New Zealand Self Drive Tour Reviews

First Light Travel Reviews

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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 NZ self drive holiday.


Here’s what our guests have to say about First Light Travel.

We have over 1000 five star online reviews - We are the highest rated New Zealand based travel agent and we have been around for nearly a quarter century!


Michael and Susanne Gruber


Thanks to First Light and especially to Amelia - who guided us in advance and along the journey. It has been the best weeks of the last 20 years. We will come back to NZ and again with First Light as soon as possible!

Michael and Susanne Gruber - Germany

Peter and Farideh Walter

Diving in New Zealand

We went for a 1 week dive holiday where we used a rental car to get around. First light gave us a very good plan for the entire trip with an excellent mix of overnight stays and dive spots on the north part of the North Island. In all we were really happy with the variation of living from the hotel in Auckland to the honeymoon hut in Tutukaka. As we had never been in New Zealand and that we were traveling over Christmas would have been very challenging to plan ourselves.

Peter and Farideh Walter (Sweden)

Sherry & Alan

New Zealand Divesites
Diving NZ
Poorknights Diving
Subtropical NZ Water
Diving deep NZ
Oregon USA

Hi Sofie,

Thank you again for all the work you did to provide a great experience for us. It was a shame about the weather, now we will have to come back. I will definitely call you to arrange our time here. It is a pity that First Light Travel doesn’t do travel in other countries, as I would have loved to use your service for each country we travel to in the future! You have my highest praise. First light travel is so fortunate to have you.

Best regards

Sherry & Alan - Oregon USA

Elicia and Erik Vik

Diving Reviews NZ

Dear Sofie,

Thank you for the amazing itinerary. We had a really blessed trip, and I am very grateful for all of your hard work, and everyone we have met are just fantastic. We look forward to working together with First Light Travel again at some point.

Elicia and Erik Vik - USA

Michiyo & John

Diving New Zealand

Hello Verity!

We REALLY had an amazing time and hope we can get back one of these days.

Michiyo & John (USA)



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.


Trip Advisor Winner

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