Mana Island
A one-day private Wellington photography tour and workshop. On this tour, you will learn how to shoot dramatic, awe-inspiring coastal landscapes as you are driven throughout the Wellington region, including long exposures, plus forest and river photography.
Benefit from expert 1-1 tuition on whichever areas of your photography you would like to improve and guide you into any one of a selection of locations for a unique photography experience tailored especially for you.


Your tour will start when you are picked up from your Wellington accommodation or a pre-arranged city location, before being driven out to the Tararua Forest Park. The Tararuas offer some real New Zealand wilderness photography with beautiful rivers and lush forest.
After this we will head over to the Kapiti Coast, stopping en route at a cafe for lunch (include in the price). We then have the option to include a visit to a local farm or some wildlife photography (depending on your interest ) before heading out to the coast. We will spend the rest of the day exploring beaches to capture views out to Mana and Kapiti Island, learning how to take control of some of the most important settings on your camera for coastal photography and capture long exposure images with use of our ND filters.
The tour can conclude with a sunset shoot on the Kapit Coast (depending on your chosen start time), before you are taken back to Wellington.
This private tour is priced at $950 for 1 person, or $495 per person for 2 or more people.
Tour Start Time: The start time of this tour is flexible to work in with the sunset time and your travel schedule. Ideally, a time will be chosen to allow for the tour to finish with a sunset shoot over Mana or Kapiti Island. We will contact you once a booking has been made, to confirm the best pick-up time for you.
Please note: The above itinerary will be changed to suit the weather, start time of the tour and your photographic objectives to get the most out of your day with us.


  • 8-hour private tour
  • The Kapiti Coast
  • Rural farm landscapes
  • The Tararua Forest Park
  • Mana or Kapiti Island sunset


  • 8 hrs photography tuition
  • Packed lunch & Coffee
  • Free copy of our “Pocket Guide Landscape and Wildlife Photography
  • Free hire of Tripod and ND Filters
  • Transport during the tour
  • Hotel pickup/dropoff
  • DOC (National Park) concession fees


1 Person - NZD$950

2+ People - NZD$495 each