Why Book With Us

First Light Travel

6 reasons why you should book your dream trip with First Light Travel...

1. A First Class Travel Planning Service!

We are the highest rated Online Travel Agency for travel to New Zealand and the South Pacific, with over 1,000 independent reviews across TripAdvisor, Google and Facebook.

From the moment you enquire with us, you will have a team of experts looking after you starting with the initial planning stages all the way through to the end of your trip. 

We understand that no two dream trips are the same. We carefully listen to what your dream trip looks like, then put in the hard yards to make your dream come true so you do not have to - this is your trip, done your way, by us.

As a New Zealand based travel agency, our local expert knowledge is second to none. From including the small operators you may never have stumbled across through your own research to pointing out the best photo stops, we will suggest immersive experiences around every corner.

"We had an amazing and unforgettable experience in New Zealand thanks to the First Light Travel team led by Bernadette Biggelaar!"

Renisa Satrijo, USA - read full review on Google


2. We Save You Precious Time

In a busy modern world, why waste endless hours researching itinerary, accommodation and activity options online when we will do the hard work for you? You can trust our recommendations and our personally vetted supplier network - we only suggest products and experiences which have thoroughly impressed us.

We piece everything together for you in one easy to read document so that your trip is easy to navigate. Your itinerary features everything that you need to know such as meticulously planned out drives, activity information, booking confirmations, contact numbers and accommodation descriptions.

"Normally, I would do all this research myself and undergo ALL the emailing, confirming, paying, re-checking, etc. that comes with planning such extensive trips. We were gone for a month. Thank Goodness I decided I didn't have the time and decided to explore finding a NZ travel agent to help us with the planning and suggestions...Don't hesitate. Just contact First Light Travel to help with your NZ travel plans." 

Nancy Voith and Kenneth Stark, USA - read full review on Tripadvisor


3. 24/7 In Country Support

Once you arrive, we take a back seat and let you fully embrace your dream trip whilst remaining at your service. If you need us, our office is open 7 days and there is always a member of the team available after-hours too which gives you invaluable peace of mind during your stay.

"They did an outstanding job! The travel arrangements, hotels and activities/tours were wonderful. And if we had any questions while en route or in country, someone was always available immediately. We highly recommend them."

Kathy Herzog, USA - read full review on Facebook

First Light Travel Staff

4. Our Best Price and Value Guarantee

We are confident our pricing gives outstanding value and we guarantee that you will get the best quote and service when you book with us! However, if you do find a lower package price published by another legitimate Travel Agency for exactly the same inclusions and quality service, we will endeavour to match it or even better it!

Learn more about our Best Price and Value Guarantee 

"When I first sent out a proposed itinerary to 4 travel companies for quotes, First Light Travel was the first one to respond, and also the one with the lowest quote. I highly recommend First Light Travel to anyone planning to travel to New Zealand and Australia. In fact, we are already working with Danielle Mueth on a 2025 trip to Australia, covering Melbourne and several national parks in Victoria."

Christopher Shih, USA - read the full review on Tripadvisor


5. Booking Is Easy

In a world with enough challenges already, we like to keep things really simple for you. All it takes to transform your dream trip into a reality is one deposit and we take care of the rest!

Looking for an Escorted Coach Tour? Our Group Tour Live Availability tool offers instant access to all tours leaving on your chosen start date - and it tells you if those tours are full or close to selling out. Once you know what you want, simply let us know or go straight to the "Book Now" button.


6. We Cover Australia, Fiji and the Pacific Islands Too!

Travelling to Australia and/or the Pacific Islands as well? Great news - we can look after your travel arrangements there too. Why deal with multiple different agencies when you can have First Light Travel looking after you from start to finish?

See our combined Australia/New Zealand Fly-Drive Itineraries 

How to enhance your New Zealand Holiday with a Pacific Island stopover

Try us - we know you will be blown away by the quality of our service. Of course you do not have to take our word for it - see what our guests say about us.

Ready to start planning? Just answer a few brief questions here and we will be in touch ASAP.

First Light Travel


Pricing terms

The price is based on current exchange rates but is only an approximation. Please contact us for a final price