Historic Christchurch and Rugged West Coast
Come join us on one of our spectacular “foodie & photography” tours where we travel from Christchurch to Westport onboard one of the world’s greatest train journeys – TranzAlpine train where we view spectacular and dramatic landscapes with photographic opportunities from the open-air viewing platform.. The open-air viewing platform is a photographer’s dream. We will discover the untamed natural beauty of the West Coast, exploring the enigmatic Punakaiki Blow Holes and Pancake Rocks
Experience the natural wonder of the Hokitika Gorge, native rimu and podocarp forest and the vibrant blue waters of the gorge
And for the photographers, attempt to capture images of a renowned West Coast sunrises.
Spend time in Christchurch, one of the highlights and opened in 1932, is New Regent Street. It is Christchurch’s only complete heritage streetscape with beautiful Spanish Mission architecture, and a distinctive pastel colour scheme.
We also visit is The Tannery – where you will be surprised and amazed at the spectacular architecture of the Tannery complex, resurrected from the historic Victorian Tannery buildings now accommodating owner operated and specialist shops you won’t see anywhere else.
The Christchurch Club is on our list of places to visit; a Category 1 Historical Place which was founded by 12 graziers in 1856 as a gentlemen’s retreat.
Tell me about the photography?
All levels of photography expertise are catered for (digital and smart phones) and beginners are VERY welcome. Lesley offers a great learning environment with expert guidance, instruction and personal attention. You will leave with increased confidence, motivation, inspiration and having met some new photography BFFs.
Lesley will help you make the most of the wonderful photographic opportunities on this tour.
All attendees received an A5 photo journal, an invaluable notebook to make notes of camera settings plus a quick reference guide for each photography genre. If you don’t use a camera, and are bringing your start phone, there are quick reference guides on how to get the best from your phone.
What do I need to bring?
An equipment list will be provided on booking, but you’ll need your smart phone or camera and lenses such as 18-55 and 55-250, tripod and ND filters.
How do I book?
Phone or email House of Travel’s Pam Young: