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Around the Basin


Hugs far away from home, memories to treasure forever


You’re in Queenstown, and as often happens you’re fairly short of time. You’ve decided that hiring a car really isn’t worth it and although you’ve seen some amazing places within walking distance, you’re keen to explore just that little bit further afield. You also wish that you could have some photographs that look every bit as good as the ones that you’ve seen on Instagram and Facebook which first captured your attention and helped you decide to come and holiday here in the Southern Lakes.

Our ‘Around the Basin’ Travel Photography adventure is just what you’re looking for. We will come and pick you up from your accommodation in the Wakatipu Basin in one of our Luxury Land Rovers and we take you somewhere breathtakingly beautiful. Along the way, we’ll tell you stories of this place, which always gives you much deeper understanding and respect of where you are.

As part of our bespoke service, we’ll talk before the trip and work out the kind of place you’re looking to find, unless of course there is somewhere in particular you want to visit, so when the day of your adventure comes around we can get you there and make the most of your precious time.

Family time on the shore of Lake Wakatipu

Family time on the shore of Lake Wakatipu

Everyone loves a trip in a Defender

Quiet places allow quiet times

Quiet places allow quiet times


We’ll capture a set of photographs of you in this place which will be treasured for many years to come. You don’t need to worry about what settings your camera is on, or where will be the best angle to shoot from. We live and play here, this place is important to us on many levels and we know it inside out and back to front. This means that we know where to take the best photographs of you and yours, with ease, leaving you to relax and enjoy all that surrounds you.

As with all our packages, we understand the importance of having images quickly, we’ll have your images with you right away. Later that evening or next morning, you'll have a small selection to post on social media. Very soon after that. you'll get the full set.

Safety is paramount to us, as such our vehicles are all certified to carry passengers and we’re also licensed to drive passengers with all the relevant insurances and health and safety policies firmly in place.


Family trips of a lifetime, photographed to be fondly remembered

Rare family get togethers, preserved forever in beautiful professional photography

Rare family get togethers, preserved forever in beautiful professional photography


Around the Basin Package Details

We aim to spend between an hour and an hour and a half with you shooting on location. The time we have to shoot depends upon where you’re staying and where you’d like to visit. We find within this time it is usually possible to get to a lakeside location as well as somewhere on a mountain side.

We understand that you will want to see your photos as soon as possible so we’ll be getting into the processing quick sharp. That’s what we’re about. Usually by mid morning the next day, often before, you’ll have a handful for social media with a subtle watermark. We will have your full set available via digital download within the week for the ‘Around the Basin’ package.

In terms of numbers, this is almost like saying how long is a piece of string. Rather than hold the shutter down and create hundreds of similar shots we aim to capture around 50 - 75 beautiful images of you in the time we have together

We have great printing deals which we’ll discus with you and depending upon how long you’re staying in town we can deliver prints of your favourite shots to your hotel before you leave or arrange to have them shipped anywhere in the world.

We pick you up from where you’re staying in the Wakatipu Basin and then either drop you off there or somewhere else in the Basin. All of this we arrange before hand and obviously has an influence upon which and how many destinations we can take you to.

We also offer a 15% discount from our Limited Edition Fine Art Prints to everyone who has been on one of our Around the Basin Tours Photography Tours.

If you have any further questions, please and we’ll gladly answer them for you


As the sun sets, we can create beautiful photographs with you