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Auckland Sunset and Night Photography Tour provided by Unique Visions Tours

Auckland Sunset and Night Photography Tour

Auckland Sunset and Night Photography Tour
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Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Our tour normally starts at Mt Victoria where we can watch the sun setting and get some great images of Auckland bathed in orange light. On our way to Northcote we see some of Devonports finest buildings and beaches. At Northcote we get a great shot of the city framed with the Harbor Bridge. We then head back over the bridge and down to Westhaven for some classic Auckland images with the yachts in the foreground, we also walk up onto a motorway overpass which is a great opportunity to get some light trail photographs. Our drive then takes us around  Auckland's waterfront to see the nightlife and admire Mission Bay with all the shops and the great fountain lit up, another great shot is at Bastion Point overlooking Auckland and out to sea . Then its up through Parnell with its quaint colonial houses and a stop at St Marys church at the top of Parnell. Rated as one of the finest wooden examples of gothic architecture in the world it looks stunning lit up at night. Then its off to Auckland War Memorial Museum; a spectacular site at night sitting on top of Auckland domain; a dormant volcano with a commanding view of the city with some stunning lighting. The tour normally takes around 3 hours and the start time varies between 6.30pm and 7.30pm in summer and around 5-6pm in winter.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 23967P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Professional photographer guide • Driver/guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Professional photographer guide • Driver/guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A maximum of 2 people per booking
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers

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Maria T
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Incredible Experience
I only had one day in Auckland after flying in on an early morning flight. After seeing the Unique Visions tour website and the positive reviews I decided to book both the Half Day Wild West tour and the night photography tour. I am so very glad I did. These tours were one of the highlights of my trip to New Zealand. Both tours were absolutely Incredible. We walked and hiked up to various spots to get incredible views and Brett took time to point out great viewing and photo spots for these sights while talking about the history of the area and providing cultural information about the areas we traveled to and through. Brett also took time to talk about the history of the area and point out some of the special plants and flowers in the area. The information and the experience were outstanding. Be prepared that there are several hills and sometimes steep and rocky areas you traverse during these tours. It is totally worth it! Brett takes time to ensure folks on the tour make the journey safely. When he saw me struggling with my admittedly overpacked backpack as we were walking around Piha Brach and climbing to see the views, he actually offered to wear my backpack to make that part easier for me.

For the night time photography tour, I happened to be the only one booked the night I went and he still conducted the tour just for me. I love photography, however, I am a total novice who has always stuck to auto mode. Without getting frustrated or missing a beat, he showed me how to make the leap to manual and taught me tips and tricks that will lead to a lifetime of better photos. I was blown away by his patience and guidance. I will be forever grateful for the time he spent showing me some incredible night scenes and teaching me how to properly memorialize these beautiful scenes in photos that I will cherish.

I will will say that as someone who is admittedly out of shape, these tours were physically challenging but incredibly worthwhile. You should wear good footwear like boots or sneakers with good traction. The tour leader, Brett appears to be a genuinely nice guy and incredibly talented photographer who clearly loves his beautiful country and that shows in the thoughtfulness behind the locations he takes you to and the overall tour experience.

I feel it is important to note that I felt comfortable on these tours which is important to me as I was a solo female traveler and his patience and kindness put me at ease. I will Forever be grateful for these experiences and would highly recommend this tour to anyone.
Written January 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

liveforholidays-44
Country NSW143 contributions
Great Tour
Nov 2018 • Couples
We did this tour with Brett in November & really enjoyed it. The locations were great & Brett was very informative & helpful.
Written January 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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Highlight of trip to Auckland!
We did this while on our trip to New Zealand and it was the highlight of our trip. Absolutely loved it! It was nice
DonalC34
DonalC34
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Half Day tour of West Coast
Wonderful tour with an incredibly knowledgeable and energetic guide. Piha Beach was breathtaking in particular but
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K7016VFjohnb
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John Barbieri
I highly recommend this tour to anyone that love the outdoor and taking pictures. It was the highlight of my time
Sharon S
Sharon S
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Fantastic Tour Highly Recommend
We selected this tour based on positive Trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed. Brett was a great tour gui
K8788LNmartinas
K8788LNmartinas
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Awesome scenery
This was one of the best tours we ever did. Brett is an awesome guide and took us to excellent viewing points. The
484edmundr
484edmundr
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Wild West coast tour
Brett was fantastic. Excellent guide and very knowledgeable of the west coast history and geography. His photogra
scubal0ver
scubal0ver
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A Brilliant day, and fantastic photos
A few initial comments - first, if you're not into doing a bit of walking, this is not the tour for you, Brett has
greggm2018
greggm2018
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Take a walk on the wild (West) side
Brett was awesome. Highlight of our New Zealand trip. Beautiful scenery and adventure. Brett was able to engage our
svtravelers2
svtravelers2
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Highlight of our New Zealand Trip!
This tour was fantastic! We wanted to get out of the city and see nature and Brett was the perfect guide to do thi
Roving736731
Roving736731
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Worth Staying in Auckland Just To Do This Tour
Professional Photographer and Tour Guide Brett Rees will take you on a stunning visual tour of the beautiful west c
S-Man283
S-Man283
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Best day trip from Auckland
If you are in Auckland for any length of time and enjoy photography with a bit of tramping, this is a must! Yes, y
binhh2020
binhh2020
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Amazing and Awsome Tour
This is a tour that you don't want to miss in New Zealand especially if you don't have a lot of time or just want a
Helen G
Helen G
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Best Tour of Auckland West Coast
I had planned this as our last tour before leaving New Zealand. We had probably the best tour of the west coast wi
JerseyGirl09
JerseyGirl09
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GREAT Tour- don't hesitate
Brett is very knowledgeable, easy-going, quite amusing and entertaining- a delightful combination in a tour operato
Jaclyn G
Jaclyn G
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A beautiful place to visit!
My son and I were coming in port off a cruise. Brett was on time at picking us up at a nearby hotel. We experienced