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.

Ivan Vincent & Lisa Sutikno

South Korea

Kia Ora! It was such a lovely honeymoon trip to NZ for both of us. We depart from Indonesia to Auckland on the first day and spent 1/2 days in Auckland to explore the city before started the journey to the south in the next day. We rented a car in Auckland and drove south to Waitomo to watch spectacular scenes during glow worm cave tour and had a warm dinner nearby the place. The next day it was time to drive to Rotorua for another adventure. And the next day, and the next until the 8th days full of exciting tour and activity until we flew back home from Wellington. We had a great time in New Zealand thanks to the fabulous activity and accommodation recommendation from First light travel. The travel agent was very kind (thank you, Michelle!) and super helpful. I would like to recommend anyone going to New Zealand to use First Light travel service if you want to have a pleasant and smooth vacation without any fuss along the way.

Ivan Vincent & Lisa Sutikno - South Korea

Paul Shamoian & Elizabeth Sulser


Kasey & Christine,

 We just wanted to thank you both so much for everything you did for us in planning and coordinating our honeymoon trip.  The responsiveness and communication of working with you made our experience so nice and easy.  Everything was perfect, and the fact that every detail was accounted for and coordinated made our experience perfect.

 Our trip was amazing as we absolutely loved both Fiji and New Zealand.  Going into the trip we said it was a once in a lifetime trip for us, but after traveling we will definitely plan to be back to both in the future.  Our itinerary was the perfect mix of relaxation in Fiji, and activities in New Zealand.  We loved everything we did and would recommend the same itinerary to other couples looking to do a trip.  We highly recommend Tokoriki and Hulbert House for accommodations for people in the future.  Both places were amazing, and the hospitality of the people made us feel at home and very comfortable.

 Thank you very much, and we hope to work with you again in the future! 

 Paul Shamoian & Elizabeth Sulser - USA

Bob, Jake, & Lisa Langeslay-Glenn

Minnesota USA

I’d never used a travel agent before but when we started to plan our trip from Midwest United States (Minnesota) to New Zealand we knew it would be the trip of a lifetime and wanted to get it right. We chose First Light Travel to help us and Rhodri Howell responded to my email. Rhodri answered all my questions quickly and made creating the itinerary and securing reservations easier than I ever dreamed it could be. Everything was very organized and laid out well for our self-drive tour. Rhodri was able to include the adventures we wanted combined with beautiful locations for our overnight stays. We had an amazing time and, when I asked my son and my husband which was their favorite activity, they said “everything!” And if that isn’t enough, my son has an allergy and requires a special diet which is a fact I only mentioned once in one of my first emails. Not thinking more about it, we were pleasantly surprised when the airlines and some of the hotel restaurants served allergen-free meals. We are very grateful and highly recommend Rhodri and First Light Travel for service above and beyond!

Bob, Jake, & Lisa Langeslay-Glenn – Minnesota USA

Bernardo Karapen & Celina Wainer


Discovering New Zealand with First Light Travel was exciting and colourful and great value. The planning and booking process by Deb Evans our travel consultantwas so complete and accurate that we had no need to call the agency at any time throughout our trip we only spent our time enjoying it.

Bernardo Karapen & Celina Wainer - Argentina

Sandy Sim and Family


We would like to express our sincere thanks to our consultant, Chrissy, for her patience and prompt replies. She took time to understand our needs and preferences, and planned out an exciting and easy-to-follow itinerary.

I was so impressed that the properly-printed itinerary and travel vouchers together with the rented GPS (even a self addressed envelope for returning with instructions) were couriered to our first accommodation.

From then on, everything was a breeze! I just had to tear out the vouchers and hand it to the vendors for every activities and accommodations, and we were checked-in almost immediately! Unfortunately we had to cancel one of our activities due to the weather, Chrissy also handled the refund promptly.

We have since return to our home country for almost a week, but have been talking about our well-planned holiday every single day. First Light Travel was mentioned and recommended to our families and friends who asked about our trip. It is really value for money and most importantly, saved so much of our time and efforts in planning and make bookings.

Thank you Chrissy once again! Cant wait to visit NZ again!

Sandy Sim and Family - Singapore


Wolfgang Brait


Absolutely stunning places. Great people. We loved every minute. And the First Lite Travel Team was brilliant. Even when the weather turned out to make our planned tour impossible they came up with a different, and as it turned out, better alternative. We totally enjoyed it. Did quite a few things as you can see on the pics, but we did much more...

Wolfgang Brait - Switzerland

Helen Lau

Hong Kong

It was a very good experience to use this service; especially it is our first time to travel in NZ. We saved time to book the local tours and accommodations. Travel with them, we feel more safe under their advises, we planned to travel north and south part in 10 days, Shelley arranged the transport to us on perfect time, we no need to worry about the transport, Due to the climate situation, we need to do the skydive on another day, Shelley rearrange it for us quickly.

Helen Lau - Hong Kong

Matthew Douglas

United Kingdom 

I would just like to thank Christine and First Light Travel once again for helping and organising my trip to New Zealand , as a huge lord of the rings fan i wanted to experience this and with such a short period of time to work with they managed to alter my booking and let me have an amazing experience and there service was amazing aswell, would highly recommend first light travel to help you with trips of a lifetime , as they done that for me , Thanks Again!

Matthew Douglas - United Kingdom 

Praveen & Sudha Menon & Meera Praveen


Michelle Srzich, your knowledge of your country as a holiday destinations was "brilliant". We chose First Light Travel with a sceptical mind whether we will be in trouble or not ?, but our May 2018 family vacations went on just beautiful as exactly like the itinerary made by Michelle. Your patience in replying to my silliest doubts were highly appreciated. I recommend First Light for New Zealand vacations to anyone.

Praveen & Sudha Menon & Meera Praveen - India

Walter and Janice Hambley


Shelley Kirk, our consultant from First Light Travel did an amazing job organizing our 6.5 week trip to New Zealand. We found First Light Travel on the internet and were extremely happy about the product they prepared for us. Shelley solicited lots of information from us and then organized a brilliant trip. We saw more of New Zealand than many Kiwi and had many wonderful experiences. Each day was a new adventure. Everything went off like clockwork and we met other travelers who had experienced lots of hitches. Shelley found us great accommodation, consistently, and there was good variety. When a scheduled outing was cancelled by the provider, Shelley was on top of it and quickly arranged a similar outing in a different city. When we ourselves had to cancel an outing, again Shelley was responsive and took care of it. One of our accommodation hosts commented to us that she liked working with Shelley because of her high level of organization, sending a reminder email the day before a guest was arriving. With the detail provided by First Light Travel, our Lonely Planet guide to New Zealand was superfluous,not needed and of zero help. Thanks so much to Shelley and First Light Travel for organizing a trip of a lifetime, which was a celebration of 50 years of marriage.

Walter and Janice Hambley - Canada

First Light Travel

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First Light Travel

Level 2, 69-71 Beach Road, Auckland


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