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City to Outback – Photography Tour (12 nights)

6 December 2011

A superb harbour to hinterland photographic tour to give beginner, amateur and experienced photographers more than a taste of what New South Wales(Australia) has to offer. Whilst photographic experience is encouraged it is not a prerequisite for joining the tour. Our expert landscape photography guides will assist you in guiding and helping you get the most beautiful photographs of your trip.

Our trip includes all transport, meals, accommodation & activities described in the itinerary and inclusions section.

Each night after dinner, we will get together, download our photographs, and discuss them together as a group(this is not a compulsory activity if you do not wish to join in). In this way you can gain important feedback and suggestions from the guides and other participants, on your photographs, on a daily basis.

The trip includes numerous additional activities on each day (cultural tours etc), which may change dependant on weather and availability. These have been listed in the itinerary.

Dependant on the number of participants on the tour, two guides will be guiding the tour, including other language speaking guides if required (and available).

The price does also include airport collection and delivery to your hotel for the night prior to the tour commencement, and to your own onward local hotel or local departure airport if required.

Menindee SunriseMungo MagicPeter Browne VWQueens CascadeSandhill Patterns

Silverton HutSydney BayThe Three SistersUnder The Jaguar Sun


This photography tour brings together some of the best that NSW has to offer. From the beauty of Sydney and its stunning harbour, the tranquil beauty of the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains, to the colourful and diverse scenery of the desert and Outback regions.
This photography adventure is designed for photographers and enthusiasts who not only want to learn more about landscape photography, but also those who want to visit some of the most beautiful scenery in Australia. The tour is perfect for those who have a keen interest in photography and who would like to learn much more from your award winning landscape photography guides.

On this trip we will provide you with a great range of fantastic photographic opportunities. Highlights of the trip include Sydney and its stunning harbour, the magnificent Blue Mountains, the Walls of China in Mungo National Park, the red sand dunes at Wentworth, breathtaking sunsets on Lake Menindee and historic ruins at Silverton.


The night before – We meet in Sydney at our minimum 4* hotel, after your airport collection, transfer from a local hotel, or your own arrival at the hotel. At our hotel “meet & greet” you will meet your tour guides and view some amazing photographs of where we will be travelling on the tour. (You are responsible for your own evening meal – but your overnight hotel cost and breakfast before we leave on the first day of the tour is included).

Day 1

We head off early from our hotel from our hotel for an early morning photo shoot of beautiful Sydney Harbour, and spend the rest of the day exploring Sydney, including a cruise on Sydney Harbour. We will eat together at a local restaurant before staying overnight at our Sydney hotel. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is included today.

Day 2

Leaving Sydney we make our way up to the Blue Mountains. This is a World Heritage area and features some of the most magnificent mountain scenery in Australia. We visit some beautiful waterfalls in the “Valley of the Waters”, as well as the iconic “Three Sisters”. We take a trip on the Scenic Skyway to photograph the “Three Sisters” at sunset and explore the lighting on them in the evening (if available). Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is provided today and we stay overnight in one of the beautiful heritage hotels or guest houses here in the Blue Mountains.

Day 3

Our destination today is the Mungo National Park where we stay in quality accommodation at the Mungo Lodge. If time permits we will photograph the “Walls of China” at sunset. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is provided today.

Day 4

We spend today in the Mungo National Park where we explore the area in more detail. This includes a trip to the sand dunes, woolshed, and exploration of the park, which is known for its historical record of human occupation. We have a guided Aboriginal Discovery Tour conducted by Rangers from the three tribal groups of the Willandra Lakes region. We stay the night again at Mungo Lodge. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is provided today.

Day 5

Today we move on to Mildura where we spend some time exploring the Murray River (If we have time we will also be including a river cruise, providing we have time to get to our sunset location). Sunset location is Perry’s Sandhills, where we spend the night at the Inlander Resort (or similar). Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is provided today.

Day 6

Leaving Mildura we move on to Broken Hill, famous for Australia’s silver mining history and “the line of load”, a string of silver and mineral mines stretching across Australia’s landscape and claiming nearly 1000 miners lives. The highlight of the day being the sunset at the Living Desert Sculpture Park. We spend the night at the Royal Exchange Hotel (or similar). Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided today.

Day 7

After spending some time in the morning visiting some of the wonderful art galleries in Broken Hill. Broken Hill is also home to the Palace Hotel, known for its part in the world famous film and stage show “Pricilla Queen of the Desert”.
After lunch we spend the rest of the day at the historic town of Silverton, visiting many of the many museums and galleries in this historic town. Close by is the famous Silverton Hotel, featured in many films and Australian beer commercials. One of its claims to fame being it’s appearing in the Mad Max 2 movie. Outside displaying some of the vehicles used in the movie, and next door the Mad Max museum. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is provided today.

Day 8

Today we visit Kinchega National Park and the Menindee Lakes, an area known for its beautiful sunsets. We visit the Menindee Woolshed and photograph the trees on the lake at sunset. Dependant on availability we may participate in Billy Tea with Aboriginal Elders or the Old Kinchega Homestead Cultural Walk. Lunch and dinner are included today. We spend the night at the Burke & Wills Menindee Motel in this remote area. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are provided today.

Day 9

After photographing a sunrise at Menindee Lakes we spend the day travelling to Dubbo – our next destination, where we spend the night. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner are provided today.

Day 10

Today is spent at the Western Plains Zoo. Here we have the opportunity to see and photograph a wide range of native Australian animals. As an added bonus we stay the night at the Zoofari Lodge – luxury accommodation inside the zoo, where we can wake to the sounds of the animals and nature. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is provided today.

Day 11

We leave the Western Plains Zoo this morning to travel back to Sydney, where we stay the night and complete our tour. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is provided on day eleven, with the final tour meal being breakfast on day twelve. We will then transport you to your onward local hotel, or local airport for your onward journey.


  • The trip includes all transport, and activities as mentioned in the itinerary (unless beyond our control when alternatives may be substituted), from collection at your local hotel/airport to return to your local hotel/airport at the end of the tour.
  • Accommodation will be in 4/5* hotels, or high quality guest houses and motels throughout the tour
  • Meals throughout the tour will be breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with the first meal being breakfast on day one and the last meal being breakfast on day twelve. Water and soft drinks will be provided for the duration of the trip. Alcoholic drinks (where available) will be charged extra.
  • Admission Fees and side tour costs for visits as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transport will be by high quality small luxury coach

For Chinese groups a Chinese speaking photographers guide will accompany the tour to cover the photographic aspects of the tour, if required. For other nationalities, please advise when tour request is made.


Accommodation has been included at our hotel for you, for the night before the commencement of the tour, and also for you at our hotel on the evening of day eleven, when the tour returns to Sydney. We will also collect you from the local airport or local hotel, if you require it, and transport you to our hotel the day before the tour departs, and also transfer you to the local airport or your onward local hotel on day twelve if required. (These arrangements must be agreed with us, and made with us, at the time you make our tour booking).

  • Any transport, food, drink and accommodation not mentioned in the above inclusions and itinerary
  • Any International or Domestic air fares
  • Any touring not mentioned in the itinerary accept as may be offered by the tour operator
  • Any personal expenses for additional food and drink etc not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Laundry of any type
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Insurance

Tour Group Sizes – 6 to 12 persons (please advise if larger groups are required). The tour can be arranged for couples and lower group numbers at an additional cost.

Tour Costs

$US7,590.00 per person sharing a Twin/Double Room (Discounts are available for Agents and Clubs)

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