Shutterbug Walkabouts - Photography Tours and Outdoor Workshops
Shutterbug Walkabouts specialises in private and personalised touring experiences visiting iconic and picturesque locations in Tasmania, with a photographer guide. There are a range of suggested tours especially created to allow more time for taking photos - time that is often not available on regular tours - or you can create your own customised tour that ensures your individual interests are catered for. During each tour full advantage is taken of the time, light and conditions available and you will be provided guidance for better travel photography with interpretive commentary of the area being travelled.
You may also be interested in an outdoor photography workshop with Roy Vieth. Available as a small group experience or a private one-on-one tuition session, an outdoor photography workshop is ideal for focussing on your photography skill and technique taking your photography to another level. You will learn from the experience and knowledge of an award-winning photographer to discover newfound knowledge to inspire your inner shutterbug.
All the tours and workshops are suited to general interest, novice and experienced photographers alike; many of the experiences are private and personal and can be adapted to suit individual requests.
Please select a tour service below to find out more information:
- Private and Personalised Photography Tours
- Outdoor Photography Workshops with Roy Vieth
- Cruise Ship Shore Excursions
Unlike conventional sightseeing tours, our tours provide more time to enjoy taking photos without the rush of moving on to the next attraction. All tours are privately booked so the pace is always influenced by you and your travel companions.
These itineraries have been created with the photographer in mind. You will travel with a local photographer guide to maximise the potential of the images you create while travelling. Our suggested tours in Southern Tasmania include (but are not limited to) Mt Wellington, Richmond, Huon Trail, Bruny Island, Mt Field National Park & Russell Falls, Hartz Mountains & Tahune Airwalk. Tours encompassing the Far South, East Coast & Freycinet/Bay of Fires, Cradle Mountain, West Coast & Strahan and everywhere in between can be arranged by request. Half-day, full-day and multi-day tours available.
Whether you are in Tasmania on a short break or extended stay, as a business or leisure traveller, visitor or local, hobbyist or professional photographer, our fully guided tours will provide you with a rewarding photography experience.
If you are not really into photography but prefer a more leisurely paced sightseeing tour, we will ensure your personal interests are catered for (we are confident that you will also enjoy taking photos to create a memoir of your travels) - chat to us about what interests you most.
Each of our vehicles seat up to three (3) passengers comfortably. We cater for four (4) or more passengers by arrangement.
Visit our website for details of suggested tours or create your own for a fully customised experience.
*Full day private tours start from $545 for the first person; $89 each additional person
(all inclusive of touring, entry fees, morning tea, light lunch, bottled water and guide)
*Half day private tours start from $320 for the first person; $69 each additional person
(all inclusive of touring, entry fees, morning tea, bottled water and guide)
*Multi-day private tour prices are based on your individual requests and interests
In contrast to photography workshops taken indoors in a classroom environment, Shutterbug Walkabouts takes you outdoors for a practical learning experience. The focus is to develop your skills and techniques to enhance your photography in a relaxed 'learn by doing' style.
Create your own learning experience with individual one-on-one tuition to focus on your personal photography interests and ambitions or ask about the predetermined workshops (we call them 'walkabouts') that concentrate on a set genre (e.g. night photography, close-up photography etc) in a small group environment (no more than 6-8 participants).
All of the experiences are suitable for beginners, refreshers and advanced photographers - no matter your level you will gain so much from putting newfound knowledge into practice.
Visit Shutterbugs website for detailed information for each of the options available and take advantage of the no obligation pre-booking consultation to help you decide on the best experience to suit you and your photography goals.
*One-on-One private tuition - half-day (4 hours): $320
*One-on-One private tuition - full-day (8 hours): $499
*Small group 'walkabout' workshops start from $120 per person
Shutterbug Walkabouts know you only have limited time in port, so if you book in advance, they will meet you at the cruise terminal, take you out sightseeing and photographing some of their favourite locations and return you to the cruise terminal for timely re-embarkation as per your cruise schedule.
Tours can be customised to suit your interests and the time that you would like to spend on tour. It is suggested you take a tour of four or six hours duration - this often allows for personal time in Hobart city to wander around the historic Salamanca and Battery Point precinct before returning to your ship. Tours will depart at approximately 0830 local time or in the case of later scheduled arrival times, 30 minutes after your ship arrives.
Please complete an enquiry form on Shutterbug Walkabout's website to advise your interests and the duration of tour you wish to do. Your hosts will respond with further information to assist you in your choice.
If you are in port overnight you may also be interested in the Twilight Photography Tour or a longer full day tour as your schedule allows.
Price on application.
- City Sightseeing
- Animal Viewing
- Educational Tourism
- National Park
- Nature based
- Soft Adventure
- World Heritage