2022 - Stewart Island Photography Tour - 4 days

NZD $4,500.00
  • Duration: 4 Days
4 Day New Zealand Photography Tour


Join Richard Young and Rob Brown for a four-day landscape and wildlife photography tour of Stewart Island. Stewart Island is a unique part of New Zealand, with beautiful beaches, untouched forest, and abundant wildlife. With an extra small group of only 6 photographers, it will be a unique chance to make the most of our tutors’ knowledge and experience.

Exploring the coastline by boat gives us the chance to photograph some of New Zealand’s rare marine bird species, such as albatross, mollymawks, and petrels. The island’s forest is also home to many bush species; birds of note to look out for are the Stewart Island kiwi, Stewart Island weka, Stewart Island robin, yellowhead, rifleman, bellbird, and tomtit. Our time on Stewart Island will be spent exploring the forests, bays, and beaches these species call home. A boat trip to predator-free Ulva Island offers a unique wildlife experience, as the island boasts many of these bird species in abundance.

The tour starts and finishes in Invercargill; your flights to and from Stewart Island are included.


Highlights:

  • Boat trip to Ulva Island

  • Boat trip around Paterson Inlet

  • Amazing wildlife


Locations:

  • Stewart Island

  • Ulva Island


Itinerary:

DAY 1 - INVERCARGILL - STEWART ISLAND

After meeting in Invercargill this morning, we fly to Stewart Island. The rest of the day will be spent exploring the island from our comfortable base at Stewart Island Lodge in Oban.

DAY 2 - STEWART ISLAND

Today, we head out to Ulva island to photograph its abundant birdlife. If we are lucky, we will get the chance to see a kiwi in the wild this evening. This experience is not easy to come by on mainland New Zealand.

DAY 3 - STEWART ISLAND

This morning, we will explore Paterson Inlet by boat, capturing its bays and historic sites. We will also head out further from the coast to try to photograph some of the marine birds—including albatross—that can be found fishing in the waters around Stewart Island. In the afternoon, we will explore some of the forest tracks close to Oban, including the start of the Rakiura great walk.

DAY 4 - INVERCARGILL - STEWART ISLAND

We have the morning to explore more locations close to Oban, including beautiful bays and another forest walk. This brings us to the end of our tour, and we fly back to Invercargill in time to meet late afternoon flights out to the main centres.


Price includes:

  • Return flight to Stewart Island from Invercargill

  • 4 days photography tuition

  • 3 breakfasts

  • Boat trip to Ulva Island

  • Boat trip around Paterson Inlet