Tasmania Photo Tour 2019
- Dates. 16th – 28th March 2019
- 12 Full days on tour.
- Guided by Adam Monk & Paul Hoelen.
- Maximum of 8 participants.
- Download the Booking Form
12 full days of experiencing and photographing the wonders of the North West corner of Tasmania with the guidance of two highly experienced professional photographers. This will be a Tasmania photo tour like no other.
One of the last great true wilderness regions of the world, the North West corner of Tasmania especially the Tarkine, is an exquisite example of temperate rainforest, crazy windswept coastline and snowcapped mountains. This Tasmania photo tour will be a true wonderland for landscape photography.
Tour Highlights at a Glance
- Dedicated photography tour.
- Tour Price: AU$5,800
- Single Supplement available (See below for details).
- Tour begins and ends in Launceston, Tasmania.
- 12 full days on tour in Tasmania.
- Small group size of just 8 People.
- All your meals on Tour.
- Travel in comfortable spacious vehicles.
- Spectacular wilderness locations, in the best light
- Highly experienced guides.
- Photo Tuition from 2 full time professional photographers.
- Read and see more about past Tasmania trips HERE>>
- Download the Booking Form
The Tasmanian Wilderness Plan.
Small groups are better
Our group size for this Tasmania photo tour is just 8 people, plus Adam and Paul. 8 is a small intimate group size that works so well for the wilderness nature of this tour. The last thing you want in the serene beauty of an ancient rain forest is to be there with a huge group of people! Many of the places we stay on this journey are also simply not equipped to handle big groups, we stay in smaller cabins usually that ensures we are right out amongst the beautiful nature rather than having to drive long miles each day.
Our transport for this photo tour are a pair of comfortable new model vans. We have two 8 seater vans, driven by Paul and Adam, yet we only have 8 people on the tour, so there is plenty of room to stretch the legs and for the all important camera gear. Having the two vans also gives us much more flexibility regarding locations and timing, as well as that safety margin in the case of a breakdown.
No Hidden Extras.
There are no hidden extras on these tours, no meals that are not covered or nights you have to find your own Hotel. This tour begins and ends in Launceston, Tasmania, so you just have to make your way there and back home at the end. In Launceston we have included the first night at the Hotel so we can all meet there the night before we head off on the adventure the next day. The only extras are alcohol and any snacks you may want to buy along the way.
Multiple nights means more time on location and less time packing
Besides the first night in the hotel in Launceston, which is really the welcome evening, we are in each location on this tour for at least two nights. Most locations we are actually staying in the same accommodation for three nights. We have planned these locations carefully to be central and very close to lots of the beautiful places we plan to take you. This way we spend less time commuting, and less time packing and unpacking as we shift locations.
All your meals on the tour are included, from breakfast in Launceston as we start the journey on day 2 to lunch back in Launceston on day 13. Lots of time spent outdoors in the crisp fresh air of Tasmania will make you hungry, and the air doesn’t get any fresher than the west coast of Tasmania, it’s the cleanest in the world. To ensure you are fully prepared to make the most of this clean fresh air we will be feeding you lots of fabulous fresh food. For the really remote locations in the Tarkine region where we stay for 6 nights of the journey we even have our own chef.
Should you go on this Photo tour to Tasmania?
This photo tour is for anyone with a love of wild untamed places and a keen interest in wilderness photography. It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned professional or a complete beginner, all levels of photographer are welcomed, in fact the diverse experience of the group is an integral part of what makes it so much fun. The only qualification required to go on this photo tour is a love of the wilderness.
What about non photographers?
Non photographers are very welcome on this photo tour, either as a partner of a keen photographer, or simply as somebody who appreciates the slower more considered pace this photography tour provides. Obviously you will have to work within the photography schedule and be prepared to find yourself in breathtakingly beautiful places. Also don’t be surprised if you find yourself smitten by the photography bug. A few days of hanging out with mad photographers will do that.
This tour will take us through the true Tasmanian wilderness, remote and untamed terrain. It is not a trekking tour, and we will be sleeping in comfortable beds, have hot showers and great food every day. However, a good level of walking fitness is essential. You will need the ability to negotiate uneven ground (no climbing required) while carrying your own camera gear. We have many scenic walks planned that are remote and spectacular, so a love of the World’s wild places is essential. How far you wish to go is of course a personal choice, you are not required to take all the walks, or even walk the whole way. The aim of this tour is enjoyment after all.
The itinerary created by photographers
This itinerary has been researched and created by Adam and Paul by going to these places and extensively walking through and photographing each and every one. It’s not just about arriving in beautiful places, Tasmania is full of those, it’s about being there at the right time for the best light, understanding the weather and being prepared with alternate locations that best suit the day we are there. This all takes experience and practical research, something that can’t be done from behind a desk.
On this Tasmania photo tour you are always assured of personal interaction and tuition, whatever your needs. Most evenings after dinner we will get together to discuss the days events and talk about photography topics as diverse as camera functionality, low light photography and Depth of Field, to downloading images, post processing and of course the all important composition and the decisive moment. There is nothing quite like travelling with a small group of like minded people to really build your skills and confidence. Adam and Paul will be shooting images along side you all the way, but your images and your experiences will always be the priority.
Your Camera Gear.
There is really no limit to what camera gear you take other than your ability to carry it. Everything from Digital SLRs, professional and consumer, simple point and shoot cameras, even medium format digital and film or your iPhone. Whatever level of camera equipment you have, we will ensure you get the most out of it, after all, it’s great photographers who make great images, not great cameras! Before the tour begins we will send out a detailed recommended gear and packing list, and Adam and Paul are always happy to discuss the camera gear you have and how to best make it work for you.
Like to book for this tour? Download the Booking Form
If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (+61) 415 854 179
Tasmania 2019 – Full Details
Day 1-3. 16-18 March 2019 – The North Coast to the Tarkine.
Will travel a circuit around the wild North West of Tasmania, beginning in the beautiful historic town of Launceston. From there we head across the North west coast where the restless seas of Bass Straight meet the rocky shoreline, a lovely contradiction with the small sheltered sandy bays. Then we turn down through the Tarkine region, the largest area of unprotected temperate rainforest in Australia. A land of clear flowing rivers and majestic towering tree ferns, if you like forest, this is the king of forests! The Tarkine truly is an untamed wilderness with few roads and almost no settlements, a land of astounding beauty and almost infinite solitude. It’s one of the few places of true wilderness left in the world.
Day 4-9. 19-24 March – The Tarkine Coast and the Forest
Then there is the Tarkine coastline… The storms that hurl themselves at the rocky coast here have had uninterrupted passage for thousands of kilometres through the cold Southern Ocean and wild westerly winds of the roaring forties. The West Tarkine Coast makes the North Coast look like a kiddies wading pool. We spend a big chunk of the trip ambling down the West coast, alternating between the burbling brooks and serene grace of the Tarkine wilderness and the exquisite raw beauty of the rugged coast.
Day 10-13. 25-28 March – Then the Mountains…
Then we head inland and North through the rainforest and waterfalls and up into the mountains and lakes of Cradle Mountain national Park… The contrasts on this tour will leave you stunned and amazed that such a tiny place as Tasmania can have so much diversity and beauty. We will be back in Launceston in time for lunch 12 days later
The Important Details.
- Dates for 2019: March 16th – 28th 2019, 12 full days in Tasmania.
- Tour Price: AU$5,800 (incl GST)*
- Single Supplement: AU$1,299 (incl GST)**
- Limited to just 8 people
- Read and see more about past Tasmania trips HERE>>
- Download the Booking Form
* The tour price is twin share rooms all the way. If you’re booking with a friend or as a couple please make sure you notify us so we put you in rooms together.
** Single Supplement gets you a private bedroom every night and sometimes private bathroom. Due to the remote nature of this tour Private bathrooms for each room every night are impossible.
- All accomodation, including first night in Launceston 16/3 to last night 27/3.
- Accomodation is all hotels and cabins, not camping.
- All meals from breakfast 17/3 to lunch 28/3 (no dinner 16/3).
- Full 12 days in Tasmania with all land content included.
- All transportation on tour.
- Extensive Photo tuition & workshops from two professional photographers.
- Photography Notes, Lightroom Notes & LR Catalogue, along with post production tuition.
- All National Park entry fees.
- Paul & Adam will be shooting too, but our priority is you.
What’s Not Included
- Your transport to and from Launceston
- Evening meal in Launceston first night (day of arrival 16/3/19).
- Travel insurance (required as a condition of booking).
- Camera Insurance.
- Alcohol and extra beverages.
- Any extra snacks you may wish to buy along the way.
Your Photo Guides – Adam Monk
Adam is an award winning landscape and travel photographer with a longstanding passion for the natural environment. He has been travelling and photographing the worlds wild places for over 25 years and the enthusiasm just continues to grow. Adam has been based out of his own landscape photography gallery in the port city of Fremantle Western Australia for the last 13 years and his images can be found in numerous private and corporate collections all over the world. For the last 12 years Adam has been organising and running photography workshops and photography tours to some of the worlds wild and beautiful places such as The Kimberley, Cambodia, Iceland, Greenland, Japan, Bhutan, and Tasmania. To date he has organised and run more than 26 dedicated photography tours.
Your Photo Guides – Paul Hoelen
Originally born in New Zealand to a Dutch Sailor and an American Nun, Paul has managed to put his four passports to excellent use before eventually settling on the beautiful, wild island of Tasmania. Paul is a Master of Photography in the AIPP and Fellow of the NZIPP, he has won many awards and judges regularly at a state, national and international level, runs photo workshops worldwide and writes for numerous magazines. Self taught, travel hungry and with a healthy thirst for adventure he thrives on the challenge and freshness of shooting a wide diversity of genres ranging from fine art nudes, landscapes, and large-scale event photography through to fashion, travel, documentary and environmental portraiture – though he’s most renowned for his exquisite landscape imagery. Amongst his many talents, Paul has worked as a wilderness guide in some of the most remote parts of Tasmania for some years. You can see more of Paul’s Photography HERE>>
Rather than putting reviews on my web page, which of course is very biased, I have a page on Trip Advisor where some of my past participants have put their own reviews. Read the Trip Advisor reviews Here>>