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.

Werner Ulrich & Jamie Essed

The Netherlands

We have booked our vacation with great pleasure at First Light Travel. Thanks to the knowledge and experience of Judith Pohn we have come to a wonderful travel plan that met all our wishes. The contact also went very quickly and smoothly. If you have plans to go to New Zealand? Then we definitely recommend First Light

Werner Ulrich & Jamie Essed - The Netherlands

Lauren and Philip Marsiglia's Honeymoon


Hey Jo!

Just wanted to email you and let you know that we had the absolute BEST honeymoon in New Zealand! Everything was completely flawless and so easy. The itinerary suited us so well. All the planned activities were perfect - we thoroughly enjoyed each one. The accommodations were great - we loved every place we stayed. Everything was just incredible. We can't thank you enough and truly appreciate all your help planning the greatest 2-week vacation for us! Thank you again!

 Lauren and Philip Marsiglia - USA

Mark Miller and Chelsea Weis Group


First Light Travel’s put together an amazing trip for myself and a group of friends. Sofie did an absolutely fantastic job planning the trip of a lifetime. She did so well to work within our budget, interests, and style, but also offered helpful suggestions or not to miss excursions we wouldn't have known about otherwise. Everything was so super using First Light Travel and Sofie, even when planned activities were cancelled due to weather Sofie quickly always fixed it for us. It was an absolute blast of a trip and I would recommend Sofie and First Light Travel to anyone planning a trip to New Zealand.

Mark Miller and Chelsea Weis Group - USA

Chirs & Jill Buffalo's Honeymoon

New York USA

This was the best experience of our life. Dawn at first light travel helped to make our honeymoon one of a kind. From the relaxing days on Hahei Beach to the adventurous hiking through Tongariro National Park, and bungy jumping off Kawarau bridge in Queenstown, she helped to make everyday hit a highpoint and check off something on our bucket list! We will be back to visit New Zealand soon, what a beautiful place!

Chirs & Jill Buffalo, New York USA

Moya & Andrew Judd


Hi Sofie

We had a fantastic time in NZ as usual.  I have just sent through a small selection of photos from some of our activities.

All tours were amazing and I must say the twilight tour of the Kauri trees near Opononi was something else.  Our guide, a Maori lady, told us all the stories, sang songs, said prayers, etc.  It was goose bumps all the way.  Canyoning was amazing, horse riding something we will never forget.  Everything was wonderful.

Thanks again for all your help in organising.

Kind Regards

Moya & Andrew Judd - Australia

Keith Wong


We were a little lost planning our first trip to NZ, until we connected with First Light Travel. Chrissy was very patient in understanding our preference and customised the itinerary accordingly – Hassle-free! The entire trip went smoothly and we enjoyed ourselves very much!

Keith Wong - Singapore

Esther Lee


It was a great experience to travel with First Light Travel. Special thanks to Shelley for her awesome planning and recommendation! Our self-guided tour was perfect as the itineraries suggested were provided in detailed and easy to follow.

Esther Lee – Singapore

Peter and Ellen Barnett


"Wow - New Zealand was everything promised and more! Beautiful verdant countryside, towering mountains, a spectacular and often rugged coastline that changed continuously, unique wildlife, and above all, friendly, approachable people. We were able to pack so much into our trip due to Shelly from First Light Travel, who listened carefully to us in the planning phase, offered suggestions, and then crafted a combination of commercial tours and private driver/guides that satisfied all our wishes.  In four weeks we covered the whole length of the country: from the Bay of Islands on the North Island to the little-known, but spectacular and untouched Stewart Island in the far South. Stewart Island was a very special place. We traveled home with a great appreciation for New Zealand’s culture and unmatched beauty, and came away with memories that will last a lifetime.

To get the most out of a trip to New Zealand, we strongly urge using in-country agents like Shelly who can use their experience to minimize disappointments that can sometimes result from self-planning, and assure that one’s desires can indeed come true."

Peter and Ellen Barnett - USA

John & Sofia & Stella McGuire


Deb Evans crafted the perfect holiday to suit our interests and budget. Deb took the time to listen to our interests and selected perfect activities and lodging along the way. We loved the Dart River Adventures the Horse Trek and the Mt Nicholas Tour

John & Sofia & Stella McGuire - Hawaii

Karen Gauci and Stephanie Pace



First Light Travel was very efficient in helping my partner and I to plan our 3 week trip to New Zealand and Fiji. Whenever we were in doubt about anything, Shelley was always very prompt in her replies to our emails. We had a fantastic time in both New Zealand and Fiji. Shelley planned a 12 day trip for us in the South island of New Zealand and a four day trip in Fiji on Matamanoa island. All accommodation was clean, spacious and good value for money.

We highly recommend First Light Travel to anyone who needs some guidance in their trips to New Zealand and Fiji. First Light Travel has been very efficient in helping us plan our three week holiday to New Zealand and Fiji. Whenever we we're unsure of something they always replied promptly. We highly recommend this agency.

Karen Gauci and Stephanie Pace - Malta

First Light Travel

Level 2, 69-71 Beach Road, Auckland


291 reviews

First Light Travel

Level 2, 69-71 Beach Road, Auckland


216 recommendations