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with Professional Photographer Rachel Gillespie

Lake Tekapo, Aoraki Mount Cook, Twizel, Lake Ohau, Lindis, Fiordland,

Glenorchy, Queenstown, Milford Sound, West Coast New Zealand

11th-20th March 2023

OR 12th-21st September 2023


Join professional full time tour guide and photographer Rachel Gillespie to take an adventure of a lifetime and share the pristine locations by land and boat and optional air, lush green landscapes, water and stars over 10 Days

Apply for more info to limited spaces only 5 per tour

Accommodation, transport by van, boat tour, 1 scenic flight and snacks are all included

Lunch and Evening meals not included

+ taking you to our favourite secret spots that come from years of exploring and finding awesome compositions in the area

+ an active adventure most days taking tracks and walking to destinations for the better shots than from the van

+ Rachel is an active qualified guide with experience in both mountains and cruise industry
+ 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 landscapes and astrophotography and techniques to capture epic images
+ personal coaching with your gear, making sure you get the best out of it
+ advanced post processing tuition over those days, learning to create beautiful images from the images you capture


Contact us for more info and to book


Rachel Gillespie - Fulltime Photographer 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.  Rachel has decades of experience taking guided tours with the cruise industry, tourism and photography.

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


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

Southern Photography Adventures and NZ Travel Adventure working in conjunction with Trips and Tramps Te Anau


Workshop EarlyBird Price now is $NZ4,550.00,  including accommodation on a twin share basis, own room further fees will apply, boat tour and transport around the South Island included, one flight option is included with extra flight options available dependant on number of participants


When you book your spot, you either pay in full or a deposit and payment plan due 3 months prior to your tour

If you are booking flights and accommodation outside of our workshop inclusions we recommend you make sure you can either change dates or have travel insurance to cover this.

If you have any questions please get in touch with me and I will happily answer you privately

Stay informed at the FB Events page for updates

Call or email Rachel now for a chat

+64275 178 732

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