Photo-oriented tours and photography tuition in Tasmania

Interpretive experiences for outdoorsy nature and photo-enthusiasts

If you love to explore the great outdoors and photograph nature’s beauty, then a Shutterbug Walkabouts photo-oriented tour is the perfect choice for you.

A photo-oriented tour is a truly immersive nature-based experience enriched by a unique blend of complementing activities.
for outdoorsy nature and photo-enthusiasts.

Shutterbug Walkabouts tour guide with guest leading a private tour on Maria Island in Tasmania

An all-encompassing interpretive experience

Our photo-oriented tours bear little resemblance to a conventional photography tour. Nor are they like a mainstream sightseeing tour that simply doesn’t allow sufficient time for taking the photos that you want.
During your journey, learn about Tasmania’s natural environment and history, engage in space and place and take unique photos, not just snapshots. The overall experience is enriched with a unique blend of activities for outdoorsy nature and photo-enthusiasts, who love to explore the great outdoors and photograph nature’s beauty.

Discover, Experience and Photograph

Tasmania’s nature reserves and national parks, World Heritage Wilderness Areas and heritage and historic sites are significantly featured in our itineraries – all of which Tasmania is very well-renowned for.

You will be captivated by the abundance of adorable birds and wildlife in Tasmania, and the opportunity to truly immerse yourself in your surroundings. Take delight in a wondrous experience and return home with a collection of extraordinary photos to forever evoke fond memories of your holiday in Tasmania.

Led by an Experienced Guide and Photographer

Our photo-oriented tours are fully guided by an experienced local guide, who is also an accomplished nature and wildlife photographer. Not only will you be captivated by an array of topics about Tasmania, you will be enlightened by hints and guidance for refining your photos along the way. Our focus is on the many features that make each destination and location distinctive.

A dedicated photography tutor may accompany you on the journey for a workshop style tuition-focused experience. Or if you a prefer, a private photography tuition session with an expert tutor before your tour is another great idea.

Non-photographers enjoy the experience too

Our unique blend of activities makes the overall experience enjoyable for all, making it a quintessential experience to share with a spouse, partner or friend. It’s your tour, so we devote the time to how you wish to spend it.

Flexible and attentive approach

Spend time engaging in activities that interest you most, at a pace that suits you. You may like to enhance or adapt your itinerary, or create a bespoke itinerary for a desired route, duration or activities. Day and multi-day touring itineraries are available, and we have options for self-drivers too.

Non-photographer spending time observing wombat in natural habitat - Maria Island Tasmania
Roy and Coreena - owner and operators of Shutterbug Walkabouts in Tasmania

Who we are

Shutterbug Walkabouts is owned and operated by Coreena and Roy Vieth.
While Coreena leads the photo-oriented tours, Roy is the primary tutor for tuition-focused experiences.

We are Tasmanian locals

Tasmania is where we live, work and play! And because we’re locals, we have more knowledge and expertise about what you can achieve in the time you have. This presents to you a photography touring experience like no other.

So get in touch with us today…
We’re here to help you select an experience to complement your next holiday in Tasmania

Every detail is thought of and it is very customer-centred. A truly unforgettable experience and very highly recommended for anyone visiting Tasmania

Rachel R, AUS

It was an excellent, well-organised day, and the photos I have prove that the day was well worth it.

Daryl B, NZ

Your passion for photography, professionalism and willingness to impart what you have learned through your own 'life experiences' is evident; and the calm, relaxed manner in which you conduct yourselves is appreciated.

Annette C, AUS

Had a great time with Roy on my day out with him. He's an extremely patient teacher and has much to share.

Steven Y, Singapore

Coreena couldn't have been more welcoming, informative and professional in arranging my photo days - what a great experience!

Junko Y, USA

I recommend Shutterbug Walkabouts to anyone, whether you want to improve your photography skills or just to ensure that you take home great images of your holiday in Tasmania

Julie H, AUS

Semi-private experiences

Deluxe Women-only Photography Escapes

Empowering female-led experiences for female photo-enthusiasts of all ages

A healthy blend of experiential activities  complement and cultivate a mindful photography practice
All-inclusive and fully hosted
hassle free experiences allowing you to escape the busyness of life
Semi-private – no more than five female photo-enthusiasts plus your female guide
Join as a solo traveller or bring a friend  an individual experience with your camera will emerge

Privately guided experiences

Choose where to go and when, what to do and for how long
Plan the experience you want and with whom you wish to share it
Focus on your photography interests not someone else’s
Travel solo or with your partner, family or friends

Experience Tasmania with a photographer guide - visit iconic and off-the-beaten track attractions around Tasmania


Take a journey through Tasmania’s diverse and ancient landscapes on a private photo-oriented tour with Coreena.
It’s a chance to spend more time with your camera as you explore the iconic as well as the less-touristy attractions, national parks and historic sites, as you learn about all things Tasmanian along the way. You’ll also have many an opportunity to observe the wildlife and birds too.

Private Photography Tuition with Shutterbug Walkabouts - individual one-on-one or with a friend


Private photography tuition is a flexible and convenient way to learn photography.
Maximise your learning experience and l
earn-by-doing in a relaxed and focused way with award-winning nature and landscape photographer Roy Vieth.
Choose from introductory camera driving lessons to comprehensive outdoor tuition experiences – half or full day options available.

Shutterbug Walkabouts Weekend Retreats

Weekend Photography

A bespoke private weekend photography retreat is tailored especially for you and is a truly immersive Tasmanian photography experience.
Bring your camera and personal gear and we’ll do the rest. It’s an experience that also offers the opportunity to view the night sky or Aurora Australis (conditions permitting) and an astrophotography photo shoot too.

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