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.

Kelly Miller & Stephen Carter

5
USA

My family spent 4+ weeks this past August exploring the North Island of NZ, the very northern part of the South Island (Abel Tasman NP), with 10 days on the East coast of Australia. Jo Taylor was very, very patient with our requests and really shaped our trip into a logistically approachable and sane journey: so much ground to cover! And with an 11 and 13 year old in the mix. We were self drive outside of the major cities, and Jo offered us unique accommodations along the way, with lovely hosts who really made the trip feel grounded and intimate.

Kelly Miller & Stephen Carter - USA


Rajkumar Chandrasekaran & Sasirekha Mani

5
India

My wife and I traveled New Zealand (South Island) for our honeymoon. Melissa, our service executive at First Light was super helpful right from the beginning, accommodating all our requests. The trip was super smooth with all event centre’s and hotels being pre-aware of our arrivals.

The beautiful country and a great itinerary made our honeymoon a perfect one! :)

Rajkumar Chandrasekaran & Sasirekha Mani - India


Mary, Monohon & Lance Humphrey

5
USA

Spot on Jo Taylor! We loved every day of our 2 week trip - getting better with each new day. Lord of Rings fans - we were so impressed with Norm at Waitomo Glow Worms Cave Tours, Kate at Hobbiton, Shane with Pelorus River Kayak, Michael with Hassle- free tours and the crew at Real Journeys in Doubtful Sound. We got to meet real Kiwis— so proud of their beautiful country, eat authentic Maori Hangi meals and sit in relaxing hot spring spas. One-stop vacation shopping! This company will not disappoint!

Mary, Monohon & Lance Humphrey - USA


Koh Tuan Hong & Fu Qixin

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!

Koh Tuan Hong & Fu Qixin - Singapore


Christopher, Maria and Megan Abella

5
Singapore

And it’s a wrap! We’re finally settled back in Hong Kong. Thank you Shelley for the great assistance to experience the beautiful South Island of NZ. Every place has its own character. This trip was definitely one for the books. Our daughter misses the ski field already while we will miss the steaks and freshly brewed beer 👍. We would not have done it without you.

Hope to be back and do North next time. Driving the roads of NZ in a right-hand drive vehicle wasn’t difficult after all.

Christopher, Maria and Megan Abella - Singapore


Soman, Reyna, Abigail and Reuben Anish

5
Dubai

We are glad we found Shelly as our Consultant, she is fast and immediately put together a proposal based on our details. We were about to finalize with another company and we were glad that we decide to take a alternative proposal for comparison at the last minute. We found the proposal from Shelly was much more competitive and included many activities that were just add-ons at additional cost in the other proposal. The rental car provided was also of a higher grade from a better company. The itinerary was well prepared and instructions very clear that we didn't have a clarification or questions, during the entire trip. We were never late or missed anything. All accommodations chosen were well suited and centrally located. We take this opportunity to thank Shelly and First Light Travel for a great vacation and memories. We hope to visit NZ again soon and will be in touch and recommend to our family and friends.

Anish Soman, Reyna Pereira and Abigail and Reuben Anish

Dubai


Ann and David McIntire

5
USA

Hello Michelle - Thank you for checking on us !  We have just arisen from a 15-hour sleep! Yesterday's 36-hour flights/layovers schedule was something of an ordeal for two old fossils like us!  We will take this opportunity to thank you most appreciatively for all your efforts to make arrangements for us during our short stay in New Zealand.  Every one of the hotels and attractions/amusements vendors had our names in their computers and ALL went slick as silk.

Michelle, everything you arranged for us was most pleasurable and, again, flowed smooth as silk....thanks to your very diligent and professional efforts on our behalf. 

Kindly,

Ann and David McIntire - USA


Nathan Schmidt and Samantha Muccino

5
USA

Kia Ora Shelley!

We wanted to thank you so much for planning such an amazing honeymoon for us. It was so fantastic to have been able to go to our dream location and to have it be everything and more than we could have ever expected. The timing of everything you picked was perfect, and the activities you choose for us were just amazing. We wanted to try and stop by the office in Auckland to say thank you in person, but we ended up going back to Hobbiton for the day! We cannot wait to be able to come back and see the things we didn't get a chance to see!

Thank you again so so so so so much for being there for us during this whole experience!

Have a blessed day!

Nathan Schmidt and Samantha Muccino - USA


Justin (Australia) 

5
Australia

“Thanks for putting together a really great itinerary!! Rachel and I had a fantastic time in NZ. Mount Cook was by far our favourite outing but everything was great'.

Justin (Australia) 
 


James (Rob), Linda, Robert & Adrienne McNeill

5
USA

Hi Kasey,  

We are about to board to leave for Fiji.  NZ was fantastic.  We were fortunate with weather in Abel Tasman.  Off season is nice as not crowded.  The kayaking was perfect as we lucked out with the tide and paddled into the lagoons on the way.    

Will miss NZ and leave with wonderful memories of your beautiful country.  

Thanks for your help in this!   Cheers, Rob. 

James (Rob), Linda, Robert & Adrienne McNeill - USA


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