March 2-24, 2024
New Zealand for Nature Lovers
New Zealand has been a favorite destination for nature lovers and landscape photographers for decades. The natural beauty of this country is unsurpassed. From stunning sea stack studded seascapes to high mountain peaks surrounded by lush temperate rain forests and glacier fed rivers and lakes in the southern alps.
We will explore the vast hidden treasures, from the stunning seascapes of the western Paparoa Coast to the volcanoes on the North Island. This photography adventure of a lifetime in the far reaches of the South Pacific is lead by veteran New Zealand traveler and photographer Christian Heeb and renowned photographer and workshop leader David Cobb.
Christian has photographed in New Zealand for over 25 years and knows the country intimately.
Get inspired by images from our last Photo Tour to New Zealand.
- Milford Sound and Fiordland
- Wild rugged coastlines
- West Coast and Lake Matheson
- Volcanoes and thermal areas
- Wanaka Tree
- Temperate rain forests with fern trees and waterfalls
- First world comfort and gourmet food
- Wide open landscapes
NZ$ 13,900 (~ US$ 9,595)per person, shared double room
NZ$ 2,850 (~ US$ 1,970) single room occupancy surplus
Beginner – advanced
Transportion from Hotel in Christchurch to Auckland Airport Hotel
- 22 overnight stays in middle class motels & hotels, double room sharing
- transportation from Christchurch to Auckland
- ferry ride from Picton to Wellington (South to North Island)
- all entry fees as mentioned in itinerary
- supported by Christian Heeb & David Cobb
- health and trip cancellation insurance
- visa fees, if applicable
- vaccinations and other special entry requirements
March 2: Individual Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Auckland. (AKL)
March 3: Afternoon photograph Skyline of the city. Overnight in Auckland.
March 4: Drive to famous Coromandel peninsula. We will explore the coastal area with its coves, beaches and rock arches. Overnight near Whitianga.
March 5: Coromandel peninsula with a morning session at the famed Cathedral Cove. Full day on the peninsula. Overnight near Whitianga.
March 6: Heading south through rich pastures and typical New Zealand landscapes to Rotorua. We will photograph landscapes and waterfalls along the route. Overnight Rotorua.
March 7: Morning drive to a stunning, pristine temperate rain forest with beautiful river and waterfall. Afternoon at Huka river and lake Taupo. Overnight in Taupo.
March 8: Sunrise at Thermal pool. Then drive to Tongariro National Park. Afternoon walk to waterfall and volcano vistas. Overnight Tongariro NP.
March 9: Sunrise session in Park. Drive by way of the stunning White coastal cliffs to New Plymouth. Sunset session on rugged coastal shore. Overnight New Plymouth.
March 10: Sunrise session on small lake with stunning volcanic peak of Mount Taranaki. Exploration of the mossy forest and waterfalls at Egmont National Park. Overnight in Lower Hut.
March 11: Take Ferry to South Island and drive to Tanaka. Overnight Tanaka.
March 12: A full day in and around Tanaka. Explore the stunning sea arches at Wharariki beach. Overnight Tanaka.
March 13: Drive to Westport on the South Islands west coast with its sea cliffs and pebble beaches. Overnight Westport.
March 14: We follow the coast south, visit the famous Pancake Rocks and lodge in the hamlet of Fox Glacier. Sunset at lake Matheson New Zealand’s famous view of the southern alps reflected in a still natural pond. Overnight Fox Glacier.
March 15: Sunrise at Lake Matheson. On our way across the mountains to Wanaka we wade into a secret slot canyon to photograph a hidden waterfall in narrow gorge. Evening on Lake Wanaka. Overnight Wanaka.
March 16: Sunrise at Wanaka Tree. Then drive to Mount Cook National Park. Visit the clay cliffs en route to the park. Overnight in Mt Cook NP.
March 17: A full day in the National Park. Hike to mountain lake and river with views of Mount Cook. Overnight in Mt Cook NP.
March 18: After a sunrise session head to Wanaka. Overnight Wanaka.
March 19: Drive to Milford Sound. Overnight Milford Sound.
March 20: Milford Sound to Te Anau. Overnight Te Anau.
March 21: Te Anau to Dunedin. Photographing the Edwardian Baroque style train station and other city scenes.Overnight Dunedin.
March 22: Drive to Oamaru and visit the Moreaki Boulders. Overnight Oamaru.
March 23: Heading north to the French town of Akaroa. Photograph the picturesque village and its lighthouse. Overnight Christchurch.
March 24: Individual flight back home from Christchurch (CHC)
We reserve the right to adjust the program if necessary.