The top photography tours and trips for 2019

Learn how to photograph some of Australia’s most iconic wildlife and landscapes.
By Australian Geographic January 14, 2019 Reading Time: 3 Minutes

WHETHER YOU’RE an amateur or a seasoned professional, photography tours are packed full of tips and tricks to improve your skill set. Check out these exciting photography tours taking place in 2019, held by Fotoworkshops.

Australian Summer Alpine Tour

When: 11 to 15 February 2019

The Australian Summer Alpine Photography Tour 2019, based at the amazing Lake Crackenback Resort and stunning Kiandra, in the middle of summer, will use the knowledge and skills of Australia’s premier alpine photographer Charles Davis.

Charles has primarily focused on Australian wildlife in and around his home in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales.

A few of the highlights of this tour will be chasing the elusive wild brumbies, photographing wildlife such as wombats, echindas, platypus and kangaroos.

Participants will also be visiting some historic sites such as O’Briens Hut, The Long Plain Hut, Yarrangabilly Caves, historic Coolemine Homestead and the stunning limestone gorges and waterfalls of Blue Water Holes. The photographic opportunities will be spectacular.

Tasmanian Autumn Colour and Wildlife Tour

When: 7 to 13 April 2019

From the pristine white sand and lichen-splashed granite of the east coast, to the bleak alpine plateaus of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania punches well above its weight when it comes to natural beauty. Its native wildlife is ever present: spy Tasmanian devils after dark, wombats in the wilderness surrounding Cradle Mountain, or secretive quolls on Maria Island. Tasmania really does offer photographers a smorgasbord of opportunities.

Unlike a lot of Tasmanian photo tours, this one has been specifically crafted to provide participants with the opportunity to shoot World Heritage-listed landscape sites, combined with some of Australia’s most precious wildlife.

(Image credit: Charles Davis)

Great Ocean Road Tour

When: 5 to 10 May 2019

The Great Ocean Road is truly one of Australia’s must-see locations. As a photographer, it’s a location that offers so much, imagine experiencing the majesty of the 12 apostles and Loch Ard Gorge, watch on as the waves break at some of the world’s most iconic surf spots and wander through pristine rainforest all within a few hundred kilometres of each other.

This tour will be mentored by local Victorian professional photographer Kieran Stone. His knowledge of the area combined with his guidance on connecting with the landscape and environment will ensure you experience the best this region has to offer and walk away with exceptional images to be proud of.

(Image credit: Kieran Stone)

Australian Wild Alpine Tour

When: 29 July to 2 August 2019

The Australian Wild Alpine Photo Tour July 2019, based at the amazing Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa, in the middle of winter will use the knowledge and skills of Australia’s premier alpine photographer Charles Davis and pioneering landscape photographer Ken Duncan.

Participants will visit some of the old huts such as The Slaven House, a beautiful high country hut surrounded by large tussock grass (or poa tussock) and O’Brien’s Hut.

(Image credit: Ken Duncan)