Grand Tasmania Photography Tour 2017
Join us on this once-in-a-lifetime Grand Tasmania Photography Tour with Andrew Thurtell and Grant Hunt as your personal guides and mentors.
Together we’ll visit some of the most beautiful and photogenic locations in Tasmania. No Tasmania photography tour is complete with shooting at the Bay of Fires, Wineglass Bay, Russell Falls, The Tessellated Pavement, and of course, the iconic Cradle Mountain.
Being a small group experience (max 8 persons), it will enable us to visit historic locations and venues that blend beautifully with the unique photographic opportunities that a Tasmania photography tour will present.
While we have specific itineraries planned, the small group allows some flexibility to take advantage of the photographic opportunities we will undoubtedly encounter along the way. In other words – it’s all about being in the right location at the right time. And then being able to enjoy a beautiful meal and excellent accommodation to refresh ourselves and do it all again the next day.
With Tasmania’s extraordinary landscapes, and Andrew Thurtell as your personal mentor for a whole week, our aim is to both improve your photography skills and provide you with an unforgettable photography experience in one of the world’s most scenic destinations.
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BAY OF FIRES
Sunday 22 October
After we meet up in Launceston we drive through the scenic north-east of Tasmania to the Bay of Fires in time for our first sunset location shoot. Famous for the red-orange lichen that covers the shore-lining rocks, Bay of Fires is the perfect introduction to photographing Tasmania and get the Grand Tour well and truly underway!
Tonight we dine and stay and the Tidal Waters Resort.
BAY OF FIRES to FREYCINET PENINSULA
Monday 23 October
This morning we are up early to catch the sunrise at the Bay of Fires, and should the weather cooperate, it will surely yield some of the most spectacular images of the whole tour! After the leisurely drive to Coles Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula, our afternoon location is the famous The Hazards, Honeymoon Bay and Coles Bay.
Edge of the Bay Freycinet is our accommodation for the evening.
FREYCINET PENINSULA to TESSELLATED PAVEMENT
Tuesday 24 October
The sunrise at Wineglass Bay is our destination this morning. After breakfast we wind our way down the east coast to Eagle Hawk Neck. Along the way stop for lunch at magnificent Bangor Wine And Oyster Shed before finishing a great day at Tasman Arch and a sunset location shoot at Tessellated Pavement.
Tonight’s accommodation is Lufra Hotel, Eagle Hawk Neck.
TESSELLATED PAVEMENT to HOBART
Wednesday 25 October
The sun rising over Tessellated Pavement is one of Tasmania’s great landscape opportunities, and we’ll be there to capture it. After we recover from that experiemce, we’ll spend a few hours wandering and photographing historic Port Arthur and the Botanic Gardens and Tasmanian Devils experience at Unzoo Tasmania before heading to Hobart. Day Four ends with sunset over Hobart from Mt Wellington and the Hobart city lights!
Grand Chancellor Hobart is our hotel for the evening.
HOBART to CRADLE MOUNTAIN
Thursday 26 October
Today promises something completely different. We head out early to spend of morning shooting the magnificent Russell Falls and Horseshoe Falls at Mt Field NP. On the way to Cradle Mountain we’ll break the trip with a photo and tastings tour of the Nant Whiskey Distillery at Bothwell. And what better way to finish a day in Tassie than sunset at Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain.
Night one of two night’s at Discovery Cradle Mountain.
Friday 27 October
Our second day at Cradle Mountain sees us capturing the sunrise over Cradle Mountain and it’s iconic boatshed. After breakfast we’ll grab our packed lunches and head out into the wilderness to shoot Crater Lake, Crater Lake Boat Shed, Pencil Pine Falls, Knyvet Falls, Waldheim Hut and many, many more beautiful Tasmanian panoramas.
Night two of two night’s at Discovery Cradle Mountain.
CRADLE MOUNTAIN to LAUNCESTON
Sunday 29 October
For one last time, we chase the sunrise at Cradle Mountain.
Whether you want to improve on what you’ve got, or just create another iconic tour photograph, it’s an opportunity not to be missed. After breakfast, we drive back to Launceston via Sheffield to photography it’s famous colourful street art and murals. The tour ends at Launceston and we bid farewell to Tasmania.
6 Nights Accommodation
6 Dinners and breakfasts
Tour Transportation in Luxury 4WDs
All National Park entrances fees
All Tickets & Entrance Fees
On location tuition and instruction from Andrew Thurtell
Airfares to/from Launceston
Launceston accommodation prior to departure
Lunches and snacks
Tips and gratuities
Single Room Supplement
Tour price is based on per person twin share. The Single Room supplement is $700 per person, subject to availability.
This tour doesn’t include any extreme hiking or bushwalking, but does require a fair amount of walking. The walk to Wineglass Bay lookout is a steep 30 minutes maximum. The nature of the tour does mean time spent on natural surfaces – sand, rocks, timber boardwalks etc – so the correct footwear and safety precautions are required.
Your deposit is a firm commitment, and will be subject to a cancellation fee, which is why we recommend travel insurance. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions section to read the full details of our policies.