After 3 years of 'pandemic hibernation,' my family of 5 urbanites wanted a self-drive holiday in NZ that must carry a few "not's" - not hectic, not too many places to 'tick,' not too long a drive in any one leg (as my energy levels are not that great these days), not too much of the commercial concrete jungle, ... We broadcast our needs to a few travel planners and they came back with proposals of a lower cost. BUT First Light also responded quickly and addressed our needs most desirably. We find that First Light profiled us most accurately and is worth a go.
Yes, First Light stood out amongst equals. Ms Hunapo Marcella was wonderful, empathetic, assuring and is very patient with us though we made multiple adjustments to the itinerary prior to the trip. Even during the trip, she remained responsive and addressed all our needs! The selection of activities she offered us fits our desires snugly - hot air balloon, Hobbiton, geyser, transalpine train ride, whale watching, 1.1km zipline, and a remarkable "retreat" to celebrate Christmas at Mt Cook! Indeed, First Light is a top grade travel planner and is well worth the money spent!!
Weng Ho & family, Singapore