New Zealand South Island Spring Tour 2020
No amount of words can really describe the absolute beauty of New Zealands South Island. It is a photographer’s wonderland of mountains, fiord’s, lakes and so much more. Join Richard on an eight day adventure through the stunning South Island. Take home amazing new photographs and memories for a lifetime.
Spring is a brilliant time of year to photograph in the South Island with the days getting longer and the weather generally fine. The rivers are flowing high and waterfalls are at their spectacular best, not to mention mountains still with plenty of snow and dazzling light to capture it all.
We have an itinerary designed to get you to the right places at the right time. We meet-up and finish in Queenstown, and locations along the way include Glenorchy, Lindis Pass, Tekapo, Mt Cook National Park, Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound.
We are on location well before the sun rises (just before 6am) and after it sets again (just after 8.30pm) to capture the magic light of dawn and dusk in these amazing locations. In between we have plenty of time for spontaneous shots and we take the time to ensure we are enjoying the trip along the way.
Suitable for all levels of photographer from beginner to advanced and a medium level of fitness is required.
Queenstown | Glenorchy | Wanaka | Lindis Pass | Lake Tekapo | Mt Cook/Aoraki National Park
Te Anau | Fiordland National Park | Milford Sound
Our tours allow for some flexibility depending on weather & driving conditions however the following is where we expect to be and when.
Day 1 Meet in Queenstown and head to Glenorachy for afternoon and evening photography. Accommodation in Queenstown.
Day 2 After an early start photographing Lake Wakatipu at sunrise we head to Lindis Pass to photograph this wonderfully barren landscape. Head to Lake Tekapo where we will stay and photograph the famous ‘Church of The Good Shepherd’.
Day 3 Sunrise photography at Lake Tekapo and ‘Church of The Good Shepherd’ again, before heading to the mighty Mt Cook National Park where we settle in for the afternoon and stay. Afternoon trek to Hooker Lakes is a highlight.
Day 4 More time to photograph along the Hooker Balley before we head to the stunning Lake Wanaka. Afternoon in the historic Arrowtown.
Day 5 Sunrise photography at the famous ‘Wanaka Tree’ and plenty of opportunity to photograph the stunning scenery before we head over the Crown Range stopping at various scenes along the way. We make the reasonable trip through to Te Anau on the edge of Fiordland National Park where we spend the night and photograph this beautiful location.
Day 6 This is an awesome day spent photographing within stunning Fiordland National Park – be prepared to be impressed. We head to Milford Sound in the afternoon where we stay and photograph that evening.
Day 7 It is an early rise to capture Milford Sound at sunrise – a magical experience. We spend the day meandering back through Fiordland and finish up back in Queenstown for the evening where we stay.
Day 8 After a sunrise shoot at a magical hidden location the rest of our final day is flexible to revisit any locations in the area again or spend in Queenstown.
NOVEMBER 11 – 18 2020
NZ $3800 per person (double share)
NZ $775.00 single person supplement
Deposit: NZ $1000 per person
Full payment or deposit can be made via Bank Transfer.
Included in tour price
- Photographic tuition and support from Richard Hume
- Accommodation for seven nights
- All travel around locations
- All Meals are included – breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Not Included in tour price
- Any transport required to and from Queenstown, before and after the tour
- Alcohol and other items of a personal nature
- Travel Insurance
- Camera – you will require your own camera and tripod
Frequently Asked Questions
You will be on location learning all aspects of landscape photography in the best way I know how – by getting out there and doing it. From reading and interpreting natural light, composition, filters and all aspects of using your digital camera – we cover it all in some of best locations available for landscape photography.
A complete list will be sent to you as part of tour preparation – however essentails include:
A DSLR Camera with lenses
A strong tripod
Spare camera batteries – you don’t want to run out of batteries in the loactions we go to
Camera shutter release for long exposure
Outdoor clothing including wet weather gear, walking shoes, sunblock etc
Our tours have a maximum of 8 people. This allows for plenty of personalised learning time along the way.
To make a booking simply fill in the form below. I will send you details to allow you to make a bank transfer of the deposit to confirm your place on the tour.
You will be sent comprehensive details on the tour including full itinerary, what gear it is recommended to bring and all other relevant information.