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Private Tour Full Day Queenstown and Southern Lakes Photography Tour

Queenstown, New Zealand
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New Zealand’s fantasy landscapes have long enchanted photographers and filmmakers, and now’s your chance to capture your very own postcard-worthy shots. Accompanied by a professional photographer, this private full-day tour from Queenstown offers spectacular views of natural wonders like Skippers Canyon, Lake Wakatipu, and the Remarkables Range, as well as Lord of the Rings filming locations, historic gold mines, and heritage sites.
  • Master photography techniques under the guidance of a professional photographer
  • No experience necessary: suitable for digital SLR and compact users
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up and round-trip transport
  • This private tour can be customized to your interests and ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide
Begin your tour with an early morning pick-up from your Queenstown, Frankton or Arrowtown hotel by private vehicle, and head straight into the hills around Queenstown to make the most of the morning light. From a high vantage point like Skippers Saddle, enjoy spectacular views of not only Queenstown, Frankton and Arrowtown, but the entire Wakatipu Basin.

With the help of your guide, a professional photographer, learn how to get the best out of your camera, and master manual settings like aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Then, turn your lens towards the stunning landscapes below, and follow your guide’s advice on composition and lighting as you try your hand at landscape photography.

After taking in the views from above, your tour route depends on your individual preferences. You could choose to head West toward Glenorchy, Paradise and Kinloch, where you can shoot cascading waterfalls, abandoned gold mines and Lord of the Rings filming destinations around Lake Wakatipu, and the Dart and Rees Rivers.

Heading East, you’ll be treated to the rugged cliffs and canyons of the Crown Range, Gibbston Valley, Coronet Peak, and Kawarau Gorge. Alternatively, travel south past Lake Wakatipu and around the base of the Remarkables Range, where you can photograph wild rivers, alpine peaks, and an old steam railway. Finally, you could head North over the Crown Range toward Wanaka, tackling New Zealand’s highest mountain road, and enjoying views of Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring and the Southern Alps.

Along the way, pick up plenty of expert tips and enjoy ample opportunities to hone your photography skills and capture some winning shots. There will be time for lunch (own expense) in one of the villages en-route, and after your tour is over, you’ll be dropped back at your Queenstown hotel.
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Lake Wakatipu
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Private Photography Tour
, Feb 2020
Martin was an excellent professional guide. His knowledge of the area and history of the people is stellar. I would highly recommend his services for a wonderful small group experience. His knowledge of photography is second to none. I highly recommend this tour and would love to work with him again.
there's lots beauty landscape at...
Lili Z
, Jan 2018
there's lots beauty landscape at Queenstown, and Mark is such great professional photo shoot guide and he taught lots of photography's worth to take one day trip like this.
Spending a day touring places like...
, May 2017
Spending a day touring places like Skipper's Canyon and winery country with a professional photographer topped my list of exciting and learning experiences in New Zealand. Martin took the time to learn about my camera and teach me functions and composition techniques. My own photography skills are well enhanced and I came home with some phenomenal photos.
We had a great experience on our...
, Mar 2017
We had a great experience on our 'Full-Day' photography tour. Martin took us places that were some of his favorite places, not necessarily on the tourist map, which was what we were looking for. Our son, who is a professional photographer, was amazed by the stunning scenery which included mountains, waterfalls, lakes and forests. He was also extremely knowledgeable of the history of the areas he took us along with the trees, flowers and vegetation. Please put this on your list of 'Things to Do' while in Queenstown and surrounding area!

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