Join Richard Young and Dave Buckton on a 7-day tour showcasing some of New Zealand’s rarest wildlife and most distinctive coastal landscapes.
New Zealand’s underrated East Coast is full of surprises that include fossilised forests, curious boulders, outstanding coastal scenery and a huge diversity of rare wildlife: penguins, sea lions, fur seals and albatross.
This week long East Coast Tour itinerary takes in the best photographic opportunities the area has to offer. Timing is planned to make the most of New Zealand’s most settled season and catch the last of the autumn colours.
Starting in the southernmost city of Invercargill, the tour the travels through the Catlins Coastal Rainforest Park, with opportunities to photograph the area’s waterfalls, rainforest, penguins and sea lions. North of the Catlins, we explore the Otago Peninsula, known as New Zealand’s wildlife capital.
We photograph southern Royal Albatross and stay at Larnach Castle. Beyond, tour highlights include the Moeraki Boulders and then continuing on to Mt Cook National Park to photograph some of the amazing alpine scenery around New Zealand’s highest peak.
- Tuition by Richard Young & Dave Buckton
- Boat trip on the Otago Peninsula
- Entry to Orokonui Ecosanctuary
- 6 nights hotel accommodation (twin share, single upgrade available)
- 6 breakfasts
- 1 dinner at Larnach Castle
- Stay and entry to Larnach Castle
- Transport during the tour
- Printed notes
- DOC concession fees
- Donation to Penguin Rescue