Wave Rock 3-Day Photo Tour (4-Day Option)
- Regular price
- $968.00 AUD
- Regular price
- Sale price
- $968.00 AUD
- Unit price
Per person in twin-share accommodation.
RUSTIC TRAIL TO WAVE ROCK (3-DAY & 2-NIGHT TOUR)
BlueTongue Tours with the help of local tour operators has put together this EXCLUSIVE small-group fully escorted photography journey deep into the Wheat belt via Cunderdin, Kokerbin Hill, Bruce Rock, Wave Rock (Hyden), Narrogin and Williams just to mention a few.
ESCAPE THE BUSY TOURISTIC TRACKS AND TAKE A ONCE IN A LIFETIME PHOTOGRAPHY ROAD TRIP ACROSS WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S MOST ICONIC LANDSCAPES.
Accommodation and meals throughout, exclusive private sightseeing, practical notes, one-to-one support tailored to your needs and a wealth of amazing photographic opportunities are just a few of the highlights.
EXPLORE WA'S OLDEST COUNTRY TOWNS
Maximum of 6 guests accompanied by award winning professional photographer Martial Fatton of BlueTongue Tours, this 3 day trip starts in Perth and will take you on an action packed adventure through some of WA’s oldest country towns – including the iconic Ozzie Wool Shed, Old Pumping Station, Hippos Yawn, The Old telegraph Station, an unforgettable sunset at Lake Magic and a night photography session on the top of Wave Rock.
Tour Highlight and Inclusions
Experience a unique itinerary across the Golden Outback specially designed for photographers. This Exclusive small-group photographic 3 day/ 2 night photography tour has been carefully put together, allowing you to experience a diversity of breathtaking Australian landscape and rustic historic places and towns. We guarantee a wealth of photography opportunities, including small group tuition, practical notes and one-to-one support tailored to your individual needs while on-location learning the importance of image composition, available light and night photography techniques.
- 3 full days jam packed with an abundance of photography opportunities
- Meals throughout the duration of the tour (fresh local produce)
- 2 nights twin share accommodation (single room available on request)
- Comfortable air conditioned 4WD/ Bus (incl. 2 water bottle pp p/day & snacks)
- National Park Fees & all entrance fees to exhibits & locations that we visit
- Historic sites and iconic ‘Australiana’ country
- A varieties of wildflowers (seasonal)
- Architecture, landscape, nature & macro photography tips
- No 3 Golden Pipeline – Rustic farmland collection
- Capture the essence of Cunderdin Old Pump Station build in 1901
- An array of iconic National Parks landscapes with plenty of photography time
- Scope the Wheatbelt, Western Australia’s farmland
- Breathtaking sunset at Lake Magic
- 2 Astro – Nightscape photography workshop
- Short accessible walks to explore some of the best photo locations on tour
- Dawn & dusk photo shoot at the unique Wave Rock formation
- Tin Horse Hwy, The Old Telegraph, Hippos Yawn, Bruce Rock…
- As it is our own personalized photo tour, we can stop when and where we want!
- Professional photography advise
- Fully escorted tour in English and French
- Photography group of 2 – 6 participants maximum
Complimentary Lightroom / Photoshop editing session, advice and trouble shooting
Dates: Flexible with dates between March/ April & November
Cost: $968.00 pp / single supplement $385.00 pp
Special Offer – Extend your Tour to 4-Day for an extra $275.00 pp* (available for a limited time only)
Non Photographer companion welcome
Take 5% off of the total costs of any tours when you sign up for 2 participants or more tours. (*conditions apply, not valid with any other offers, applicable only for direct online bookings)
Escape the busy tracks and experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn how to shoot dramatic scenery from sunrise to sunset, and capture some of Australia Golden Outback most breathtaking landscape. This Wave Rock photo tour is offered as a stand-alone tour with option to add a pre – Perth tour extension or a post Xtended tour down WA’s Southwest or to the Pinnacles National Park. It is a perfect tour to include a non-photographer companion.
Observers/ non-photographers companions can either tag along while you are out taking photographs, or do their own exploring of the surroundings and we’ll all meet up in the evenings to share a few stories of the day’s events.
Full payment at booking is required to secure your spot.
What is Included?
A unique itinerary to Wave Rock (Hyden) specially designed for photographers
- 2x Breakfast, 3x lunches and 2x dinners
- A taste of fresh local produce throughout the duration of the tour
- Comfortable air conditioned 4WD/ Bus
- All entrance fees to exhibits, national parks & locations that we visit for photography
- Martial’s expertise in guiding and photographic instruction
Other Options Available
All prices have been calculated in AUS Dollars and may vary depending on the option you have chosen.
Level of physical difficulty: 2 out of 5
This Wave Rock 3-Day Tour starts in Perth and finishes in Perth. It is suitable for beginners and experienced photographers of all ages. A moderate level of fitness is required (some walking).
Pinnacles National Park Photo Tour (Day Tour)
Escape the busy touristic tracks and take a once in a lifetime photography road trip deep into the Wheatbelt via Cunderdin, Kokerbin Hill, Bruce Rock, Wave Rock, Narrogin and Williams just to mention a few. This 3 day trip will take you on an action packed adventure through some of WA’s oldest country towns, iconic Wool Shed, Old Pumping Station, Telegraph, Rock Formations and an unforgettable sunset at Lake Magic plus a night photography session on the top of Wave Rock.
Perth Hills, Cunderdin, Bruce Rock, Hyden with a pit stop for coffee and introductions in Perth Hills famous bakery (and also stock-up with fresh local bread). Late arrival at Lake Magic our Wave Rock – Hyden base camp and accommodations for the next 2 nights. Sunset shoot, BBQ dinner and weather permitting, our first of 2 Astrophotography session/ workshop.
Early start to catch the sunrise from the top of Wave Rock before going back to camp for breakfast and some free time. A good opportunity to download your files and go through some post processing workflow tips and Photoshop/ Lighroom processing techniques.
In the afternoon we’ll explore the region surrounding Hyden including a native rock formation shelters with visible hands painting prints on walls and ceiling, a perfect place to sit down and reflect on what life would have been in the Outback many years ago.
Dinner at the local pub before heading out aging to capture the night sky. The Milky Way is something else in the Golden Outback in season.
Wave Rock, Hyden, Kulin via The Tin Horse Hwy, Wickepin, Brookton, Perth.
Early Sunrise shoot and nature photography at lake Magic… or you can choose to sleep-in this morning. Straight after breakfast we’ll pack our bags and make our way slowly back to Perth through one of Australia’s larges grain country. The itinerary has been carefully planned to allow you to experience an array of historical Township, landmarks and iconic farmland along the 350 kilometres journey back to home.
Nature, Architecture, Landscape, Wildflowers in season
In addition to great daily photo opportunities and night excursions, we will also touch on the following photography topics, including:
- Dare to go manual Vs Auto camera settings, when to change
- Working with available light [read & understand the light]
- What lenses should I use
- Understanding your DSLR camera
- Camera settings for macro
- Camera settings for landscape photography
- Camera settings for nature photography
- Image composition, the golden rules and how to break it!
- How to read your histogram and how to fine-tune-it?
- Depth of Field calculation, be in control
- Camera settings to take the perfect shot every time
- Image composition, the golden rules and how to break it!
- Adjust your image exposure in relation to your subject
- Capturing raw
Personal Items and Weather ConditionsTemperature can range from: 8C in winter to 45C in the peak of summer
Average monthly rain for this time of year: 1day/ Jan-Feb- Mar and 12day/ Jun-Jul-Aug
Be organized and pack smart. Sturdy shoes, hat and sunscreen are essential. We will email you a more detailed and updated recommendation list on what to bring with your booking confirmation depending on the time of the years and weather conditions. I recommend packing a basic easy to grab jacket or lightweight rain coat, etc. in a smaller backpack or in your camera bag in case the weather changes suddenly.
Light weight rain jacket and rain pants. You don’t have to go all out here, but it will also help you to keep warm at night. * I really suggest a rain jacket if nothing else, the rain gear will keep you dry when walking in the parks. I have a pair of Teflon rain pants & jacket, super light and perfect to keep in you camera bag in case of a sudden change in the weather.
A warm jacket, long trousers and a jumper or light jacket during the winter month is a must. It can get really cold late afternoon with the seabreeze all year round.
Hat and sun screen protection.
Camera EquipmentYour favourite DSLR camera, a multi focal lens (i.e 18-70mm) or fix lens, the wider the angle the better, and a medium to long-range lens (i.e. 80-300mm), plenty of memory cards and fully charged batteries. A small steady tripod & cable release for long exposure is essential. Don’t forget to bring your camera manual if you are not 100% sure about your camera functions. Please note that for better results a recent DSLR digital camera is preferable (0-5yrs old) as technology changes. Polarizer filter, Neutral Density and grabs filters are not a prerequisite but are great tools to have for long exposure and colour saturation.
This workshop is suitable for beginners and advanced photographers of all ages, however a good sense of humour and minimum fitness is recommended. Sturdy shoes, suitable warm cloths, drink bottle and a good camera bag!
A perfect add-on before your Wave Rock Photo Tour is our Half Day Perth photo tour or after your Wave Rock Photo Tour to join us on a Day Trip Pinnacles National Park Tour
Take 5% off of the total costs of any tours when you sign up for 2 or more.
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Cancellations, Refunds, Guides & Weather Policy
Cancellations and Refunds
Cancellation Policy: A 25 – 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your seat depending on the tour that you have selected - refer to individual itinerary. Seats to be paid in full at the time of booking or within 4 weeks of departure on all Australian tours except all extended tours; 8 weeks for Karijini, Exmouth to Broome, Golden Outback & Southwest WA, Margaret River, Kalbarri Coral Coast 5-Day and Wave Rock, and 12 weeks on all extended European & USA tours including: Paris, Zermatt, Venice, Tuscany, Italian Dolomites, Swiss & French Alps tour and USA Canyons & National Parks. Cancellations less than 30 days on day tours no refund; 12 weeks for all extended tours, including: Karijini, Exmouth to Broome, Golden Outback & Southwest WA, Margaret River, Kalbarri Coral Coast 5-Day and Wave Rock, it also includes all our international tours & workshops: Paris, Zermatt, Venice, Cinque Terre, Tuscany, Italian Dolomites, Swiss & French Alps tour and all the North American tours. Deposits non refundable except tours cancelled due to sever weather, mechanical failure or minimum numbers not met; full refund will be given. Minimum and maximum numbers are at the discretion of the operator. Tours already commenced no refund. No refund for tours missed due to lateness & sickness. Travel insurance and public liability (in the even you accidentally damage someone else property) are mandatory on all our extended tours and highly recommended on day tours as well. Check-in 15 minutes prior to departure. Maximum 1 baggage* per person i.e. Camera bag water bottle jumper (Extra luggage* allowance on all extended tours (1 pp – personal effects) NOTE: We cannot guarantee that you will see kangaroos emus or any wild animals on our tours nor wildflowers as they are seasonal. For MasterClass workshops extended tours and international travel policy please check our website or individual tours.
Our tours leader is Martial Fatton – Blue Tongue Tours Owner/ Operator, however we reserve the right to provide a photographer of our choosing, which we guarantee is competent of their position. Your assigned photographer might change from initial notification until the tour departure due to illness, engagements or any other reason deemed necessary by Blue Tongue Tours, not limited to the photographers listed on this site. While we do our best to match you with a photographer of your choosing if requested, for these reasons we cannot guarantee a specific photographer for an individual tour.
Inclement Weather Policy
In the event of inclement weather, before the tour commences, you have the option of a) continuing the tour as planned and we’ll do our best to concentrate the tour to areas sheltered from the elements. At prior request, we can provide an umbrella. Or b) rescheduling the tour at no additional cost (availability permitting).
Itineraries are subject to change depending on weather and other circonstances beyond our control. Changes in the itinerary are always made to provide the best possible experience and safety of our clients!