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Private Half Day Photography Tour of Queenstown | Skippers | Glenorchy

Private Half Day Photography Tour of Queenstown | Skippers | Glenorchy

By Aiste Photo Tours & Shoots
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 16-100
Duration: 4h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Coffee, tea & bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Photographic guidance
  • Air-conditioned 4WD vehicle with WiFi on board
  • Flexible itinerary and starting time
  • Personalized tour for solo visitors or small group (2-4 people)
What's not included
  • Personal insurance

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Pick up from central Queenstown
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 234526P5

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 234526P5

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        • Aiste Photo Tours & Shoots
          Queenstown, New Zealand
          Joined in September 2017
        • Navigate29285867701
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A brilliant experience exploring the beauty of Queenstown
          The Queenstown photo tour was an unforgettable experience. From the serene sunrise light over the lake to exhilarating drive through Skippers Canyon, every moment was picture perfect. I captured so many incredible shots and made lasting memories. Queenstown is truly a photographer's paradise, especially for those who love landscape photography. Thank you!
          Written June 20, 2024
        • Sunshine51501864065
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun filled and an Amazing tour of Glenorchy and skippers
          We went to Glenorchy and Skippers in New Zealand on 6th Feb 2024. This we did from our hotel in Queenstown. It was around 7 hours of photography tour and we loved every bit of it. Skippers and Glenorchy are in opposite directions from Queenstown and the landscape in both these places is also different from one another. Skippers has rugged , canyon like landscape and Glenorchy is lakes, meadows, hills (typical of South island) . Road to Glenorchy has several super beautiful places where you will be compelled to take snaps. The scenery is so amazing that we can't believe we went to those places when we look at the photos today. We went halfway towards Paradise from Glenorchy and out there was a place where we found just us and sheep and beautiful landscape and fresh air.  Our Tour Guide Aistl is very joyful, talkative, knowledgeable and helpful. She treated Me and My wife like old friends. We had one of the most enjoyable times with her on the 20 day New Zealand and Australia Trip. She called us a day in advance and confirmed the participation. Then she asked us where we wish to travel from Queenstown. She recommended Skippers for its different landscape. In Skippers she took us to those scenic hill tops and herself walked to a nearby hill top (actually top of a canyon) walking in her flip flops and took several wonderful photos using our camera. My wife wanted to drive the car in NZ (she has an INTL license) and Aistl gladly obliged. Aistl would not let a moment of boredom come with her interesting stories about life in NZ, her home country and our own culture. It was fun filled 7-8 hrs with her with several photographs. We would certainly recommend this tour for the guide and the different scenary
          Written March 31, 2024
        • Gloria_shiu
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best Queenstown Photo Tour
          One of my best experiences with booked tours and in New Zealand. Queenstown is beautiful but a private photon tour with Aiste would make it more memorable. She is professional, went extra miles to ensure we have a great experience, took beautiful photos for me and my husband. While other tours only cover two locations, she took us to a lot more. Plus she drives carefully in a comfy SUV. Highly recommended!
          Written February 21, 2024
        • 794andrewn
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing day spent taking photos with good company
          It was a pleasure to be able to meet Aiste and spend a full day taking pictures around Otago with her. I knew I would only have a limited amount of time in the area and she was flexible in working with me in setting a start time and figuring out where I wanted to go and my photo priorities. She was even willing to start super early in the morning to do astrophotography but I had already captured some Milky Way shots earlier in the trip. She picked me up from my hotel and we headed to Moke Lake before sunrise which had beautiful mist over the water and glassy reflections (see the attached picture which she took using my iPhone while I was messing with the ND filters on my camera). We then headed up to Glenorchy after breakfast, before ending the day in Skippers Canyon, where rental cars are banned given the steep dropoffs and narrow roadway (I am glad I wasn’t driving). It was well worth being with someone who really knew the area and timing of the best photos; often we were leaving places just as others were showing up. As a solo traveler interested in seeing as much as possible in a limited time frame it was well worth it. I was able to spend as much or as little time taking pictures as I wanted to without feeling like I was rushing anyone else, and she had good suggestions regarding composition and technical aspects of landscape photography. Aiste is very personable and we had plenty to talk about during the drives between photo opportunities (and she would stop if we saw anything interesting too).
          Written February 16, 2024
        • RACHEL_135246
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Photo shooting tour
          First time to Queenstown n south island without a car. Aiste is professional and helpful, giving advice on route planning, punctual, time saving with very efficient working pace, sharing her professional photography skills to us, help us with shooting at the best spot, even we only got iphone with us. Within a day we covered most beautiful parts of Queenstown and nearby places, avoid the crowd and enjoy the scenic views. At the end of the day, we were given a small kiwi gift,that was so thoughtful and sweet of her! Not to mention her good driving skills and nice car which is safe,new and clean.we will definitely refer her to anyone who wanna enjoy yr holiday with nice photos back home ! Perfect n superb!
          Written February 15, 2024
        • MACCinLCF
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Astrophotography - great locations and great advice! Highly recommend Aiste!
          Aiste took me to several key locations for astrophotography. We connected via email and WhatsApp to plan the locations. Once I was in Queenstown it was very easy to connect. She planned our start time around the MW galactic center visibility. We went to Moke Lake, the Remarkables Ski Area and a pond near Lake Hayes to shoot the Milky Way, Magellanic Clouds and the beautiful night sky. Aiste was awesome to work with! She picked me up at my hotel in Queenstown and we spent about 4 hours together. Her goal was for me to capture the images and she did not take any photos herself. She provided suggestions on settings, if I asked and offered great composition ideas. She was open to moving around Moke Lake so I could get a better view of the MW which meant hiking up a bit further. I would not have been able to access these areas without Aiste. I highly recommend working with her!
          Written April 28, 2023
        • 184conniew
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Passionate, unique and personal experience
          It was our first time to join a photography tour. Aiste photography has provided us a lovely memory of Queenstown which is unique and personal. Aiste responded to our enquiry promptly. She picked us up at 6 am and we drove out of town in her comfortable Range Rover. The sunrise scenery and the locations she took us were amazing. There is no doubt she is an artist photographer because we have learnt the photographic tips how to make nice compositions, aperture and to catch the good moments. Nevertheless, she was very helpful and took some beautiful photos for us too. We felt we were having another wedding photos taken after forty years. The snack provided were all New Zealand products. We love com back in winter time to join her tour again!
          Written February 8, 2023
        • Jfar7052
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Everything a photographer should be :)
          If you need a photographer on the south island around Queenstown and Wanaka, you can honestly stop looking - just go with Aiste! Whether for a photo shoot or as a tour guide, I can't recommend her highly enough. Not only is she highly professional, well prepared and organised, easy to deal with, and provides great value for money, she's also a wonderful person to be around. I've dealt with project managers on multi-million dollar projects that were less organised and less prepared for their jobs! We first met Aiste when we undertook her guided astro photography tour in June 2021. We did a few photo tours with different guides, but she was so professional, easy to deal with, and committed to making sure we had a great experience (including staying late to teach us some great tips and tricks for post processing our shots with Lightroom) that when we later got married at Edgewater in Wanaka and needed a wedding photographer in the Queenstown / Wanaka / Arrowtown area (Otago region) she was our first choice, and a great choice it was! She happily provided transport for us for our wedding shoot (and the earlier astro photography tour) in her luxury Range Rover. She took us to some of the most gorgeous hidden spots, places we never would have been or found on our own. She has a very keen eye - her framing and composition are spot on, and her standards for herself and her work are very high, and she's a great photographer. It's clear that she really loves what she does, and is a great teacher too! I genuinely feel like we owe her more than she charged us both times we have hired her! Thanks for being awesome Aiste! Keep it up :)
          Written February 17, 2022
        • alvbr
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A gift that keeps on giving!
          Aiste was incredibly helpful when I first reached out and described what I was looking for, and asked what she thought would be the most suitable package. I ended up purchasing a full day photography tour for my brother and partner, both people who knew their way around a camera and enjoyed photography as a side hobby. To begin, choosing to gift someone an experience as special and thorough as this is the best decision you can make. To learn lifelong skills in great company whilst visiting many of New Zealand’s most beautiful spots (both tourist places and not!) is invaluable. Aiste immediately gathered information from me regarding their level of experience, and I left it up to her to plan destinations. They both came back beaming and ecstatic for days following. They took lifelong skills from it (despite thinking they knew a pretty decent amount before going in!), Aiste adapted to this and provided a high level of expertise. She not only showed them great photo spots, but taught them about framing photos, lighting, and editing, all with step by step examples and letting them try their own. Finally, I must also mention how Aiste so kindly extended the time of their tour and was flexible regarding weather and its impact. She was under no obligation to do this and it did not go unnoticed. What an amazing experience, and a gift that definitely keeps on giving. I could not recommend Aiste more. Thank you Aiste!
          Written January 11, 2022
        • Jfar7052
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour, great photographer, great chocolate biscuits!
          Private Astrophotography tour Queenstown We did a tour in the middle of winter in Queenstown (Brrr!) We were novices with our DSLR cameras and Aiste was very patient with us, giving us tips to get the best shots. She took us to a couple of great locations, kept us warm with tea and chocolate biscuits, and even showed us how to edit our shots at the end. Highly recommend!
          Written July 28, 2021
        • FreshRetroLove
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Queenstown highlight!
          Our two days with Aiste were one of the best holiday experiences we've had. Part of our trip was to do product photography with the stunning scenic views of Queenstown as the backdrop. Aiste exceeded all of our expectations! Friendly organised and straight up sweetest person. Our day through Skippers Canyon - a road I'd never attempt to drive myself she took us expertly and safely. She knew all the best spots, made us the most incredible lunch and even popped into a few photos herself as a model! We will be back to Queenstown again and a day with Aiste will be first on the list. 5 Stars easily :) (New Zealand wool blankets from Fresh Retro Love)
          Written July 18, 2021
        • Johnson T
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amaaaazing photographer!!
          We booked Aiste to do a family photoshoot in Queenstown, and what an amazing experience it was, this was our first ever family photoshoot with 4 children under 10 so as you can image we were all very nervous and did not know what to expect, and WOW, Aiste went above and beyond, she was so lovely and patient with my children and let them do their own thing, she also took us to some epic locations with breath taking views, we received our photos and I cried they were beautiful and we love them so much, I HIGHLY recommend Aiste as your next photographer you will not be dissapointed. Stella :)
          Written July 7, 2021
        • P1963YQamandad
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful family photos
          We contacted Aiste very last minute and she was so accommodating. She actually did a family session for us - my husband, me, and our kids ages 15, 12 and 10. Despite the unbelievable WIND, Aiste captured some gorgeous photos that literally took my breath away. She got some great posed and candid shots that really brought out the personalities of each of our children. She was excellent to work with, communicated quickly and was fun during the session. I highly recommend Aiste for your family Queenstown photo session!
          Written March 3, 2021
        • E9483LWjamiem
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Photographer, Tour Guide and Person!
          We hired Aiste to act as a tour guide and photographer for a family trip. We were pleasantly surprised to find a wonderful person, in addition to a great planner and photographer. When rain impacted our plans, she suggested a trip down to the Southern tip of NZ and then back for a stay in the Dark Sky Preserve. They were great suggestions and she took us to amazing places we never would have found on our own. I brought my own camera and she showed me the ropes for using filters with waterfalls and how to do astrophotography during the new moon. We highly recommend Aiste, not only for great service and professionalism...but also as a person to brighten your day as you experience picturesque South Island!
          Written November 1, 2020
        • Sio15
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Couples Photoshot
          My partner and I both had an awesome experience with Aiste and would definitely recommend her for a photoshoot! We love our photos!
          Written October 27, 2020
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles4 reviews
        Very good

        Paul S
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        Jan 2024 • Family
        Excellent very helpful, picked us up at hotel, went to skipper canyon. Was very skilled and professional. Worked on both basic and advanced techniques.We were on the road at dawn but the sun did not cooperate
        Written January 29, 2024
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