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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...

  • "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."
    Yue-Roe Wu - 7th February 2023
  • 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
    Wade G - March 2023
  • 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.
    Richard W - November 2022
  • Martin’s expertise in managing a rainy day photo outing, combining cloud, fog and low light to create moody photo landscapes was the highlight for me. I’m so happy to have a collection of lovely New Zealand landscape as a memento of my holiday.
    Patricia Woods - September 2022
  • Outstanding photography tour

    Martin made this experience more fun and interesting with his local knowledge and going out of his way to awesome locations for photos. I learned so much I just have to put it into practice now .. Martin is a great tutor and very patient.
    I highly recommend if you are looking at doing landscape photography or just wanting to go and take some awesome photos this is the man for you.
    Beth C - August 2022
  • Half Day Photography Tour

    I had a great afternoon of photography and sightseeing with Martin. Learned a few things and had some laughs along the way.
    Would definitely recommend this tour if you have a free afternoon in Queenstown.
    Michelle G - July 2022
  • See NZ Backcountry, and experience amazing photographic opportunities

    We booked a photo tour of areas that most people wouldn’t go, to capture unique images. We were highly delighted with not only the tour locations but the personalised and engaging explanations of the flora, fauna, local stories and histories en route. Martin, our driver and guide; was excellent tutoring, driving and advising on images. We went off-road into stunning high country which offered excellent picture opportunities, can’t wait to process. Summer was brilliant, would love to return in winter! Highly recommended and would love to repeat with Martin again if back in New Zealand.
    Simon E  - Feb 2020
  • Amazing afternoon of photography

    What a wonderful experience! We spent the afternoon traveling to photography locations only a local would know, and got dozens of fantastic pictures that you won't see in the guidebooks or typical tourist spots. Martin was a fantastic teacher and guide, providing great photography tips and historic insight to the locations we visited. It was a wonderful trip and I came away with a month's worth of wonderful images I couldn't have gotten anywhere else. If you love landscape photography you owe it to yourself to book this adventure.
    J Jarmanning  - Feb 2020
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All of our Private Tours include...

Exclusive locations and local knowledge
Itineraries to suit your style. Landscapes, rural life, history or even a creative theme
Custom itinerary based on your preferences, weather and light conditions
Refreshments – tea/coffee and cookies
Lunch stop in a local village on full day tours
Itineraries to suit your style. Landscapes, rural life, history or even a creative theme.
Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation in Queenstown. (Tell us where you are staying, allow 5-10 minutes for pick up).
Creative and compositional advice from our expert guides will help you with get the most out of your camera
Nikon DSLRs are available for rental
We're prepared! We have extra SD cards available to buy if needed
All levels of photography and all types of camera catered for
Comfortable 4WD transport with heated seats

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