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 (+$100 per day for additional days)
  • Group size: 1-4 Persons
  • Timing: Bookable from 1 to 5 days (2 or 3 days are recommened).  Arrive the previous night ready to commence at sunrise the next day. Tour concludes after sunset on your last day.

Select your Start and End dates below to check availability and book your place.

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 to majestic lookouts with sublime sunrise and sunset views. Gets you up close and personal to some of the most stunning waterfalls. Visits a slot canyon to shoot remarkable sunbeams. Exhibits the industrial heritage of the area. And exposes you to some of the darkest skies for some Astro images even so close to Sydney.

Each location has been selected for its photographic potential, leaving you with some epic and memorable images from your trip as well as a deep appreciation for the diverse natural environment of this World Heritage listed area.

You are driven from our Katoomba residence to each location in our 4WD tour vehicle. With your experienced local guide leading you to each location, and expert photography tuition on location to help you get the best out of your camera.  We cover important safety considerations of outdoor and wilderness photography, discuss the best equipment and which settings to choose for various times of day, tutor you on filters and long exposure techniques, and guide you through how composition can dramatically improve your images.  At the end of the tour, we will have an image critique to go through your shots and give you some post processing guidance.

Your accommodation is included with the tour, where you will stay with us at our Katoomba residence.  Importantly, this will be like an AirBnB stayover where we open our home to you to enjoy during the tour.

There is no better way to experience the splendour of the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains, and this tour has something for everyone.  Even none photographers will see parts of this magical area in a different light.

  • 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
  • All Transport in our Air conditioned 4WD
  • AirBnB Style Accommodation included for Multi day bookings
  • Small group of 1-4 people
  • On location photography coaching & tuition
  • Image critique and post processing tuition

Additional Information

Exclusions

  • Meals & Snacks
  • 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

Recommended Camera Equipment

  • DSLR or Mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses and manual controls
  • Wide angle lenses (anything from 10mm-35mm)
  • Sturdy Tripod, Head & appropriate plates/mountings for your camera
  • Shutter remote (cable or wireless)
  • Spare batteries and a charger
  • Empty memory cards

Optional Camera Equipment

  • Laptop pre-loaded with post processing software (we recommend Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop)
  • Filters appropriate for landscape photography (we recommend NiSi filters)
  • Telephoto and Zoom lenses for Wildlife and different compositions
  • Macro lenses for flora and fauna

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 in our welcome pack)
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Sturdy Waterproof Hiking Boots
  • Sunglasses
  • 1L Water Bottle

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.

Arrive the night prior to commencing

  • 7PM – 9PM – Collection from Katoomba Railway Station
  • Tour Introduction
  • Safety Briefing
  • Equipment Check

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 3

  • 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 4

  • 5AM – Depart for Sunrise
  • 5:30AM – Arrive at a Sunrise location
  • 6:30AM – Sunrise shoot @ Bltzer 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

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