Flinders Island, Tasmania
7 days, 6 nights
1 Nov 2021
Our Focus 10 Flinders Island Photography tour is simply stunning. With its mesmerising mix of spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and Aboriginal and European history, Flinders Island is the gem in the crown of Island walking and wonderful photography opportunities in Tasmania. Over this diverse and rewarding itinerary you will experience 6 days photographing the rugged peaks and sweeping coast lines of this windswept Island, taking the time to swim in the crystal clear waters and photograph the endless picture perfect vistas.
You have the opportunity to view and climb the dramatic granite peaks of both Mt Killiecrankie and Mt Strzelecki, the second of which is the highest point on the island at 756m giving you spectacular 360 degree views of Flinders Island in its entirety. Flinders Island hosts an amazing array of ecosystems from dunes and lagoons to woodland and mountainous granite ridges which produce spectacular and unique species of flora and a profusion of fauna which freely roams the island,
With scenic flights included from Bridport you are only a hop, skip and a jump away from your next unforgettable walking adventure!
■ Fun, creative, well researched itinerary
■ Small groups of like minded photographers
■ Explore spectacular peaks, rolling green pastures and sparkling vistas
■ Learn from the professional photographer Andrew Thomasson
■ Summit peaks with stunning views
■ Return scenic flights from Bridport with unsurpassed aerial views over the archipelago of islands
■ Photographing unique wildlife, birdlife and wombats
■ Private campsite with comfortable camp beds, great food
* Complimentary 'on location' Travel Photo course valued at $290
■ Complete understanding of your DLSR, compact, mirrorless or film camera functions
■ Learn shooting modes including Aperture, Shutter speed, Program, Auto, Pre sets, raw vs jpeg, metering & focusing modes, white balance , ISO, picture style & control, exposure lock & compensation, adding light into shadows
■ Lighting: - natural & artificial light, white balance, time the light
■ Composition: leading & converging lines, the rule of thirds, framing, reflections, colour, star bursts, showing motion, viewpoint, selective focus, vertical vs horizontal, aspect ratio
■ Landscape photography throughout
■ Photography of flora and fauna
■ Motion, architecture, nature, flowers.
■ late afternoon, low light seascapes
■ Use of your flash & shooting techniques in wireless flash
■ Understanding editing
■ Insight into photographing for personal, stock, editorial & commercial use
■ View unique Australian wildlife and birdlife
■ Use of light on water, clouds, silhouettes, shadows, twilight
■ Notes, critique & ongoing networking, advice and technical support
■ Practical workshops over 3 days covering: What gear, camera handling, food, architecture, landscapes, portraiture, photography, action & motion, lighting, composition, nature, wildlife, editing, Lightroom 6 classic, output for screen & print and more
* we vary the workshops according to the weather conditions and other factors
■ No prior photography experience
■ Suitable for amateur photographers right through to semi-professionals
■ Any Digital DSLR, mirrorless, quality compact, smartphone camera
■ Film Camera's are catered for (Having both digital & a film camera is preferred as it allows for on-location photo critique)
■ At least one quality lens such as a Nikkor 18-200mm or a Canon 17-85mm and other lenses that you own
■ Min 4GB card per day of shooting
■ Any camera accessories - such as a tripod, and polarising filter
■ Instruction booklet, sense of humour
■ Every tour participant gets custom tailored advice on their gear, what / where to buy, destination shooting tips, knowledge on cameras, lens, accessories and the best deals. Detailed notes give tips on etiquette, security, the best time to go, image storage, battery life, camera care, security issues and much more. We are strong advocates of using an image capturing device to suit the location, your mood and objectives.
■ Fitness Level / Difficulty Moderate. Some easy-pace walking required at various locations.
DATES & PRICES
Tour Dates: 1 Nov 2020 - 6 Nov 2020
Tour Cost: from $2795 ex Launceston, Tasmania
Tour Style: Activities, 6 day photography & walking
Accommodation: 5 nights camping in exclusive camp sites on Flinders Island
Tour Host: Andrew Thomasson
Operator: World Expeditions
Day 1 - Fly to Flinders Island, explore Castle Rock, WybalennaToday you will be collected from your accommodation between 7.00 and 7.30am and transferred to the Bridport Airport where we embark on our scenic morning flight to Flinders Island. Upon arrival we head to the seaside township of Whitemark where your guides will give a detailed briefing of the week ahead. We then drive north to the small hamlet of Emita. From here we have the opportunity to visit the fascinating Flinders Island Museum and the historic Wybalenna; infamous site of the disastrous indigenous resettlement scheme and the remaining graveyard and chapel. In the afternoon we begin the first of many wonderful walks by trekking along the coastline to one of Flinders Island's most famous landmarks: Castle Rock. A myriad of photo opportunities present themselves on the way to this impressive three storey high granite boulder standing sentinel on the magnificent coastline. Our walk continues to Marshall Bay then inland to our well situated private camp, where we will be staying for the week. Once we have settled in to camp, and if time and weather permit, we drive a short distance towards, Mt Killiecrankie and take in the views and focus on some of the surrounding coastline. . Upon returning to our campsite your guides will cook up a feast to recharge after an adventurous day. Walking distance: 3.5km Meals: L,D
Day 2 - The Docks, Old Mans Head and Killiecrankie BayLeaving our idyllic camp site we drive past Mt Killiecrankie and on to a four wheel drive track that leads us to 'The Docks'. This area is one of Flinders Island's secret gems; spectacular coastal scenery with lichen encrusted granite outcrops in every direction, and magnificent mountain cliffs reaching right down to sea level. Its a photographic dream. The day's walk entails a combination of coastal paths and extensive rock hopping which can be changed depending on the group and how much walking they want to do. One of the walks can reach the prominent landmark, Old Mans Head, where we can stop to enjoy the coastal splendour and enjoy a rejuvenating snack. From here we continue following the coast south until we reach Stacky's Bight with its intriguing rock formations and breathtaking views across the extensive bay. Stopping for lunch we can enjoy a well deserved swim in the crystal clear waters or just enjoy the serenity. The afternoon leg of the journey sees us walking along the crescent shaped white sandy beach of Killiecrankie Bay before arriving at its namesake hamlet. Here we will meet our transport which takes us back to camp where we can relax and reminisce over the wonders of the day's explorations. These walks are optional depending on the group, and how much walking they want to do as opposed to doing more landscape photography from one point. Walking distance: 7-8km Meals: B,L,D
Day 3 - North East River and PalanaOn the third morning of our adventure we head off to the northernmost point of the island to the wonderfully remote North East River. This is Flinders Island at its best; remote, pristine and at the full mercy of the elements. Andrew will guide you in getting those great angles and photographic shots. The day's walk will see us exploring the coastline and the impressive Palana sand dunes whilst being mesmerised by the exhilarating views out to the Sister Islands. Rock pools and knobbly granite outcrops are a treat to behold and our group can spread out to enjoy the peacefulness that can only be found being at one with nature. Once reaching the tiny settlement of Palana, we can opt for a swim before jumping aboard our support vehicle to return to our secluded camp for the evening. These walks are optional depending on the group, and how much walking they want to do as opposed to doing more landscape photography from one point.To be decided on the day Walking distance: 7km Meals: B,L,D
Day 4 - Haulands Gap and Red BluffToday we turn our attention inland to discover another aspect of the island. We drive up to Walkers Lookout which provides amazing views of the Darling Range before departing on the Haulands Gap Track. This track through peppermint scented eucalyptus forests provides great views of both the east and west coastlines. Returning to our vehicle we head over to the west coast at Patriarchs Inlet and enjoy a leisurely walk to the impressive and aptly named Red Bluff. Time permitting we can also visit the volunteer conservation venture, Patriarch Wildlife Sanctuary, and enjoy the chance to get up close to some of the island's native animals. In the evening we journey down to Lady Barron to enjoy an 'island style' meal with the locals at the Furneax Tavern. As well as sampling some of the island's hospitality and a cold Tasmanian beer, this also provides a wonderful chance to meet some of Flinders friendly and colourful characters. There will be some great photo moments here. These walks are optional depending on the group, and how much walking they want to do as opposed to doing more landscape photography from one point. Walking distance: 7-8km Meals: B,L,D
Day 5 - Mt StrzeleckiAn early departure will help ensure that we obtain stunning views and photography light angles for magnificent Mt Strzelecki before afternoon clouds roll in and wraps the summit in their obscuring embrace. The track to the summit of Mt Strzelecki is a challenging 700m climb through stands of blue gums and peppermints and endemic unique alpine vegetation before entering an enchanting, evergreen cloud forest. On a clear day there are increasingly amazing views of Flinders Island, the outer islands as well as the northern coastline of mainland Tasmania. which make some great photo moments. These walks are optional depending on the group, and how much walking they want to do as opposed to doing more landscape photography from one point. The group maybe split if some choose to climb or relax. This will be at the guides discretion and if weather conditions permit the activity. An optional but highly recommended swim at Fotheringate Bay helps to revive and restore well tested muscles before returning to camp for our final night on the island. Walking distance: 4km Meals: B,L,D
Day 6 - Trousers Point walk and return flightFor our last morning on the magnificent island we are transferred out to Big River Road where we will start our morning's walk to Holts Point and then join onto Trousers Point, one of Tasmania's Great Short Walks. This walk affords wonderful views from Trousers Point beach up to Mt Strzelecki and the chance to wade through the tranquil waters before returning to the camp ground and enjoying one more sumptuous lunch prepared by your guides. We then have the option of a couple of hours free time before packing up and heading off to catch our scenic return flight to Bridport. From here we transfer to Launceston and return you to your accommodation where the trip concludes. Walking distance: 6km Meals: B,L
Inclusions:2 professional wilderness guidesExpert photographic guide5 nights camping5 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 5 dinnersTransport by private minibusNational Park feesSleeping bag, inner sheet, swag and camp bedEmergency communications & group first aid kitReturn scenic flights from Bridport
Not Included:Travel to and from Launceston before or after the tripAccommodation before or after the tripItems of a personal nature - alcoholic beverages, car parking etcTravel insurance
PaymentsPaying for your course in full upon booking will confirm your attendance. Places are limited on all courses.
RefundsWe reserve the right to cancel and reschedule any course, due to inadequate enrollment, bad weather, instructor illness, or an 'act of God'. We also reserve the right to cancel any course if there is insufficient demand, especially if it means that our costs would be higher than our income. Please therefore do not leave it until the last few weeks if you are interested in a particular date, as you may find that it has been cancelled. As our costs for each training event remain the same no matter how many delegates attend, like any pre-booked tickets for the theatre, concert, flights etc, we are unable to give a full refund in the event of non-attendance, regardless of the circumstances. If withdrawal occurs within the 14 days before the course starts we will try to put you on an alternative date if places are available. Please note that we cannot be liable for any other costs incurred by yourself, so please check with us before booking any non-refundable accommodation or transport.
Workshop Photography:We reserve the right to take photographic, (both still and video) records of any of our workshops/courses which may be used for promotional purposes, submissions, advertising and records. We grant permission for participants to use any images captured by them during this workshop for self-promotion only. Participants may not make any financial gain from any images captured during this workshop/course.
Flinders Island Photography Tour Gallery
Why Tour with Us?
We journey to unusual & 'off the beaten track' places and engage in activities specifically chosen for their photogenic nature. Our itineraries are tailored to take full advantage of photographic opportunities.
Travel with interesting, fun loving, like-minded individuals & enjoy friendly tuition by master trainers and professional photographers. On-location analysis and critique of images as you shoot.
On most of our tours we use professional operators who look after the bookings, logistics, transportation, accommodation & food. This leaves our hands free to concentrate only on the photography.
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