Half-Day | Rotorua Private Photography Tour

Experience the best of Rotorua on our customisable half-day photography tour. Select your preferred locations from a curated list that includes the enchanting Okere Falls, the awe-inspiring Redwood Forest, and the breathtaking geothermal wonders of Waiotapu. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Ohinemutu village and, if time permits, capture the charm of Lake Tarawera’s jetties. With our experienced guide, Coni, by your side, you’ll receive expert guidance tailored to your interests. Please note that due to time constraints, not all locations can be visited in the 4-hour tour. Book your spot today and embark on a personalised photography journey through Rotorua’s stunning landscapes.


Long Exposure

Long exposure smoothes the movement of both clouds and water, and can give your photograph an ethereal look!



Take advantage of the dark night skies far away from city lights and capture the moon, the Milky Way, and star trails!


Editing Skills

Learn about using basic panels, colour correction, light correction, the tone curve, colour grading, and much more!


The tracks are safe and easy, though a moderate level of fitness is required as we will be walking for an estimated 20-40 minutes to reach our shooting locations. We will travel at a slow pace and allow extra time to ensure we arrive on schedule.

600 - 900 NZD
3 Days

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you curious about how the tour is planned? Worried about what to bring?
See our frequently asked questions below!

  • Friday: If the sky is clear we go on a night hike and do some astrophotography. If the sky is not clear, we will do astrophotography theory instead (35 min walk)
  • Saturday morning: Sunrise at a beautiful lookout, golden hour at the bays on the way back. Then we will have brunch all together at one of the cafes.
  • Saturday midday: You will have some time to rest before we go through some theory of Long Exposure and Astrophotography.
  • Saturday afternoon: We will head to the Cathedral Cove to shoot sunset (long exposures among them) and we will wait until it gets dark to do some Milky Way photos.
  • Sunday morning: We will catch sunrise at the Te Pare point and then head back to have brunch, then you will have time to rest.
  • Sunday midday until 1:00pm: We will teach you and help you to edit some of your favourite photos of the weekend, then we will all go out for our last lunch together 🙂

  • The $600 price does not include accommodation and meals.
  • The $900 price includes accommodation and meals (breakfast, lunch and packed dinner).
  • Transportation is not included; I am happy to carpool and bring some of you in my car!
  • Members of the community have the benefit of doing 5 payments if they book in January (in February will be 4 payments, March 3 payments and so on).
  • Non-members can do 3 payments if they book between January and mid-February.
  • This event is weather dependent; if the weather forecast does not look good, it will be postponed to a new date (full refunds will be made if the person cannot attend the second date)
If you have more questions and would like to book with us, please send us an email to hello@wandererphotographer.com.

  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Filters (if you have, we will be lending some too)
  • Very warm jacket
  • Gloves
  • Head torch
  • Hiking boots or comfy and warm shoes

The Wanderer Photographer



Coni is a Tauranga-based professional photographer who loves nature, hiking, and travelling. Her combined passions took her across Asia to pursue creative photography projects that were subsequently exhibited in New Zealand.

An experienced instructor with a teaching background and a bachelor’s degree in primary education, Coni founded The Wanderer Photographer to share her years of experience in photography with those keen to learn.