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Holiday Here This Year

There's never been a better – or more important – time to get out and explore Australia. From the chattering birds of the Daintree Rainforest to the sound of the didgeridoo echoing through the red outback, there are endless experiences to be found right on your doorstep. So take a holiday here this year.

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Popular Ways to Experience Australia


Experience a Australian self drive holiday, that not only surpasses your expectations but eliminates all of the guesswork.  Even better, this itinerary planning service is absolutely free when you book with us. 


You may be surprised to discover just how sophisticated Australia is! Despite being so far removed from the rest of the world, it has embraced global influences in food, wine and fashion adds to these its own unique twist, and presents a cuisine and design culture that more than holds its own. 


Our hassle-free Australian coach tours are a relaxing way to take in the full beauty of Australia. Everything is taken care of including pre-booked accommodation, sightseeing activities, the comfort of a luxury coach and the friendly services of our team.


The benefits of a small group tour are more leisure time, a flexible itinerary, and unique dining and travel experiences.  Small group tours allow you to venture on alternative routes to the large coach tours.


Small group adventure tours cater to our clients who want to explore Australia’s most beautiful wilderness areas and who have a real passion for actively experiencing ‘The Great Outdoors’.


Enjoy flexibility and privacy when touring Australia in the capable hands of our exceptional local guides. We use the best operators to enhance your travelling experience, in areas of our country that the larger group coach tours can't go.


Australia has a fascinating culture, learn the myths and traditions of the indigenous Aboriginal people and experience a slice of Australian culture as it has been for tens of thousands of years.


Your search for that idyllic honeymoon or romantic destination ends here. Australia is the ultimate “ends of the earth” place to escape from everyday life. With tranquil yet breathtaking scenery, premium hideaway lodges, and unique experiences - you will build memories to treasure.


First Light Travel is owned and operated by Brent Narbey and Nigel Williamson. Adventurers themselves, with more than a few travel stories of their own, they know the ins and outs of travelling both in Australia and around the globe. Both are absolute travel professionals with a lifetime in the industry, which means you couldn’t be in safer hands!

Brent and Nigel are supported by a team of highly experienced and knowledgeable Australian travel specialists.

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Why First Light Travel Does it Better...

Complete our Enquiry Form and within 24 hours you will receive the first cut of your customised Self Drive Australian Holiday Itinerary from your own personal travel consultant.

Your consultant will then work with you to refine your itinerary so that it meets your needs perfectly.

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We are the only Australian travel agency with Enigma, a powerful system storing over 10,000 hand picked Australian products & tours.

With the expertise of our travel specialists, you’ll find just what you’re looking for in a Australian Holiday.


Work with your own personal Australian Travel Specialist, from start to finish. Benefit from their local knowledge and expertise so you get exactly what you are looking for in an Australian Self Drive Itinerary or Private Tour.



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21 January

We were delighted with the time and care First Light Travel took to understand what we wanted, and to customise our holiday to suit. Everything was smooth and well organised and we had an exceptionally good experience. (South Island self-drive birding tour).

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12 January

We've always liked to develop our own itineraries when travelling - but often start our research with what's on offer... We were attracted to the bird watching and wildlife self-drive itinerary but wanted it longer and to take in the whole of the East Cape of the North Island.

Amelia Riwai was fantastic: she drafted some suggestions, found appropriate accommodation and activities and tweaked as we made suggestions. We ended up with a two-week trip from Auckland to Wellington with time to revisit places and explore others from our whistlestop tour many years ago. We were lucky enough to travel in the pre-COVID window of February 2020.

The trip was terrific. We were met at the airport - and given that it was late at night and Auckland waterfront was being renovated, the ease of being taken straight from baggage claim to reception was excellent.

We thoroughly enjoyed Hauraki Gulf and the day trip to Tiritiri Matangi Island - excellent. Our hybrid car was ready and waiting, easy to drive and very economical on fuel - plus free hotel parking in Wellington because of its energy status.

All accommodation was as expected - we had opted for a combination of 3 and 4 star - but we probably could have made use of an Esky (or Chilly Bin) for transporting odd bits of fruit, orange juice etc. as we moved between rooms that allowed for some self-catering.

Every tour went ahead as planned and we enjoyed the variety.

We will definitely use First Light Travel when we do a long stint in the South Island - once we're allowed to leave our country and enter yours again. Thank you, Amelia and staff.

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12 January

We booked a holiday with Salli, she was amazing and so easy to deal with. We changed our minds and made life difficult but it was never a problem and changes were made and back to us within 30 minutes. The whole holiday was excellent, all tours advised to us were great and the whole holiday was a breeze. Will defiantly be using them again in the future.

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1 April

Earned my trust and business on the first interaction. The tours booked for us were quality and the itinerary customized for our needs and interests. Our travel agent went above and beyond, providing expertise and support when our trip was interrupted by the COVID19 outbreak. Highly recommend First Light Travel.

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1 April

I highly recommend First Light travel. They made the process of planning exciting, easy and stress-free. I had no idea how many different opportunities for activities and sight seeing there was in New Zealand, a very diverse unique place. The travel agent makes your itinerary to fit you and your wants. My husband and I spent two weeks in New Zealand and years later we still talk about that trip. Thanks FLT for the memories!

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