Join Richard Young, Ken Wright and Shaun Barnett on a 17-day photography tour showcasing some of New Zealand’s South Island most iconic landscapes including Milford Sound and the Moeraki Boulders, along with some of the country’s exceptional coastal wildlife. Timing is planned to make the most of New Zealand’s most settled season in autumn. We will catch the best of the autumn colours in Central Otago as we travel through the classic southern landscapes covered in golden colours.
For the first four days of our tour we will be based in Wanaka and take in our Autumn Masterclass Workshop, designed to perfect your techniques of shooting autumn landscapes, autumn abstracts and panoramic landscape photography. The workshop offers a mixture of both tuition and post-processing sessions combined with 4WD trips into some remote area to capture the best autumn colours. It will leave you with refined skills to help create some stunning photographs for the rest of the tour.
The following part of the tour will see us drive east to the Catlins Coastal Rainforest Park, with opportunities to photograph the area’s coastline, waterfalls and rainforests. North of the Catlins we will explore the Otago Peninsula, known as New Zealand’s wildlife capital. We will photograph southern royal albatross, penguins and sea lions while staying at Larnach Castle. Beyond, tour highlights include the Moeraki Boulders and then continuing on to Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park to photograph some of the amazing alpine scenery around New Zealand’s highest peak.
After our time at Aoraki / Mt Cook we will travel to the untouched wilderness of Fiordland and on to Milford and Doubtful Sounds. The most northerly part of Fiordland’s many sounds, Milford, is famed as one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. Doubtful Sound is far more remote and scenic than the well-known Milford Sound, offering a true wilderness experience. We will stay overnight here on a boat.
Autumn Masterclass Workshop
Overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound
Photograph penguins, albatross and sea lions
4WD tours and boat trips
Stay at Larnach Castle
Wanaka and Central Otago
The Catlins Coast
Aoraki / Mt Cook
Milford and Doubtful Sound