HINTERLAND HIGHLIGHTS

Nature Photography Tour

Hinterland Highlights

Your full-day, exclusive personalised day-tour of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland with nature photographer Andrew Goodall

When

Cost

  • AUD$ $375 + $50 each additional person

Hinterland Highlights

Join nature photographer Andrew Goodall for a guided tour of some of the best photography location of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. From Mapleton to Maleny and beyond, your day out will include stunning panoramic vistas, perhaps a waterfall or two (depending on rainfall), magnificent rainforest, plus all the wildlife we might encounter along the way. And if you are not totally obsessed with photography, we can even fit in an hour or so for souvenir shopping. You will be travelling with an experienced photography teacher who can give you some tips on how to get the perfect shot.

Schedule

You will be collected from your Sunshine Coast or hinterland accommodation at 9.00am and your personalised day of photography begins. Most of our day will be spent in the picturesque Blackall Range from Mapleton to Maleny, but the order may vary depending on where you are staying. There is no ‘set in stone’ itinerary – our plan for the day can be ‘tweaked’ to suit your interests. If you want to bushwalk and visit waterfalls we can plan around that. If you prefer to visit easy lookouts and fit in some shopping, we can do that. And if you want to include more wildlife in your day – the choice is yours.

We will stop for lunch at a suitable location depending where we are at the time. Lunch is at your own expense and you may choose to grab a sandwich at a bakery or sit down at a cafe. There are so many options available, we can find something to suit all tastes. Public toilets can be found in almost every park and picnic area so we can stop whenever you need.

Your tour continues until the sun goes down – as any photographer knows, your best photos are often taken at ‘golden hour’ in the last minutes of sunlight for the day. When the light is gone and photography is over for the day you will be returned to your accommodation. If you need to be back sooner just let Andrew know.

PLEASE SEND YOUR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST USING THE FORM BELOW. TRY TO INCLUDE SOME INFORMATION ON YOUR LEVEL OF FITNESS AND YOUR MAIN PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERESTS SO WE CAN TAILOR THE DAY TO SUIT YOU.

Locations

As we have made clear in the description above, every tour is different and you can request specific locations to be included. But on a typical day you would expect to see: Maleny * Montville * Mapleton * Gardners Falls * Mapelton Falls * Mary Cairncross Park * Lake Baroon * Glasshouse Mountains Scenic Views and more.

Wildlife

The Blackall Range is home to bird-life galore. Even if you don’t request wildlife as a feature of your tour, you can expect to see Kookaburras, Rainbow Lorikeets, and Pademelons (rainforest wallabies). If we go in search of wildlife you can expect to see far more bird-life including parrots, honeyeaters and colourful forest birds.

Your Host

ANDREW GOODALL is a renowned Australian nature photographer and teacher. He has hosted photography tours all over Australia and overseas. As a skilled and encouraging teacher, he is not only a great companion to have on tour – he can also help to ensure the photos you bring home are as unforgettable as the experience itself.

Gift Vouchers Are Available!

You can order a personalised day-tour for the photography enthusiast in your life. With a gift voucher, you pay for the tour, but they can contact us when they are ready to claim their gift. If you want to purchase for a specific date, we will only sell you a voucher if Andrew does not already have a prior booking and does not expect to be away on another tour.

 To order a gift voucher, fill out the EXPRESSION OF INTEREST form below.

Expression of interest