Kiwiana - New Zealand Photography Workshop

17 Day Photography Tour on the South Island of New Zealand with Rolf Hicker and Michelle Coats

Booked till end of 2008 - no new dates set yet!

Check out some pictures from our tours:
New Zealand Photos

Journey with us through a land dominated by towering peaks, long sandy beaches, exotic natural bush, and sparkling lakes. A land not only famous for its part in the Lord of the Rings trilogy!

New Zealand’s South Island is a unique South Pacific paradise offering a diverse range of dramatic land and seascapes in one relatively small package.

This is a unique opportunity to experience New Zealand with two people who know the country like no other, and in a relaxed but well organized tour. Our groups are kept small, and we do not follow the usual tourist routes. Instead we explore the unspoilt and unexploited locations just the way serious photography is done, which is only possible with local knowledge and personal experience.

new zealand west coast Rolf has over 20 years experience in landscape and nature photography in locations such as New Zealand, USA, Canada, Africa, South America, and Europe.

Rolf will be right there with you as you capture that west coast sunset, or mountain vista, and will provide you with valuable photography tips while assisting with composition and light management.

Rolf’s partner, Michelle is a kiwi (aka New Zealander) and has a 12 year background in New Zealand tourism. As well as organizing the tour, she will be on hand to provide interesting New Zealand facts for the journey, while ensuring that everything runs smoothly during your stay.

Kiwiana - round up:

  • Workshop Dates:
    full for 2006 - we are searching for additional dates
  • Departures:
    This tour begins and ends in Christchurch, New Zealand
    Group members are required to arrange their own flights to and from Christchurch, however we can help you with your flight arrangements.
  • Tour Price:
    If you are traveling alone and would prefer to share a room, we will endeavor to find others in the group who are also looking for a share arrangement.
    In order to operate this photo tour, we require a group minimum of 4 and a maximum of 7 passengers
  • Tour Includes:
    Accommodation in New Zealand – 16 nights
    All Meals as indicated on the itinerary
    Whale Watch Excursion
    Milford Sound Boat Excursion
    Yellow Eyed Penguin Colony
    Fully guided
    Photography workshop
milford sound new zealand

In November/December the weather can be mild to hot. Bring comfortable clothing, which can be put on in layers ie t-shirt, sweater, parka, long light pants, comfortable walking/hiking shoes are a necessity, hat, sunglasses, bathing suit for lodgings with Jacuzzi, insect repellent, and sun lotion.

Reservations and Payment:

To reserve space on this tour, please contact us. Limited space available.

50% of the ticket price is due within 2 weeks from the date of reservation to secure your booking, with final payment due 45 days prior to departure.


Kaikoura Coast - Whale Watching, beautiful scenic National Parks, Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, lush rainforests, sandy beaches, pristine lakes and rivers, Queenstown, world famous Milford Sound, Otago Peninsula - penguin colony, Mount Cook, optional Tranz Alpine Day tour.

Questions? Please contact us.

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Sunset, Wildlife and Islands:
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Hidden Secrets:
Allow us to take you where no photographer has been before. Port McNeill is fringed by old lush rainforests and the sparkling waters of the Broughton Strait. Over the years Rolf has discovered many of this area's nearby hidden secrets and the photo opportunities abound with different techniques put to use.

North Island Explorer:
This 3 day tour combines our 3 popular Northern Vancouver Island tours - namely Sunset, Wildlife and Islands, West Coast Discovery, and Hidden Secrets. This informative and packed tour will show you the best of what's on offer in this stunning scenic region.

Aurora Borealis - Alaska's Brooks Range:
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Footsteps of Vikings - Newfoundland & Labrador:
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Aurora Borealis Gold Rush from Dawson City:
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Bald Eagles of Brackendale:
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Customized Tours:
We are also able to provide customized tours. Please contact us for details

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