NEW ZEALAND – SOUTH ISLAND
New Zealand is known in the Maori language as Aotearoa, (Aye-oh-tee-ah-rower) meaning the “The Land Of The Long White Cloud”. It is made up of many beautiful islands, the two main islands being imaginatively named the North Island… and the South Island. They are jam packed with stunning scenery and unspoilt wilderness, an awesome place for a phototour!
Here is your opportunity to experience a phototour in the picturesque South Island, renowned worldwide for its abundance of breathtaking scenery. The backbone of the South Island is the famous chain of mountain ranges and alpine lakes called the Southern Alps (part of the Pacific’s volcanic ‘Ring of Fire’) with Fiordland and the Milford Sounds nestled at it’s base.
Your guide and tutor, David Still, is an award-winning photographer, as well as being a New Zealander with local knowledge of the areas you will be visiting. Your focus will be on enjoying your “Kiwi” experience and being able to draw on David’s decades of photographic experience to take your very own ‘shots of a lifetime’ in New Zealand.
Everything has been personally researched by David, this attention to detail ensures you will always be at the best locations at the right times of day, so you can relax while travelling around the country, focused only on taking the most amazing photos of the unique scenery, capturing photos you will be proud to show friends on your return home.
Testament to the stunning locations in New Zealand is that fact that many feature films and TV series have been shot there – The Lord of the Rings trilogy / The Piano / Whale Rider / The Last Samurai / The Chronicles of Narnia / The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe to name but a few …
Maori Pronunciation/ Vowels
A = sounds like the “ah” in CAR
E = sounds like the “ai” in FAIR
I = sounds like the letter “e” in MEET
O = sounds like the word AWE
U = sounds like the “oo” in MOO
Kia Ora = Key-a-oar-a = Hello, thank you (informal)
Kei te pehea koe? = Kay-tea-pea-he-a-coe = How are you?
Kei te pai ahau = Kay-tea-pie-a = I am fine
Haere mai = High-re-my = Welcome
Haere ra = High-re-ra = Goodbye
Ka Pai = Car-Pie = Okay, great
Haka = Ha-Car = Challenge
Hangi = Hung-gey = Earth Oven
Hongi = Hong-gey = Pressing of noses
Iwi = Ee-wee = Tribe, people
Kai = Kigh (like high) = Food
Koru = Core-roo = Unfolding fern frond
Marae = Mar-righ (like high) = Gathering place
Poi = Poy = Flax ball on the end of string
Waka = Wok-car (r is silent) = Canoe
Depending on numbers partners and family are welcome to come and enjoy the sights and atmosphere of New Zealand while the photo tour group are out shooting, then rendezvous back at the hotel at night. Guided sightseeing tour of New Zealand or specific themes such as a gastro or adrenaline tours can be arranged for partners if required.
WANT TO ATTEND BOTH THE NORTH AND SOUTH ISLAND PHOTO TOURS ?
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