Photograph the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Western Australian Great Southern Region: the very best of the Stirling Ranges, Albany and Denmark.
Tour dates: 28 August - 2 September 2020 Tour length: 6 days Led by: Seng Mah and Ty Stedman. 6 guests
This tour begins and finishes in Perth. Pace: Easy to moderate. Some locations will require hiking (along graded tracks) or beach walking for about 10 - 20 minutes. SOLD OUT. Please contact us if you would like to join a waitlist in the event of a late cancellation.
The Great Southern of Western Australia is a landscape photographer's paradise, presenting absolutely stunning landscapes and environments. The opportunities to photograph amazing landscapes here is unlimited - from the striking peaks of Bluff Knoll and the Stirling ranges, to rugged cliffs and bays in Albany and the breathtaking coastal landscapes, hidden inlets and deep forests of Denmark.
Join us for a photography tour of the Great Southern and capture truly epic scenery and landscapes! You'll whet your appetite for photography while learning how to take and create beautiful landscapes from award-winning professional photographers, Seng Mah and Ty Stedman.
Day 1 and 2: Stirling Ranges and Bluff Knoll
Your Great Southern Photography Tour begins with your pick up from Perth in the morning and transfer to the Stirling Ranges.
Rising out of the stark landscape of wheat fields and salt flats, these magnificent ranges and their undulating ridges are the centrepiece of the region. The jewel in the crown of the Stirling Ranges is Bluff Knoll, one of the most recognisable peaks in the ranges, often shrouded in low-hanging cloud or mist to create an ethereal centrepiece for photographers. The surrounding area presents many locations for photography and we will be maximising our time here by shooting Bluff Knoll and the Ranges from a number of different vantage points and at sunset and sunrise.
Day 3 and 4: Albany
From the Stirling Ranges, we journey to Albany in the heart of the Great Southern, with a stopover at a local winery in the Porongorups to savour some of the cool climate wines produced in this region.
Albany is nestled into the northern edge of Princess Royal Harbour in King George Sound. The area around Albany is surrounded by large bays, inlets, peninsulas and islands, with the open Great Southern Ocean battering the epic cliff faces. The beaches near Albany are spectacular with pure white, talcum powder sand, and boulder-sized rocks that sit right on the water's edge.
Our focus in Albany will be on coastal landscapes -- from the peaceful surrounds of Whaler's Cove and Little Beach, to the rugged show of the ocean's force at The Gap and The Natural Bridge, Salmon Holes and Sandpatch. We will also catch the sunrise at Point King, where stands the stone remnants of a lighthouse keeper's cottage.
Albany is also known for its great food and beverages and we'll be dining and drinking well during our stay here.
Day 5 and 6: Denmark
A short drive from Albany takes us to picturesque Denmark, where we'll find splendid coastlines, sandy beaches and monolithic rocks with the most amazing textures -- the perfect subjects to add interest to our images.
We'll spend sunrises and sunsets photographing some of the most beautiful locations in Denmark: Elephant Rocks, Green Pool, Madfish Bay, Lights Beach; and we will also explore the stark landscapes to be found in Wilson Inlet. Denmark is also known for its forest interior, and we will explore the old karri forests of the region.
Our photography tour wraps up in Denmark with a group dinner (included in the price of this tour) where we will savour the great food and beverages of the region before returning to Perth.
Five nights accommodation (single occupancy). A twin share option is available if you are traveling with a partner or spouse).
Land transfers to and from Perth, and in-tour transport in a coaster or minibus.
All photographic tuition and instruction during the tour.
Entry into the Stirling Ranges National Park.
Group farewell dinner in Denmark (does not include alcoholic beverages).
Meals and drinks (excluding the group dinner).
Personal expenses eg. laundry, medication etc.
Any transport outside of the tour. You will need to make your own way to the pick up point in Perth at the start of the tour, and organise your own transport home from the drop-off point at the end of the tour.
Price of Tour
AUD$2599 per person with your own room during the tour.
AUD$2210 per person twin sharing (if sharing with your partner or spouse who is also a paying guest on this tour.)
RESERVE YOUR PLACE
SOLD OUT. Please contact us if you would like to join a waitlist in the event of a late cancellation.
A deposit of AUD$800 will secure you a place on this tour. This deposit is refundable if the tour is cancelled by the organiser (we require a minimum of 6 guests to run this tour). The final payment of the balance is due by 8 August 2020.