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.

Tomas Handfield & Leslie Peterson

5
Canada

Nice Job Verity!!

Amazing! 19 days of pure excitement & exhilaration! Everyday was a new adventure with great accommodations & activities. Custom made itinerary organized perfectly based on our specific interests. "Hobbit" fever was free & we totally got wrapped up in it! First Light Travel is the perfect first impression of this fantastic country. We did not want to leave!

Every inquiry was replied to promptly and accurately despite the massive geographically distance between us. We became very confident in our decision to use a NZ based agency opposed to a local representative. The intimate knowledge of their own "backyard" gave us a travel experience beyond compare; certainly not one a local travel agent could arrange or we could put together ourselves.

Tomas Handfield & Leslie Peterson - Canada


Chris and Ciara

5
USA

 

A few images from our Fantastic Honeymoon in NZ superbly organised by Brent 10 years ago. Great to see First Light Travel has gone from strength to Strength. Keep it up.

Chris and Ciara


Val and David

5
Australia

Hi Shelley, We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the most wonderful amazing holiday in New Zealand.

All our accommodation was excellent and the most wonderful congenial hosts at Blue Thistle Cottages were unbelievable. We found every New Zealander we met to be so friendly - in fact on arriving in Christchurch we asked the lady at the Colombo Street Apartments to recommend somewhere we could go for dinner and she suggested the Speight Pub a few blocks away. Whilst walking there we got drenched in a downpour, on arrival the Maitre dried our shoes by the big open fire, prepared a wonderful meal then got one of his staff to drive us home as it was still raining!!!!! How is that for hospitality! We only had one rainy day and that was our last day in Dunedin - other than that perfect sunny days.
The helicopter flight and landing blew us away, as did the Eco Tour at Wanaka (where Chris the guide had a relic thigh bone of a Moa that he had found), the Jet Boat and Rainforest tour of the Dart River fabulous, the Onsen Hot Pools in Queenstown so beautiful and relaxing, the Glow Worm caves at Te Anau amazing and we all loved the trip to Milford and the Cruise - especially David who wanted to see avalanches, snow, high mountains - he saw the lot!
We were amazed at the "value for money" of our trip and will definitely be recommending you to our friends.
The scenery for the whole of the South Island just so beautiful .. originally from out west I have been used to flat brown sheep paddocks with dirty brown sheep .. In New Zealand lush green paddocks with lovely white sheep!


Many Many thanks for a wonderful wonderful holiday,
hugs,

Val and David


Preeti Jobalia

5
India

I would like to mention here..my husband and I travelled with u guys for 2 wks in oct.. and I must say that Suzie did such a wonderful job of putting together our schedule.. everything was so well thought of and taken care of ...right down to the smallest detail. (The only thing that didnt happen as mentioned in our detailed daily schedule was the rain..the rain Gods didnt happen to be on our side on couple of days.) Thanks to Suzie we never had trouble with anything on any day. She chose the best possible hotels/motels/lodges to suit our budget. We also did various different activities which allowed us to experience different aspects of this awesomely beautiful and extremely friendly country.. She was more than helpful and very patient while we made changes in our itineary.

In short... if u r reading this and trying to make up ur mind to book with first light or not... I can only say... close ur eyes and go ahead... and i am sure u wont regret it..

Once again, thank u Suzie for making this a holiday that we will remember for years to come... and God willing... if we do come back to do the things we missed ( there is just so much one can do in 2 wks in a country that has so much to offer!! ) we will think of u for sure...

Preeti Jobalia


Charles Hough and Brenna Hill

5
USA

Shelley did a tremendous job, tailored our itinerary to fit our interests and booked the most beautiful B&B's and hotels for us to stay. The two weeks we spent in New Zealand exploring both islands will forever burn brightly in our memories! We enjoyed everything! Each activity was unique and the type of things we wanted to do. Not too many, not too busy, absolutely perfect!

Thank you Shelley and First Light Travel!

Charles Hough and Brenna Hill


Sumi and Suresh Shah

5
USA

We, my wife and I had a very good time in New Zealand. You provided very natural routes and places to visit. Our driver and guide was very well informed and took care of our every need. We will recommend you to all our friends in the USA. Our experience of NZ was unique and happy. NZ is a country blessed with mountains, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, plants and trees. 

Thank you First Light

Sumi & Suresh Shah , USA


Lee

5
Australia

Hi Shelley,

Good to hear from you , I hope you and all the family are well.
I have completed the feedback form and if you are feeling interested a selection of photos are below! I had such a wonderful time and I hope these give some idea of how much I saw.
Thank you again for all your help, especially when changes were made, it is very much appreciated and really allowed me to enjoy my travels.

Cheers,
Lee


Meeta Baphna

5
USA

Thank You!

We feel so lucky to have been able to visit New Zealand. It is a place that should be on everyone's bucket list! The people, the activities, the natural beauty - all added up to an experience we will remember for the rest of our lives, thanks to the perfect planning by Shelley and First Light Travel 

- Meeta Baphna


Barry and Marie

5
USA

Dear Chrissy,

We are pleased to report a most successful and enjoyable trip to New Zealand, due in substantial part to your thoughtfulness and quick work in developing an outstanding itinerary for us - it was a marvelous introduction to the many wonders of New Zealand.


Mike Wilson

5
UK

What a country. Beautiful, scenic, ever changing all the time. The driver/guide was so knowledgeable, personable and accommodating. 

Thank you for sharing your fantastic knowledge of the culture and land with me. This is a trip I will never forget.


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