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The Laughing Chestnut Photography Tours

Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 27 313 0874
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one of the best layovers ever!!!

As I am cabin crew and I am flying all over the world I see many places and I am taking many tours... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fantastic trip, whatever the weather!

Kai can make every trip special, no matter what the circumstances. The heavy downpours of rain... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
Newport, United Kingdom
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This Auckland based photography day tour is all about enjoying New Zealand’s pristine environment and capturing its beauty on camera. We take you via scenic routes to beautiful bush hikes with stunning vistas of waterfalls, rain-forests and magnificent Kauri trees. For the sunset, we take you to the perfect spot for your golden hour shots of black sanded beaches and the rugged coast line.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 27 313 0874

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

As I am cabin crew and I am flying all over the world I see many places and I am taking many tours. I will definitely never forget the tour day with Kai! Was exactly what I was looking for! Kai picked us up from...More

Thank Izabellazawrotniak
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Kai can make every trip special, no matter what the circumstances. The heavy downpours of rain became opportunities to photograph rainbows and cloud formations. He came prepared with hot drinks and snacks and relaxed conversation while waiting for the showers to pass over. He takes...More

Thank rhianharley
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This was a fantastic tour. You'll likely be alone or a small group of people (max 6), and Kai lets you make the tour your own. Feel adventurous to go through the caves or up that cliff to get a great sunset photo? Sure! Want...More

Thank Monica M
Reviewed 30 May 2017

It’s hard to think of anything to suggest for improvement for this photographic tour of the Auckland West Country, it was all that I expected and more! It’s hard to say what I liked best, it was all so good. I enjoyed discussing the different...More

Thank bainshen
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Kai was great. Although we are both experienced photographers, he showed us some new methods and tricks of the trade. The shooting locations were great but Kare Kare Beach at sunset was truly spectacular. Can't wait to return to New Zealand!

Thank georgetitus
Reviewed 6 May 2017

My family had the best trip to remember at New Zealand, thanks to Kai. Below are a few pros among many I can think of! 1) Amazing itinerary design (being at the right location at the right timing) 2) Personalized coaching on photography (techniques and...More

Thank vzadig
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Kai's genuine caring personality about adapting his tour to suit your photography skills and equipment will have you at the end of the day amazing photo's. I did the tour with only my Go Pro and gimbal and Kai was quickly able to personalise the...More

Thank mozkell
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

The tour is led by Kai. He obviously loves what he does, photography, and the beauty of New Zealand. He is patient with beginners and spends much of his time coaching and instructing his passengers about how to properly use their camera. Great locations! Long...More

Thank GoesBoom
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I was in Auckland for 2 weeks and barely had the time to travel out of the city. Two days before heading back to Europe I found this trip on TripAdvisor and decided it was my last chance at discovering more about the Auckland area...More

Thank Marie A
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

This is an awesome tour! Great spots, interesting information about the nature, esp. Kauri trees. Nice climbings to hidden places. Kai provided sandwiches, drinks and chocolate and also an extra camera/tripod (we had only one). You will be picked up at your hotel. Useful information...More

Thank Raphael M
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Frank G
17 February 2017|
Response from Kai L | Property representative |
Hi Frank, my apologies I only saw this now, after we went on tour together. I guess all your questions got answered through other channels. And the weather turned out well, didn't it? Thanks again for being such wonderful... More
Frank G
22 November 2016|
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Response from Kai L | Property representative |
Hi Frank, My apologies for the late reply. We are more than happy to pick you up at your hotel and drop you off there, too. We are not aware of any place renting hiking boots but if you want them for our tour, a pair of... More