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Women-only Photography Escape

Huon Valley

Tahune forest reserve and Airwalk, Hartz Mountains and Hastings Caves
‘Above and Below’ in the Huon Valley, Tasmania

This Escape is a little different to others in our collection of Women-only Photography Escapes with a reduced participation cost. Why? Well, The large communal kitchen space at our accommodation enables participants to self-cater their own meals and refreshments for the duration of the Escape. Additionally, participants will self-drive or car-pool where possible. There will be an option to add return transfers to/from Hobart and between photo shoot locations for a nominal additional fee.

3-days/3-nights dedicated to photography and female-focused experiences

Discover, experience and photograph the forests, rivers, mountains and caves of the southern forests – visiting Tahune Airwalk and Forest Reserve, Hartz Mountains National Park and Hastings Caves.

This is an extended weekend dedicated to photography and improving your skills and techniques for nature, landscape, low-light and long-exposure nature photography, above and below the earth’s surface.

Our accommodation at Tahune Lodge is nestled in the Tahune forest reserve adjacent to the Tahune Airwalk and the experience is further enhanced with after-hours access to Tahune Airwalk and an exclusive guided photo shoot inside Newdegate Cave* at Hastings Caves. Both these enhancements provide unique photographic opportunities, not available to the general public or during public opening hours.

* In normal circumstances it is not permitted to take tripods into a cave. However, during our exclusive photo shoot in Hastings Caves, you will be permitted to use your tripod to achieve to ensure sharp long-exposure shots in low light are more achievable. Our blog post titled “Stalagmites, stalactites and low light” summarises the challenges photographers face when shooting inside Newdegate Cave.

Imagine the photos you could take!

“After 5 days with Coreena I see a marked improvement in the end result of my photos and a better understanding of composition. I had never spent the time getting up early for sunrises and waiting for the sunsets and what a difference the light makes. You will not regret participating in this women-only photography experience.”

Michelle WNovember 2020

Included

  • 3 nights accommodation at Tahune Lodge… on location at Tahune Airwalk. The Lodge is booked exclusively for our group.
  • Private solo-occupancy room with shared bathroom facilities; rooms are allocated in order of bookings received.
  • Comprehensive photography tutorials and guidance from your female photography guide.
  • Guided photo shoots offering space and time to connect with nature through photography.
  • All participation and/or entry fees for national parks, activities and attractions
  • After-hours access into Tahune Airwalk
  • Welcome canapés and sparkling wine on day 1
  • Light snacks during photo shoots
  • Tea, coffee and other hot beverage selection
  • BBQ lunch on day 4 (at Hastings Caves)
  • Post trip: Personalised written critique up to 3 of your favourite images taken during the Escape
  • An invitation to join ‘Ladybugs’ – a group of like-minded female photographers – give you access to special offers and invites throughout the year.

Cost

Private solo-occupancy room: $1,746 per person

For option to twin-share with a friend: enquire
(2 guests twin-share and booked on the same booking)

All rooms allocated in order of bookings received

Deposit:  20% of the cost to confirm your booking *^
Balance due: 45 days prior to departure

* Full payment is requested for bookings made less than 45 days prior to the start date
^ Please refer to our standard terms and conditions and the sections relating to deposits, payments and cancellations 

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Not included

  • Flights or other modes of travel to/from Tasmania
  • Travel to/from the Tahune Lodge or between attractions and photo shoot locations
  • Meals, refreshments and beverages (with the exception of welcome canapes on day 1, BBQ lunch on day 4 and light snacks during photo shoots)
  • All personal purchases, including meals/beverages purchased from the Tahune Airwalk cafe
  • Personal camera and equipment insurance (travel or other personal equipment insurance highly recommended)
  • Travel Insurance

Tahune Lodge

Set in the forest, the Lodge is exclusively booked for our group. It features a communal area with a fully-equipped kitchen, a dining area, a fireplace. The bedrooms are located off the main central area. The bathroom facilities are shared only with participants of our group. WiFi is free and all bed linen and towels are supplied.

Women-only Photography Escapes by Shutterbug Walkabouts create a space for small groups of like-minded female photo-enthusiasts to spend quality time exploring the wonders of nature with their camera; a learning experience led by an attentive female photographer guide.

Engage in a range of female-focused photography activities for an escape that is just what you need and deserve, for a relaxing and rejuvenating experience in Tasmania. 

Your confidence with your camera will grow, your personal style and technique for taking photos will develop, and you’ll gain an insight into post-processing techniques too. You will return home feeling accomplished by your achievements and an impressive collection of unique images to be proud of.

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