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Southern Charm

Tasmanian Autumn Colour & Wildlife Photo Tour 2019

Join Charles Davis and explore the diversity and beauty of the nations southern Isle on the Tasmanian Autumn Colours & Wildlife Photography Tour 2019.

Tour Overview

From the pristine white sand and lichen-splashed granite of the east coast, to the bleak alpine plateaus of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania punches well above its weight when it comes to natural beauty. It’s native wildlife is ever present: spy Tasmanian devils after dark, wombats in the wilderness surrounding Cradle Mountain or secretive quolls on Maria Island. Tasmania really does offer the photographer a smorgasbord of opportunities.

Unlike a lot of Tasmanian Photo Tour’s this tour has been specifically crafted to provide you with the opportunity to shoot World Heritage listed landscape sites, combined with some of Australia’s most precious wildlife and as with all Fotoworkshops Tours you will have some culinary surprises along the way to ensure your journey will be one to remember. Charles Davis is Australia’s pre eminent wildlife specialist and he will ensure you get the most of of this Tasmanian experience.

When

7-13 April 2019

Where

Tasmania, Australia

Price

$4,350

Join Charles Davis 

for this once in a

lifetime experience

Tasmania is a landscape and wildlife paradise, Autumn is a great time of year to tour here and you will utilise the knowledge and skills of Australia’s premier Alpine photographer Charles Davis.

Tasmanian Wombat
Cradle Mountain Photo Tour

Breathtaking Landscapes

Australian Natives

Untouched Paradise

This is a full inclusive luxury tour, the accomodation is brilliant, the food will be great and the photographic opportunities will be spectacular. Photograph iconic Australian fauna and flora with one of the countries best wildlife photographers as your mentor.

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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 get quite cool in the Tasmanian Autumn, we recommend warm fleece clothing.
  • Cotton under clothing is best. wind and waterproof outers recommended.
  • Good supportive boots. Waterproof and ankle covering are advised.

What you will photograph

  • Awe-inspiring landscapes
  • Wombats
  • Stunning Cascades
  • Tassie Devils
  • Hidden Gems
Meals

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

We will meet at Launceston

Place 50% secure booking

$2,175.00Add 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 Mentors

Charles Davis

Landscape Photographer

Tour Overview

Day 1 & 2 – Cradle Mountain

The Tour starts in Launceston and we then head straight over to Cradle Mountain–Lake St Clair National Park, with its ancient rainforests and alpine heaths, is home to the world-famous Overland Track and iconic Cradle Mountain. Part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, the park is one of the state’s most special places, where ancient pines fringe glacial lakes and icy streams cascade down rugged mountains.

On the first two days we have packed in some landscape treats as well as some great wildlife opportunities. During the Autumn months the deciduous beech (Nothofagus gunnii), or fagus, as it is best known, will be in full vivid colour. Fagus is Australia’s only cold climate winter-deciduous tree and is found nowhere else in the world except Tasmania. You can also expect to photograph wombats, wallabies and echidnas around this area.

Tasmanian Photography Tour

Day 3 – Ben Lomond & Bay of Fires

The magnificent mountain of Ben Lomond is dominated by an alpine plateau over 1500 metres high and surrounded on all sides by precipitous escarpments. It’s also the main destination for downhill skiing in Tasmania. Its stark, treeless landscape is visible from much of Tasmania’s north and the road to the top, known as Jacob’s Ladder, is sure to leave a lasting memory.

Because of the decreasing area of natural habitat available in north-eastern Tasmania, the national park plays an invaluable role in regional wildlife conservation. Of the larger mammals, Bennett’s wallabies and wombats are common and are regularly seen in the ski village during summer and winter, even under blizzard conditions. Pademelons are abundant in the wet gullies and areas with thick undergrowth while Forester kangaroos have been recorded along the south-west edge of the park.

Having had your fill of wildlife we head over to the Bay of Fires for a sunset shoot. The Bay of Fires is a truly special region north of St. Helens on Tasmania’s north-east coast with clean white beaches, blue water and granite rocks splashed with orange lichen.

Bay Of Fires Photo Tour

Day 4 – Freycinet NP

After a sunrise at The Bay of Fires you will be off to Freycinet National Park. Freycinet National Park is home to dramatic pink granite peaks, secluded bays, white sandy beaches and abundant birdlife. Situated on Tasmania’s beautiful east coast, the park occupies most of the Freycinet Peninsula and looks out to the Tasman Sea from the eastern side and back towards the Tasmanian coastline from the west.

Freycinet National Park is loaded with natural assets, including the pink granite peaks of the Hazards Range that dominate the Peninsula and the iconic Wineglass Bay. You will make the short trek to Wineglass Bay lookout is a bit of a scramble, but it’s well worth it for one of Tasmania’s most photographed views. Some other location you can expect to photograph are The Hazards mountain range, Coles Bay and Honeymoon Bay.

Tassie Photo Tour

Day 5 – Maria Island

Today is a real wildlife treat and one that not many people get to experience. Maria Island is a natural wildlife sanctuary and off-shore retreat with historic ruins, sweeping bays, dramatic cliffs and plenty of stories to tell.

Located off Tasmania’s east coast and accessible only by ferry, Maria Island contains the most intact example of a convict probation station in Australia. The stone Commissariat Store, 150 metres from the jetty, is the island’s oldest building and is now a visitor centre with displays and information  about the island.

Maria Island is also one of Tasmania’s great bird watching hot spots. Eleven of the state’s twelve endemic species can be seen here, including the endangered forty-spotted pardalote and the rare and unique Cape Barren goose.

Wombats can be seen around the island, as well as pademelons, Forester Kangaroos, Bennetts wallabies and Tasmanian Devils. This could be one of the best wildlife photography days you could have in Australia.

Tassie Devil Photo Tour

Day 6 – Hobart

We head back to Hobart today but along the way we will stop for some surprise locations to ensure we finish the Tour on a high.

Day 7 – Home

Today we all say goodbye before heading home.

Included in the Tasmanian Autumn Colour & Wildlife Photo Tour 2019 cost:

Services of 2 professional photographic tour leaders, 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 the Tasmanian Autumn Colour & Wildlife Photo Tour 2019 cost:

Travel to Crackenback, alcohol, extra drinks, room service, laundry,  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

This Photo Tour requires a moderate level of physical fitness. There are occasional extensive walks on uneven terrain. 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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