New Zealand, South Island Photographic Experience - Autumn 2023

New Zealand, South Island Photographic Experience - Autumn 2023

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50 Park Terrace

50 Park Terrace

Christchurch, Canterbury 8013

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The South Island of New-Zealand offers so much more than just world class landscape at our doorstep.

About this event

New Zealand in Autumn might just be the most beautiful destination on the planet. The autumn colour palette will take any photographers breath away. With early astro season in full swing, we travel the exotic South Island from Christchurch to Queenstown.

Experience the stunning beauty of the South Island and see for yourself why New Zealand is landscape photographers heaven. Over 10 incredible days, our tour will enjoy luxury hotels specifically chosen for their proximity to some of the world's most iconic photographic locations. Travel in style and comfort to explore both the famous and not-so well known regions, with a group of like-minded photographers. It's not by accident that we have chosen autumn, with the rich golden hues of foliage and white snow crested mountains that will grace the landscape through the lenses. All experience levels are welcome.

Tour Outline:

  • Date: April 22nd- May 2nd, 2023
  • Price: $5490 twin share, single supplement $2150
  • Tickets Available: 16-20
  • Deposit: $1350 (non-refundable) per person

This experience is hosted by Georgina Grone from Adriatic Adventures, Tours & Travel, and your Photographers Collective guide Greg Sullavan.

We are accepting 'Expressions of Interest' now, final pricing and dates are indicative and may vary.

Call Georgina for more details: Ph: 0421117950 or email:

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Autumn Itinerary

We have created the following program for photography, with a focus on premium accomodation, experiences and culinary delights! . It's important that we remain flexible to allow changes for weather or potentially maximising any Aurora Australis opportunities.

Day 1: Christchurch

Meet at The George Hotel

Welcome private dinner (D)

Day 2: Christchurch

Breakfast at The George Hotel (B)

Arthurs Pass / return, Tranz Alpine Scenic Class Train day trip

Accommodation: The George Hotel

Day 3: Christchurch / Lake Tekapo

Church of Good Shepherd Sunset & Astro photography

Accommodation: Peppers Lake Tekapo Bluewaters (B, D)

Day 4: Lake Takapo

Mt Cook, Tasman Glacier Heli -Hike

Accommodation: Lake Tekapo Bluewaters (B, L)

Day 5: Lake Tekapo / Dunedin

Travel to Dunedin via Oamaru and Moeraki Boulders

Accommodation: Larnach Castle (B, D)

Day 6: Dunedin

Peninsula tour including Albatross Colony

Accommodation: Larnach Castle Dunedin (B, D)

Day 7: Dunedin / Te Anau

Accommodation: Distinction Te Anau (B)

Day 8: Te Anau

Milford Track Guided Walk and Boat Cruise - Trips & Tramps

Accommodation: Te Anau Distinction (B)

Day 9: Te Anau / Queenstown

Skyline Gondola

Accommodation: Hotel St Moritz Queenstown (B)

Day 10: Queenstown

4WD Tour (B, D)

Accommodation St Moritz Queenstown

Closing dinner

Day 11: Tour End



  • Accomodation
  • Private bus & driver
  • Local Tour Guides
  • Activities & Experiences
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • DOC fees

Not Included:

  • Airfares
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alchohol
  • Meals not outlined in itinerary

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About Greg Sullavan M.Photog I

Acclaimed photographic educator and award winning photographer, Greg Sullavan brings the creative spirit of an artist to every shoot. With a comprehensive understanding of the world’s best imaging equipment, Greg has inspired thousands to pursue their passion for photography as an ambassador for Canon Australia. A graduate of the prestigious Queensland College of Art with a Bachelor of photography, Greg is now the director of Sunburst Studio and community mentor with the Photographers Collective. One of Greg’s specialities is leading photographic experiences, off the beaten track in Central and Eastern Europe.

Photographic Experience

Greg will guide you to grow your photographic knowledge and help you get the perfect photographs in-camera, through to fully edited print ready files. Well respected within the industry, Greg is an expert travel photographer with a down to earth nature that will ensure you get the most out of your photography, no matter your skill level.

On this tour, Greg will feature the following learning topics:

  • How to see the photographic opportunity
  • Composition & lens Selection
  • Adobe Lightroom Classic
  • Colour management
  • Creative filters for landscape photography
  • Panoramic, High dynamic range and Focus stacking technique
  • Astro photography
  • One on one feedback sessions

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