You will start this spectacular tour by joining Glen Howey and Joel Staveley for an Astro Masterclass Workshop based at Mt Cook. The 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 skills in both Astro and timelapse photography, the workshop dates have been picked to ensure that the new moon – and winter – offers 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.
Ken Wright will join you for the next phase of this tour. You will have the opportunity to capture Canturbury’s High Country and the Southern Alps at its wintery best. The 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 the famous Arthur’s Pass. You will experience endless composition opportunities which present themselves at the magnificent limestone battlements and boulders of the Kura Tawhiti / Castle Hill Conservation Area before we end our photographic experience in Christchurch.
Price: $9,595 NZD or $5,754 USD