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Exclusive Event

Autumn Leaves and Stars


with Professional Photographers Rachel Gillespie and Meghan Maloney

Mackenzie Country

13-16 Apr 2024 at 12:00 UTC+12 –16 April 2024 at 12:00 UTC+12 SOLD OUT

24-28 Apr 2025 at 12:00 UTC+12 – 28 April 2025 at 12:00 UTC+12



Accommodation not included in this adventure, base yourself in Twizel, pickups possible Christchurch THE DAY PRIOR

*EXCLUSIVE EVENT*  2024 sold out quick with a wait list for 2025 grab your tickets now!

Meghan Maloney Photography and Rachel Gillespie Photography have connected again to share Astrophotography and Autumn Leaves with you over 3 Nights, 4 Days

Apply for more info to note a number of places already sold

Join Pro Photographers Rachel and Meghan for a Private hands-on Adventure of 3 nights Astrophotography, and 4 days of Mackenzie Country Autumn Leaves and Landscapes

Based at Twizel recommended

Does not include accommodation or transport

+ taking you to our favourite secret spots that come from years of exploring and finding awesome compositions in the area
+ coaching in mastering your camera settings and finding the best compositions while on location
+ use of our gear and showing you the best lenses for the purpose
+ teaching you how to use Kase Neutral Density filters
+ teaching you the principles of astrophotography and techniques to capture epic night images
+ personal coaching with your gear, making sure you get the best out of it
+ advanced post processing tuition over 5 days, learning to create beautiful images from the images you capture


Contact us for more info and to book


Rachel Gillespie - Fulltime Photography and Tourism Guide - Mackenzie New Zealand

Rachel Gillespie is a full time Astrophotography Guide in the Mackenzie Country New Zealand and hosts guests at Lakestone Lodge, The Lindis Lodge and other places around the Region. Her passion is the night sky and astrophotography is her love.  She is very serious about the Aoraki Mount Cook Dark Sky Reserve and the affects that light pollution has on our skies and is a mum of 3 awesome kids and runs her busy Guiding and Tourism Photography Business from Tekapo.  She loves helping people to master the basics and get results and some really great adventures along the way.

Landscapes has become another favourite pastime and becoming a close second to the night sky photography. Rachel shoots with Canon and Kase Filters,

Lenses: Tamron, Canon, Samyang and DJI


Meghan Maloney - Professional Photographer, New Zealand

Meghan Maloney is a Professional Landscape Photographer from the Waikato and is a Sony NZ Advocate and Kase Filters Ambassador. She regularly hosts landscape workshops and online courses with a fun approach to learning, and her great passion is to help others improve their photography skills while experiencing the beauty of New Zealand.


Rachel Gillespie holds a current first aid certificate and NZ Travel Adventure holds public liability insurance. 

DOC Approved Rachel Gillespie and Southern Photography Adventures Limited


Workshop Early Bird Price now is $NZ1,999.00,  this is 20% off price now before it goes up

+64275 178 732

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