Wonders of the Western District

What's included

This is a photography tour which explores the amazing landscape of the Western District of Victoria.
The tour is kept to a limited number so that I can dedicate my time to each person to ensure each person gets the most out of the experience.
We pick you up from Camellia Cottage in Hamilton at 8am Saturday morning and commence our journey.
Over the two days we will visit some of the icons of the district including Wannon and Nigretta Falls, the amazing 600 year old redgums and the beautiful Victoria Valley with amazing vistas of the Grampians.
We will also include a night photography session (weather permitting).
The tour will end Sunday evening back at Hamilton.
Accommodation is included on the Saturday night. If you need accommodation for the Friday night, that can be arranged too.
Meals included are Saturday lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch. Bottled water is always available but feel free to buy any other drinks or snacks you might need.

Level of experience and fitness level

You will get a lot out of this tour regardless of your experience level. I ensure the group is small so that I can dedicate personal time to each person to help improve your skills and capture some great images.
A reasonable level of fitness is required for this tour. There will be considerable walking, with a lot of it on uneven terrain or with steps. Although I have tried to ensure a lot of the places are an easy/moderate walk, there will be times and places where you will need to exert yourself.
Sturdy walking shoes are a must!

Wet Weather Plan

I always recommend bringing a sturdy walking boots and a waterproof jacket as waterfalls are generally damp and wet locations.
If we have minor drizzle or patchy showers we will be out there making the most of it as these conditions often add to the mood of our scenes.
If we do have significant rain forecasted, you will be invited to book onto a different workshop date that suits your schedule. A judgement call will be made five days out from the workshop and a further assessment the day before.

Equipment to bring along

  • Sturdy tripod
  • DSLR camera which has manual settings
  • Make sure your battery is charged and you have a memory card in your camera
  • Spare battery and memory card if you have one
  • A range of lens (including your widest angle lens)
  • Remote shutter trigger (if you have one but not essential)
  • Any filters you have (neutral density, polariser)
  • Headlamp, torch
  • Waterproof boots
  • Coat, hat scarf, gloves, wool socks, thermals

And then?

After the tour I offer ongoing support through assisting with processing your photos and general advice. We also have a dedicated facebook page where you can share your photos to the group and learn from others.

How do I register?

Email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will send you out a registration form. If you have any further questions, please dont hesitate to ask me.