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Night Sky Astrophotography Experience in Wanaka provided by Wineberry Tours

Night Sky Astrophotography Experience in Wanaka

Night Sky Astrophotography Experience in Wanaka
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from $65.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
About
Over 80% of the world’s population live under light polluted skies which means that the infinite beauty and majesty of the night sky is hidden from them. In Central Otago we are fortunate to enjoy many long evenings under clear skies with minimal light pollution, creating rare opportunities to take images of the solar system and wider cosmos. This fun tour is for people of all skill levels who’d like to discover more about dark sky photography. Depending on the season, time and conditions there will be a variety of objects to shoot; the moon, planets, stars, clusters, galaxies and satellites. There are meteor showers often and on rare occasions the Aurora Australis (Southern Lights) will flash in green and purple hues across the sky. All of these phenomena can be photographed using the stunning Wanaka scenery as context and backdrop. On this tour you can acquire some astrophotography experience and skills even if you don’t have the right camera equipment as all of this is supplied.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
After pick up we’ll start with a short brief on the shooting conditions, the objects to be photographed and equipment settings. We then drive to the first shooting location around the shores of Lake Wanaka. Here you will learn some basics of astrophotography. We will use apps to choose our night sky subjects and you will learn how to focus on distant stars and to take a test shot. Once happy with your subject, framing and focus we’ll start shooting. You will see the effect of long exposure times and sensitivity (ISO) settings and you will take a variety of shots to see which settings combination is optimal. You will be able to take a series of single shots and learn about how to take star trail images over very long exposure times. You will be able to shoot from a up to three locations using the stunning Wanaka surrounds as context and backdrop. All the camera equipment is supplied including lenses, tripods and headlamps. At the end of the experience you will have learned the skills you need to carry on your astrophotography journey when you return to your home skies. Any shots you have taken with my equipment will be sent to you via secure download link after the tour.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 267792P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Camera, lenses, tripod, headlamps. • Bottled water • Snacks • Air-conditioned vehicle • Camera settings tip sheet.
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
1 Ballantyne Road, Mount Aspiring National Park 9305, New Zealand
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Camera, lenses, tripod, headlamps. • Bottled water • Snacks • Air-conditioned vehicle • Camera settings tip sheet.
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
1 Ballantyne Road, Mount Aspiring National Park 9305, New Zealand
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
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5 star wine tour :)
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An excellent 1 day wine tour with an informative guide
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Best wine tour ever
Highly recommend a wine tour with Greg, Great to have such a knowledgeable host to take us through all the differen
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Amazing Day!Highly recommended!
What an amazing day! We highly recommend this tour to anyone. Greg was so knowledgable and such a nice guy! He was
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Excellent wine tour
We loved our half day with Greg, he was very knowledgeable and great company for the day. The wines were excellent
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All round great day out
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Great day out
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From the moment I booked this tour I knew we were with an absolute professional. Greg was so lovey to deal with pri
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