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.

Taylor Green & Lauren Jones

5
USA

Booking with First Light Travel was an exceptional, stress-free experience. We booked through Dawn who was always prompt (as much as a 16 hr time difference allows), informative, and always ready to change things to our liking. All information, documentation, and vouchers were ready and sent to us well in advance of our trip which further reduced the stresses of international travel. Once we arrived in NZ we had zero problems as everything was set up and ready for us. We simply told them who we were and it was ready to go! We were kept busy going all over the South Island with excursions and new experiences around every corner. It was truly a trip of a lifetime, and the best part, well within our budget! I would absolutely use them again and recommend them to anyone going to NZ or anywhere else they operate.

Taylor Green & Lauren Jones - USA


Linda Lindsay and Virginia Mackie

5
Canada

Fantastic from start to finish. Michelle at First Light Travel made booking our trip-of-a-lifetime easy and worry-free. We loved the pace and diversity of our Southern Drift small group tour. The scenery never stopped being incredible! Our Tour Director, Tania Simpson, and our excellent driver Diane, were the best one could hope for with their knowledge of the country and culture and personal anecdotes that brought another interesting layer to the overall experience. Accommodations and included meals were great. Optional excursions offered were good value and added to our memories of this amazing trip. It is a long way from home but well worth the time and effort to get there. We highly recommend First Light Travel for this tour of the south island

Linda Lindsay and Virginia Mackie - Canada


Fatema, Huseini and Omaima Dhanaliwala

5
USA

We decided to visit New Zealand from USA and didn't have too much time to do research, we contacted a few travel agencies in NZ and chose First Light because they were prompt, Melissa was very friendly easy to work with and she made an itinerary for us we loved.

Fatema, Huseini and Omaima Dhanaliwala - USA


Kathy & Ron Butler

5
USA

Hi Christine,

We had a wonderful trip!  We decided that New Zealand has to be the most beautiful place on earth!  It is scenery like we had never seen before!  The spring was the perfect time to go with the beautiful flowers coming out, the lambs frolicking in the fields, the grass a beautiful moss green, and the waterfalls full from the spring rains.  The weather was excellent!   Light jackets most of the time except in the Southern Alps.  The Kiwis are most gracious people.  We were treated warmly wherever we went. 

We would definitely recommend your travel agency to everyone.  We would love to return to NZ one day!  

Thank you again for patiently working with us to put together this trip of a lifetime! 

Kathy & Ron Butler - USA


Michelle Barl

5
Germany

We had an awesome trip with First Light Travel. They helped us a lot with the organization of this fantastic trip. Thanks guys :-)

Michelle Barl  - Germany


Jocelyn & Evelyn Goh

5
Singapore

Overall for this trip ~~ AWESOME!!! Had a wonderful time and best experience of the weather, activities and environment. Locals are super friendly. However, this all will not happen if I have not engaged your service. I would like to express my most sincere appreciation to my travel consultant, Ms Deb. Without her assisting me from the very beginning, I would not have had the most hassle free planning. Deb has came out with an easy-to-follow itinerary and great accommodations which suits our requirement and budget. Not only that, Deb responds were very prompt and accurate with the information required. Additional bookings or multiple changes which we needed assistance were arranged perfectly! Really great to have experience NZ in such a way. Will definitely visit NZ again as there are so many places still to visit. =)

Jocelyn & Evelyn Goh - Singapore


Manson and Tuanhong Koh

5
Singapore

My wife and I had a great trip to the south for 2 weeks, we enjoyed every bit of it! Big thanks to Dawn, our coordinator, for her fabulous planning for our trip. It was hassle free, packed with variety of activities we get to do and space for us to explore. And the pace was perfect for us. No stress! Thanks for making our trip a pleasant one. We love NZ!

Manson and Tuanhong Koh - Singapore


Eden Altamirano and Raymond Warno

5
USA

Our vacation was perfect from beginning to end. All pick up and trips are always on time, guides are very knowledgeable to a point of information overload that we truly appreciate and enjoy. Every new town and city are so different and gets better everytime we move. From city to geysers and mud pools, to hobbit town and glow worms, to the Alps and beach and whale watching. We thank you Deb Evans for making an itinerary that included all our wish list. The only hiccup was the milford sound flight back to queenstown and the helicopter glacier tour that was cancelled due to heavy rains. This was truly a dream vacation. Again thank you.

Eden Altamirano and Raymond Warno  - USA


Alex Suchman and Alexander Trempe

5
USA

Everything about our New Zealand vacation, starting from our decision to use First Light Travel, was just perfect. We went back and forth with Shelley several times to create the perfect itinerary for us, which includes lots of activities as well as several days or parts of days for us to discover our own adventures. This was the perfect way to go, because all along the way we met the most friendly people who recommended other activities, sights, and places to check out. New Zealand is by far the most beautiful, friendly, welcoming, and activity-filled place I've ever traveled.

My husband was initially reluctant about not planning our own trip, but as soon as he realized that he could still be as involved in the planning as he wished, he realized how amazing it would be to have all our reservations made and paid for up front. And from the moment we left home, everything was easy and taken care of, and we could just relax and enjoy being on vacation.

We fell completely in love with everything about New Zealand, and can't wait to go back (and of course to have First Light Travel plan everything!).

Alex Suchman and Alexander Trempe - USA


Lalaine Guerra

5
Philippines

Hello Michelle,

We have arrived safely this morning at around 6 am, Manila time and I am back at my office at 9 am. On behalf of Lizagay, Judy, Rosa and Ana, I would like to say thank you very much for the itinerary and the accommodations you picked for us,

It was the experience of seeing so many sheep, cattle , deer and alpacas, even the kiwi bird and kea bird ; to see glaciers,  mountains, mountain ranges, fields, waterfalls and geysers makes my nine days special. The Hobbiton, Glowworm Cave and Milford Sound will be have a special place in my heart.

I will start saving money so that one day I can return to your country this time with my family.  Meanwhile, I will tell my friends and recommend First Light Travel to be their guide in visiting New Zealand and its people.

More power to you and Elizabeth and the rest of First Light Travel.

Keep in touch.

Lalaine Guerra -  Philippines


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