Follow the Gold East to rugged Central Otago - Full Day Photography Tour

From NZD NZ$345.00
  • Duration: 9 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Queenstown, Otago
  • Product code: P8SZBY

This full-day tour takes us to the wild and rugged hills and mountains east of Queenstown. First settled a mere 160 years ago, these alien landscapes became home to thousands of fortune seekers from around the world. Shanty towns sprung up overnight, collections of shops, pubs and brothels catering to the needs of the men. These towns were outposts in a harsh wilderness. Some, like Cromwell and Alexandra, grew to become the civic centres of today, others shrank or disappeared altogether. We explore the back roads, cross the tor studded hills and mountains, visit the ghost towns and capture the history of this stunning and fascinating region

Local Knowledge
Remarkable Imagery Photography Tours take you to iconic locations and special places only a local could know. Martin Kohn, the company founder has been an artist and graphic designer for many years. After arriving in Queenstown he developed a passion and expertise in landscape photography, which he now shares through Remarkable Imagery Photography Tours. His designer's eye and thirst for exploration mean he knows where and how to capture classic images of our mountains, lakes rivers and forests as well as less well known, off the beaten track locations only a local would know.

Choose from a range of destinations and themes
Our tours are flexible. You can choose from a range of destinations and itineraries or let us know what you want to see. Shoot landscapes, people, history, even your own creative theme. After pickup, we discuss your aims for the day, perhaps your own bucket list of locations, a theme, or really capturing the mood of a few special places. We look at what the weather and light are doing on the day and make a decision about where we go and what we're going to shoot.

Some themes you could explore:

  • Old buildings, gold mining history and heritage
  • Vistas from the heights
  • Nature in detail
Whichever direction we take, your guide will take you to his favourite, choice spots for capturing the stories and epic landscapes. You will be mentored with advice on finding great shots, creative composition and exposure to help you creatively capture what you see. Coffee, tea, bottled water and cookies are onboard for when you are peckish and our tour stops so you can buy lunch in a quaint local village.

One On One Tours

Sometimes, you want to do your own thing and get lots of individual help and advice. All our 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.