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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.

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Sumi and Suresh Shah

5
USA

We, my wife and I had a very good time in New Zealand. You provided very natural routes and places to visit. Our driver and guide was very well informed and took care of our every need. We will recommend you to all our friends in the USA. Our experience of NZ was unique and happy. NZ is a country blessed with mountains, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, plants and trees. 

Thank you First Light

Sumi & Suresh Shah , USA


Lee

5
Australia

Hi Shelley,

Good to hear from you , I hope you and all the family are well.
I have completed the feedback form and if you are feeling interested a selection of photos are below! I had such a wonderful time and I hope these give some idea of how much I saw.
Thank you again for all your help, especially when changes were made, it is very much appreciated and really allowed me to enjoy my travels.

Cheers,
Lee


Meeta Baphna

5
USA

Thank You!

We feel so lucky to have been able to visit New Zealand. It is a place that should be on everyone's bucket list! The people, the activities, the natural beauty - all added up to an experience we will remember for the rest of our lives, thanks to the perfect planning by Shelley and First Light Travel 

- Meeta Baphna


Barry and Marie

5
USA

Dear Chrissy,

We are pleased to report a most successful and enjoyable trip to New Zealand, due in substantial part to your thoughtfulness and quick work in developing an outstanding itinerary for us - it was a marvelous introduction to the many wonders of New Zealand.

Barry and Marie 


Mike Wilson

5
UK

What a country. Beautiful, scenic, ever changing all the time. The driver/guide was so knowledgeable, personable and accommodating. 

Thank you for sharing your fantastic knowledge of the culture and land with me. This is a trip I will never forget.

Mike Wilson - UK


Denise Donati & Family

5
Australia

My husband Mike, and teenage children Nick and Karla and myself decided to take a well earned rest touring the South Island of New Zealand over Easter 2010.  When doing research I came across the website http://www.firstlighttravel.com/.  Thank goodness I did because as I result I met via email with Laureen.  From the first contact, Laureen could not have been more helpful and patient.  

No request or change ever seemed too much for her (although I am sure she raised her eyebrows a few times when seeing my email address come through).  Laureen was always very professional and more than willing to assist with suggestions based on information that I provided her.  I could not recommend Laureen or First Light Travel more highly.  There customer service is impeccable and I will be using them again when we visit New Zealand again.

Denise Donati and Family - Australia


Alexandra Pelley

5
Australia

First Light Travel has been great to work with! Shelley came to the rescue when another travel group failed us just a few weeks out from our planned departure. She was quick to respond and always willing to address any concerns or questions that I had. During the trip, everything went very smoothly and all the vendors and activities were very professional. I can't say enough about the service we recieved and would recommend the company and especially Shelley to anyone interested in travelling to this area of the globe!

Alexandra Pelley - Australia

 


Roger Breton

5
Hawaii

Aloha Laureen,

Hey how was your holiday en France? Was it cold? Did you get to spend time with family? Here I included a pic from the trek, well it was the exit pic from the Milford. Six of us hiked out early so the photographer took the shot at Milford sound instead of Sand fly point. Does that guy look 49? Not. No worries as we enjoyed some beers at the Milford Sound cafe while catching some rays and waiting for the others.

You have my permission to use the photo, if you wish and the hand signal I am giving in the pic is the "shaka" sign from hawaii, meaning "hang loose". oh and if you use the pic, don't use my real name, instead use my hiking name which is, "manfriday". Everyone who is a serious hiker here in hawaii has a hiking name. Why? Well because more times then not we are hiking on private property and when confronted by authorities have to give them some ID, so mine is manfriday.

a hui hou and God bless,

Roger Breton - Hawaii


Abbie

5
USA

Thank You!! An Amazing Time!!

hmm, I don't think I can pick out one highlight. So I'll highlight the most memorable for me. The Nige Canyoning was absolutely amazing. I'm so glad I didn't miss it. I knew I would have regretted it. This just seemed to work out. The ice climbing was really fun! That was the way to go cause it kind of combined the day hike and ice climbing into one. The heli-trek was spectacular! The views were unreal. The trek was difficult for me, but well worth the effort. Both the bungy jumps were super crazy!! I loved the water touch and just the insanity of the nevis jump was enough to make me happy...wow! The canyon swing was fun too, I jumped backwards so it added a little bit to the fear. The waitomo caving trip was awesome. Lost epic is definitely the trip to take. Oh and rafting Wairoa was the best. It was a short run, but packed with crazy rapids. I had a great guide and a light raft with fun people so that added to the experience. Those are my highlights.

My favorite town was Wanaka. So beautiful. And home of the best burger place ever. I will miss Red Star.

This was the ultimate vacation for me. Thanks so much for planning it.

You Rock

Abbie