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Aaron King
New Zealand Trailblazer Adventure
New Zealand
Trailblazer Adventure
WHEN: AUGUST 17th through 24th
WHERE: Southern Island of New Zealand!
WHO: Adventurers! Brave and Patient explorers!

FITNESS LEVEL: HIKERS! 
If you can handle driving right to our location & staying behind from the hikes we may do, then sure! But this will likely involve some high or deep hikes into unfamiliar territory! So come prepared physically!
Trailblazer Adventure WITH PHOTOG ADVENTURES
$
1,200
INCLUDES:
Travel Throughout New Zealand in group Vehicle
Travel Conveniences like First Aid, Snacks & Cutlery
Snacks & Drinks while on-site doing Photography
Personal instruction at the camera, critique sessions

DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Flight to Christchurch, New Zealand
AirBNB accommodations - will split as group though!
Food for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner - except any sandwich fixings I buy for us
Travel insurance and personal equipment
Alcohol and soft drinks, laundry

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Listen to the Podcast above for a little information about the Trailblazer Adventures but more info coming!
7-Day Adventure through Wintery New Zealand
TRIP STRATEGY
NOTE: We will be doing both Landscape Photography and Milky Way Photography to make the best use of our time. Don't plan on much sleep!
TRIP DETAILS
Seriously, is there a Landscape Photographer or Milky Way Photographer in the world who doesn't have New Zealand on their bucket list? Imagine yourself with a group of intrepid friends trekking through the Southern Isle of New Zealand having flown in to Christchurch and we are just starting a 2000KM journey to places you have only heard about? 

Classics like the Wanaka Tree and the Church of the Good Shephard will DEFINITELY be visited. We will be venturing along the Mountains in the first half of the week on our way to Invercargill and then we will travel back to Christchurch along the coast capturing sunsets and Milky Way over the coast line! It is going to be stinking amazing!  

COVERED BY TUITION | Vehicle, Fuel and Travel Conveniences

Vehicle & Fuel
I will be renting a MERCEDES BENZ V-CLASS 8-Passenger Van for all of us to drive in. With SIX of us total we have the space of two missing people plus cargo to hold all of our gear. With the fact that we just came off the plane, we all shouldn't have too much. BRING LUGGAGE THAT CAN FIT UNDER SEATS keep it simple for all of us to be comfortable and have easy access to our gear. The fuel costs will be covered by the tuition as well.

Travel Conveniences
Then I will use several hundred of it to cover a COOLER for the road, Travel Cutlery, Paper Towels, First Aid Supplies, snacks and TRAVEL NECK PILLOWS for anyone who doesn't bring one on the flight. (Snacks will be stuff like Beef Jerky, Veggies, Fruit, Gatorades, Waters, Clif Bars etc. We can buy together anything else you may want after you land!)

THEN WHAT WE ALL COVER INDIVIDUALLY
Lodging, Food, Flight and any souvenirs

Lodging
AIRBNB will be our plan for the entire workshop where possible. Sharing a home between all six of us will typically come to somewhere around $300 a night like this example at Lake Tekapo! http://bit.ly/2kiXv02 

With space for us to all sleep and split $300 between SIX of us that means we can have nights as cheap as $50 per person per night. And that was just my first find. There are likely even cheaper options if we want them!

Food
Buying from Grocery Stores, eating cheap sandwiches or having sushi every night is up to you! The most LIKELY scenario will be that every night we are near civilization we will pick a restaurant to eat at. Anyone wanting to save money can eat our grocery store snacks, sandwiches, jerky etc and just join the group for a drink at the restaurant. 

Flight
I love SkyScanner.com. It has found me great one-way hops that save me lots of money. I haven't gotten my flight yet for next August so I will keep you guys posted when I find deals that you can take advantage of as well! But I am done paying for my trips with comfort, so I am not going to be getting any $200 78-hour flight deals! haha I am done with those. I end up losing money anyway because usually those are overnight stays in places like Copenhagen that charge decently for a hotel. 

Souvenirs
Shrug. A hat? You make the call! Spend as much as you can carry back home! :D 

So really once you have your seat reserved in the workshop, you only need to factor in FLIGHT, SHARED COSTS OF AIRBNB lodgings with the group, FOOD and anything you want to buy!

If you have any questions, please get in touch with me by email at aaron@PhotogAdventures.com.
  • AUGUST 17th through 24th
  • Meet in Christchurch Group is picked up by me at the Airport in Christchurch Monday the 17th. Accommodating everyone's different flight arrivals.
  • 7Head to first location Most likely Lake Tekapo will be our first destination. From there we travel a route along the mountains hitting sites like the Wanaka Tree and then all the way south to Invercargill and along the coast on the way back to Christchurch.
  • ​In total OVER 2000KMs in 7-Days!
  • ​Our goal is to capture EVERY SUNSET and SUNRISE along with the MILKY WAY. So there will be sleeping during the day as we travel and at our AIRBNBs. 
  • Typical Sunset that week: 5:58pm
    BEST Milky Way: 11pm - 4am
    Typical Sunrise: 7:24am
PhotoPills Plans
Lake Tekapo | Church of the Good Shephard
Lake Wanaka | Famous Wanaka Tree
Image by Vern Norrgard. Shared on Google Maps
Frequently Asked Questions
What do you bring?
Milky Way Photography in June is pretty warm throughout the night, but come ready for anything! This is what I recommend to bring with you:
  • Camera with manual mode 
  • Lenses you need for MILKY WAY are anything from 8mm-50mm and with the largest aperture possible! f1.2 to f3.5 are great options! For LANDSCAPES you can use anything from Wide to Telephoto!
  • Sturdy Tripod (REQUIRED!) make sure it is STURDY enough
  • L-Bracket (Optional) - Best for Panorama and switching orientation 
  • Focusing Aid (Carson Lumiloupe: https://amzn.to/2lDwFjz)
  • Batteries – Fully charged at least 4 a day
  • Memory Cards – minimum 4 cards of 64GB each
  • Camera Cover (Optional) - There will be weather. We almost HOPE for weather. So expect to get wet.
  • ND & graduated filters (recommended)
  • Lens Cloths
  • WINTER CLOTHING for staying warm during the coldest hours of night and standing in the wind!
  • Gloves
  • ​Good Hiking Boots
  • ​Water Proof Socks (Optional) for any water we may stand in
  • ​Water Proof jacket & Pants
  • Laptop (OPTIONAL) for post-processing (Lightroom & Photoshop)
Flying, Driving & Hotels?
Flying in?
I love SkyScanner.com. It has found me great one-way hops that save me lots of money. I haven't gotten my flight yet for next August so I will keep you guys posted when I find deals that you can take advantage of as well! But I am done paying for my trips with comfort, so I am not going to be getting any $200 78-hour flight deals! haha I am done with those. I end up losing money anyway because usually those are overnight stays in places like Copenhagen that charge decently for a hotel. 

Fly in to Christchurch. That is where we will be meeting before heading South!
Driving?
I will be renting a MERCEDES BENZ V-CLASS 8-Passenger Van for all of us to drive in. With SIX of us total we have the space of two missing people plus cargo to hold all of our gear. With the fact that we just came off the plane, we all shouldn't have too much. BRING LUGGAGE THAT CAN FIT UNDER SEATS keep it simple for all of us to be comfortable and have easy access to our gear. The fuel costs will be covered by the tuition as well.
Hotels?
AIRBNB will be our plan for the entire workshop where possible. Sharing a home between all six of us will typically come to somewhere around $300 a night like this example at Lake Tekapo! http://bit.ly/2kiXv02
 
With space for us to all sleep and split $300 between SIX of us that means we can have nights as cheap as $50 per person per night. And that was just my first find. There are likely even cheaper options if we want them!
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7-Day New Zealand Southern Island Trailblazer Adventure
You are buying a SEVEN-DAY Photog Adventures New Zealand Trailblazer Adventure that includes:
  • Travel Throughout New Zealand in group Vehicle
  • Travel Conveniences like First Aid, Snacks & Cutlery
  • Snacks & Drinks while on-site doing Photography
  • Personal instruction at the camera, critique sessions and post processing sessions during the day while we wait for night to do Milky Way Photography
NOT INCLUDED IN THE WORKSHOP FEE:
  • Flight to Christchurch, New Zealand
  • AirBNB accommodations - will split as group though!
  • Food for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Travel insurance and personal equipment
  • Alcohol and soft drinks, laundry
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