Your Go To Place for South Island Small Group Tours and Landscape Photography
Our South Island Tours:
Originally designed for the keen photographer, our exclusive, small group tours are also well suited for relaxed general sightseeing and scenic tours. Our tours range fom half day and full day tours around Canterbury all the way up to week long tours around the South Island. We can also incorporate a photography workshop into your tour, or even customise our existing tours to suit your needs, or build one from the ground up for you.
Prices for our existing tours range from $122.00 per person for our shortest half day tour up to $6910.00 per person for our full seven day tour around the South Island. Our tours are all inclusive of everything you need for that tour, including permits, fees, transport, guide, meals, accommodation (where appropriate) and more. Many of our tours also feature optional extras that can be purchased to enhance and expand your tour.
All our tours are ex Christchurch and return with pickup available from most major hotels & motels in the city or from outside the Canterbury Museum on Rolleston Ave. Minimum numbers per tour apply. See our South Island Tours page for more information and bookings:
Limited Time Promotional Offer:
For a limited time only, book any of our Full Day Scenic Tours (link below) with a group of six people, and only pay for five. Booking period is open from 30th December 2020 until 31st March 2021 for travel between 30th January and 30th June 2021. Use Promo-code FDPT65 when booking. Only valid on our Full Day Photography Tours, and only with a full group of six. Offer not valid with any other tour or promotion. See our Full Day Scenic Tours link below for available tours and dates. Limited Dates available, and Blackout periods apply.
Scenes from some of our tours below:
Our Landscape Photography:
We photograph and sell our own exclusive range of New Zealand photographic artworks, mostly of the landscape type. Featuring New Zealand, and the South Island in particular, we do also have a range of International (Mostly Japan) artworks. We sell these to the public in a range of sizes and even ocassionally exhibit them in various art shows, including our local school fair. We also enter our works in to various photography competitions. To view our range of available artworks on our website, please click on the individual galleries as listed on the right hand side of our website near the top of the page.
Some examples of our landscape photography below:
“Take only Photos, and Leave only Footprints”
Who We Are
We are Christchurch, New Zealand based tour guides and landscape photographers. We are dedicated to bringing you face-to-face with the natural wonders of New Zealand. Whether this is in the form of one of our private small group half and full day Canterbury Tours or our longer overnight and multi-day South Island Tours, ex Christchurch, or one of our high quality Landscape Photographic Artworks from around New Zealand, is up to you. We will help you get the best from your New Zealand experience.
We also have a modest stock photo library. Please enquire.
“It’s not just a Photo – It’s a Lifestyle Enhancement!”
Your Photographer & Guide
Hi, I’m Alan. I am a keen outdoors type, and photographer, and have previously worked as a trekking guide in New Zealand’s deep-south. My driving passion is to bring the natural wonders of New Zealand’s landscapes (especially the South Island) to life for those less fortunate to have spent time in New Zealand’s outdoors.
My subject of choice is the mountains and coastlines that make up the more remote areas of New Zealand, with special emphasis on the South Island. I would also love to host you for one of our half or full day photography tours around Canterbury, or overnight and multi-day photography tours around the wider South Island. I’m sure you’ll agree that my previous guiding experience combined with my love of photography will make your experience all the more memorable!
I also have a full NZ driver’s licence with Passenger endorsement, allowing me to carry up to 12 people (including myself), along with a Small Passenger Transport Service Licence issued by the New Zealand Transport Authority, legally allowing me to operate the Tours side of my business. I also hold a concession issued by the Department Of Conservation (DOC) for a number tracks around the South Island, further enhancing the tour packages that I’m able to offer my clients, along with an Adventure Mark reviewed Operations and Health and Safety Plan
As a self-taught photographer over the course of many years, and a member of the Photographic Society of New Zealand (PSNZ), I am conversant with a wide range of photographic techniques, and camera gear and can assist my clients to get the best out of their camera gear.
My family & I reside in the city of Christchurch, in New Zealand’s South Island.
“We shoot wildlife with a Canon. What do you use?”
Find Us Elsewhere!: You can also spot our presence in the following locations on the web:
“Your first 10,000 photos will be your worst – Henri Cartier-Bresson”