On the 19th August 2017, Great Barrier Island celebrated becoming the world's 3rd Dark Sky Sanctuary.  The lack of industry, ambient light and the quality of the air combine to make this a very special destination to see and photograph the stars. 

There is a lot more to Great Barrier than the astrophotography.  It is only a short plane ride from Auckland yet could not be more different in character. Over 70% of the land is protected Conservation Park and the island has a unique ecosystem.

At Seascape, we are privileged to offer a fully guided photography tour on the island including amazing astro-photography opportunities all aspects of natural photography including seascapes, forests, waterfalls and wildlife.

We are particularly pleased to offer Glenfern Sanctuary in Port Fitzroy as one of our locations to not only photograph but to stay at.  It is an 83ha Regional Park and the gateway to the predator fenced 240ha Kotuku Peninsula in the north west Great Barrier Island.   Glenfern is one of the premier eco-sanctuaries in New Zealand and a must see. 

To make the most of your photo tour we take care of all the details of travel and accommodation from your departure point of Auckland or Whitianga to the point that you step back on the mainlaind. You will have time to yourself but we organise everything else in between.

4 Days $2950

Subjects covered:
Use of camera and associated equipment
‘Golden Hour’ seascapes
Forests and waterfalls
Long exposure and motion capture of waterfalls, rivers and sea
Macro photography
Post processing of images

Flights from one of our two destinations: Auckland and Whitianga
Accommodation at boutique locations
All transport on the island

Number of People

Course Dates:
23rd - 26th September 2019 SOLD OUT
16th - 19th December 2019
23rd - 26th March 2020

Thanks for the great time we had on the photography course. The things I learned have made a real difference to the results I am now getting with my camera. It’s given me more confidence and belief that I can go out, find and compose the images I want, capture them and get the best out of them in post processing. I’m enjoying my photography more as a result. So thanks for making me a better photographer and I’m looking forward to another course to take me to the next level!
— Barry, UK