WHAT MAKES THIS LOCAL BUSINESS UNIQUE
DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION PERMIT
This local business is approved by Department of Conservation (DOC) and holds the permit to operate in public conservation areas in the South Island. It complies with environmental standards set by DOC, as well as safety standards set by an independent auditor (Adventure Mark). The DOC label shows visitors that the business pays fees to DOC and it is highly committed in supporting the conservation of the environment in New Zealand.
KNOWLEDGE OF LOCAL TERRAIN
Your guide has vast knowledge as well as experience of the local area, gained from many years of exploring the most attractive areas to photograph in and around Queenstown as well as South Island. You will get to experience the exceptional locations which are off the usual beaten track and can only be known by a local. Queenstown and Central Otago have the best to offer in terms of natural beauty and your guide will be at hand to offer you an easy, fun, as well as enjoyable experience. Taking a guided photography tour will offer you an opportunity to capture splendid images and explore the best landscape locations. Your guide will ensure that all the hassles and quirks associated with travelling in a foreign country or unfamiliar territory are well taken care of. This includes finding the best accommodation, finest eating places and most fun activities. Taking away the burden of worrying about logistics enables you to fully relax and focus on having fun in your photography. Being a photography workshop, your sunrise plan schedules are already taken care of and you will not waste even a minute of your precious time wandering around to look for the best photography spots.
The great importance is placed on your safety while you are travelling with your guide. Therefore this local business is equipped with all the requisite legal credentials such as public liability insurance, first aid certification, Passenger Service licence (endorsed by the New Zealand Transport Agency – NZTA), which allows to carry and transport passengers and are the legal requirements for running this kind of business safely. This provides confidence and peace of mind to the clients that this business offers only the high quality, safe and enjoyable experiences.
You will be offered complimentary images taken of you during the tour (applies on Full Day & Multi Day Tours only). The images will be edited between one to two weeks time for you and then shared online or sent to your personal email.
PRIVATE / PERSONALIZED TOURS
Most operators of such tours/workshops normally use mini-buses which can accommodate bigger groups. What this means is that you might not get a chance to enjoy the experience just like you are likely to when you are in a smaller and private entourage. Sometimes you might feel like doing your own thing while getting lots of individual assistance and advice. Your guide will work hand in hand with you to produce a collection of exciting and unforgettable images. Travelling as a private group or a solo visitor is without doubt more advantageous. You will get to experience the raw nature that New Zealand’s South Island offers, standing among the mountains, next to glacial rivers and lakes capturing the beauty in your photos.
VARIETY & FLEXIBILITY
Your guide can plan a tour or a photo shoot according to your preferences and needs, right from the photo session, sightseeing or multi day trip, as well as camping and hiking. The majority of tours are catered with a capacity of up to a maximum of four people in a comfortable 4WD vehicle. Tours for bigger groups can be also organized if need be. There is a major level of flexibility on offer, so that you can make use of any opportunities that arise. Therefore the start times are completely flexible, however if you would like to catch the best light, it would be advisable to start just before the sunrise or around the sunset. You could also utilize your late evening time for an astro photography session. This offers you a variety of options to make a choice from and your guide can always customize an itinerary that is specific to your requests. You are always free to ask any questions if you need clarification.
Aiste Photography & Tours is one of the most competitively priced businesses that you can find in the region.