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Magical Lupins In New Zealand

The New Zealand Magical Lupins Photography Tour November 2023

Dani Watson will show you how to experience the magical lupins in New Zealand.

Tour Overview

Join award-winning photographer Dani Watson on a once-in-a-lifetime New Zealand photo tour, where you’ll learn how to capture stunning images in unfamiliar places. With Dani’s guidance, you’ll develop your sense of observation and discover how to take the best shots while experiencing the most incredible sights that New Zealand has to offer. From dynamic and original perspectives of epic locations on South Island, you’ll receive full assistance from Dani Watson throughout the tour. Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your photography skills and create unforgettable memories in one of the world’s most beautiful countries.

Long before it became a popular destination for big screen blockbusters, the indigenous Maori people named this land ‘Aotearoa,’ which translates to ‘the long white cloud.’ Today, New Zealand is one of the most generous locations for landscape photography tours, with constantly changing weather creating unique and stunning scenery. With the ability to travel between the east and west coasts in just a few hours, capturing breathtaking shots has never been easier.

We’ve searched the volcanic South Island to curate a one-of-a-kind photographic adventure that will take you to the best landscape photography locations in New Zealand. Don’t miss your chance to capture unforgettable images of this incredible country’s natural beauty.


12 – 16 November 2024


South Island, New Zealand


$5995 per person twin share

$6995 Single Supplement

Join Dani Watson and capture stunning images the magical lupins in spring

Join Dani Watson on a photo tour of New Zealand and learn how to capture breathtaking shots. Develop your sense of observation and discover new techniques for getting the best possible shots while enjoying unforgettable experiences in one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

Landscape At Lake Tekapo Lupin Field In New Zealand
Church Of The Good Shepherd And Lupins At Sunrise, Lake Tekapo,

The New Zealand Photo Tour Highlights the beautiful South Island of New Zealand

Also known by the Maoris as Te Wai Pounamu or Water of Greenstone, the South Island is a place of spectacular scenery.

What to bring

  • A DSLR Camera with lens/lenses
  • Spare batteries, there will be a long days with plenty of shooting.
  • A sturdy tripod.
  • Remote shutter release.
  • Filters if you have them (Polarizer/Graduated/Neutral Density).
  • Good walking shoes.
  • Wet weather gear & a compact umbrella (rain will not hold us back).
  • Your creative brains.

What to wear

  • The weather can change very quickly in New Zealand, we recommend some warm clothing but as always in these places layers are best.
  • Comfortable warm clothing.
  • Layering your clothing is best.
  • Temperature can quickly change.
  • Good supportive boots.
  • Warm and waterproof would be best.

What you will photograph

  • Incredible Waterfalls
  • Stunning Autumn Landscapes
  • Milford Sound
  • Lake Tekapo
  • Hidden Gems

Breakfast, lunch & dinner will be provided each day, except for the final day, we will only be supplying breakfast as we finish up early in the day.

Meeting time & place

Christchurch Airport. Dani will pick everyone up at the airport before heading off to Tekapo to check into our hotel.

Place secure deposit

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Once you place your deposit through our secure booking platform your place will be reserved instantly. The team will then be in contact with you to provide you will all the information you will require and confirm your trip details. If you would prefer to make your booking with the team directly, please email

Tour Mentor

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Dani Watson

Landscape Photographer

Tour Overview

Day 1 – Lake Tekapo

The Drive to Lake Tekapo will need to be a very quick one we will aim to get there for Sunset but it will be touch and go. There may be the opportunity to do some astro photography if we miss the sunset. Lake Tekapo is home to the Church of the Good Shepard. The image below is exactly what you will be capturing.

Day 2 – Lake Tekapo to Wanaka

We will wake today to do a sunrise on the lake then back for a quick breakfast before heading off to Wanaka. On the way to Wanaka there will be many opportunities to stop and photograph some incredible locations. We will head into Mount Cook for a quick look and pass through Lindis Pass where we have a very special location organised for you to photograph. When we arrive at Wanaka we’ll check in to the Edgewater Resort.

Day 3 – Lake Wanaka to Te Anau

On day 3 we’ll start with a sunrise shoot before heading for breakfast. After breakfast we’ll hit the road and head off on the long drive to Te Anau. Again we will be stopping along the way before reaching our next hotel, Distinction Luxmore. Te Anau is a wonderful little town and is the entrance to Fiordland.

Day 4 – Te Anau – Milford Sound

Day 4 is up for grabs at this point in time. Whether we will shoot a sunrise in Te Anau or hit the road early and head to Milford Sound for sunrise will all depend on the weather. Milford Sound is renowned for its relentless rain and moody skies. We’ll make the decision on this one over dinner in Te Anau. Either way, we’ll end up in Milford Sound some time that day and we’ll be checking into the Milford Lodge for the night. The drive to Milford is spectacular to say the least, it has some of the most pristine rainforests and we will be stopping at some very secret locations to capture something really different. The image below is one of those locations.

Day 5 – Milford Sound – Queenstown

On Day 5 we’ll be starting off with a sunrise shoot at Milford Sound. Its an amazing place with huge mountains rising straight up out of the waters edge. Once we check out of the hotel we’ll begin the drive back to Queenstown. There is so much to shoot on the way back but we’ll try to shoot only the best stuff. The day will finish off with a sunset in Queenstown before dinner.

Day 6 – Queenstown

Another sunrise probably at Coronet Peak before breakfast in Arrowtown and some free time in Queenstown before heading to the airport.


Have a look at some of the images taken on our previous tours to New Zealand

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Included in New Zealand Photo Tour 2024 cost:

Services of 1 professional photographic tour leader, photographic tuition and workshops (suitable for any levels or ability). Internal travel and transfers. Minimum 4-star accommodation with private bathrooms on twin share / double basis.  All meals are included (breakfast, lunch, dinner).

Not included in New Zealand Photo Tour 2024 cost:

International flights, alcohol, extra drinks, room service, laundry, gifts, souvenirs and any extras purchased. Travel insurance – a compulsory condition of booking. Camera or other optional insurances are not included.


Why choose our Landscape Photography Tours?

Imagine combining a dream holiday with your passion for photography. You will explore secret locations and gain new expertise in one of the greatest art forms ever created. With Fotoworkshops, you will be personally mentored by some of the most highly regarded professionals in the industry. A truly immersive experience that is sure to check off on the bucket list. Our itineraries and experience in handpicked locations will ensure you never miss an opportunity, you can capture everything from breath-taking waterfalls, wild bears, quiet and serene sandy beaches, snow-capped mountains, volcanoes, diverse and wonderful local people, streetscapes and ancient cultures – the list is endless.

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Fitness Level

All of our Photo Tours require a moderate level of fitness. There are no major walks but where possible we would like our guests to be able to walk for about an hour if needed. Check with your tour guide before leaving and we can give you a better idea of any special fitness requirements you may need to complete the Tour.

Private Guided Tours

If groups are not for you and you would prefer to travel by yourself or with a group of friends and family then we can accommodate your needs by customizing a Photography Tour to suit your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests.

We also offer private one or two day photo tours and workshops in many of our locations. Please or email us for rates and information.

Travel Insurance

Keep in mind travel insurance is a compulsory part of booking any of our Landscape Photography Workshops

How To Book

Simply place your $3000 deposit through our secure booking platform, Your place will be reserved instantly. The team will then be in contact with you to provide you will all the information you will require and confirm your trip details. If you would prefer to make your booking with the team directly, please email

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