We welcome photographers of all skill levels. Our guides will be happy to assist anyone from beginner to expert, making sure you get the most from your photography tour.
Yes, all meals and drinks are included. During your time on the tour you will be able to sample some of the many Bruny Island & Tasmanian culinary delights; food, wine and produce that we are famous for.If you have any specific dietary requirements, please let us know when you book.
Twin share accommodation will be provided at one of Bruny Island Coastal Retreat's fabulous properties. Single supplement may be available, an additional charge will apply, please contact us to discuss.
All linen and towelling provided.
We limit the group size to 10.
All our tours are subject to minimum numbers.
Essential camera equipment:
All major airlines fly into Hobart International Airport daily. The airport is 25 minutes from central Hobart by car.
The tour leaves from Brooke St Pier, Franklin Wharf, in Hobart at 8am Thursday morning. The meeting point is the front of the Brooke St Pier building, 12 Franklin Wharf, Hobart.
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You will be transported by boat to Bruny Island.
We recommend you arrive the night before so you are fresh for your first day and not rushed.
The boat is enclosed with side opening windows and outside access to stern and bow. It can get pretty cold depending on the day. Warm clothing, hat, gloves and thermal underwear are recommended during the winter. The boat is equipped with body length sea jackets which are both wind and water-proof.
Ginger tablets are provided for those who may suffer from motion sickness.
Food and water will be provided on the boat.
Your luggage will also be transported with you on the boat.
There will be opportunities to take photographs of spectacular cliff faces and rock formations, wild waves crashing against rocks, blowholes, and sea-life such as dolphins and seals. We recommend the following equipment for taking photos on the boat:
As we are staying on the island, the maximum travelling time between the accommodation and photo shoot locations is about 30 minutes.
You will be transported in one of our two people mover vehicles, with a specific place to store your camera bag.
The tour includes well known tourist spots such as the Bruny Island Neck and Cape Bruny Lighthouse.
In addition, a number of the main photo locations are situated on private property not accessible to the public. We pride ourselves in giving you the ultimate photographic experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the natural environment without having to fight for the best photo spots.
You will have exclusive access to our professional photographers while on the tour. Post processing assitance and tuition will be conducted in a relaxed environment tailored to the groups needs.
We recommend you bring everything you need as we will be staying in a remote location. The nearest shops are about 45 minutes drive away.
We recommend Telstra 4G as it has the best coverage in the area. Optus network coverage is also available but is less reliable.
It is a requirement that you have travel insurance that includes coverage for:
A reasonable level of walking fitness is required as you will need to have the ability to negotiate uneven ground and walk up hills carrying your equipment.
Bruny Island Photography, along with partners Nature Pact and Bruny Island Coastal Retreats, are passionate about preserving the Bruny Island natural and cultural environment. Profit from Bruny Island Photography Tours are used for these preservation efforts.
All our photographers have first aid certification and public liability insurance. We have the required permits for entry and filming in national parks and reserves, and the operation of public passenger vehicles