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Northern Territory Adventure
WEST MACDONNELL RANGES PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR 2023
Join Australian Professional Landscape Photographers Glenn McKimmin to explore the magical timeless land.
This photographic tour explores one of the most pristine and unique landscape on all of Australia, Tjoritja / West MacDonnell Ranges is an incredible National Park just west of Alice Springs, stretching for more than 160kms, featuring a series of spectacular chasms and gorges. It offers visitors picturesque walks suitable for all fitness levels, including the famous Larapinta Trail, beautiful swimming holes, and great campgrounds.
The ancient landscape, sculptured over time by climatic change and made famous by the art of Western Arrernte artist Albert Namatjira is on display in the West MacDonnell Ranges. You can find relics of a bygone tropical forest at many of the cool scenic gorges that act as a refuge for an assortment of plants and animals.
The park encompasses an ancient landscape sculpted over time by climatic elements. It’s also a refuge for rare and threatened plants as well as wildlife, including the uncommon bird species such as the Peregrine Falcon.
We will be focusing on the many gorges and water holes including Glen Helen, Ormiston Gorge, Ellery Creek and Serpentine just to name a few. This time of year is perfect, its not to hot and the day are usually beautiful. The red of the land and rocks, the green of the trees and the blue sky create the amazing outback colours we all love so much.
11 June – 15 June 2023
West MacDonnell Ranges , Northern Territory
$4995.00 per person (twin share)
$5495.00 Single Supplement
Join Glenn McKimmin
for the ultimate
this ancient land
to capture unique images
- 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 and shoes your willing to get wet (sneakers are ideal).
- Your creative brains.
- Participants must provide their own wet water gear (packing list provided).
- Clothing that can be layered is highly recommended.
- Shoes that you are willing to get wet (sneakers are ideal), enclosed shoes are compulsory.
- Stunning Landscapes
- Karijini’s incredible colours
- Emerald green pools
- Access to class 6 restricted areas.
Breakfast, lunch & dinner will be provided each day.
Meeting time & place
Alice Springs, Northern Territory
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We will pick you up in Alice Springs and then make our way down to our beautiful accomodation at Glen Helen Discovery Park. We will photograph the sunset at Glen Helen Gorge and then settle in by the fire for some drinks and dinner.
We will be up early today and travel down to Ormiston Gorge for Sunrise. The colours prior to sunrise and just after are spectacular here, the conditions should be nice and still featuring perfect reflections for everyone to shoot.
We will head back to Glen Helen to have some breakfast before heading back out on the road to see the Finke River and Redbank Gorge. Sunset will feature the Mighty Mount Sonder.
We will start with a drive to Ellery Creek for Sunrise, this is a magical waterhole with some amazing rock formations and trees, beautiful reflections can be seen as well which make the images you capture incredible.
We will go back to breakfast and then explore Serpertine Gorge and try for some bird life. Sunset will follow at a secret location.
Today we will head back to Ormiston for Sunrise but this time we will take the short walk up to the lookout, from here we will see the West McDonnell ranges and just how majestic they are.
After breakfast we will head to Simpsons Gap another unique landscape within the West MacDonnell ranges. As we make our way back we will again look for some shots for sunset before heading back to the hotel for our final dinner.
We will get up early and shoot Sunrise from a beautiful lookout towards Mount Sonder you can also walk down to the Finke river from here and explore.
It will be back back to Breakfast and then into Alice to drop you all off for your flights back home.
- Services of 1 professional photographic tour leaders,
- 4 nights accommodation at the Glen Helen Discovery Park, based on twin share singles or king bed for couples
- Transport, Internal travel and transfers.
- All meals are included (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
- Photographic tuition and workshops (suitable for any levels or ability).
- An A2 framed print (white/raw) of your favourite image from the tour, printed and framed by Created For Life.
- Travel insurance – a compulsory condition of booking. Camera or other optional insurances are not included.
- All items of a personal nature
- Alcohol, extra drinks, room service, laundry, gifts, souvenirs and any extras purchased.
- Camera Equipment and items of personal needs
*TOUR ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT THE DISCRETION OF FOTOWORKSHOPS. PLEASE READ OUR T&C FOR MORE INFO.
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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All of our Photo Tours require a relatively good level of fitness. All participants must be able to swim. This tour involves heights, abseiling, rock climbing. However, no prior abseiling or climbing experience is required.
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.
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.
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