Australia, the Great Southern Land affectionately referred to as Down Under, is renowned for its rugged good looks and unusual wildlife. On this 15-day photography adventure, led by National Geographic photographer Michael Melford and renowned landscape photographer Phillip Bartlett, we will be exploring the dramatic seascapes of the Great Ocean Road and the pristine wilderness areas of Tasmania. Spectacular ocean-carved shorelines, lush fern-filled forests, delicate waterfalls, panoramic coastal vistas, rugged hinterland mountain ranges and colorful boulder-strewn beaches are just some of the scenes we will be photographing. Along the journey we are likely to encounter iconic wildlife such as koalas, kangaroos, wombats and the Tasmanian Devil. Birdlife is also prolific in Tasmania including parrots, parakeets, birds of prey, waders, pelicans and, of course, the instantly-recognizable kookaburra.
This photography workshop will appeal to photographers of all levels. It is designed for all fitness levels, however, a reasonable level of fitness is recommended to take advantage of the locations which can only be accessed by hiking trails. There is no obligation to join any of the hikes and an alternative activity can be arranged in most cases for those who do not wish to participate.
To ensure that we are well-rested after our day’s activities we stay in comfortable, modern lodgings which are well equipped. Meals are included as noted in the itinerary and are typical of Australian cuisine: fresh, local produce with choices to suit all tastes and appetites.
$14,500 USD double occupancy; $15,850 USD single occupancy
Accommodation for fourteen nights. All meals and beverages (including wine or beer with dinners). All in-tour photographic instruction, land transportation and guide services by leader team of two photo pros. Domestic flight from Melbourne to Launceston, Tasmania. Department of Conservation concession and permit fees, all local taxes. All gratuities.
All international air travel and domestic transportation until arrival in Melbourne and after departure from Hobart, any other travel services required to arrive at the tour commencement location, along with all associated taxes, levies and insurances. Immigration, duty, passport and visa fees where applicable. Personal items including gifts or other purchases, any paid communications, hotel room service or minibar charges, travel insurance, etc. Optional activities not explicitly listed as included in the itinerary.
Please visit our website for a detailed itinerary and more information about this expedition.