12-16 October 2022
5 Days / 4 Nights
Ayers Rock Airport NT
Max 10 participants
All skill levels
Easy / Moderate
Type of Tour: Small Group
Lead Photographer: Andy Yee
Cost: $3445 (AUD)
Join us in the heart of the Australian Outback for four stunning days in the Red Centre. An itinerary full of photogenic opportunities from the Field of Dreams at night to the aerial views of a doors off helicopter ride, we will encapsulate as much of the colourful landscape as possible.
Northern Territory - The Red Centre
Day 1 - Ayers Rock - Field of Lights Star Pass
Arrival is at Ayers Rock Airport. This evening we head out to stroll under the stars at The Field of Light Uluru. Just after the sun sets, you’ll be welcomed to an exclusive dune top As darkness falls, 50,000 glass spheres will gently light up the desert. . Covered under a sky brilliant with stars, Field of Light beckons you to lose yourself momentarily in the rhythms of coloured light.
Day 2 - Uluru Sunrise and Kata Tjuta
Rise early to travel to the sunrise viewing area, Talinguru Nyakunytjaku, in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Enjoy a warm cup of tea or coffee while you watch the changing colours of Uluru as the outback awakens to the first sunlight of the day. Travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta and admire panoramic views of the southern side before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. Explore the gorge and its unusual conglomerate rock formations before following a walking trail through Walpa Gorge. Astro Tour: Learn about astronomy and its beginnings, Interactive tour with use of telescopes and binoculars
Day 3 - Kings Canyon & Outback Panorama
Drive through the sand hill country towards Kings Canyon, stopping at Kings Creek Station for a delicious cooked breakfast of bacon & eggs, baked beans and toast with coffee, tea and juice. Continue on to Watarrka National Park where you can make the rocky climb with your Guide to the rim of Kings Canyon to be rewarded with marvellous views. The six km Kings Canyon Rim Walk may take up to three hours to complete and is for those with a good level of fitness*. Along the way visit the Garden of Eden, a green oasis deep inside the Canyon.
*Optional base walk for those who don't wish to climb to the rim
Day 4 - Extended Helicopter flight over Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park
Experience the beauty of these famous Australian landmarks from above. The incredible rock formations of Uluru and Kata Tjuta are a must-see from the air. On the flight, you’ll fly by Uluru and across to the spectacular domes of Kata Tjuta for a view that will leave you speechless.
Due to the sacredness of this area, much of it is off-limits from the ground. The only way to really appreciate this amazing landscape is to see it from above. You will not be disappointed! The extended helicopter tour adds an extra six minutes to the flight to match the flight path of our planes. This extension will take you around the back to capture that ultimate shot of Uluru and Kata Tjuta together.
The afternoon is your choice. There is so much to see including options listed below. You may choose to relax at the resort instead.
- Image critique and post processing/editing techniques
- Enjoy a camel tour at sunset against the incredible backdrop of Uluru *
- Segway tour *
- Uluru Sunset tour *
- Award winning sounds of silence dinner *
- an evening of dining under the outback sky
- Outback BBQ *
(* additional cost applies for the above optional activities)
Alternative activities at no cost: discovering local indigenous art, Bush food experience, Indigenous garden walk, or a guided walk to the base of Uluru can also be arranged.
Day 5 - Depart
Today is when we say goodbye to a memorable time in the Red Centre.
Northern Territory Arrangements
There will be time during the workshop for critique and photo editing sessions. Time will be set aside to assist you in post-processing as you create images that pack a punch. This includes assistance in the selection process, Lightroom and Photoshop workflows, and more. This will enable you to showcase the finest the Red Centre has to offer.
The trip is suitable for the photographer with basic knowlege through to expert level.
Group size will be maximum 10 people. Cost will cover 4 nights accommodation, ground transport, park entrances and fees.
When we aren't leaving in the dark to shoot sunrise, breakfasts will be provided. All dinners will be offered, but lunch and drinks will be up to you. Please do let us know if you have any dietary requirements and we will most certainly try and accomodate any requests. We will be staying in a 4.5 star hotel during our trip. The hotel has been selected for their value and offers a comfortable stay in spacious modern and well-equipped rooms.
* Tutoring from professional photography guide
* Four nights accommodation
* Twin Share Room Occupancy (Single may available on request)
* Day 1 Canapes and Breakfast Day 3
* Helicopter Scenic flights (Doors Off flight)
* Transportation in private cars
* All entrance fees to photography locations
* Post-Processing sessions during the tour
* Airfare to/from Ayers Rock Airport
* Single Room Occupancy
* All other meals not mentioned as Included
* Alcoholic beverages
* Travel insurance
* Equipment and baggage insurance
* Visas (if applicable)
To reserve your spot for this workshop, a deposit of $500 (AUD) can be made via Paypal.
Remaining workshop tuition amount will be due 60 days before workshop. A reminder invoice will be sent out 90 days before the workshop commencement
Tour will be guided by professional photographer Andy Yee.
Andy Yee is a professional photographer who specializes in travel/tourism, architecture and commercial projects. He is a Sony Digital Imaging Advocate and the winner of the Sony Alpha Landscape Award. Andy has travelled extensively in all seasons of the year and worked on projects with several tourism agencies and publications.