ULTIMATE Creative Week
SOUTH ISLAND – NEW ZEALAND
Photo Tour – August 22/27, 2022
Stunning winter wonderland adventure…
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS ADVENTURE
* Beautiful landscapes.
* Special creative shoots.
* Great nature.
* Optional helicopter adventures.
YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES
* Professional WPA Photo guide – your images come first!
* All accommodation.
* Meals as per itinerary.
* Park fees as per itinerary.
MIKE O’CONNOR – Editor Australian Photography Magazine & Photographer
Before taking up the mantle of editor of Australian Photography, Mike O’Connor worked for 3 years as a photographer and writer for WWF, the World Wide Fund for Nature, in New Zealand. He has travelled, written and photographed around the world, with his writing and photographs appearing in every major broadsheet newspaper in NZ as well as a number of travel publications. In 2012 he lived and worked in Chennai, India as a journalist with the New Indian Express newspaper.
WHAT’S THIS ADVENTURE ABOUT?
We have offered CREATIVE WEEK for over 16 years. For the first time we are taking this unique event overseas and to the stunning small town of Fox Glacier, west coast South Island New Zealand. It is renowned for its diversity of stunning landscapes and nature, this offering you special photo opportunities.
With 3 experienced tutor/guides, we guarantee you the best photo tuition. The WPA team is joined by photographer and editor of Australian Photography Magazine Mike O’Connor, a Kiwi.
This will be our 8th group to the beautiful locations of New Zealand’s South Island. Our workshop offers 6 days in the heart of one of this countries most photogenic locations, at a great time with snow capped peaks. This will offer you iconic NZ images that many travellers do not experience during the busier summer months.
Our workshops are world famous for offering the best technical information in a simple, but effective way. Plus, we offer you outstanding shoot opportunities, at the right time and in the best locations. Darran has been to these locations before and knows special points and opportunities that are missed by many travellers.
We include 5 nights accommodation at a quality 3 Star hotel – world class photo tuition, plus all meals and activities as per itinerary. We limit the group size to 5/6 photographers per tutor. This will offer you personalised assistance in the field!
We do not include transport, but can help with vehicle pooling and you have the option to use your own vehicle. Julia will put you in contact with other group members. We have used the vehicle pooling system many times as it offers more flexibility and cost savings.
Nothing delights the lens like striking contrasts of landscapes and nature, and the South Island of NZ serves these up in abundance — vibrant and wild landscapes, captivating wildlife and fantastic creative shoots.
PHOTO adventure …
In 2022, we invite you to photograph some of the best landscapes and nature locations in the world!
New Zealand – the adventure …
DAY 1 – FOX GLACIER REGION
We suggest that you have arrived in Christchurch or Queenstown at least two days before today. This will help with time differences and the fact that both locations (with stops) are a days drive from Fox Glacier. Arriving to the small town of Fox Glacier a day before the workshop starts is ideal.
It is very important that you are at the 2pm start today. We start with a workshop to maximise your weeks photography interests and include dinner and accommodation.
Accommodation – Hotel – (D)
DAY 2 – FOX GLACIER REGION
Early morning start for best light. We explore nearby Franz Josoph Glacier. The forest and landscapes are a stunning scene. We then undertake a workshop. This afternoon we target famous Lake Matheson and subject to weather, a nearby beach.
Accommodation – Hotel
DAY’s 3-5 – FOX GLACIER REGION
Three full days exploring the many opportunities to take great images in this region with your professional guides. Apart from the option for a helicopter glacier adventure, (OPTIONAL ACTIVITY – this option will be offered closer to departure, including prices) we will look at Cook Flat road, with several shooting points of Mt. Cook (3,764m) and Mt. Tasman (3,498m).
Lake Matheson is a delightful forest walk with great lake/mountain scenes. When conditions are right, stunning mountain reflections will see us shooting lots of images. We also visit the coast for unique images of drift wood and beaches. Accommodation – Hotel
NOTE: Optional heli/walk on Fox Glacier will be offered closer to departure. It is of medium walk grade and offers totally unique images! (Subject to weather. Prices to be confirmed.)
DAY 6 – END OF WORKSHOP
We offer a final session this morning in Fox Glacier township with a look at your favourite 10 images of the week. You will be amazed at the diversity. We finish at 10am in Fox Glacier township.
Please do not book departure flights today. We suggest that you add more time to your Kiwi adventure. This region offers so many great shoot location.
“I highly recommend Haast Pass for a full day drive, stopping for waterfalls and scenic landscapes. Glenorchy is a great place to spend a couple of days. Drive the main road to the very end for cool forest scenes. Te Anau is a great base for a trip to Milford Sound. Don’t forget a cruise.” DARRAN
(B,L,D) – Confirms if Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner – are included that day. Itinerary and price are subject to change.