Lesley Whyte
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Aug 12 - 15 2022



Waterfalls, Waterfalls & More Waterfalls in Northland

Are you a beginner, intermediate level photographer or maybe just a hobbyist and are you looking to combine your photography passion with an awesome long weekend, then come join our small group photography tour as we are heading to Whangarei and Bay of Islands. Women in Photography knows that you love to capture those dreamy images of waterfalls so how about joining Lesley & Meghan on this weekend which is all about “waterfalls” across the Whangarei and Bay of Islands areas.  Some of the waterfalls include Rainbow Falls and Whangarei Falls, the location of other will be dependant upon weather for access.

This weekend has Lightroom and Photoshop tuition sessions throughout – if you don’t have these loaded on your laptop, don’t worry, we can work to prepare your images for you.

This will be an awesome adventure for everyone who joins us, especially if waterfalls have been on your bucket list to learn how to photograph, we will also be heading out to capture some amazing surf seascapes using the same long exposure techniques you’ve learned.

We’ll teach you how to use simple composition techniques and help you master your camera’s settings. With a selection of neutral density and circular polarising filters available for use we’ll work with you to enhance your images. We will help you to take your RAW images and create an awesome images using both Lightroom and Photoshop.

Not only will you have an amazing time, but you will also come away with having met some amazing #photographybuddies and be more confident with your photographic skills.

Friday 12 August – Auckland to Whangarei:

  • Meet at 7.30am for an 8.00am departure from Countdown & McDonald’s Greenlane carpark, pickup points on State Highway 1 along the way as required
  • Lunch & dinner with wines included
  • Photo editing session after dinner with some nibbles & bubbles
  • Waterfall photography
  • Sunsetting seascape photography

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 August – Whangarei & Bay of Islands

  • Cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner with wines included
  • Photo editing session after dinner with some nibbles & bubbles
  • Sunrise waterfall photography
  • Seascapes and landscape sunset photography

Monday 15 August Bay of Islands to Auckla nd

  • Before breakfast, we head out for our final waterfall photography session
  • After breakfast we pack-up and start meandering back to Auckland, stopping along the way to capture some last minute seascape and landscape images
  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Arrive back in Auckland around 5.00pm at Countdown & McDonald’s Greenlane carpark

Level of Fitness:

  • A general level of fitness is required to carry your camera backpack up small, steep and narrow paths and walking on unstable walkways, at times in low light conditions
  • Walking on slippery wet rocks is also likely plus walking in dimly lit areas.

What to Pack:

  • Please read our recommended camera and clothing packing list – located here.  Check with Lesley if you have any questions.

What’s included:

  • A minimum of 5 waterfall photographic opportunities plus seascapes
  • Return mini-coach transport to Whangarei and Bay of Islands
  • Meals while away: fully cooked breakfast, lunch, two course dinners with wines (no spirits)
  • Nibbles and bubbles after dinner
  • Two nights Whangarei and one night Bay of Islands – safe secure and warm accommodation
  • Twin share accommodation – your own room available at an additional cost
  • Lightroom, Photoshop photo editing sessions
  • DOC concession fees
  • Beautiful A5 Women in Photography photo diary with cheat cheats for many different photography genres plus a Women in Photography pen
  • Led by two awesomely fun photography mentors – Meghan & Lesley.

What’s Not Included:

  • Morning & afternoon teas
  • Transport to and from departure point in Auckland
  • Purchase of items of a personal nature


All prices quoted are NZD.

Please ensure you read and complete the Registration, Booking Terms & Conditions which includes general refund and COVID-19 refund policy which outlines that in circumstances where the cancellation of a tour or event is due to a Covid-enforced travel restriction, and we are unable to operate the event as planned, or the ability to travel is affected, we will issue a refund, less any unrecoverable costs OR you may wish to transfer to another Women in Photography event.

Limited to a maximum of 12 and deposit of $500 is required to secure your place, plus payment if you are wanting single room.


Women in Photography has the necessary protocols in place to operate under the the COVID-19 Protection Framework red, amber and green levels. For your safety, that of your fellow passengers and those leading leading Women in Photography’s events, we are have robust processes in place to ensure that we can operate safely at red, amber and green levels of the COVID-19 Protection Framework. Click here to know more about this policy and the requirements of you as an attendee.


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