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.

Anne Simons

USA

Dear Suzie,

I finally have a minute to write to thank you for our awesome trip. We are so appreciative of how smooth and in order the part of the trip that you planned was, and how it was just perfect for our preferences and styles. We hope to be able to return and hope you will work with us again. 

A belated Happy New Year.

Best,

Anne Simons

Photo: Humpridge Track


Teena Rasmussen Maui

5
Hawaii USA

Our recent two week trip to New Zealand was the best vacation we have ever had! The breathtaking beauty and the genuine and friendly people of New Zealand make this 
destination a must on everyone's bucket list. I credit First Light Travel for making the trip logistically perfect for us.

Due to friends that had recently returned from New Zealand, we knew what cities and towns we wanted to visit on the South Island, but we had no idea how and where to book our accommodations and the activities. I went on line to find a company based in New Zealand, and was very happy when I found First Light Travel. I made a call and immediately was connected to a wonderful agent named Verity. She was extraordinarily

helpful and had a complete itinerary with rooms and activities for me to approve within three short days. She promptly answered all my questions whenever I emailed her, and by departure day, I was confident that everything was in place with our transportation, rooms, car, and activities. The best thing was that virtually every step of our trip went off without a hitch.The rooms all exceeded our expectations, the activities were so fun and scenic. Our itinerary came with travel times and very clear directions and addresses for hotels, lodges, etc. We were able to plan our drive times accordingly, and we were always able to go at a leisurely pace and stop wherever we wanted. I will recommend First Light Travel to all of our friends who are
planning a New Zealand trip. We were very happy with their
friendly, efficient service, and most of all the depth of their
knowledge about New Zealand and everything it has to offer.

Teena Rasmussen Maui, Hawaii


Groeten Narjo ,Gerard En Reinoud

Holland

Hallo judith

wij willen jullie nog even bedanken voor de geweldige reis die jullie voor ons hebben georganiseerd alles was tot in de puntjes geregeld en we kwamen geen onaangename verrassingen tegen supper!!!!!!!!!!!!

Groeten Narjo ,Gerard En Reinoud - Holland


Julia and Marek

4
USA

 

We really enjoyed our holiday - kayaking, trekking, surfing and sunbathing …

Julia and Marek


Janet Gaffney

5
USA

The trip that First Light Travel planned was definitely the adventure of a lifetime for my niece and me. It was so reassuring to have the activities, lodging, and some dinners-reserved in advance. The summary itinerary with notes about directions and confirming phone calls made it all easy. The overnight cruise on the Doubtful Sound was definitely the top rated activity by both of us! We began to call the coupons "golden tickets". Each time we pulled one out, people responded with extra enthusiasm and said things like, "No need to stand in line, come this way." It was an unexpected bonus! I have added some places to which I look forward to returning and new activities to add to my repertoire.

Janet Gaffney - USA


Alexander Harris & Kelanie Jones

5
USA

Well, our wedding day was amazing - Thanks Chrissy

Alexander Harris & Kelanie Jones USA 

(Queenstown is in the background)


Alan Yeong

Korea

Thank you Shelly once again!!!! We really had a blast!

Testimonial: First Light Travel provide us with very reasonable and professional services to our travel in New Zealand. My family members and myself were very happy with all the arrangement from First Light Travel. We are well taken care and planned ahead by Traveling one point to another point and just provide them with the voucher without asking too much questions. We also have the Priority of check-in, check-out and tour which will save us a lot of time.

Alan Yeong


Adam & Zen

USA

Chrissy,

Thank you for helping us plan a trip of a lifetime! We have had an incredible two weeks in New Zealand and we appreciate all of the help you gave us in pulling it together. Every experience was amazing, and we had zero disappointments. Here is a photo of us on the Abel Tasman -- one of our favorite things from the trip. Though, lets be honest, everything was a favorite! So glad that we found First Light Travel!

Best,

Adam & Zen


Laurie and Steve Landby

5
USA

We absolutely LOVED our trip!! We were so happy to have had your help, and everything went so smoothly! It was truly the trip of a lifetime, full of superlatives! Thank you so much for ALL you did to make it possible!

We ended up visiting Orakei Korako after our mud bath in Rotorua, and were really glad to have gone there: no crowds, and we could spend as much time as we wanted gawking and taking pictures. We even saw a fantail bird taking a spa!!

We also followed your suggestion and booked a hiking/kayaking trip in the Abel Tasman--it was a glorious day….and I ended up with 17 sandfly bites on ONE foot to take home as a souvenir (And that was WITH bug repellent!!),

New Zealand is so full of fascinating plants and bird-life. Every walk was a little different. We managed to make 4 day treks on the Great Walks: Abel Tasman, Routeburn, Kepler and The Tongariro Crossing!! We accomplished that on my birthday, what an incredible experience! One of the highlights for sure!

Thanks to your help, we had the perfect balance between planned activities and free time, travel and staying in one spot, adventure and wine-tasting. It was such a gift knowing that our accommodations were all booked and that we didn't have to worry about finding a place to stay in each new town.

I couldn't begin to say what the "best" part of the trip was, it was all so wonderful. One highlight was our cruise on Milford Sound, as well as the drive to and from. I've always wanted to see a fiord, and this exceeded my expectations.

Thanks so much and have a wonderful holiday season!

Laurie and Steve Landby


Nick and Joel Trent 

USA

Thanks Chrissy for organising our holiday and for all of your help with the trip, New Zealand is an awesome place and we are keen to go back in the near future.

Thanks Again! 

Nick and Joel Trent 


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