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Wildlife and Nature Photography

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Product Code : AGORA874

Embark on an extraordinary journey through New Zealand's Wildlife and Nature Photography tour, where you'll have the opportunity to explore and capture the beauty of Otago Peninsula, Catlins, Kaikoura, Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier, Hokitika, Punakaiki, Abel Tasman National Park, Marlborough Sounds, Wellington, Tongariro National Park, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, and Auckland. Immerse yourself in the diverse wildlife and awe-inspiring natural landscapes of these remarkable places, allowing your camera lens to capture breathtaking moments at every turn.

Day 1: Arrival in Christchurch

Upon arrival at Christchurch Airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Take some time to relax and settle in before embarking on your exciting wildlife and nature photography adventure.


Day 2: Christchurch - Kaikoura (180km / 2.5 hours approx.)

After breakfast, depart Christchurch and head towards Kaikoura, a coastal town renowned for its abundant marine life. Along the way, stop at the Waipara Valley, known for its vineyards and stunning landscapes, where you can capture some beautiful nature shots. In Kaikoura, go on a whale-watching tour to photograph these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Overnight in Kaikoura.


Day 3: Kaikoura - Dunedin (345km / 4.5 hours approx.)

Leave Kaikoura behind and journey to Dunedin, a city known for its wildlife and natural beauty. Spend the day exploring the Otago Peninsula, where you can photograph a variety of bird species, including albatross, penguins, and seabirds. Visit the Royal Albatross Centre for a chance to capture stunning shots of these majestic birds in flight. Overnight in Dunedin.


Day 4: Dunedin - Te Anau (290km / 3.5 hours approx.)

Today, travel from Dunedin to Te Anau, a scenic town located on the edge of Fiordland National Park. Along the way, make stops at scenic locations such as the Moeraki Boulders, where you can capture unique geological formations on camera. In Te Anau, enjoy a leisurely walk along the lakefront and photograph the stunning reflections of the mountains in the water. Overnight in Te Anau.


Day 5: Milford Sound Day Trip (240km / 3 hours approx. one way)

Embark on a full-day excursion to Milford Sound, one of New Zealand's most iconic natural wonders. Capture the breathtaking landscapes as you cruise through the fjords, photographing majestic waterfalls, towering peaks, and the abundant wildlife that calls this place home. Return to Te Anau for an overnight stay.


Day 6: Te Anau - Queenstown (170km / 2.5 hours approx.)

Travel from Te Anau to Queenstown, a picturesque town surrounded by mountains and located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. In Queenstown, you can explore the scenic spots such as the Queenstown Gardens, the Remarkables Mountain Range, and Lake Wakatipu. Capture the stunning landscapes and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of this adventure capital. Overnight in Queenstown.


Day 7: Queenstown - Wanaka (70km / 1 hour approx.)

Make your way from Queenstown to Wanaka, a town known for its stunning lakes and mountain vistas. Visit the famous Wanaka Tree and capture its beauty against the backdrop of Lake Wanaka. Take a walk along the lakefront or venture into the surrounding hills for panoramic shots of the Southern Alps. Overnight in Wanaka.


Day 8: Wanaka - Fox Glacier (260km / 3.5 hours approx.)

Depart Wanaka and travel to Fox Glacier, a magnificent natural wonder on the West Coast. Along the way, stop at Lake Matheson, known for its mirror-like reflections of the surrounding mountains. Capture stunning shots of the reflections and the serene beauty of the lake. Continue to Fox Glacier and explore the area to capture the icy landscape. Overnight in Fox Glacier.


Day 9: Wanaka to Franz Josef (285km / 4 hours approx.)

Travel from Wanaka to Franz Josef, a charming glacier town nestled within the magnificent Westland Tai Poutini National Park. As you make your way, soak in the awe-inspiring scenery that surrounds you. Marvel at the towering Southern Alps, capture the beauty of mirror-like lakes, and pause for breathtaking photo opportunities along the route. Arrive in Franz Josef and spend the rest of the day at your leisure, immersing yourself in the captivating natural surroundings.


Day 10: Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier (30km / 45 minutes approx.)

Embark on an unforgettable guided tour of the Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier, two of New Zealand's most remarkable natural wonders. Accompanied by experienced guides, venture onto the glaciers and witness their magnificent ice formations up close. As you explore these icy landscapes, be prepared to capture awe-inspiring photographs of the dynamic and ever-changing environments. Your knowledgeable guides will provide insights into the glacial features and ensure you have ample opportunities for wildlife and nature photography.


Day 11: Franz Josef to Christchurch (370km / 5 hours approx.)

Say farewell to Franz Josef as you embark on a scenic drive back to Christchurch, the Garden City of New Zealand. Journey through the stunning West Coast, where you'll be treated to breathtaking vistas of snow-capped mountains, pristine rivers, and lush forests. As you traverse the captivating Arthur's Pass, make sure to stop at various lookout points to capture the beauty of the ever-changing landscapes. Take advantage of the photo opportunities that present themselves along the way, preserving the memories of this remarkable journey. Arrive in Christchurch and check into your hotel, where you can reflect on the incredible sights you've witnessed.


Day 12: Departure from Christchurch

After a delightful breakfast, it's time to bid farewell to the enchanting landscapes of New Zealand. Our representative will transfer you to Christchurch Airport for your departure flight. Take this opportunity to reflect on the unforgettable wildlife and nature photography experiences you've had during your journey, cherishing the remarkable moments captured through your lens.

- Accommodation throughout the tour in comfortable hotels or lodges

- Daily breakfast at the hotel

- Airport transfers upon arrival and departure

- Transportation in a comfortable vehicle during the tour

- Professional and knowledgeable tour guide

- Sightseeing and entrance fees to included attractions

- Guided tours and activities as per the itinerary

- Wildlife and nature photography opportunities

- All taxes and service charges

- International airfare to and from New Zealand

- Visa fees (if applicable)

- Travel insurance

- Meals and drinks (other than breakfast)

- Optional activities and excursions not mentioned in the itinerary

- Personal expenses and gratuities

- Any additional expenses incurred due to unforeseen circumstances or force majeure