Photography Tour – Central South Island
New Zealand is often described as the country which has some of the best scenery from all parts of the world combined into one very neat package. Our landscapes are the stuff legends are made of, now an integral part of some of the most famous movies ever to hit the big screen; we are a photographer’s paradise.
We recently spent three weeks in the South Island with renowned landscape photographer Tony Bridge, who has now teamed up with us to provide 5 day workshops while Four Wheel Driving through the remarkable South Island Landscapes.
Trip cost is $1850 per person including intensive photography tuition (one on one with Tony Bridge), accommodation, evening meals, station access fees, two way VHF radio communication and guide.
West Coast/Canterbury 5 nights 5 days
(includes accommodation, evening meals, trek fees, guides, prize giving and two way UHF radio communication)
Day 1 Hamner Springs – Murchison
This trek is a great starter with Alpine scenery, lakes, rivers, we go through Jacks Pass, skirting Molesworth Station into Rainbow Station, a side trek to Lake Tennyson then alongside the wild Rainbow and Wairau Rivers to St Arnaud.
Day 2 Murchison – Reefton
Through the beach forests, to the Iron Bridge then cross country over the Mackley River on out to the Denniston Mine which was the backdrop to the story of “Denniston Rose”
Day 3 Reefton – Reefton
West coast weather will determine which of the many and varied treks we take this day including Napoleons Hill where we drive through caves in a stream bed and the Big River Trek with the gold stamper, the amazingly well restored mine head winch shed and the town itself.
Day 4 Reefton – Canterbury High Country
From Reefton to Canterbury High Country Sheep Station via Fox Peak and scenic Lake Brunner, over Arthurs Pass, and into the Alpine scenery of Northwest Canterbury.
Day 5 Canterbury High Country
Spend the day in the foothills of the Southern Alps. Marvel at the irresistible contrast of the West Coast and spend the final night and prize giving on the station.
Vehicle Hire Rates
Toyota Land cruiser Prado full time 4WD with high and low ratio, 3.0 litre turbo charged intercooled diesel, long wheel base vehicles are available for hire should you not have your own vehicle.
5-10 days (3 day minimum hire)
11-20 days including basic recovery and fire prevention kits