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Bay of Fires 4 Day Photography Workshop


October 23 ~ 26, 2024

$2495 per person

** Sunrise and sunset shoots along Tasmania’s stunning North East coast; Night Sky Session; St Columba Falls and Bay of Fires Eco-Cruise! **

Spend 4 days in Tasmania’s magnificent Bay of Fires, with ample time to explore Tasmania’s stunning north east from out base in St Helens. We will shoot sunset and sunrise in multiple locations around the Bay of Fires, as well as enjoy a side trip to the wonderful rainforest at St Columba Falls and join the Bay of Fires Eco Tours cruise. The dates coincide with dark skies to enable a night sky session shooting the stars, milky way and with a bit of luck maybe even the aurora australis.
Bay of Fires photography workshop, Tasmania
Bay of Fires photography workshop, Tasmania


Day 1: Depart Hobart for St Helens Highlights: Afternoon explore and sunset session in the Bay of Fires. Night sky session will be scheduled based on weather conditions during the week – experience the Bay of Fires by starlight!

Day 2: Full Day in the Bay of Fires Highlights: Sunrise and sunset sessions and a full day exploring the Bay of Fires. Locations such as Binalong Bay, Cosy Corner and the Gardens.

Day 3: Cruise the Bay of Fires! Highlights: Morning cruise along the coastline we have been exploring the past few days followed by another dusk shoot in the Bay of Fires.

Day 4: Half day at St Columba Falls Highlights: Half day exploring the fern filled rainforest at St Columba Falls. Lunch at Pyengana Dairy. Return to Hobart mid/late afternoon.

* The day to day order of activities is subject to change, but we will visit all listed locations. We won’t shoot a sunrise after the night sky session.

Bay of Fires photography workshop, Tasmania
Bay of Fires photography workshop, Tasmania


$2495.00 per person (SINGLE/PRIVATE ROOM). Maximum 6 participants.

Includes three nights accommodation Panorama St Helens, all transport (starting & finishing Hobart), all relevant entry/cruise fees, all meals from and including lunch day 1 to lunch day 4. Post processing session. Tour starts & finishes in Hobart.

A night sky shoot is a highlight of the trip

What to Bring

  • Camera, tripod and accessories. Don’t forget chargers and spare batteries/memory cards!
  • Wet weather gear (for yourself and for your camera). Warm clothing and head-torch for the sunrise/sunset shoots. Sun protection.
  • Comfortable hiking shoes (not sneakers).
  • Water bottle/snacks for our sessions in the field.
  • A full list of suggested items and a detailed itinerary will be forwarded to you during the booking process.
Bay of Fires Photography Tour
Bay of Fires Photography Tour – come and join in the fun!

Tour Notes

Sunset is approx 19:30 and sunrise is approx 6:00 in October.

We will spend around one-two hours in the field for each of these shoots meaning it will be dark prior to sunrise/after sunset. We will not do a sunrise session after the night sky session.

We will only undertake easy hiking, the main aim of the workshop being tuition and shooting time. It is important to note of course that the nature of the workshop involves uneven rocky shorelines so please take care in the low light of dusk and dawn. The hike to Wineglass Bay is up to 45 minutes one way but the track is of a very high standard.

** Please take all care and responsibility for your own equipment while outdoors **

Tasmania’s east coast generally enjoys fairly mild weather, however it would be well worthwhile packing an extra layer or two in particular for sunrise and sunset sessions. A good sunhat and sun protection is recommended too. Please check the St Helens weather forecast carefully before the tour departs to get an idea of expected conditions and pack accordingly. An umbrella can be a useful piece of equipment too, especially if you enjoy macro photography. A detailed list of suggested items to bring will be forwarded prior to departure.

Driving Time: St Helens is approximately 3.5 hours driving time from Hobart. We will break the drive with a couple of stops and have lunch on arrival. The drive from the hotel to Binalong Bay is 10 minutes; to St Columba Falls is approx 40 minutes; and to Eddystone Point is close to 60 minutes.
St Columba Falls
A half day in the beautiful rainforest at St Columba Falls is another highlight

More Info & Bookings

For further information or any general enquiries about this trip please contact me.

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