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16-Day Photography Expedition Around New Zealand

ISO Photography Expeditions LLC

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If you are a photographer enthusiast and want to see as much of New Zealand as possible, then this expedition is for you. This 16-Day photography tour will allow you to travel from Auckland down to places such as Taupo, Franz Josef, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Mount Cook, and more while taking beautiful pictures following the theme of that day.

What You'll Get

Take your photography interest to a unique level by camera. Join this stunning 16-day photography tour of New Zealand. Each day there will be a variety of themes for your pictures, for example nature, city, or architecture. Be sure to capture the themes in your beautiful photos of New Zealand.

Day 1: Auckland (D)

After the overnight flight to Auckland the morning will be free for you to recover. We will have a welcome dinner and orientation to the expedition.

Day 2: Auckland (B)

Boat trip to Devonport. Sunset at Muriwai Beach to see a large colony of Gannet birds. At night we will photograph the city lights and the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Day 3: Taupo (B)

Taupo and surrounding regions.

Day 4: Wellington (B)

Taupo then Wellington in the afternoon.

Day 5: Abel Tasman (B)

South Island on a cruise bound for the famous Marlborogh and Blenhein wineries. Our afternoon will be in Abel Tasman Bay and Nelson.

Day 6: Franz Josef (B)

Lake Matheson, Franz Josef and Fox glaciers with a stop in the Punakaiki region.

Day 7: Franz Josef (B)

Free day to sleep in and explore personal interests.

Day 8: Queenstown (B)

Lake Wanaka and Queenstown. Stops along the way by Cardrona and Crown Range Valley, as well as the Kawarau Bungee Jump, also Arrowtown.

Day 9: Queenstown (B)

Glenorchy and the Greenstone region in Mount Aspiring National Park. Queenstown, Lake Hays, Wakatipu and The Remarkables.

Day 10: Milford Sound (B)

There will be many photo stops along the way on the most beautiful highway in the country. In the afternoon we will embark on a cruise that lends itself to stunning images at Mitre Peak.

Day 11: Nugget Point (B)

Nugget Point lighthouse. 

Day 12: Moeraki Boulders (B)

Moeraki, Alexandra, and Wanaka. 

Day 13: Aoraki Mount Cook (B)

Lindis Pass desert and Lake Pukaki. Mount Cook, Hooker Valley, Aoraki Mount Cook and the famous Good Shepherd church at Lake Tekapo.

Day 14: Aoraki Mount Cook (B)

Free day to sleep in and explore personal interests. Our suggestion is to explore the short walks in the Hooker and Aoraki valleys and Mount Cook. Overnight: Mount Cook

Day 15: Christchurch (B, D)

Early travel to Christchurch. Visit to the central botanical gardens in the afternoon and sightseeing, follow by our farewell dinner. Photo theme: landscape, nature and architecture. Overnight: Christchurch

Day 16: Christchurch (B)

After breakfast, shuttle to the airport and return flight home.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Accommodation is twin-shared in 4-5 star hotels
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • Professional photographer guide
  • Twin-share accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Departure Point
Centrally located Auckland hotels

Departure Time
Departure time is flexible, depending on your itinerary

16 days

Return Details
Centrally located Christchurch hotels

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the ISO Photography Expeditions LLC in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.