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.

Ruth and Mike David


Dear Kasey

We’d both like to say a BIG thank you for arranging a great itinerary which gave us such a great insight in so many ways into two fantastic countries. Truly a holiday of a lifetime and memories to last forever!

Our tour guides and drivers were first class. Courteous, helpful and extremely efficient, ensuring that we experienced the very best out of our holiday.

Kevin and Monica on our New Zealand tour were fantastic in every way. All our confirmations of shuttles/transfers/flights were all handled perfectly and we would recommend AAT Kings to anyone travelling to Australia and New Zealand.

The trip was a resounding success and may we say again Thank you for helping us enjoy such a fantastic holiday.

Best Wishes

Ruth and Mike David (UK)

James & Patsy Hyman


Verity was very accommodating in assisting us with our travel plans to Australia, she listened to our ideas and guided us through the booking process.

James & Patsy Hyman (USA)

Ken & Anne


"The Hot Air Balloon ride over Queenstown with champagne breakfast was a first time for both of us, and the views were stunning!"

Ken & Anne - USA

Jurian Heerink & Kitty Schrijver


'Nieuw-Zeeland heeft aan al onze verwachtingen voldaan! Het veelzijdige land heeft ons verrast, ontroerd, verbaasd en bovenal ontzettend veel moois laten zien! Een 'road trip by camper' om nooit meer te vergeten!


Jurian Heerink & Kitty Schrijver - Netherlands

Ronald and Jill Joost


“Onze reis naar Nieuw Zeeland om onze wensen uit te laat komen voor een gezamenlijk afgesproken prijs viel bijna om, omdat geen enkel reisbureau aan onze wensen ten opzichte van prijs kon voldoen. Toch bleven we volhouden dat het moest kunnen en met nog 1x een druk op de knop via onze grote zoekmachine ''Google'', kwam First Light Travel tevoorschijn die wel onze uitgezochte verblijven, excursies en auto kon regelen voor de prijs die wij in ogen hadden. De auto was helemaal top, de verblijven met keukenfaciliteiten werden alsmaar groter, luxer en mooier en de excursies waren al helemaal zoals wij ons hadden voorgesteld.”

Ons commentaar: First Light travel en Judith Pohn, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK Image removed.;-) Bedankt voor het perfect verzorgen van deze reis.

Groet Joost, Ronald en Jill!

Ella & Vladislav Aizenstadt


Hi Chrissy,

I am not much of a writer. All I can say that the views are fantastic and North and South islands are very different but both very beautiful . We enjoyed the trip very much.

Eleonora (Ella) Aizenshtadt & Vladislav Aizenstadt (Canada)

Bill and Donna Miles

Annapolis, Maryland, USA

Hi Kasey,

 We were totally satisfied with our experience working with you and First Light. Planning the trip was easy. You offered great suggestions and were flexible in helping us tailor the trip to our interests and schedule. Bookings were smooth, and whenever we showed up at a new hotel or event, everything went just as planned, without a hitch. 

Overall, we could not have been happier with our visit to New Zealand and the superb service you and First Light provided in making it such a positive experience. Thank you, and feel free to use my comments any way you choose. 

Sincerely, Bill and Donna Miles, Annapolis, Maryland, USA

Arlene & Phil Gartenberg 


Hi Verity, 

Here's a sampling of pictures of the two of us. We're still smiling and telling everyone about the great time we had and how helpful you were.

Arlene & Phil Gartenberg (USA)

Susan Moriarty & Kathleen Siemionko


I cannot thank Suzie Thorpe and First Light Travel enough for designing such a lovely self drive vacation for us! Suzie was extremely prompt in responding to our inquiry, quickly provided a great itinerary, and suggested wonderful activities that really allowed us to experience so much of the country. She suggested locations and activities that we most likely wouldn't have found on our own. These experiences, such as the Tasman Glacier and kayaking in Milford Sound, made for many great memories. I am so glad we found First Light Travel and were able to benefit from their extensive knowledge of New Zealand!

Susan Moriarty & Kathleen Siemionko (USA)

Vern & Jan Botts


Verity provided inside planning information that made our three day stay in Auckland very enjoyable. She was spot on with her tour recommendations. Everything in the planning process was well detailed and fit into our travel goals perfectly.

Vern & Jan Botts (USA)

First Light Travel

Level 2, 69-71 Beach Road, Auckland


306 reviews

First Light Travel

Level 2, 69-71 Beach Road, Auckland


229 recommendations