Half Day Private Queenstown and Environs Photography Tour - Queenstown Photography Tours :: Remarkable Imagery Photo Tours

Queenstown & Environs Photography Tour

Capture the most spectacular & majestic places on Earth

Half Day Private Queenstown and Environs Photography Tour

Capture the breathtaking beauty of Queenstown and the Southern Lakes with our Half Day Private Photography Tour. This is your chance to explore one of the most majestic places on Earth and capture its splendor for yourself. Our tour takes you to iconic locations that you've seen in brochures, as well as hidden gems that only a local would know.

Our expert guide is a passionate landscape photographer with years of local knowledge. With our half-day tour, you'll have 4-5 hours to explore some of the most interesting and beautiful destinations close to Queenstown. You can choose to shoot some of our most iconic scenes or concentrate on creatively exploring a smaller range of locations in depth. Our guide will provide you with creative advice and show you how to get the most from your camera.

Our itineraries are varied and flexible, designed around your interests, the weather, and light conditions. We'll take you to some of the most interesting, historic, and beautiful destinations, ensuring that you capture the essence of Queenstown and the Southern Lakes.

Don't miss this opportunity to create stunning photographs that will last a lifetime. Join us on a private photography tour and experience the beauty of Queenstown like never before.


Local Knowledge

Our founder, Martin Kohn, is an experienced artist and graphic designer who developed a passion for landscape photography after arriving in Queenstown.

With his keen eye for design and thirst for exploration, Martin knows exactly where and how to capture stunning images of our mountains, lakes, rivers, and forests. He also knows the lesser-known, off-the-beaten-track locations that only a local would know.

Our tours are designed to provide you with an unforgettable experience that combines adventure, education, and creativity. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced photographer, our tours cater to all skill levels. We provide expert guidance and support throughout the tour, ensuring that you capture the perfect shot every time.

Join us on a Remarkable Imagery Photography Tour and discover the beauty of Queenstown through the lens of a camera.

Choose from a range of destinations and themes

Our half-day tours offer flexibility, allowing you to choose from a variety of destinations and itineraries around Queenstown. Alternatively, you can inform us of your preferences and we will tailor the tour to your specific needs. Whether you're interested in capturing landscapes, people, history, or your own creative theme, we've got you covered.

Upon pickup, we'll discuss your goals for the day, including your bucket list of locations, preferred theme, or desired mood. We'll also take into account the weather and lighting conditions to determine the best locations to visit and what to shoot.

Join us for an unforgettable experience, where we'll help you capture the beauty and essence of Queenstown.

Some directions we can go on a full day tour:

  • WEST toward Glenorchy - waterfalls, Lake Wakatipu, Moke lake, gold mining, transport and farming history.
  • EAST toward Arrowtown, Crown Range, Gibbston Valley, Cromwell - heritage, vineyards, expansive views, rugged Kawarau Gorge, gold mining.
  • UP toward Coronet Peak and Skippers Canyon - heritage, expansive views, alpine tussock landscape, craggy, rugged, vertiginous mountain road.
  • SOUTH toward Kingston - Spectacular drive along Lake Wakatipu and base of The Remarkables Range, vistas of mountains, waterfalls.

Some themes to explore:

  • Gold mining history and heritage
  • Vineyards
  • Views from the heights

No matter which direction you choose, our expert guide will lead you to the most breathtaking and awe-inspiring locations. You will receive personalized guidance on how to capture the true essence of these spots, including tips on finding the perfect angle, creating unique compositions, and adjusting your exposure settings.

And when hunger strikes, we've got you covered with a selection of coffee, tea, and cookies on board. Plus, we'll make a stop in a charming local village where you can purchase a delicious lunch. Join us for an unforgettable journey filled with natural beauty and expert photography advice.

One On One Tours

Sometimes, you want to do your own thing and get lots of individual help and advice. All our private photography tours are available on an individual basis. Your guide will work with you to bring home a collection of inspiring and memorable images. It's like going out for a day with your own photography buddy.

Duration: 5 Hours (approx.)
Location: Queenstown, Otago
Product code: PFV0FS

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What people are saying...

Don't just take our word for it! Our reviews speak for themselves...

Li Y
Li Y
23 March 2024
Extraordinary experience! Our guide Martin is an award winning photographer. He has strong passion about landscape photography. He taught us a lot about photography. He is very familiar with the Queenstown area. He narrated very well. He was very nice and the communication was great. We will definitely book a whole day tour with him next time.
Li Y
Li Y
23 March 2024
Amazing experience! Martin is the best guide I have ever met. He is a professional landscape photographer. He shared a lot of photography tips with us. He has a strong passion about landscaping photography. He is very knowledgeable about the local history. He told us a lot about the old gold mining days. He knows a lot of secret photo shooting spots and stopped the car several times to let us take photos. His driving skill is great. We felt very safe. His communication was great. We had very nice conversations with him. We liked his narratives very much! The Skippers Canyon itself is absolutely beautiful! The scenic road is gorgeous. The experience is amazing!
Sandra W
Sandra W
6 March 2024
Awesome - highly recommendable We went to two different locations. First we went to the Remarkables and did some very good shots of the area from high up and some artsy shots of a winding street. After that we took Skippers Road and wow, what a great landscape. It was even better than the first location. Martin was great and took the time to show me how to take the best pictures. I can highly this tour. Time was over way too soon.
21 February 2024
A wonderful experience! My wife and I were absolutely thrilled with this day tour. Martin, our tour guide, did an outstanding job. He took us to places that we would not have gone on our own. One such place was Skippers Canyon. We would never have driven that ourselves. The scenery was magnificent! He also showed us photo tips on our smartphones that were very helpful; features we didn't know about. The tour was money and time well spent. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you, Martin. Kind regards, Dave and Helen Horner, Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA.
Andrew P
Andrew P
5 December 2023
A great day out photographing the area around Queenstown The day was well spent with Martin showing us a number of locations around Queenstown that were would definitely not have found on our own. He was very knowledgeable about the area and can accomodate photographers at any level. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone considering doing it.
14 August 2023
Great way to get up close and personal with Queenstown! This is a great option for someone looking to get a "local's perspective" of Queenstown and take a trip to lesser-known spots. I was (am) new to photography (I bought my first camera specifically for this trip) and Martin was a patient teacher. He was great at adapting his approach to my level of skill. During the day, not only did I learn and practice different techniques to compose photographs and learn some of the features of my camera, but I got to visit many "off the beaten path" spots to photograph! This trip left me feeling like I had really gotten to know Queenstown and the surrounding areas. Martin was very flexible, friendly and helpful. I couldn't recommend this trip more to someone looking to get to know Queenstown and capture some great pictures!
25 June 2023
Great experience Martin was extremely knowledgeable and helped me take some amazing photos. Highly recommend his tour!
Wade G
Wade G
14 March 2023
Great tour. Not just the canyon Small group tour was great. Martin was extremely flexible on the schedule as well as sites to see. Very knowledgeable and personable as well We didn’t rent a camera but Martin was very accommodating regarding taking photos at various spot on the tour. We had another couple who almost canceled but we’re very glad they did the tour. Highly recommended Read more about Half Day Skippers Canyon Photography Adventure - https://www.viator.com/tours/Queenstown/Half-Day-Skippers-Canyon-Photography-Adventure/d407-19849P15?mcid=56757
7 February 2023
Well worth day of photograph around Queenstown and Southern Lakes Had a great day with Martin taking photographs around Queenstown. We were able to visit many places ordinary tour group, or self-tour won't able to find and get to. Martin is great teacher, helped me in composition, using of light even operating my own camera. Specially enjoyed the "local" touch at the lunch spot and visiting around Kingstown.
Richard W
Richard W
4 December 2022
Wonderful private photography tour Thanks to Martin for a great day of photography. With Martin's inside knowledge of the area, we were able to get to some areas well away from crowds and photograph the beautiful varied landscapes around Queenstown. And to learn and practice getting compositions that work.

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