Magical Mountains Photography Tour

From: $250.00

Reserve your dates now on this immersive Photography tour and experience introducing you to the captivating beauty of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area

  • Price: $250 per day per person per day (+$150 per day for additional days)
  • Group size: 1-4 Persons
  • Timing: Bookable from 1 to 4 days (2 or 3 days are recommended).  Arrive the previous night ready to commence at sunrise the next day. Tour concludes after sunset on your last day.

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Category: SKU: JDP-MM-STD-VARIABLE

Description

Join Jay on this immersive photography tour introducing you to the captivating beauty of Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area.

Ideal for all experience levels, this tour takes you on a journey across many majestic lookouts with sublime sunrise and sunset views, hiking into moss and fern lined gullies for epic waterfalls, and a taste of everything that makes the Blue Mountains a stunning landscape photography subject.

You will leave with epic and memorable images and a deep appreciation for the diverse natural environment of this World Heritage listed area.

What we will do

  • Photograph the renonwned Blue Mountains Valleys from any number of accessible lookouts
  • Get up close and personal to some of the Blue Mountains best known waterfalls
  • Drop into an accessible canyon to capture some remarkable sunbeams
  • Explore the galaxy and stars with some spellbinding clear night skies

What's included

  • All Transport in our Air conditioned 4WD
  • Small group of 1-4 people
  • On location photography coaching & tuition
  • Image critique and post processing tuition
Photographing The Blue Mountains

If you’re coming to The Blue Mountains with a camera, this is the tour for you. We focus our time photographing the magic of this exceptional natural environment. Offering photographers the opportunity to capture the broad vistas across the Jamison and Grose valleys at sunrise and sunset and explore the moss and fern lined gullies containing hidden waterfalls. We will look out for native wildlife such as the Glossy Black Cockatoo, Mountain Wallaby or Superb Lyrebird, and discover the industrial heritage of the Blue Mountains spanning back to the 19th century.

On location photography coaching & tuition

While on location, you will be tutored on the techniques and compositions to help you capture the superlative landmarks, natural landscape, flora and sometimes fauna. And there will be plenty of time to critique some of your images and get some guidance or tutoring on your post processing. We will tutor you on all aspects of outdoor and landscape photography including sunrise/sunset, long exposure, macro and wildlife, and you will learn how to capture the incredible trees and ferns even in low light found under the canopy of the eucalypt forests.

Recommended Camera Equipment

  • DSLR or Mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses and manual controls
  • Wide angle lenses (anything from 10mm-105mm on a Full Frame)
  • Telephoto and Zoom lenses for Wildlife and different compositions
  • Sturdy Tripod, Head & appropriate plates/mountings for your camera
  • Shutter remote (cable or wireless)
  • Spare batteries and a charger
  • Empty memory cards
  • Laptop pre-loaded with post processing software (we recommend Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop)
  • Filters appropriate for landscape photography (we recommend NiSi filters)
  • Macro lenses for flora and fauna
  • Telephoto and Zoom lenses for Wildlife and different compositions

Clothing and Accessories

  • ESSENTIAL – A working Headlamp with spare batteries or charger
  • Warm layered clothing suitable for bushwalking in the current season (we will send you more details on appropriate clothing in our welcome pack)
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Sturdy Waterproof Hiking Boots
  • Sunglasses
  • 1L Water Bottle

Exclusions

  • Meals & Snacks
  • Accommodation* – See below for more details.
  • Drinks and alcoholic beverages

Tour Details

  • Group Size: 1-4 persons
  • Fitness Requirements: a good level of fitness is required to access a number of locations
  • Cancellation & Conditions: This tour is subject to our standard Cancellation Policy and Terms and Conditions

Example Itinerary

This winter itinerary is intended as an example based on a 3 day booking and may change subject to time of year, weather conditions, availability of optional activities, and access conditions. Where changes are required, these and alternative arrangements will be communicated to you when known.

Day 1

  • 5AM – Collect from Accommodation & Depart for Sunrise
  • 5:30AM – Arrive at a Sunrise location
  • 6:30AM – Sunrise shoot @ The Three Sisters or Govetts Leap
  • 8AM – Breakfast
  • 9AM – Valley of the Waters Waterfall shoot
  • 12:30PM – Lunch
  • 2PM – Leura Cascades Waterfall Shoot
  • 5PM – Sunset shoot @ Boars Head
  • 7PM – Astro Shoot (dependent on Astro condition)
  • 9PM – Dinner

Day 2

  • 5AM – Depart for Sunrise
  • 5:30AM – Arrive at a Sunrise location
  • 6:30AM – Sunrise shoot @ Pulpit Rock or Narrow Neck Plateau
  • 8AM – Breakfast
  • 9AM – Scenic World Tour
  • 1PM – Lunch
  • 2PM – Terrace Falls Reserve Waterfall Shoot
  • 5PM – Sunset Shoot @ Therabault Lookout
  • 7PM – Astro Shoot (dependant on Astro conditions)
  • 9PM – Dinner

Day 3

  • 5AM – Depart for Sunrise
  • 5:30AM – Arrive at a Sunrise location
  • 6:30AM – Sunrise shoot @ Baltzer Lookout/Hanging Rock
  • 8AM – Breakfast
  • 9AM – Newnes Plateau, Glow worm tunnel, Dry Canyon
  • 1PM – Lunch with Post Processing & Image Critique
  • 5PM – Sunset Shoot @ Katoomba
  • After Sunset – Dropoff at Katoomba Railway Station
*Accommodation in The Blue Mountains

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are no longer offering Accommodation inclusive with our tours due to the requirements for hygiene and social distancing.

We recommend you book accommodation in close proximity to Katoomba, Leura, Wentworth Falls or Blackheath.

However, where you are unable to find accommodation with one of the many hotels, guesthouses, B&B’s or short-term accommodation available across the Blue Mountains, we have 2 rooms available in our Katoomba home, fully furnished ready for guests. Rooms have a Double sized bed or 2 King Singles and both rooms share the same bathroom.  Costs are $70 per person per night and include all linen and towels, and can be paid for on arrival.

^COVID-19 Precautions and Requirements

We ask anyone who books on our tours to ensure they meet the basic COVID-19 Public Health advice and orders before attending.

Please inform us before arriving if you meet any of the following criteria:

  • If you are feeling unwell or exhibiting any symptoms of cold, flu, sore throat, dry cough.
  • If you have been in contact with any known cases of COVID-19.
  • If you have recently arrived into Australia from overseas and have not yet completed 14 days mandatory quarantine.

While you are travelling with us, we will be sharing a tour vehicle together, however our vehicle will be regularly cleaned and sanitised during your tour. Surgical masks and hand sanitiser will be made available inside the vehicle. We will also follow any current Public Health Orders in place dictating social distancing measures we must take, which may mean we are unable to visit some locations due to overcrowding, or dine in some food outlets due to space restrictions.

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