To make your Australian 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 Australia 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 500 five star online reviews - We are the highest rated Australian travel agent.

Lilian sim and San San Teo


Hi First Light Travel,

A group of 6 of us will be finishing a tour of South Island in 2 days time in which your agency helped to arrange for us. We would like to say a big thank you for the arrangements made and the care and concern accorded to us by your team, especially Sofie who was our tour consultant from day 1. Please let her know we are appreciative of the care she showed us and the detailed arrangements that were made every step of our travel. We are especially thankful and impressed with her professionalism in handling the last minute change in our travel itinerary due to the inclement weather 2 weeks prior to our arrival in New Zealand which resulted in the washing away of a vital bridge connecting Queenstown to Franz Josef. Please thank her for us.

Please also let your counterparts In Christchurch know that we are very happy with the service and care rendered to us by Kevin, the guide assigned to us for the entire duration of our travel in South Island. Kevin was always cheerful and accommodating to our requests and all the seniors in our group had a soft spot for him after their time spent with him. Please let him know we are most appreciative of his care for our small group this whole time. We felt very safe and were impressed with his driving skills. He always ensured we had our seat belts on and he navigated all the curves with care. He was a safe driver that made us all felt safe in his hands. He always had our safety and comfort foremost in his interactions with us.

Thank you first light travel for everything. I am writing this with a sadness that my group and I will be leaving in 2 days time. If ever we return to New Zealand, we know which travel agency we would like to take care of our travel plans. Have a great weekend.

Lilian sim and San San Teo - Singapore

Melissa Wilson and Paige Larson



Hi Shelley,

We are finally getting back in the groove after a mind-blowing trip of a lifetime. You were instrumental in making this trip run absolutely seamlessly!

We will highly recommend you and First Light Travel to everyone considering a trip to New Zealand.

Thanks so much!

Melissa Wilson and Paige Larson USA

Rodney & Judy and Tyler & Kayla's Australian Holiday


I cannot tell you how overly pleased we were with First Light Travel! Jo Taylor was simply exceptional, and I would most strongly recommend FLT for any trip to New Zealand and Australia. We would approach a tour or a hotel or an activity, produce the voucher FLT had prepared for us and others around us would ask “Where did you get those vouchers?” We would respond, “First Light Travel and Jo Taylor.” People would look at us with envy with the ease of our registration at the various hotels and entrance to the attractions. I wish I had had several business cards to hand out.

Rodney & Judy and Tyler & Kayla - USA

Peggy & Onno Jalink

Yokohama Japan

Hi Chris,

Once again thank you so much for everything! I especially appreciated all the bookings as it is so often my job and so time consuming!!

You could not have ordered better weather the whole time! Having just the rain/wind at Mt. cook means we were just plain lucky I think. Besides our time with Mike and Sally, my favorite evening was Lake Tekapo. The stars were amazing and our B&B was special! I was proud I managed the hike above Queenstown -Ben Lomond, saddle (that was high enough) and wow! Milford Sound! ... hmmmm transalpine special and we did hook up with friends in Christchurch. I guess I shouldn’t try to pick favorites - all wonderful!

Take care,

Peggy & Onno Jalink – Yokohama Japan

Steven & Lorraine & Kalon Lange


Very professional services with all aspects of the trip being, accommodation, transport and activities well organised flowing seamlessly. We took a suggested destination itinerary from the First Light website and matched it to an activities package suggested in another itinerary and consultant Melissa Rauner made it all fit within our suggested budget.

Steven & Lorraine & Kalon Lange - Australia

Lisa Norwood & Katrina Martin

Texas USA

Love love love First Light Travel. Deb Evans was fantastic. Very responsive, trip was so well planned, and information provided was thorough. I can’t wait to return to NZ!

Lisa Norwood & Katrina Martin – Texas USA

Jan and Steve Wilson - Texas USA

Texas USA

Jo Taylor at First Light Travel planned an excellent trip for us to explore beautiful New Zealand. We would not have been able to plan such a great itinerary and found such lovely places to stay if we had to design the trip ourselves. We did so many wonderful things during our travels in New Zealand--hiking, kayaking, golf, insight into Maori culture, and just enjoying the beautiful nature and scenery of New Zealand. Jo at First Light Travel made our dream trip to New Zealand a reality.

Thank you!!

Jan and Steve Wilson - Texas USA

Julie Co, Edwin, Bryan, Michele & Krystyn Tiu


First of all, I would like to commend Our travel specialist Christine Goodger for doing such a great job in arranging our itinerary & putting up with several revisions on our itinerary. Her patience & sense of urgency are very impressive. She responded to our queries quickly & comprehensively. She also gave good suggestions which was a great help in organizing our itinerary.

Andrew & Frank were both very courteous & approachable. They both helped us load & unload our luggages without being asked to do so. Andrew always took the tour vouchers from us & processed our attraction tickets so entrance to the attraction was a breeze. Frank was very knowledgeable about each attraction’s history & information. He also took us to places where we can try the best tasting salmon, kiwi, chocolates, manuka honey, & the yummy mixed berries real fruit ice cream! Overall, we had an amazing tour of New Zealand, so we’ll definitely be back!

Thank you First Light Travel! 

Julie Co, Edwin, Bryan, Michele & Krystyn Tiu - Philippines

Joseph & Martha Bauer


New Zealand is beautiful, and there wasn't a single day that we didn't enjoy the experiences. The tour we took was terrific. It definitely exceeded our expectations for quality, service, etc.

Joseph & Martha Bauer - USA

Vivek, Shishira, Shetty & Bhagwat Gupta


Kia Ora!

This is the third time we associated ourselves with First Light Travel for our holidays and the second time with our wonderful travel agent Amelia. When we think of holidaying in New Zealand and around, we can't think of opting for anything else but First Light. My first holiday with them in the was in the south island, in 2012 in peak summer, then it was Fiji in 2016 and now the south island again in Autumn 2019 and all have been fantastic. Amelia did a superb job in organizing our holiday and has been very understanding & patient while dealing with us. Everything including the planning and organizing of the holiday has been commendable. We would love to explore still more of New Zealand in the future and recommend First Light Travel for our holidays and anyone who wish to tour New Zealand.


Vivek, Shishira, Shetty & Bhagwat Gupta - India

First Light Travel

Level 2, 69-71 Beach Road, Auckland


306 reviews

First Light Travel

Level 2, 69-71 Beach Road, Auckland


229 recommendations