Australian Sightseeing and Photography Tours
International award winning photographer Kenneth Hall has many years of experience in the bush, coastal and mountain regions of NSW and absolutely loves the locations he has chosen for his tours.
Sydney based Australian Photography Tours specialises in the great outdoors. They provide overnight, one day and half day sightseeing tours with photography support in high quality multiple locations including Narooma; the World Heritage Blue Mountains; South Pacific coastline; State Forests and Rainforests of NSW.
Sightsee and enjoy high value photography situations and settings with an emphasis on nature and wildlife with Ken.
Ken offers organised and private dawn, daytime, and twilight tours and workshops.
Join Ken on the stunning beaches, bush tracks, rainforests and heritage locations available in New South Wales.
Watch the migrating whales near Narooma, Montague Island and Eurobodalla National Park or join a Yuin guide on an Aboriginal culture tour.
You will never forget it!
Blue Mountains Rainforest Walk alongside creeks as they begin their tinkling journey to the sea. Stand on sandy Walk alongside creeks as they begin their tinkling journey to the sea. Stand on sandy beaches and take photographs as you cross below the waterfalls.
The Blue Mountains Rainforest tour is perfect in summer with its cooler temperatures, so you can take your time as a photographer or simply admire the rainforest as a walker. This is a 3.5 kilometre (2.1 mile) walk on approved tracks.
You may see Waratah, Mountain Devil , Banksia and Drumstick flowers - these are just a few of the many hardy mountain species. Listen for the Black Cockatoo's and look for the Crimson Rosella's and the amazingly beautiful red King Parrots as they fly through the trees. This is Ken's favourite rainforest walk and photography location.
Start Locations: Highlights: Leura Cascades, Leura Leura Cascades, Leura Travel by: Duration: Car, Walk Extended, Half Day or less, Tailored. Price*: $295.00 Price Range Park entry included
Blue Mountains Sightseeing Tour with Photography Tuition Enjoy a day in the World Heritage Blue Mountains near Katoomba.Visit the ancient Jamison Valley Enjoy a day in the World Heritage Blue Mountains near Katoomba.
Visit the ancient Jamison Valley, Leura, or Wentworth Falls for stunning panoramic views to the lower Blue Mountains and beyond. Enjoy a rainforest walks through gorges alongside tinkling creeks as they make their way to the sea.
Here you will see some of the Blue Mountains National Park's highest waterfalls.
Discover some of Australia's unique flora including the unusual Banksia, Mountain Devil and Drumsticks trees and shrubs in flower.
Surprise a Water Dragon basking in the sun, listen to a Lyre bird, the worlds best mimic. See the huge Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo as it feeds on Banksia seeds in the right season.
View incredible rock formations 240 million years old.
Start Locations: Highlights: Railway Station, Leura Leura Cascades, Lawson Travel by: Duration: Car, Walk Full Day, Tailored. Price*: $480.00 Price Range Includes entry to the Greater Blue Mountains National Park.
Camden and Macarthur European history began in 1788 shortly after settlement at Sydney Cove when the colony's entire European history began in 1788 shortly after settlement at Sydney Cove, when the colony's entire herd of cattle (four cows and two bulls) strayed from their enclosure and were lost. In 1795 a greatly enlarged herd of 61 cattle were discovered on the grassy land between the Nepean River and Georges River. This area was promptly named the 'Cowpastures' - and was deemed a restricted area to provide ongoing protection for the herd; this restriction was short-lived as the herd, deemed too aggressive to be tamed, was destroyed.
Steeped in history, Macarthur is a superb location for photography with the vivid colours of the bush and its superb parks and heritage buildings.
Start Locations: Highlights: Macarthur Park, Camden East Onslow Park, Camden East Travel by: Duration: Car, Walk Half Day or less. Price*: $295.00 Price Range Literature, support material and tuition.
Narooma and Montague Island Photography and Whale Watching Tour This 4.6 billion year old planet has the most fantastic story to tell and a This 4.6 billion year old planet has the most fantastic story to tell, and a part of that story is here in the Eurobodalla National Park. It's been said 'if only these walls could talk'. Well the rock walls and cliffs along this beautiful coastline, and inland in the Great Dividing Range, are full of chatter - of ice ages, sea level rises, ancient continents, volcanic eruptions, early life and inland seas.
You will be able to gently drift amongst Fur seals as they float on their sides cooling themselves by raising their flippers in the air. Sea birds are always circling around the Narooma coastline and the island no matter what the season.
Photograph Humpback whales with calves, migrating south to Antarctica in season.
Start Locations: Highlights: Macarthur Railway Station, Campbelltown Horizon Apartments, Narooma Travel by: Duration: Car, Four Wheel Drive, Walk Extended, Night. Price*: $1250.00 Price Range Price is per person and based on a maximum of six participants, request quote for smaller groups. Four day three night tour.
Royal National Park Photography Workshops The whole area abounds with water fowl Cockatoo's Kookaburra's Currawongs and Lyre birds. They are The whole area abounds with water fowl, Cockatoo's, Kookaburra's, Currawongs and Lyre birds. They are often visited by a goanna and kookaburra who sit in the beams only a metre above their heads joining in the conversation and posing for photographs.
The location has shelter from rain and sun, toilets, good parking, no walking, a restaurant. Ken has many classroom locations in the Blue Mountains, along the coast and in the bush and rainforest but this location ticks all the boxes and is his start location for the 'Royal'.
This tour is ideal for a group or custom booking - by request.
Start Locations: Highlights: Audley, Otford Audley, Wollongong Travel by: Duration: Car, Walk Half Day or less, Tailored. Price*: $295.00 Price Range Includes three hour tour, entry to the Royal National Park and photography tuition.
Royal National Park to Wollongong Harbour Coastal Tour Enjoy a short walk along the Coastal Track in the Royal National Park. Look for Enjoy a short walk along the Coastal Track in the Royal National Park.
Look for Wallabies, White Bellied Sea Eagles, Humpback or Southern Right whales in the right season.
Visit the superb Wattamolla beach and inlet.
Journey south along the beautiful fern lined rainforest drive to visit native animals at a Wildlife Park.
Stop at Stanwell Park Kiosk for refreshments and watch the hang gliders float slowly to earth before landing on the grass near the Kiosk.
Cross over the famous Sea Cliff Bridge and continue the journey south toward Wollongong stopping at a surf beach and rock platforms.
Enjoy lunch at Wollongong at a restaurant overlooking the harbour.
Stroll the foreshore all the way from the 'Gong Harbour to the Lagoon.
Start Locations: Highlights: Beachcomber Ave, Bundeena Skydive The Beach Sydney, North Wollongong Travel by: Duration: Car, Walk Full Day, Tailored. Price*: $480.00 Price Range
Southern Highlands Tour - Old Berrima Township, Wingecarribee and State Forest Winter time is glorious. With swirling mist and warming open fires to make your hands Winter time is glorious. With swirling mist and warming open fires to make your hands and toes happy. You may hear the crunch of frost under your boots, it's crisp, fresh and great to be alive. Try a hot chocolate or piping hot pies and pastries from an award winning bakery.
Autumn has glorious trees dressed in the lovely golden colours of the season. Summer time is mild and colourful.
Anytime is a great time to visit, there is so much to do and see.
Refreshments at multi-award winning patisserie included. Lunch at Australia's oldest pub included. Stop at boutique brewery at own expense. Experience short easy walk in the bush. Travel in luxury vehicle. Photography tuition/guidance available.
Private and corporate enquiries welcome.
Start Locations: Highlights: Macarthur Square Railway Station, Campbelltown Berrima, Berrima Junction Travel by: Duration: Car, Coaster, Walk Full Day, Half Day or less, Tailored. Price*: $630.00 Price Range One day six hour tour includes catering and photography tuition if required. Available for private and custom bookings. Please contact the operator for details.
Winter Sunrise in the Illawarra The sea and sunrise combination offers tremendous opportunities for seascape photographers. The sun is lower The sea and sunrise combination offers tremendous opportunities for seascape photographers. The sun is lower on the horizon and sunrise later in the day giving them the luxury of a later start to their expeditions.
Clouds are very welcome, they generate moody scenes and constantly changing atmospheric conditions often gives big seas creating that wow factor. Rainbows are often seen in the early morning mist as the sun paints the coastline in stunning gold. At the right time of the year one can see the Great Whales migrating north to mate off the Queensland coast. During the months of May, June and July pods of Southern Right and Humpback whales can be seen frolicking close to shore.
Start Locations: Highlights: Flagstaff Hill Park, Wollongong Stuart Park, Wollongong Travel by: Duration: Car, Walk Half Day or less. Price*: $295.00 Price Range Subject to change and availability
Wollongong Harbour, Beaches and Attractions Clients meet at the Bombora Cafe above the fish cooperative at Wollongong Harbour. Two locations Clients meet at the Bombora Cafe above the fish cooperative at Wollongong Harbour. Two locations are used which offer very different features and are very photogenic with beaches, rock formations, boats, breaking waves and landscapes of the Northern Illawarra coastline. Variations in weather conditions creates constantly changing and stunning effects for photographers using SLR, and point and shoot cameras. The focus is on photograph composition and introduces White Balance, Shutter Speeds, Aperture Setting, Bracketing, ISO settings, Manual, Aperture Priority and Auto modes. The first location is Wollongong Harbour and surrounds followed by a more northerly rock platform and beaches. This tour normally runs on Sundays but is open to group and private bookings on other days including weekends by arrangement.
Start Locations: Highlights: Wollongong Harbour Lighthouse, Wollongong Stanwell Park Travel by: Duration: Car, Walk Half Day or less, Tailored. Price*: $295.00 Price Range Photography tuition from beginner to intermediate. Refreshments are available at the Bombora Cafe / Restaurant and kiosks. Can be modified to suit visitors who wish to visit these locations and require a little photography guidance or none at all. Enquiri