buckets lists! Allan with the beautiful golf courses he played and me seeing some magical waterfalls. The highlight of the trip for both of us was the flight into Milford Sound as was suggested by Deb. It was the most spectacular and breathtaking thing that either of us have ever done. Since our home, we have told all of our friends that they need to plan a holiday in beautiful New Zealand and would not hesitate to recommend First Light Travel to them to help plan their trip. Thank you so much Deb. Kind Regards

Allan Donaldson & Wendy Crow - Australia


Corina Cuijpers and Bert Clement

5
Holland

Judith planned the New Zealand trip for my dad and me. It was amazing. We enjoyed every part of it! The accommodations were more than perfect and they were located in the most beautiful places. We did have some trouble during our trip and the only thing we had to do was call First Light Travel. Judith, Anne and Jo were always there to help. We can’t thank you enough!

Corina Cuijpers and Bert Clement - Holland


Devin Bahnsen & Zach Oliver

5
USA

Hi Melissa,

We are just now getting back to normal from traveling so sorry for the delay, but we had the most amazing time of our lives! We couldn't have asked for a better honeymoon! You were beyond helpful and we appreciate your work in making everything run smoothly even with our last minute changes. We will definitely write a great review and I will personally tell everyone I know that they should do as we did traveling with First Light. When we can come back we will let you know!

Again thank you so much for all of your help in making our honeymoon the best that it could be and more!

Thank you,

Devin Bahnsen & Zach Oliver - USA


Mary and Wayne Gillespie & Robert and Lorraine Keeth

5
USA

We just returned from the trip of a lifetime for 22 days in New Zealand, with a little Australia thrown in at the end. It would have never been nearly as enjoyable without the help of Deb Evans at FirstLightTravel. She went out of her way to help us when we were in the planning phase. And once we were in New Zealand, the entire trip went flawlessly from start to finish. There were so many times that we commented, "That would never have happened if not for Deb's help and suggestions!" We have already recommended that our children use FirstLightTravel when they get the opportunity to do this trip. Couldn't have been better--well done Deb and First Light Travel!!!!

Mary and Wayne Gillespie & Robert and Lorraine Keeth  - USA


Dani & Ben Wehrle

5
USA

From the beginning Jo has been exceptional!! And she had to deal with planning a trip for 5 people, all who had never been to NZ, only having 8 days and of course wanting to see North and South!!! She had her hands full with us but handled it beautifully. Especially when our departure flight to get to NZ was cancelled, Jo helped us figure out which excursions to keep and which to let go and communicated with the excursion company to pick us up from the airport. Even throughout the journey, there were a few hiccups, none of which were the fault of Jo's, but she helped us and was very easy to communicate with. We all loved our trip and most definitely want to go back to NZ and would use First Light Travel again and Jo!!!!

Dani & Ben Wehrle - USA


Jimmy and Donna Mullins - USA

5
USA

If you are a fan of Lord of the Ring movies, this is the trip for you. Actually got to see the country of New Zealand not just the cities on the coast. We loved the country and getting to meet the locals.

Jimmy and Donna  Mullins - USA


Zen & Adam Godfrey - USA

5
USA

We were connected with Chrissy 5 years ago when we traveled to New Zealand. This time, we visited Australia and were thrilled to be connected with Chrissy again! She did just as exceptional a job as the first time. Our interests were taken to heart and she really helped us make the most of our time in Australia. It's quite large, compared to New Zealand, so we had to really pick and choose for our two week trip. We didn't see it all (not even close), but the sample we got gave us enough memories to last a lifetime! We visited Sydney and took a wine tour into the Hunter Valley. We went to Port Douglas and snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef. We explored Melbourne and enjoyed a 4-day guided lodge walk along the Great Ocean Walk. An exceptional vacation from start to finish. Loved traveling independently, but knowing we had an expert to rely on should anything come up.

Zen & Adam Godfrey - USA


Albert Camacho JR & Dolores Camacho

5
USA

We took a two-week journey thru both islands by car. Yep, we drove 1500 miles in two weeks, stayed in 9 cities, and had an experience of a lifetime. We stayed in Auckland, Taupo, Napier, Wellington, Nelson, Punakaiki, Fox Glacier, Queenstown, and Te Anau, and went jetboating, helihiking, bungy jumping, museum visiting, fiord cruising, bike riding, fine dining, meat pie dining, and glowworm caving.

The logistics and booking of this rather complex trip were handled by our travel consultant extraordinaire, Amelia Riwai. After exchanging emails about what it was I wanted to do and some preferences about lodging, she was able to put together our rather ambitious itinerary. The materials provided regarding the itinerary, driving times, and scheduling made this a really easy trip to navigate. Basically, I just followed her instructions, set the GPS, and off we went.

The properties that we stayed in were perfect for us, and some of them were so fabulous that we will stay in them again if/when we come back to this wonderful country.
Seriously, if you're on the fence about coming to NZ, don't be; this place is the most beautiful country we've ever seen, the people are so incredibly kind and friendly, and any time spent here is time well spent. And let First Light handle the arrangements; they know this country incredibly well and will build a custom itinerary to suit you.

Albert Camacho JR & Dolores Camacho - USA


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