NEW ZEALAND AUTUMN 2018 PHOTO TRIP

Join me on another photography adventure to New Zealand in 2018 as we make our way through the beautiful north and south island. Now you get to choose whether you want to join just the south island (Tour 1) or the two island tour (Tour 2). Either way, you'll be signing up for an exciting adventure where we slowly make our way through this amazing country and spend time absorbing the natural beauty that New Zealand has to offer, while at the same time learn how to take better travel pictures. I'll be guiding you throughout the trips to provide photography tips and tricks and show you the best way to capture the unique sceneries.

WHY JOIN MY TRIP?

  • Small travel group for great experience and company
  • Custom itinerary and self-drive ensures we have a relaxed journey with ample time to explore each place
  • Great opportunity to learn and capture great photography
  • You'll be in experienced hands as I have previously stayed in NZ for a year and have returned a few times since then

To book your seat, please email me at seanliew@gmail.com or call +6012 3331 332 for registration instructions.

TOUR 1: APRIL 5 - 16, 2018 (South Island Only)

No. of days: 12
Trip Fee: RM6588 (excluding KL-NZ flight ticket)
Group size: 7pax

Fees include: 2 Domestic flights in New Zealand, car rental, all accommodations and travel insurance.

This trip will also include:

  • My guidance on all things photography related to this trip, to ensure you get great imageries while learning about photography on this trip. Photo review sessions and critique when timing and situation are suitable.
  • We will be doing long exposures at night in several locations to capture star trails under the crystal clear night skies of New Zealand. There will also be light painting sessions on this trip.

Fees does not include:
Kuala Lumpur - New Zealand air ticket 
All meals and personal activities not included in the itinerary such as paragliding, bungee jumping, glacier trekking etc and other personal expenses.

ITINERARY IN BRIEF

DAY 1: 5 APRIL THURSDAY

Depart from Kuala Lumpur to Auckland. You have two options to book your own tickets, via MAS or AirAsia or we can help with your booking too (at your own expense and RM50 administration fee)

DAY 2: 6 APRIL FRIDAY

Arrival at Auckland in the evening, we'll check into our hotel, grab dinner and have a good rest to get ready for big adventure tomorrow.
O/N AUCKLAND

DAY 3:7 APRIL SATURDAY

We'll start early today by making our way to Dunedin via domestic flight. Upon arriving in Dunedin, we'll make our way up driving through the beautiful autumn landscapes of Cromwell, a perfect place for wine and fruit lovers. Our destination for today is Arrowtown, a charming little town full of history, nestled in the surrounding peaks with sparkling Arrow River.
O/N ARROWTOWN

DAY 4:8 APRIL SUNDAY

We'll spend our day slowly exploring Arrowtown, taking our time to know the Chinese mining history of this area, while capturing this rustic town in its full glorious autumn colours.
O/N ARROWTOWN

Arrowtown-NewZealand.jpg

Arrowtown

DAY 5: 9 APRIL MONDAY

Today we head to Queenstown, the place where action adventures never stop, and grand views are in abundance. This energetic town has lots to offer for the brave-hearted, the shopping-minded, the nature lover, and the foodies!
O/N QUEENSTOWN

DAY 6: 10 APRIL TUESDAY

Today we'll drive through a scenic route to visit Glenorchy, a small town that Lonely Planet labels as 'achingly beautiful', perfect for some photo opportunities and a short great walk too.
O/N QUEENSTOWN

Glenorchy

Glenorchy

DAY 7: 11 APRIL WEDNESDAY

Wanaka is a balancing act between offering adventures and a place to relax the mind and body. We'll be overnighting here and capture the beauty of the Wanaka Lake, and never missing the famous lonely tree of Wanaka.
O/N WANAKA

Wanaka Tree

Wanaka

DAY 8: 12 APRIL THURSDAY

We'll continue our journey to Mount Cook, driving through some really awe-inspiring landscapes. This is the place where we can take a short hike to enjoy a panoramic vista of the highest mountain in New Zealand.
O/N MT. COOK

DAY 9: 13 APRIL FRIDAY

Time permitting we'll do another short trek to the Hooker Valley, and also visit the surrounding area on our car for some great photography, and then make our way down to Lake Tekapo, the milky-turquoise lake that gets its colours from fine glacier-ground rock-flour. This is where we'll be shooting the very popular Church of the Good Sheperd, and in clear night skies, a beautiful Milky Way to compliment our photos.
O/N LAKE TEKAPO

Mount Cook

Mt. Cook

DAY 10: 14 APRIL SATURDAY

We'll head back to Christchurch today, driving through some small rustic towns, and reach Christchurch in the afternoon, with enough time for us to check out some of the local attractions and shopping too.
O/N CHRISTCHURCH

DAY 11: 15 APRIL SUNDAY

We'll take our flight to Auckland today, and then connect our next flight back to Kuala Lumpur..

DAY 12: 16 APRIL MONDAY

Arrival in Kuala Lumpur and end of our epic journey.

 

 

TOUR 2: APRIL 14 - 29, 2018 (North & South Island)

No. of days: 16
Trip Fee: (RM7988 excluding KL-NZ flight ticket)
Group size: 7pax

Fees include: Domestic flight in New Zealand, car rental, all accommodations, travel insurance and entrance fee to Hobbiton, Wai-o-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and penguin watching.

This trip will also include:

  • My guidance on all things photography related to this trip, to ensure you get great imageries while learning about photography on this trip. Photo review sessions and critique when timing and situation are suitable.
  • We will be doing long exposures at night in several locations to capture star trails under the crystal clear night skies of New Zealand. There will also be light painting sessions on this trip.

Fees does not include:
Kuala Lumpur - New Zealand air ticket 
All meals and personal activities not included in the itinerary such as paragliding, bungee jumping, glacier trekking etc and other personal expenses.

    ITINERARY IN BRIEF

    DAY 1: 14 APRIL SATURDAY

    Depart from Kuala Lumpur to Auckland. You have two options to book your own tickets, via MAS or AirAsia or we can help with your booking too (at your own expense and RM50 administration fee)

    DAY 2: 15 APRIL SUNDAY

    Arrival at Auckland in the evening, we'll check into our hotel, grab dinner and have a good rest to get ready for big adventure tomorrow.
    O/N AUCKLAND

    DAY 3: 16 APRIL MONDAY

    Matamata Hobbiton

    Hobbiton

    Matamata

    Today we start our journey by driving to Matamata to visit the Hobbiton Movie Set and have lunch there too. After that we'll make our way to Roturua.
    O/N ROTURUA

    DAY 4: 17 APRIL TUESDAY

    After breakfast we'll visit the famous Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland to experience New Zealand's most colourful geothermal attraction. We'll then drive back to Auckland to make our way to South Island the next day.
    O/N AUCKLAND

    DAY 5: 18 APRIL WEDNESDAY

    We'll be taking our flight to Dunedin today. Dunedin with its surrounding beaches and inlets are spectacular to behold, a gateway to the diverse wildlife in the Otago Peninsula and its coastal beauty.
    O/N DUNEDIN

    DAY 6: 19 APRIL THURSDAY

    Today we'll get the opportunity to get close to one of the famous locals in Dunedin: the yellow-eyed penguins!
    O/N DUNEDIN

    DAY 7: 20 APRIL FRIDAY

    We'll make our way up driving through the beautiful autumn landscapes of Cromwell, a perfect place for wine and fruit lovers. Our destination for today is Arrowtown, a charming little town full of history, nestled in the surrounding peaks with sparkling Arrow River.
    O/N ARROWTOWN

    DAY 8: 21 APRIL SATURDAY

    We'll spend our day slowly exploring Arrowtown, taking our time to know the Chinese mining history of this area, while capturing this rustic town in its full glorious autumn colours.
    O/N ARROWTOWN

    DAY 9: 22 APRIL SUNDAY

    Today we head to Queenstown, the place where action adventures never stop, and grand views are in abundance. This energetic town has lots to offer for the brave-hearted, the shopping-minded, the nature lover, and the foodies!
    O/N QUEENSTOWN

    Queenstown Park

    Queenstown

    Queenstown Gardens

    DAY 10: 23 APRIL MONDAY

    Today we'll drive through a scenic route to visit Glenorchy, a small town that Lonely Planet labels as 'achingly beautiful', perfect for some photo opportunities and a short great walk too.
    O/N QUEENSTOWN

    DAY 11: 24 APRIL TUESDAY

    Wanaka is a balancing act between offering adventures and a place to relax the mind and body. We'll be overnighting here and capture the beauty of the Wanaka Lake, and never missing the famous lonely tree of Wanaka.
    O/N WANAKA

    DAY 12: 25 APRIL WEDNESDAY

    We'll continue our journey to Mount Cook, driving through some really awe-inspiring landscapes. This is the place where we can take a short hike to enjoy a panoramic vista of the highest mountain in New Zealand.
    O/N MT. COOK

    DAY 13: 26 APRIL THURSDAY

    Time permitting we'll do another short trek to the Hooker Valley, and also visit the surrounding area on our car for some great photography, and then make our way down to Lake Tekapo, the milky-turquoise lake that gets its colours from fine glacier-ground rock-flour. This is where we'll be shooting the very popular Church of the Good Sheperd, and in clear night skies, a beautiful Milky Way to compliment our photos.
    O/N LAKE TEKAPO

    Church of the Good Sheperd

    Lake Tekapo

    Church of the Good Sheperd

    DAY 14: 27 APRIL FRIDAY

    We'll head back to Christchurch today, driving through some small rustic towns, and reach Christchurch in the afternoon, with enough time for us to check out some of the local attractions and shopping too.
    O/N CHRISTCHURCH

    DAY 15: 28 APRIL SATURDAY

    We'll take our flight to Auckland today, and then connect our next flight back to Kuala Lumpur.

    DAY 16: 29 APRIL SUNDAY

    Arrival in Kuala Lumpur and end of our epic journey.