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Breathtaking Spring

New Zealand Spring Photo Tour 2018 (SOLD OUT)

Join Glenn Mckimmin on this New Zealand Spring Photo Tour 2018 to the South Island to capture some of the most amazing landscapes on the planet.

Tour Overview

What do The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia and Avatar all have in common? They all showcase the immensely photogenic natural landscape of New Zealand. Due to its isolation, New Zealand offers some of the best landscape photography locations in the world including active volcanoes, giant glaciers, wind-sculpted waterfalls and a 90-mile beach. Its snow-capped mountains rival the Swiss Alps and its impressive fjords challenge those of Norway.

Before it was a hotspot for big screen blockbusters, the first Maoris to land on shore called it ‘Aotearoa’, meaning ‘the long white cloud’. Today, this country is one of the most generous locations for a landscape photography tour. Changeable weather constantly creates original scenery for your shoot, with the ease of travelling between the east and west coast in just a few hours.

We’ve scoured the volcanic South Island to bring you a photographic adventure that will visit the best landscape photography locations in New Zealand.


21 Oct 2018 – 26 Oct 2018


New Zealand


$3300 per person

Join Glenn Mckimmin 

and capture the amazing

colours of Spring

Before it was a hotspot for big screen blockbusters, the first Maoris to land on shore called it ‘Aotearoa’, meaning ‘the long white cloud’. Today, this country is one of the most generous locations for a landscape photography tour. Changeable weather constantly creates original scenery for your shoot, with the ease of travelling between the east and west coast in just a few hours.

New Zealand Landscape Photography

The New Zealand Photo

Tour Highlights the beautiful

South Island of New Zealand

Also known by the Maoris as Te Wai Pounamu or Water of Greenstone, the South Island is a place of spectacular scenery.

What to bring

  • A DSLR Camera with lens/lenses
  • 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.
  • Wet weather gear & a compact umbrella (rain will not hold us back).
  • Your creative brains.

What to wear

  • The weather can change very quickly in New Zealand, we recommend some warm clothing but as always in these places layers are best.
  • Comfortable warm clothing.
  • Layering your clothing is best.
  • Temperature can quickly change.
  • Good supportive boots.
  • Warm and waterproof would be best.

What you will photograph

  • Incredible Waterfalls
  • Spring Colours
  • Milford Sound
  • Lake Tekapo
  • Hidden Gems

Breakfast, lunch & dinner will be provided each day, except for the final day we will only be supplying breakfast as we finish up early in the day.

Meeting time & place

Sydney Airport at 6:00am. We will pick everyone up at the airport before heading off to check into our hotel.

Place secure deposit

$1,650.00Add to cart

OR Place a deposit with a single supplement

$1,950.00Add to cart

I'm bringing my partner (discounted rate)

$6,600.00 $6,006.00Add to cart

Tour Mentors

Glenn Mckimmin

Glenn Mckimmin

Landscape Photographer

Tour Overview

Day 1 – Lake Tekapo

The drive to Lake Tekapo will be a quick one as we aim to arrive at the perfect time, just before sunset. There may also be the opportunity to do some incredible astrophotography. Lake Tekapo is home to the Church of the Good Shepard. The image at the top of this page is exactly what you will be capturing.

Day 2 – Lake Tekapo to Wanaka

Today, we will wake to shoot a sunrise on the lake, then back for a quick breakfast before heading off to Wanaka. On the way to Wanaka there will be many opportunities to stop and photograph some incredible locations. We will head into Mount Cook for a quick look, and pass through Lindis Pass where we will have a very special, secret location organised for you to photograph. When we arrive at Wanaka we’ll check in to the Edgewater Resort.

Day 3 – Lake Wanaka to Te Anau

We’ll start with another incredible sunrise shoot before heading for breakfast. After breakfast, we’ll hit the road and head off on the long drive to Te Anau. Again, we will be stopping along the way before reaching our next hotel, Distinction Luxmore. Te Anau is a wonderful little town and is the entrance to Fiordland.

Day 4 – Te Anau – Milford Sound

Today, whether we will shoot a sunrise in Te Anau or hit the road early and head to Milford Sound for sunrise will all depend on the weather. Milford Sound is renowned for its relentless rain and moody skies. We’ll make the decision on this one over dinner in Te Anau. Either way, we’ll end up in Milford Sound today and we’ll be checking into the Milford Lodge for the night. The drive to Milford is absolutely spectacular to say the least, it has some of the most pristine rainforests in the world. We will be stopping at some very secret locations to capture a range of really different landscape images.

Day 5 – Milford Sound – Queenstown

We’ll be starting off with a sunrise shoot at Milford Sound. It’s an amazing place with huge mountains rising straight up out of the water’s edge. Once we check out of the hotel we’ll begin the drive back to Queenstown. There is so much to shoot on the way back but we have handpicked the most breathtaking and unique locations. The day will finish off with a sunset in Queenstown before dinner.

Day 6 – Queenstown

Another sunrise, most likely at Coronet Peak before breakfast in Arrowtown and some free time in Queenstown before heading to the airport.

Included in New Zealand Spring Photo Tour 2018 cost:

Services of 1 professional photographic tour leader, photographic tuition 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 Spring Photo Tour 2018 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.


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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Give some one you know a personalised gift towards any of our Photo Tours, Landscape Photography Workshops or Personalised Photography Tours. Vouchers are available in any amount from $100.


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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

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