Dates: Friday 10 April - Friday 17 April 2020

Duration: 8 days, 7 nights

Price: $4,600NZD


Due to current complications with international travel we have regretfully made the difficult decision to postpone our tour to a later date.

Please check in often for further updates.



Join us on an epic adventure and our biggest tour as we spend 8 days exploring the mountains, lakes, forests and fiords of New Zealand's South Island during the most vibrant season of the year.  We’ll guide you through some of most iconic autumn photography spots the South Island has to offer, including soaring high above the Southern Alps, and exploring the glacially carved Milford Sound via boat.

We design all our tours/workshops to take you and your camera on a fun-filled adventure, with like-minded people, through some of the most amazing and iconic scenery New Zealand has to offer.

Our emphasis is on in-the-field tuition, exploring and hiking into some incredible locations, and having a ball along the way. That’s not to say we don’t cover the classroom stuff too. All our workshops include, at minimum, a filter training session, a Lightroom editing session, and a photography tips manual.

Our itineraries are planned down to the tiniest level of detail so we can spend the maximum amount of time possible getting you the most amazing images possible.



Date: Friday 10 April to Friday 17 April 2020, 8 days 7 nights

Price: $4,600 NZD ($500NZD non-refundable deposit required upon booking; payment can be made via bank deposit or Paypal)

Group Size: Maximum 10 participants and three tutors

Locations: Aoraki-Mt Cook, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie Country, Wanaka, Milford Sound, Arrowtown, Queenstown, Glenorchy. Workshop starts in Mount Cook and finishes in Queenstown (CHRISTCHURCH airport pick up and QUEENSTOWN airport drop off available as extra).
Skill Level: Suitable for photographers of all skill levels
Fitness Level / Difficulty: A moderate level of fitness is required.  Our longest walk will be to Hooker Lake (10km return on easy gradient).

Access to certain locations (eg. Tasman Lake moraine) requires capability of walking on uneven surfaces and boulders.



Locations we aim to visit include:


  • The Hooker Valley Track, including Mueller Lake, Hooker Lake, and Tasman Lake

  • Scenic Flight over Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park (weather dependent)

  • Lake Pukaki and Peter’s Lookout

  • Lake Tekapo and the Church of the Good Shepherd

  • Twizel, Lake Ruataniwha and Lindis Pass

  • The Wanaka Tree and surrounds

  • The road from Queenstown to Milford Sound, including Lake Te Anau, Eglinton Valley, Mirror Lakes, Marian Cascades, Homer Tunnel, Cleddau Valley, and Milford Sound foreshore

  • Boat cruise through Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea

  • Queenstown: Lake Wakatipu and Bennett's Bluff,  Glenorchy Lagoon

  • Queenstown: Moke Lake, Arrowtown and surrounds

​Please note that the weather and light conditions play a big part in creating those images that really stand out. Although we have an itinerary set in place, we love to chase the light and the best conditions, and need to adapt to create the best photography experience for you. As much as we will try stick to the itinerary and visit all the above locations, there may be occasions when change is needed.  This is all part of the adventure!


  • Personalised and professional photography tuition and guidance from Rach Stewart, Daniel Murray, and Lee Cook

  • Quality accommodation for the duration of the tour/workshop 

  • Comfortable transportation for the duration of the tour/workshop

  • Incredible scenic flight over the peaks and glaciers of Aoraki – Mt Cook National Park 

  • Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

  • Use of the latest gear from our supporting partners

  • Free goody bag and exclusive offers on photography gear 

  • Photography competitions with incredible prizes up for grabs from our supporting partners


The price excludes:

  • Transport before and after the tour/workshop 

  • Meals and other personal expenses

  • Insurance of a personal nature (medical etc)


Please read our Terms and Conditions 


Topics we’ll cover during the tour/workshop includes (but is not limited to):

  • ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed, and how they all work together to create amazing images

  • Using your camera in manual mode

  • Correctly exposing an image (dynamic range, understanding light including the use of filters in achieving balance)

  • How to compose a shot (including main focal point, framing, foreground and depth of field)

  • Long exposures and working in low light

  • Astro and night time photography

  • Using tripods, filters, remote shutters and other accessories

  • Overview of post-processing (Lightroom and Photoshop)


We cater for all levels, from those just starting their photography journey right through to experienced photographers who just want to brush up on some skills.  Or perhaps you simply want to come on an adventure and have an amazing time!



The minimum camera gear requirements are:


  • dSLR or mirrorless camera and related lenses

  • Sturdy tripod

  • Memory cards.

Nice to haves (but not essentials) are:


  • Neutral density filters for long exposures

  • Remote shutter release or equivalent

  • Laptop with Lightroom CC Classic pre-installed

  • Hard drive etc for backing up photos.


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