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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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Eva Lawson & Lester Knox and Joseph, Kaiyo & Zenko Heinrichs

5
USA

Amelia,

This is just a little gift box for you and Sali that I put together for you both for all your patience and help during our trip to New Zealand. It’s a little bit from Southern California. The poppy flower is our state flower – please keep doing what you do as the world needs more people like you!

Eva Lawson & Lester Knox and Joseph, Kaiyo & Zenko Heinrichs – USA


Narelle, Mark , Benjamin & Charles Aston

5
Australia

Shelley at First Light Travel was awesome in putting together our South Island NZ itinerary. We are a family of four, with two teenage boys, aged 13 and 17, so wanted some adventure, whilst fitting in some relaxation and beautiful scenery. We already had an idea of what where we wanted to visit and some activities and Shelley was able to fine-tune out ideas for the better and made it an easy and seamless holiday. From the perfect accommodation for our family's needs (including kitchenettes in all motel rooms) to the hire car and pre-booked activities like rock climbing, cruises, gondola rides and zip lining. The choices are endless. The scenery is spectacular. I highly recommend Shelley and the team at First Light Travel, after a friend used them and recommended to me.

It saved us a lot of time and stress.

Narelle, Mark , Benjamin & Charles Aston - Australia


Haikal Family

5
Singapore

I highly recommend First Light. Deb made planning for my trip so simple even though I was travelling with a relatively big group, and with infants. She suggested appropriate activities and there were not many changes required from her first proposal. The trip was smooth, and the detailed itinerary certainly helped prepare us for any situation that occurred. Our trip was a delight, and the price paid was very reasonable.

Haikal Family Singapore


David, Jaden & Kiana Kowidjaja

5
Indonesia

Melissa was really helpful and promptly responded to our questions and concerns. This was our first trip to New Zealand and we instantly fell in love with its beauty.

We'll surely be back :)

David, Jaden & Kiana Kowidjaja - Indonesia


Matthew Hill (and Family) Canada

5
Canada

I cannot express enough of how pleased with how our trip turned out. I initially contacted First Light Travel as they had an itinerary of activities that really appealed to me and my family – just in the opposite direction of which we wanted to see the islands. They answered my question and was incredibly helpful from the start, tailoring our trip to fit our exact needs and wants. Everything was incredibly organized and took all the stress out of planning a trip of such magnitude alone. From rental pick-up to airport drop-off everything went seamless and my family and I are grateful for the experiences and memories you've enabled us to have together for the rest of our lives.

Our only regret was not being able to stay longer in New Zealand!

Matthew Hill (and Family) Canada


Ashley, Bryan, Abigail and Emmett Grass

5
Canada

Wow! What an amazing holiday we had driving across the North Island. It was a truly easy experience knowing that all our plans were booked far in advance and we still had time to add our own stops along the way. A big thank you to these guys, who planned this trip for us almost a year in advance. With so much to see and do, First Light Travel made it easy for our family!

Ashley, Bryan, Abigail and Emmett Grass


Matt and Alison Smith family

5
United States of America

Hi Sofie,

Our trip was fantastic! Thank you so much for putting together this amazing experience for us!

Kind regards,

Matt and Alison Smith family – United States of America


Daniel, Lorena, Matilde and Daniel Glass

5
USA

Hi Amelia, my apologies for not responding sooner. Yes we received the refund. Thanks so much! We had a WONDERFUL time! 

Here’s a photo of us at Lake Pukaki heading to Mt. Hood! 

Dan Glass & Family - USA


Caroline and John Davison

5
United States of America

Thank you, Michelle for your help in planning a bucket list trip we never thought we would take! You helped us plan a pace that was just right for our time on the South Island. We are excited to come back to the North Island this year.

Caroline and John Davison - United States of America


John & Sofia & Stella McGuire

5
Hawaii

Deb Evans crafted the perfect holiday to suit our interests and budget. Deb took the time to listen to our interests and selected perfect activities and lodging along the way. We loved the Dart River Adventures the Horse Trek and the Mt Nicholas Tour

John & Sofia & Stella McGuire - Hawaii