WHY CHOOSE US
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 and 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 locations.
VARIETY & FLEXIBILITY
Your guide can plan a tour or photo shoot according to your preferences and needs, right from photo session, sightseeing or multi day trip, as well as camping and hiking. We operate 4WD vehicles with a capacity of up to a maximum of four people. However, this doesn’t mean that we cannot organise tours for bigger groups if need be. We are flexible in terms of adjusting to any time of the day, according to your needs. As for photography workshops, we can organise sunrise, sunset as well as astro photography shoots. This offers you a variety of options to make a choice from and we can always customise an itinerary that fits your budget. You are always free to ask any question if you need clarification.
You will be offered images taken of you during each tour. The images will be edited in about week’s time for you and then shared online or sent to your personal email.
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. We will work hand in hand with you to produce a collection of exciting and unforgettable images. Travelling as a private group is without doubt more advantageous. You will get to experience the raw nature and splendor that New Zealand’s South Island offers, standing among the mountains, next to glacial rivers and lakes capturing the beauty in your photos.
Aiste Photography & Tours is one of the most competitively priced businesses that you can find in the region.
We place great importance on your safety while you are travelling with us. We are equipped with all the requisite legal credentials, relevant insurances, first aid certification and licenses such as small passenger service license (SPSL), P endorsement which allow us to carry and transport passengers and are the legal requirements for running this kind of business safely. Therefore you can relax and enjoy the experience knowing that you are in safe hands.
DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION
We are approved by DOC to operate in public conservation areas in the South Island.