Wonder of Waterfalls Photography Tour


Reserve your dates now on this exciting Photography tour exploring the Wonder of Waterfalls across the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage area

  • Price: $399 per person.
  • Next Tour: Weds 31st May – Thurs 1st June 2023
  • Group size: 5 Persons maximum
  • Timing: 2 Day Tour. Commencing 7:30AM on Day 1 and concluding 6:30PM on your last day.

See Below for More Details…..



Come and join Jay for an exciting photography workshop exploring the Wonder of Waterfalls in the Blue Mountains, where you will be guided to the base of some of the best falls in the area and coached on capturing flowing water using long exposure techniques, filters, and composition. To wrap up each day, we will have a post processing session over a takeout dinner back at our Katoomba studio.

This fantastic tour not only gets you in front of some of the Blue Mountains best known falls, you will also be guided through the mesmerising scenery of ferns and eucalyptus trees, down some incredible bush tracks and deep into the gully’s to locate the serene flowing waters as they tumble into the valleys below, and if booking for multiple days, we will also capture sunrise and sunset at a any number of the Blue Mountains superlative lookouts with views over the epic valleys and sandstone escarpments this World Heritage area is famous for.

What we will do

  • Photograph spectacular Waterfalls in the Greater Blue Mountains region
  • Discover and explore the deep fern lined gully’s along some spellbinding bush tracks
  • Learn the Long Exposure and Composition techniques to capture silky water flows
  • Learn how to process your waterfall images

What's included

  • All Transport in our Air conditioned tour vehicle
  • Small group of 5 people maximum
  • On location photography coaching & tuition
  • Image critique and post processing tuition
Photographing The Wonder of Waterfalls

If you’re coming to The Blue Mountains with a camera, this is the tour for you. We will focus our time hiking into moss and fern lined gullies containing sublime flowing waters and waterfalls.  Many of the falls in the Blue Mountains are fed from Hanging Swamp systems that ensure they never run dry, so there is always something to photograph. We plan to visit each set of falls at the optimum time of the day avoiding the bright sunlight, ensuring our scene offers the perfect long exposure opportunities.

On location photography coaching & tuition

While on location, you will be tutored on the techniques and compositions to help you capture waterfalls, including how to seek out the right light, using polarising filters, perfecting your compositions, long exposure settings, and the different techniques for shooting colour or black and white. And there will be plenty of time to critique some of your images and get some guidance or tutoring on your post processing.

Recommended Camera Equipment

  • DSLR or Mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses and manual controls
  • Wide angle lenses (anything from 10mm-35mm)
  • Medium Prime or Telephoto Lenses (anything from 35mm-150mm)
  • Sturdy Tripod, Head & appropriate plates/mountings for your camera
  • Shutter remote (cable or wireless)
  • Spare batteries and a charger
  • Empty memory cards
  • A small towel to cover your camera
  • 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, fungi and mosses

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
  • Although not essential, bring rock fishing boots, cleats or non-slip gumboots if you own them


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

Tour Details

  • Group Size: 5 persons maximum
  • Fitness Requirements – Some bushwalks on this tour are considered Grade 4 – Hard – Steep Stairs Down and Up – Muddy, slippery bush tracks. You should be of good fitness and mobility to attend this tour. We will be traversing a number of Blue Mountains National Park bushwalks involving clambering up and down steep staircases and over varied rocky and muddy terrain. Each day will likely exceed 15000 steps on your step counters so be prepared for an adventurous few days of bushwalks 🙂

Example Itinerary

These itineraries are an example only. The final itinerary for your tour will depend on conditions on the day and the season, but will always include a sunrise, sunset and 2 bushwalk/waterfall sessions each day. Where changes are required, these and alternative arrangements will be communicated to you when known.

Day 1

  • 7:30AM – Pickup from Katoomba Railway Station or your Accommodation
  • 8AM – Waterfall shoot 1 (Valley of the Waters)
  • 12:30PM – Lunch
  • 2PM – Waterfall shoot 2 (Leura Cascades)
  • 5PM – Sunset shoot
  • 8PM – Dinner & optional Post Processing

Day 2

  • 7AM – Breakfast
  • 8AM – Waterfall shoot 3 (South Hazelbrook)
  • 1PM – Lunch
  • 2PM – Waterfall Shoot 4 (South Lawson)
  • 5PM – Sunset Shoot
*Accommodation in The Blue Mountains

Accommodation is not included in your tour cost. Why not #goblue #stayanightortwo Due to the early start each day, we recommend you arrive the night before the tour commences and book into one of Katoomba or Leura’s many guest houses or hotels for the duration. If you are looking for any recommendations, please contact me and I can discuss the options with you directly.


Meals are not included in your tour cost. Each day we will stop for breakfast, lunch and dinner at a number of outlets, cafes or restaurants around Katoomba, Leura and Blackheath. You are also welcome to bring your own food, or buy locally when you arrive. Katoomba has an array of grocery options including an Organic Co-Op, Woolworths, Coles and Aldi supermarkets. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please be sure to let us know before you arrive so we can ensure café choices will be able to cater for you.


Jay is licensed to operate Photography tours and Bushwalk Activities in NSW National Parks under an Eco Pass License # LIC20/116.

Apart from Landscape photography coaching & tuition from your highly experienced photography guide and tutor, your fee covers my business costs for hosting such tours in NSW National Parks, Council Reserves and Crown Lands which includes:

  • Your National Park Entry Fees ($4.64 per person per day).
  • NSW National Parks EcoPass License Fees
  • Public Liability Insurance to cover Bushwalking and Wilderness Activities (a Requirement of my EcoPass License)
  • An Experienced and Accredited Guide and Photography Educator with Remote Area First Aid Accreditation.
  • Tour Vehicle Expenses, Fuel and Insurance
  • Other Ancillary costs.
Acknowledgment of Country

We wish to acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the country we visit during our tours, the Gundungurra, Dharug, Wiradjuri, Darkinjung and Thawawal people and pay our respects to elders past, future and ongoing.


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