The views you always wanted to capture

Embark on a personalized photography excursion to the summit of Tongariro Crossing in any season! Get the photos of your dreams while you are safe and guided by Coni (who has done this hike for sunrise several times in all seasons).

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Beautiful and Unique Landscapes

The landscapes of the Tongariro Crossing are nothing short of awe-inspiring, offering a diverse and captivating journey through New Zealand's natural wonders. The highlight of this tour is to capture the wonderful Emerald Lakes , red crater and mystical Mt Ngauruhoe

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Improve your Photography Skills

This unforgettable photography adventure will be guided by Coni, our expert hiker and 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

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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

Overview

Embark on an exclusive adventure with our Tongariro Crossing Summit Private Tour. This personalized excursion is designed for those seeking a tailored and immersive experience. Whether you're an avid photographer, nature enthusiast, or someone looking for a unique outdoor journey, this private tour offers flexibility and individualized attention.

All leves of photography
1,599 NZD
Tongariro Crossing Summit
6-hour hike
Date of your choice (subject to availability)
Private tour (max 2 people)

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: The itinerary for our guided photography walk to the summit of the Tongariro Crossing is incredibly flexible to ensure you have the best experience possible. Here are some key points about the flexibility:
  • Time of the Hike: We can embark on this adventure at a time that suits you best. While I highly recommend a night hike for the breathtaking sunrise on the summit, the choice of timing is entirely flexible and not mandatory.
  • We are flexible in accommodating your schedule and can create a customised itinerary that suits your needs.
  • In case you want to visit more locations on the same trip additional fees may apply to accommodate your request.

  • This tour extends a warm invitation to one more person, it can be couples or companions who are not photographers (over 18) to join the adventure for an additional fee of $150 per person.
  • For additional photographers joining the tour, there is an additional fee of $499 for photographers needing guidance or simply $150 if no photography guidance is needed.
  • Additionally, photographers can opt for the add-on editing class, available at a separate cost of $250 per person.

  • This Private Photography Tour includes the following:

  • 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 plan everything accordingly to be at the best sport with the best light for your photos!
  • Snacks: Snacks are included in the hike, you will need to carry your own water.
  • 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 this Tour:

  • Transportation: This exclusive tour does not cover transportation, allowing participants from any city to easily travel and join. If you happen to be in Tauranga or Rotorua, Coni'd gladly provide complimentary transportation in her car at no extra expense
  • Accomodation: If accommodation is required, you are responsible for arranging your own stay. We will meet at the starting point of the hike, and rest assured, we'll be in touch multiple times to plan and ensure everything is in order for our 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.

  • Transportation: This exclusive tour does not cover transportation, allowing participants from any city to easily travel and join. If you happen to be in Tauranga or Rotorua, Coni'd gladly provide complimentary transportation in her car at no extra expense

  • 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. Bring warm clothes for all seasons, a beanie, hat, sunscreen, rain jacket and sunglasses are a must.
  • Water: Carry with you at least 2 litres of water.
  • Comfortable Hiking Shoes: Make sure you have broken in your shoes before this tour. You will require waterproof shoes/boots if you decide to do this in winter.
  • In Winter: You will require to wear crampons and ice axes, we will provide you with both at no extra cost.
  • 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 and a all rounder lens like the 24-70mm.

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

    Moderate to high fitness levels are recommended. The trek involves varying terrains, and participants should be prepared for some elevation gain.

  • 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.

    Liability:

    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

      CONI FLORES

      PHOTOGRAPHER
      & FOUNDER
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      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.