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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 600 five star online reviews - We are the highest rated New Zealand based travel agent.


Anika Mester and Katja Theimer


Karen Trollinger


I had a wonderful time on my trip to new Zealand planned by First light Travel. The accommodations were lovely, much nicer than I anticipated, and their transportation services were excellent. I was picked up on time and delivered to my destination safely. Drivers were helpful and courteous. First Light provided me the experience I was looking for, at a reasonable cost. They included rest days in my itinerary and checked up on me during my trip. I will be returning to New Zealand in the future and will only use First Light Travel for my plans. they really made this trip easy, fun, and affordable!

Karen Trollinger – USA

Lara Iglitzin & Vladimir Raskin


I was exceptionally happy with the service that I received from Christine at First Light Travel. From the start the service was personalized and extremely helpful. Our trip exceeded our expectations, the hotels chosen were superb and the whole itinerary showed a thoughtfulness to our needs and interests that really made it a perfect trip.

Lara Iglitzin & Vladimir Raskin  - USA

Pamela & Michael Najdowski  


We were super pleased to have had the opportunity to work with Narissa and the staff at First Light Travel. Narissa had responded for my request for help in planning a 13-day first-time trip to New Zealand to include highlights in both the North and South Islands during high season when booking could be tight. In a matter of hours she came up with an excellent plan that managed to fit in all of our hopes. My husband and I were most impressed by the selection of providers of the special activities that they recommended. I think it would have been difficult to determine the best providers and tour guides for us on our own. The documents provided to us in advance and at our first hotel were stellar. We never had any questions or doubts about what we should be doing to take full advantage of what was arranged in advance and what we could do with our free time.

If we had been unsure that we had the full support of First Light Travel while in New Zealand, we soon learned that they had us fully covered. On the third day of the trip I left my phone, wallet, and travel vouchers at a small roadside rest area. Shortly after I called First Light and they had already communicated with a police office who took my now found items to our next travel stop on our itinerary. I am so glad that we made it in time to join the Spellbound Glowworm Cave Experience, which was a treasure in itself. We had no other difficulties or confusions on the rest of our well organized trip.

Pamela & Michael Najdowski   USA

Cathi and Grant Dunham

Whitehorse Yukon

Chrissy, our consultant really listened, offered lots of helpful information suggestions and advice. We were impressed from the get go when she called us to chat about what we were interested in and how she could help. After several itineraries and conversations, the perfect plan was in place. Chrissy was never far away and we felt totally supported before we headed to the airport and flying back home to the Yukon. The system of a detailed daily itinerary and vouchers was easy to use and worked perfectly. Accommodations were top-notch and suited us well. We would certainly have no hesitation in recommending First Light Travel and when we return to explore the North Island..we know who to call!

Cathi and Grant Dunham - Whitehorse Yukon

Martin Kocian and Sharon Boons Honeymoon

Czech Republic

First Light Travel did a great job planning our 5 week honeymoon to New Zealand! Our advisor, Michelle was very knowledgeable and helpful in creating a tailored itinerary for us. We had a wonderful time and when the unexpected happened - we were booked for the White Island Volcano tour 1 week after the tragic eruption happened – First Light refunded any cancelled activities and had an alternative itinerary ready.

Thank you for making our honeymoon exceptional! Would highly recommend to anyone looking to tour NZ!

Martin Kocian and Sharon Boon – Czech Republic

Anne and Elliott Fabrizio


Shelley was fantastic and accommodated all our requests quickly and easily. Our vacation was smooth and had everything we wanted!

Anne and Elliott Fabrizio – USA

Laurie and Sally Berryman

Great Britain

Shelley did a great job for us especially when the weather impacted our plans in Franz Joseph and also Queenstown. She changed our Heli Glacier Hike at short notice and also managed to get us a flight over Milford Sound when all the road access was flooded

Laurie and Sally Berryman - Great Britain

James & Paula Hansen


We wanted to visit New Zealand, but didn’t know enough to plan our own holiday. We also decided that driving would be very stressful (we are used to the right side of the road). Our agent asked what we wanted to do and what kind of budget. She then developed a wonderful itinerary. This itinerary included a couple of absolutely amazing lodges. And best of all, we had a private driver!

James & Paula Hansen - Ecuador

Joy & Tom McCabe


Hi Melissa,

We are now at Auckland Airport. We came to New Zealand to celebrate our 50th anniversary, and we had a trip of a lifetime. We met such wonderful people from around the world, had memorable experiences at every site, loved our campervan, and not only had experiences that we’ve never had before,but we had them in perfect weather. The guides at Mt Cook on the glacier said they only get 2 cloudless days a year, and they were as excited as we were.

Thank you for arranging this trip for our celebration. You picked the perfect sites in the perfect sequence with all of the activities that we love. It was comforting to know that we could contact you if we needed a change, and the changes worked out smoothly. When we return, I will write a review on Trip Adviser. I will also tell all my jealous friends to book on First light Travel with you.

With Much Appreciation.

Joy & Tom McCabe - USA