Chasing Waterfalls

Experience a full day of exploration and photography as we venture into the stunning waterfalls of the Bay of Plenty and Waikato. This immersive tour takes you to three remarkable locations: McLaren Fall and Owharoa falls and you will have the exciting opportunity to choose among three remarkable waterfall destinations as 3rd and last waterfall of the day. If it’s a weekend or public holiday, you can opt for the captivating Tarawera Falls, which involves a scenic hike. Alternatively, you can explore the majestic Wairere Falls, another picturesque location that also requires a moderate hike. For those seeking a more accessible option, the enchanting Okere Falls offers a stunning setting without the need for extensive hiking. Whichever option you choose, rest assured that you’ll be surrounded by awe-inspiring natural beauty and have ample opportunities to capture breathtaking photographs.

Capture the essence of these magnificent cascades as you learn and practice the art of long exposure photography. Our knowledgeable guide and photography tutor, Coni, will provide expert guidance and tips to help you master the techniques needed to create stunning long exposure shots.

Throughout the day, you’ll have ample opportunities to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of these waterfalls, witnessing their power and capturing their mesmerizing flow. The tour includes pick-up and drop-off from your location in Tauranga, ensuring a seamless and convenient experience.

Additionally, photographers can opt for the add-on editing class (to edit the photos you will take during this experience), available at a separate cost of $250 per person.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced photographer, this full-day adventure offers a unique opportunity to enhance your photography skills while surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Bay of Plenty’s waterfalls. Join us for an unforgettable journey of creativity and discovery.


Beautiful and Unique Landscapes

Prepare to be captivated by the photogenic allure of Bay of Plenty and Waikato's stunning waterfalls. With multiple stops at four picturesque locations, you'll have ample opportunities to capture breathtaking moments in your lens


Improve your Photography Skills

This unforgettable photography adventure will be guided by Coni, our expert host. With her extensive knowledge and passion for photography, she will be there to support you and answer all your questions along the way. From technical advice to creative inspiration, Coni will be your trusted companion throughout the tour. She will help you capture stunning images and elevate your photography skills


Improve your Editing Skills (Add on)

Enhance your photography journey by adding an exclusive editing session with Coni. For an additional $250, unlock the potential of your waterfall photos and bring out their true beauty through expert guidance and post-processing techniques


Capture the magic of the Bay of Plenty's breathtaking waterfalls on our full-day private photography tour. Led by renowned photographer Coni Flores, this immersive experience takes you the most photogenic waterfalls in the Bay of Plenty where you'll have four photo stops to capture their photogenic beauty. Learn long exposure techniques and unleash your creativity under Coni's expert guidance. With flexible scheduling and the option to add personalised editing time, this tour offers an unforgettable opportunity to create stunning visual memories. Book now and embark on a remarkable journey through nature's splendor with your camera as your guide.

All leves of photography
1,250 NZD
McLaren, Owharoa falls and a waterfall of your choice
8 hours
Date of your choice (subject to availability)
Private tour

Information hub

Welcome to the comprehensive information hub for our upcoming photography tour. Whether you're seeking answers to your queries or ready to secure your spot, we're here to assist you. Please don't hesitate to reach out and schedule a call with us. We're eager to provide any additional details you may need and ensure you have a seamless booking experience.

  • Flexible Itinerary: We offer flexible scheduling for the Bay of Plenty Waterfalls Private Photography Tour. You can choose a time that is convenient for you, and our team will work with you to accommodate your preferences. Additionally, we can suggest the best times to capture breathtaking photos based on the time of year.
  • We are flexible in accommodating your schedule and can create a customised itinerary that suits your needs.
  • In case you prefer to visit a different location or have a specific time preference, additional fees may apply to accommodate your request.

  • This tour extends a warm invitation to couples or companions who are not photographers to join the adventure for an additional fee of $150 per person (up to 3 extra people). It's a wonderful opportunity to explore the mesmerizing waterfalls of Bay of Plenty together, immersing yourselves in the natural beauty of the surroundings.
  • For additional photographers joining the tour, there is an additional fee of $500. This fee includes access to the full-day photography experience and the opportunity to capture breathtaking images of the Bay of Plenty waterfalls.
  • Additionally, photographers can opt for the add-on editing class, available at a separate cost of $250 per person.

  • Our Bay of Plenty Waterfalls Private Photography Tour includes the following:

  • Pick-up and Drop-off: We provide convenient pick-up and drop-off services from Tauranga, ensuring a hassle-free start and end to your tour.
  • Scenic Locations: Explore three stunning waterfalls, McLaren Falls, Okere Falls and Tarawera Falls which serve as picturesque backdrops for your photography adventures.
  • Private Tour: Enjoy the intimate experience of a private tour, allowing for personalised attention and a friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Guide and Photography Tutor: Join Coni Flores, a renowned landscape photographer, who will share her expertise, provide guidance on photography techniques, and help you capture the best shots.
  • Photography Time: We will make stops at four different spots during the tour, giving you ample time to explore, compose your shots, and capture the beauty of the waterfalls.
  • Lunch: A delicious on the go lunch or dinner will be provided during the tour, allowing you to refuel and relax in between photography sessions.
  • Filters to Try: We will provide a variety of filters for you to experiment with and enhance your photography skills.
  • Camera and Tripod Rental: If you don't have your own camera or tripod, we are happy to lend you the equipment at no extra cost.

  • Please note that the following items are not included in the Bay of Plenty Waterfalls Private Photography Tour:

  • Personal Camera Equipment: Participants are required to bring their own camera and accessories, including tripods, lenses, memory cards, and batteries. If you need to borrow a camera and tripod from us please let us know in advance.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred during the tour, such as additional food or beverages, souvenirs, or gratuities, are not included.
  • Optional Editing Session: The tour price does not include the optional editing session with Coni. If you choose to enhance your photos with professional editing guidance, an additional fee of $250 will apply.
  • Travel Insurance: It is recommended that participants have their travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances, medical expenses, or equipment loss/damage.

    • We kindly request that you inform us of any dietary restrictions or food allergies you may have prior to the tour. This will allow us to make the necessary arrangements and ensure that your dietary needs are taken into consideration throughout the tour.

  • We provide comfortable and reliable transportation in a Subaru Forester 2015, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable journey to the waterfalls.
  • We will pick you up and drop you off

  • Your host and guide, Coni, originally from Chile and a native Spanish speaker is a dedicated and experienced photographer who is passionate about sharing her knowledge and love for photography. With her expertise and guidance, she will assist you in capturing stunning images and help you improve your photography skills. Feel free to explore her Instagram and reach out to Coni directly if you have any specific questions or would like to learn more about her photography style and approach.

  • Appropriate Clothes for the Season: It is important to dress comfortably and wear suitable clothing according to the current season. We recommend layering your clothing, so you can adjust your comfort level as needed throughout the tour.
  • Comfortable Shoes: As we will be exploring the waterfalls and their surroundings, wearing comfortable shoes is a must. Opt for sturdy, closed-toe shoes that provide good traction and support for walking on uneven terrain.
  • Backpack: As we will hike to some of the locations, a comfortable backpack to carry your equipment is highly recommended.

  • While it is not mandatory, we recommend bringing a DSLR or mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses for the best photography experience. A tripod, filters, a laptop to edit your photos (if you want to add the Editing class) and a wide angle or all rounder lens.

    If you need to buy filters for your camera we can help you out as we are Nisi Filters Resellers.

    On this tour, we will embark on scenic hikes to reach some of the stunning waterfall locations. These hikes are designed to be enjoyable and suitable for participants with a moderate fitness level. The duration of each hike is no more than 40 min-1 hr minutes at a time (you can choose an easy access waterfall instead), allowing for comfortable exploration of the surroundings. Our experienced guide will ensure a leisurely pace, allowing everyone to appreciate the natural beauty and capture breathtaking photographs along the way. So lace up your comfortable shoes and get ready to immerse yourself in the wonders of the Bay of Plenty waterfalls.

  • We understand that plans can change, and we strive to accommodate our clients' needs. If you need to cancel your booking, you can do so up to 3 days prior to the tour, and you will receive a full refund. In the unlikely event that we need to cancel the tour due to any unforeseen circumstances, you will also be eligible for a full refund
  • If you choose to cancel your booking 2 days prior to the tour, you will receive a refund of 70% of the tour price.
  • In the event that you cancel one day before the tour, a refund of 50% of the tour price will be provided.
  • We kindly remind you that cancellations made on the same day as the tour will not be eligible for a refund. As the tour date approaches, preparations, arrangements, and resources are allocated to ensure a seamless experience for all participants. We appreciate your understanding of our policy, which allows us to maintain the high quality of our services.
  • In the event that we need to cancel the tour, we are more than happy to offer the option of rescheduling to a future date that works for you. We understand that unexpected circumstances may arise, and we want to accommodate your needs as much as possible. However, if you choose to cancel as a client, we kindly ask you to rebook your tour at a later date, subject to availability. This ensures that we can continue providing our services to all our valued clients. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

    Bookings and Payment:

    To book a tour, you can visit our website (this page) and follow the booking process.

    Payment can be made through our secure online payment system. If you prefer alternative payment options, please contact us to make arrangements.

    Please note that tours will only be confirmed and scheduled once full payment has been received.

    If payment has not been completed by the scheduled tour date, the tour will not proceed, and refunds will not be provided.

    To secure your spot on the tour, please ensure that you complete the payment in a timely manner.

    Cancellations and Refunds:

    Cancellations made by the client:

    • Cancellations made 3 days or more prior to the tour start date will receive a full refund, excluding the non-refundable deposit.
    • Cancellations made 2 days prior to the tour start date will receive a 70% refund of the total tour fee, excluding the non-refundable deposit.
    • Cancellations made 1 day prior to the tour start date will receive a 50% refund of the total tour fee, excluding the non-refundable deposit.
    • Same-day cancellations will not be eligible for a refund.

    Cancellations made by us:

    • In the unlikely event that we need to cancel the tour due to unforeseen circumstances, you will receive a full refund, including the deposit.

    Tour Modifications:

    We reserve the right to modify the itinerary, tour activities, or locations due to factors beyond our control, such as weather conditions, safety concerns, or any other unforeseen circumstances.

    We will make reasonable efforts to provide alternative arrangements or activities of equal value and interest.

    Health and Fitness:

    Participants should have a moderate level of fitness and be able to undertake short hikes and walks of up to 40 min - 1 hr at a time (you can choose an easy access waterfall instead), .

    It is your responsibility to inform us of any pre-existing medical conditions, physical limitations, or dietary restrictions that may affect your participation in the tour.

    Photography and Intellectual Property:

    Participants are allowed to take photographs during the tour for personal use and non-commercial purposes.

    Any photographs or other materials captured during the tour remain the intellectual property of the participant.

    Participants grant us the right to use any photographs or videos taken during the tour for promotional purposes on our website, social media, or other marketing channels. Proper credit will be given to the participant.


    We will take all reasonable precautions to ensure your safety during the tour. However, we are not liable for any injuries, damages, losses, or expenses incurred during the tour.

    Participants are responsible for their personal belongings and equipment during the tour.

    Please note that these terms and conditions are subject to change and may be updated as necessary. It is important to review and understand these terms before making a booking.

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      The Wanderer Photographer


      & FOUNDER

      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.