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Explore the Deep South Through Photography in 2024

XPJR+64 Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand

Activity provided by New Zealand Photography Workshops

5 days (approx.) - English

New Zealand Photography Workshops

27th Feb – 2nd March 2024

Highlights
  • Explore the untouched wilderness of Fiordland and Milford Sound
  • Capture the iconic Nugget Point Lighthouse for sunrise
  • Explore the Catlins Coastal Rainforest Park and its amazing wildlife
  • Take a breathtaking helicopter flight over Fiordland
  • Capture en route the beauty of Southlands farmland and forests
Description

Join Ken Wright & Glen Howey to experience some of New Zealand’s iconic landscapes and build a stunning portfolio of the deep southern landscapes. Based in the lower South Island, you will get to shoot a diverse range of landscapes including; rugged mountains, lakes, rivers waterfalls and rolling farmland.

On this tour, you will venture into the untouched wilderness of Fiordland and Milford Sound which is a trip like no other. Milford is famed as one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. Amass with waterfalls cascading directly into the sea from mountains coated with Jurassic rainforest, there is never a time – rain, snow or shine – where the area doesn’t look at its pristine best.

The tour then explores the Catlins Coast, full of surprises including fossilised forests and outstanding coastal scenery. We will capture the iconic Nugget Point Lighthouse for sunrise, and explore the coastline across to Waipapa Point Lighthouse along with all the spectacular waterfalls along the way. The Catlins Coastal Rainforest Park is also known for its amazing wildlife and hopefully we will see sea lions hauling themselves out on the wild beaches along the coastline.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Milford Sound Cruise
  • Fiordland Helicopter Flight
  • Nugget Point Lighthouse
  • Caitlin’s Coastal Rainforest Park

QUEENSTOWN – QUEENSTOWN

  • Milford Sound
  • Te Anau
  • Catlins

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Queenstown – Milford Sound
After departing Queenstown, we head towards Te Anau and take the Milford Highway up the Eglinton Valley. Winding through the mountains; past dark, brooding lakes and mossy beech forests, perched at impossibly steep slopes, we arrive at Milford Sound. Milford Sound is one of the country’s most iconic locations, granite peaks soar more than a mile above the dark waters of the fjord. Huge waterfalls tumble down into the sea giving the area a scale and grandeur that has to be seen to be believed. We will end the day shooting sunset over a vista of Fiordland’s dramatic peaks.

Day 2  – Milford Sound – Te Anau
After shooting sunrise over Mitre Peak we will head out on a boat to capture an alternative perspective of the fjord and its many waterfalls. We then spend some time exploring some more locations along the Milford road that we missed on the way in, before heading back to Te Anau to spend a night. We walk the tranquil shores of Lake Te Anau, the South Island’s largest lake, on an easy path at the start of the Kepler Track. This evening we photograph the sunset over the lake, with a vast array of mountains beyond. 

Day 3 – Te Anau – Catlins
This morning you have the opportunity to take to the air with your photography with a breathtaking helicopter flight. Soar above some of the world’s most incredible wilderness landscapes and mountains, landing atop it all to photograph the morning light filtering through Fiordland. We then make our way to the Catlins, capturing en route the beauty of Southlands farmland and forests. The day finishes by photographing the sunset over the ocean. 

Day 4 – Catlins
This morning we will capture the iconic Nugget Point Lighthouse for sunrise, and explore the coastline across to Waipapa Point Lighthouse on the other side of the park. We will take a waterfall road trip to the sensational Purakaunui Falls and then onto McLean falls two of Otago’s most famous falls. Driving on to Waipapa Point Lighthouse and the world-famous twisted Macrocarpa tree hedge. We finish the day with another majestic sunset over the sea. 

Day 5  – Catlins – Queenstown
For our last day of the tour we capture our final sunrise and then explore the Catlins Coastal Rainforest Park, famous for its amazing wildlife. We will then make our way back to Queenstown to connect with late afternoon flights.

PRICE INCLUDES

Itinerary

Day 1 | Queenstown – Milford Sound Depart Queenstown and head towards Te Anau and take the Milford Highway up the Eglinton ValleyWinding through the mountains; past dark, brooding lakes and mossy beech forests, perched at impossibly steep slopes, arrive at Milford SoundCapture sunset over a vista of Fiordland’s dramatic peaks| Day 2 | Milford Sound – Te Anau Shoot sunrise over Mitre Peak, explore more locations along the Milford road, and spend the night in Te AnauWalk the tranquil shores of Lake Te Anau, the South Island’s largest lake, on an easy path at the start of the Kepler TrackPhotograph the sunset over the lake| Day 3 | Te Anau – Catlins Take a breathtaking helicopter flight over some of the world’s most incredible wilderness landscapes and mountains, landing atop it all to photograph the morning light filtering through FiordlandMake our way to the Catlins, capturing en route the beauty of Southlands farmland and forestsPhotograph the sunset over the ocean| Day 4 | Catlins Capture the iconic Nugget Point Lighthouse for sunrise, explore the coastline across to Waipapa Point Lighthouse, take a waterfall road trip to the sensational Purakaunui Falls and McLean falls, and drive on to Waipapa Point Lighthouse and the world-famous twisted Macrocarpa tree hedgeFinish the day with another majestic sunset over the sea| Day 5 | Catlins – Queenstown Capture our final sunrise and explore the Catlins Coastal Rainforest ParkMake our way back to Queenstown to connect with late afternoon flights.

Starting Location
XPJR+64 Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand.
Itineraries are subject to change.
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