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New Zealand Extreme Sport Photo Tour 2019

Join Tony ‘Harro’ Harrington on this extreme sport photo tour to New Zealand. Capture professional snow and mountain biking athletes in the amazing scenery of the South Island. This tour in an exclusive trip limited to 4 attendees only.

Tour Overview

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park is home of the highest mountains and the longest glaciers in New Zealand. It is alpine in the purest sense – with skyscraping peaks, glaciers and permanent snow fields, all set under a star-studded sky.

With this type of terrain comes adventure, and during the winter and spring that means action – extreme action by some of the worlds top skiers and boarders. This is your opportunity to venture into a realm of photography only accessible by a mere handful of the worlds top shooters.

You’ll be photographing an elite team of riders who will be jumping over and above you and crevasses and ice seracs you stand amongst in our own private helicopter.

Led by a team of the most highly qualified mountain guides in the world, our small crew of just four photographers will access the grandeur peaks of Aoraki utilising a helicopter to you into places you could only dream of.

Outside of the action is a myriad of dramatic photographic opportunities shooting in the world renowned International Dark Sky Reserve, visiting wineries, lakes, rivers and the meeting of local legends.

Your accommodation is the Hermitage Hotel that lies beneath glaciated mountain peaks and Mt Cook. It’s your base for an intrepid journey through glacial valleys to mouth watering culinary dining adventure.

Join globally renowned adventure and extreme sports photographer Tony Harrington as he shares with you what has been his backyard for 20+ years.

This truly is a money can’t buy experience. The opportunity is to be just one of a maximum of four photographers shooting two world class professional snow athletes. You will be shown techniques to best capture action, using lighting and framing to go beyond boundaries of traditional photography. This is action art at its finest.

You do not need to be a skier, snowboarder or mountaineer, nor ever have been in the snow before. We provide snowshoes and our private helicopter and guides will put you in the right location on the mountain to capture the magic of the action and breathtaking beauty around you.

When

12 Oct 2019 – 18 Oct 2019

Where

South Island, New Zealand

Price

$13,500 per person

Join Tony Harrington

and capture extreme sports

athletes in winter.

New Zealand is a hot spot for extreme sports, this combined with some of the world’s best backdrops make it a photographers dream.

Mountain Bike New Zealand

The New Zealand Extreme

Sports Photo Tour will get

you close to the action.

Feel the rush of professional athletes performing right up close to you, get access and unique angles of some of the worlds best.

What to bring

  • A DSLR Camera with lens/lenses – Wide angle, mid range and long zoom recommended.
  • Spare batteries, there will be a long days with plenty of shooting.
  • A sturdy tripod.
  • Remote shutter release.
  • Filters if you have them (Polarizer/Graduated/Neutral Density).
  • Good walking shoes. Snowshoes will be provided.
  • Wet weather gear & a compact umbrella (rain will not hold us back).
  • Your creative brains.

What to wear

We are going into the mountains covered in snow and at altitude. Snow jacket and pants, gloves and liners, beanie, thermals and a back pack that enables carrying clothing as well as your camera gear.

Temperatures typically start off around minus 2 degrees in the valleys and shady areas of the mountain and then warm up to around 10 degrees or more in the sunny aspects of the snow to where sometimes just a light long sleeve T-shirt will suffice. Layers of clothing are essential. We can assist you in ensuring you have the right gear.

What you will photograph

  • Skiing, Snowboarding, and Mountain Biking action.
  • Portraits
  • Landscapes
  • Glacial Caves and Crevasses
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Wineries, Lakes, and Rivers
Meals

Breakfast, lunch & dinner will be provided each day.

Meeting time & place

Queenstown Airport

Place secure 50% deposit

$6,750.00Add to cart

Once you place your deposit through our secure booking platform your place will be reserved instantly. The team will then be in contact with you to provide you will all the information you will require and confirm your trip details. If you would prefer to make your booking with the team directly, please email bookings@fotoworkshops.com.au

Tour Mentor

Tony 'Harro' Harrington

Extreme Sports Photographer

Tour Overview

Day 1 to 3 – Extreme Mountain Biking

Extreme Mountain Bike photography around the breathtaking mountain ranges, green valleys and deep blue lake of Lake Wanaka. Staying at the luxurious Edgewater Resort, we will join a small number of the best local mountain bikers as they air into the valleys below, ride extremely steep terrain and power through turns with incredible backdrops.

Mountain Biking in NZ

Day 4 to 7 – Wanaka to Mt Cook

Drive 2.5 hours to Mt Cook, stopping at various locations along the way to shoot landscapes. We will base our schedule in the slopes on the best day/s to get up in the helicopter.

At 27 kilometres in length, the mighty Tasman Glacier is a powerful piece of landscaping equipment. While it slowly carves the valley sides, it provides a landing place for small ski planes and helicopters. Surreal, milky lakes are a feature of the park – suspended, glacier-ground rock sediment makes the water opaque.

Ski NZ

Included in New Zealand Extreme Sports Photo Tour 2019 cost:

Services of 1 professional photographic tour leader, photographic tuition, helicopter travel on the slopes and workshops (suitable for any levels or ability). Internal travel and transfers. Minimum 4-star accommodation with private bathrooms on twin share / double basis.  All meals are included (breakfast, lunch, dinner).

Not included in New Zealand Extreme Sports Photo Tour 2019 cost:

Flights from Australia to New Zealand & flights from New Zealand to Australia. Alcohol, extra drinks, room service, laundry etc Gifts, souvenirs and any extras purchased. Travel insurance – a compulsory condition of booking. Camera or other optional insurances are not included.

*TOUR ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT THE DISCRETION OF FOTOWORKSHOPS. PLEASE READ OUR T&C FOR MORE INFO.

Why choose our Landscape Photography Tours?

Imagine combining a dream holiday with your passion for photography. You will explore secret locations and gain new expertise in one of the greatest art forms ever created. With Fotoworkshops, you will be personally mentored by some of the most highly regarded professionals in the industry. A truly immersive experience that is sure to check off on the bucket list.

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Fitness Level

All of our Photo Tours require a moderate level of fitness. There are no major walks but where possible we would like our guests to be able to walk for about an hour if needed. Check with your tour guide before leaving and we can give you a better idea of any special fitness requirements you may need to complete the Tour.

Private Guided Tours

If groups are not for you and you would prefer to travel by yourself or with a group of friends and family then we can accommodate your needs by customizing a Photography Tour to suit your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests.

We also offer private one or two day photo tours and workshops in many of our locations. Please or email us for rates and information.

Travel Insurance

Keep in mind travel insurance is a compulsory part of booking any of our Landscape Photography Workshops

How To Book

Once you place your deposit through our secure booking platform your place will be reserved instantly. The team will then be in contact with you to provide you will all the information you will require and confirm your trip details. If you would prefer to make your booking with the team directly, please email bookings@fotoworkshops.com.au

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