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Stanthorpe / Girraween Photography Tour


Girraween walking tracks (Bald Rock Creek)

Girraween walking tracks (Bald Rock Creek)

After the great succes of last years tour, we are agian running a 3 day guided Photography Tour of Stanthorpe / Girraween National Park (and surrounding areas) from Friday 15th May  to Sunday 17th May 2015.

Autumn is an awesome time of year in this area, with the weather starting to cool down, and the vineyards ibeing harvested.

This tour will be limited to 10 people – although we may be able to stretch this a little if we have “close” friends or couples attending, who are happy to share a room/bed.

Planned Itinerary

Here is an outline of the “planned” itinerary – but as most of the photoshoots are outdoors,  is to some extent weather dependent, and subject to change.

Social Get Together

Two weeks (or so) prior to the tour we will organise a “social” get together for those who are coming along, this will be very casual, and provide an opportunity to meet other attendees socially (probably at a pub/cafe over a cuppa/beer/meal).

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Technical / Logistics meetup

One weeks (or so) prior to the tour we will have a Technical/logistics get together to chat about the types of shoots we have planned, what equipment/gear it will be useful to have (for the most part this will not need to be anything fancy) and finalise logistics for car sharing, accommodation, etc…

Country Cottage

Country Cottage

Friday (depart Brisbane)

We will start early Friday morning – do 3-4 guided photo stops on the way up to Girraween ( Lunch provided ) and checkin to the hotel mid afternoon….

After arrival…maybe a quick recce to Girraween National park, then a sunset shoot… dinner at the local pub and (weather permitting) some Star Trails.

Saturday – Girraween, Steam Train and Wineries

Saturday a Sunrise shoot at Girraween national park, then back to the Hotel for Breakfast, and some Winery tours (or maybe a Steam Train shoot). Saturday afternoon Chill Out (or Girraween Walks), Sunset Shoot and then dinner at the hotel (3 courses + wine), followed by Star Trails (weather permitting).

Sunday – Girraween and back to Brisbane

Sunday sleep in (or Sunrise shoot if you are keen), Breakfast at the hotel, followed by Girraween walks. Head back to Brisbane as you wish (we can suggest some stops along the way back)

What You Get

Giraween Country Inn

Girraween Country Inn

We will organise cabin/hotel accommodation (staying at Girraween Country Inn), some meals, photo locations (We anticipate approx 8 separate photo shoots over the weekend covering a wide diversity of photography styles).  We will provide advice and assistance during shoots, and may squeeze in one or two additional and training sessions/workshops along the way. You are also invited to attend a social get together 2 weeks before, and a technical one 1 week before.

You will need your own transport, or can share with others (we will organise car-shares)…You don’t need any fancy photography gear and this tour will be suitable for beginner to experienced photographers.

What it Costs

We have strived to keep a good balance between comfort and cost, and have intentionally kept the costs this tour as low as possible.  The cost of this tour is just $490 (including GST).  This includes accommodation at Girraween Country Inn , some meals, a guided (but flexible) itinerary of some amazing photo locations, and advice and assistance with taking photos along the way.  The only additional costs that you will need to cover are your own transport costs (which will most likely be shared) and some of your own meals.

Reserve Your Spot

You can register your interest on the Stanthorpe/Girraween Photo Tour by clicking the Book Now button below and paying either :

  • $100 deposit (to reserve a spot)
  • $390 balance (for those who have already paid a $100 deposit),
  • the full amount ($490) up front – to secure your spot.

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Note : There are only 10 spots available, so the first 10 to pay in full will be guaranteed a place. Deposits are not refundable unless the tour is cancelled, but  can be applied to other tours/workshops.