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20 - 23 Nov 2020


All Day



Unforgettable McKenzie Country & Tekapo

*** SOLD OUT ***

What else, when staying in New Zealand’s High Country could the cooking class menu be other than High Country Merino.  This long weekend, Jo will be showing you how to prepare and cook Merino hogget bone out and slow roasted with fresh mint chutney, garlic naan breads and crispy polenta crusted roast potatoes then finish off with classic station cookhouse rhubarb buckle pudding served with cream.


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 and astrophotography is one of the highlights. Low light pollution and atmospheric conditions gift the Mackenzie Country with some of the clearest skies in the world. At night, those skies glow and twinkle with such clarity that in 2012 a 4300 sq km area was declared the Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve, one of only eight in the world.  There will also be abundant landscape photographic opportunities as in November the Lupins are in full bloom.

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.

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.

What if I don’t have a camera?

Don’t worry, Lesley has a selection of quality hire equipment available, including complete camera kits containing Canon camera with lens, two batteries, tripod, filters, camera bag/backpack, two SD cards, plus lens and camera cleaning equipment.  Enquiries to lesley@lesleywhytephotography.co.nz


How do I book?

Phone or email House of Travel’s Pam Young:

M: +64 21 352 705

E: pammy@hot.co.nz

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