LENZ PHOTOGRAPHY & ADING ATTAMIMI PHOTOGRAPHY
NEW ZEALAND SOUTH ISLAND
7 DAY AUTUMN WORKSHOP
April 27 - May 3 2019
7 Days 6 nights Breakfasts Included
Explore the stunning landscape of New Zealands' South Island with two of the best in the business
Join us on an epic roadie of New Zealands South Island in Autumn.
Autumn in NZ is a special time and not to be missed. Come with us as we show your our favourite locations for capturing the stunning golds and reds of this incredible time of year.
NZ Autumn Workshop Phototour
As part of this workshop we will be visiting Arrowtown where the Akarua, Arrowtown Autumn festival will be in full swing.
We’ll be exploring Alpine lakes, Majestic mountains including NZ's highest peak and of course the dramatic colours of Autumn on this adventure in some of New Zealands most incredible and diverse landscapes.
We'll be going up high to view things from above from Mt Cook to Mitre Peak in Milford Sound and we'll take you to awesome discoveries in between where we will explore Tekapo, the MacKenzie Country, Wanaka, Arrowtown and Queenstown..
We will work with you to develop your photography skills. From using your camera in manual mode, ISO, aperture and shutter speed to composing your shot, correctly exposing your images, long exposures, astrophotography and editing.
From first light to the last of the dying day and into the night we will chase that special light, the incredible reflections, the intense colours of autumn and the clear starry skies that turn moments into photographic magic.
It's a busy week but we'll keep your energy levels up with great food - Breakfast is included in your fee. (We know where all the best food is served and will keep these costs reasonable)
A moderate level of fitness is required: Easy walking Tracks
We're approved by the Department of Conservation. A portion of your fee goes to maintain conservation land.
Keeping you safe is our highest priority. We're licensed to drive passengers, have an audited Health and Safety Plan and a current first Aid Certificate.
6 nights in 3-4 star, twin share accommodation
All tour transport including Queenstown Airport/Accommodation pick up and drop off
Breakfast each day
Water and snacks in the van
(Does not include insurance, travel from your home to Queenstown and return, alcohol, personal sundries or purchases, including extra snacks and drinks, lunch or dinner)
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Places are strictly limited to 8pax Maximum. $600 NZD deposit required.
Pay your deposit online HERE
Final payment due 20 February 2019
Tour operators reserve the right to amend the itinerary
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Welcome to Queenstown!
We will collect you from the airport or your accommodation and meet up with everyone at 1pm. After a brief induction you can check out your Goodie Bags and then we're off to discover stunning Arrowtown. The Autumn festival will be in full swing and is a treat on the senses. We've a couple of options for sunset which will depend on conditions. The Shotover River or Lake Hayes are both great compositions or if its really calm we'll head into Moke Lake.
If you're flying into Queenstown be prepared for one of the most spectacular flights of your life! The Queenstown vibe is unlike any other. Surrounded by majestic mountains and on the shores of Lake Wakatipu it's the adventure capital. You can jump off things, dive into things, ski, bike and hike things. There's something for everyone here and it's a photographers dream location.
It's an early start today as we shoot sunrise on the shores of Lake Wakatipu before our drive to Milford Sound. We stop in Te Anau before making our way on the famous Milford Sound Road. You're in for a real treat here with stops planned at Mirror Lakes, Lake Gunn and The Chasm before checking into our accommodation at Milford Sound Lodge. We'll shoot Mitre Peak for sunset and Astro after dinner if skies are clear.
If you've never been to Fiordland, prepare to be speechless with the sheer beauty of it. Carved by glaciers over 100,000 years it boasts incredible
mountains and vast valleys, the scale of which is almost beyond
comprehension. Where annual rainfall is measured in metres, rainforests hug mountains and flora and fauna are completely unique to the area.
Its sunrise in Piopiotahi/ Milford Sound this morning before boarding our boat and cruising for a close up view.
We get back on the bus for our drive to Wanaka. You can get some one on one editing tuition or catch up on some sleep. We'll stop again at beautiful Lake Te Anau and grab a quick shot.
Sunset will likely be on the Crown Range or Lake Hayes.
We've checked and its going to be near perfect conditions for Astro tonight. There are a number of options on the shores of Lake Wanaka
Wanaka - home to the famous Wanaka Tree is one of the most picturesque towns in the South Island. It's a small township flanked by a magnificent lake and giant mountains. It's the gateway to Mt Aspiring National Park, a wilderness of Glaciers, Beech Forests and Alpine Lakes.
After sunrise at the Wanaka Tree its time for a good brekkie before making our way to Tekapo.
Were going over the Lindis Pass, through the Ahuriri Valley, Twizel and Omarama stopping at all our favourite spots. This is where those Autumn colours will be jumping!
Lindis pass (elevation 971 metres) was one of the first ever tussock reserves in New Zealand.
The Ahuriri Valley is a picturesque landscape that passes the famous Clay Cliffs. It really comes into its own when the Lupines are flowering in Spring but is gorgeous all year round.
Twizel is the largest town in the Mackenzie and Lake Ruataniwha is the star of the show. Stunning at any time of year it really is something extra special in Autumn.
Sunrise on the shores of Lake Tekapo then we drive Mt Cook road today. It winds its way along the shores of Lake Pukaki and is one of the most spectacular drives you'll ever do, with jaw dropping scenery.
Well stop at Peters Lookout and along the road so you can get those once in a lifetime images.
Our friends at Mt Cook Skiplanes are going to take you on a spectacular flight around Mt Cook which includes a Glacier Landing.
A 20 minute walk into Tasman Lake for sunset with the Icebergs before heading to our accommodation in Twizel. We'll fit in some astro tonight.
Aoraki/Mt Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand at 3724 metres but Mt Cook National Park has 19 peaks over 3000 metres in total.
Be prepared to see the incredible water colour of Lake Pukaki. The glacial feed to the lake gives it a stunning powder blue colour which is created by glacial flour, the extremely fine ground rock particles from the glaciers.
Tekapo is in the heart of McKenzie Country and home to the famous Church of the Good Shepherd but it is so much more than that!
It's sunrise in the Mackenzie this morning. We have a couple of stunning locations to choose from depending on wind before we hit the road and make our way back to Queenstown via Cromwell and Lake Dunstan.
Cromwell is home to the famous Cromnut (we'll preorder as you don't want to miss out on trying one of these).
The Gibbston Valley boasts many wonderful wineries and we can stop here if you want to stock up. The drive through the Valley from Cromwell to Queenstown is a must. The Kawerau gorge is beautiful with Roaring Meg, Pillars of the Kings (LotR) and the famous 'AJ hackett Bungy' among other attractions are on this road.
For those that still have some energy its time for one last sunrise so we will head down the Glenorchy road for some breathtaking scenery.
For our final meal together, we'll take you to our favorite cafe for breakfast on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and have our workshop/tour de-brief.
No doubt you will be exhausted but happy with full SD cards and memories to last a lifetime.
We'll drop you at the airport or your accommodation by 1pm.
Lake Wakatipu is the third largest lake in New Zealand and at 84 km long, it’s also the longest. It's name comes from Maori, Whakatipu wai-māori, which could mean “growing bay” or “bay of spirits”, depending on the translation of the historic Southern dialect.