Winter and Astro Photography Tour • New Zealand, June 2025 By New Zealand Photography Workshops


$6,835 USD

Group Size

8 Persons

You will start this spectacular tour by joining Glen Howey and Joel Staveley for an Astro Masterclass Workshop based at Mt Cook, in the heart of New Zealand’s South Island. Mt Cook village is located within the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, the world’s second-best area for viewing the night sky.

Designed to extend your Astro and timelapse photography skills, the workshop dates have been picked to ensure a new moon and winter offer the best conditions for astrophotography. During the workshop, we will visit a private observatory to learn more about the night sky and photograph the constellations.

During the next phase of the tour you will have the opportunity to capture the Canterbury High Country and the Southern Alps at their wintery best. The tour itinerary takes you through the Canterbury High Country, past Mount Somers, and further inland to the Ashburton Lakes. This is a remarkable area of placid lakes and high country wetlands, all set in the huge basin between the Rakaia and Rangitata Rivers, both of which drain the central Southern Alps. You will then find yourself immersed in the majestic beauty of the Southern Alps, capturing snow-capped peaks from Mt White’s High Country Station.

Capture to Print Masterclass Workshop
Our Astro Masterclass offers a mixture of both tuition and post-processing sessions to help you create some stunning photographs of the night sky. The workshop concludes with printing two of your best images as 16×22″ fine art prints.

Winter Landscapes
Highlights: the snow-covered mountains of the Southern Alps, the braided Waimakariri River, the limestone boulders of Castle Hill, Devil’s Punchbowl Falls and Lakes Heron and Clearwater, plus amazing frosty and/or snow-covered high country landscapes.

Other highlights include:
• Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve
• Mackenzie Country
• The snow-covered mountains of the Southern Alps
• The braided Waimakariri River
• Lakes Heron & Clearwater
• Frosty high-country landscapes


27 June 2025


12 Days

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