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Exmouth to Broome Photography Tour

Blue Tongue Photography Tours / Exmouth to Broome Photography Tour

Exmouth to Broome Photography Tour

Exmouth, Cheela Station, Karijini National Park, Port Headland, Broome Day & Night Photography Tour (12-Day Tour)

Experience an unforgettable fully guided photography journey through two billion years of the Earth’s natural history as we explore Karijini, Western Australia’s second larges National Park just north of the Tropic of Capricorn in the Hamersley Range. Scale some of the oldest rocks on the planet and enjoy a few nights under the immersive Outback sky. An EXCLUSIVE small group photography adventure exploring Karijini’s spectacular river gorges, waterfalls and pools. Dales Gorge, Fern Pool, Fortescue Pool, Hancock Gorge, Weano Gorge, Oxers lookout, just to mention a few.

A once in a lifetime photography road trip deep into Western Australia’s Outback to explore some of the Pilbara’s oldest and most iconic red earth landscapes, between the Coral Coast and the Kimberley.

This 12-Day photography itinerary starts in Exmouth on the picturesque Western Australia Coral Coast and will take us to Broome, the Pearl of the North, via the mesmerising Karijini National Park. Be ready to be blown away by breathtaking waterfalls, mighty river gorges, vivid outback landscapes, quiet and serene sandy beaches, rustic country towns and starry night skies out of this world!

A unique opportunity to work alongside professional landscape photographer Martial Fatton and two times LTG Global Awards Winner – Blue Tongue Photography Tours.

Tour Highlight and Inclusions

This Exclusive small-group photographic adventure has been carefully put together, allowing you to experience a diversity of breathtaking Western Australian landscapes and iconic coastal scenery. We guarantee a wealth of photography opportunities, including small group tuition, practical notes and one-to-one support tailored to your individual needs while on-location learning the importance of image composition, available light and night photography techniques.

  • Experience a unique itinerary specially designed for photographers
  • 11 night accommodation (refer to itinerary)
  • Option* Deluxe Eco Tent accommodation in Karijini Nat’L Park
  • Daily breakfast and lunch during the duration of the tour
  • 6 evening meals, including welcome dinner in Exmouth and last evening dinner in Broome
  • Comfortable air conditioned 4WD/ Bus (incl. 2 water bottle pp p/day)
  • A smorgasbords of photography opportunities throughout the tour
  • All entrance fees to National Parks, exhibits & locations visited for photography
  • Free Sunset, twilight and Stargazing every night
  • Wilderness and discovery stops, iconic panoramic views, wildflowers in season
  • Short accessible walks to explore some of the best photo locations on tour
  • Dale Gorge, Fern Pool, Hancock George, Joffre Gorge – the list is endless!
  • Night photography sessions in the breathtaking Australian Outback
  • Fresh local produce & outback tucker in Karijini & Cheela plains Station
  • Karijini Nat’l Park & Nigaloo Reef Nat’l Park discovery drive
  • 4WD drive along Broome’s rich red pindan cliffs & white sandy beach
  • Gantheaume Point, Cable Beach, James Price Point, Willie Creek Pearl Farm
  • Broome’s magical ‘Staircase to the Moon’ sunset photo session
  • Optional Horizontal Fall flight from Broome (not included in the tour cost)
  • As it is our own personalised photo tour, we can stop when and where we want!
  • Professional photography advise
  • Fully escorted tour in English (some knowledge of french)
  • Photography group of 2 – 6 participants maximum
  • Complimentary Lightroom / Photoshop editing session, advice and trouble shooting

Dates

Private Tour: Flexible with dates between April to October

Upcoming tour date:

August 14th – 25th, 2021 / This 12-Day itinerary starts in Exmouth and finishes in Broom

 

August 12-day itinerary include a mixture of accommodations with some nights in tents to give us close access to the mesmerising Western Australian night sky. Tents and bedding linens are provided, however if you prefer bringing your own pillow and sleeping bag, you are welcome. Note; Camp/Tents are the only accommodation option authorised overnight in the Karijini National Park, however Deluxe tent options are available at the ECO Retreat from $280 – $390 p/night, pending availability.

Expression of interest and booking are now open for the 2021 & 2022 Exmouth to Broome Photo Tours seasons

 

Cost: AU$ 4,680 pp | single supplement AU$ 675.00 (C-19 Special 2021 / Early Bird Special. Flights not included)

Take 5% off of the total costs of any tours when you sign up for 2 participants or more tours* (*conditions apply & available only for direct online bookings)

Escape the busy tracks and experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn how to shoot dramatic scenery from sunrise to sunset, and capture the breathtaking night sky shining over some of the most iconic landscape in Western Australia. This Exmouth to Broome photo tour is offered as a stand-alone tour with option to add a pre – Perth tour extension or a post Xtended tour down WA’s Southwest or to the Pinnacles National Park. It is a perfect tour to include a non-photographer companion.

Observers/ non-photographers companions can either tag along while you are out taking photographs, or do their own exploring of the surroundings and we’ll all meet up in the evenings to share a few stories of the day’s events.

Optional Accommodation: Deluxe En-suite Eco Retreat Tent in Karijini (extra TBA)

A $1500 deposit will secure your spot.

What is included?

  • 11 nights accommodations* (refer to itinerary)
  • Breakfast (11x) lunch (12x) and dinner (6x) during the duration of the Tour
  • Private transportation (incl. 2 water bottle pp p/day & snacks)
  • All entrance fees to exhibits, national parks & locations that we visit for photography
  • Martial’s expertise in guiding and photographic instruction

Other Options Available

  • Diving/ swim with the Whaleshark in Exmouth  (extra TBA) 
  • Horizontal Fall Scenic Flight and Water Rafting in Broome  (extra TBA) 

Level of physical difficulty: 3 out of 5

This 12-Day Tour starts in Exmouth and finishes in Broome. It is suitable for beginners and experienced photographers of all ages. A moderate level of fitness is required (some walking). 

The 2022 tour will start in Perth and do the 1280 kms road trip between Perth and Exmouth via the Pinnacle, Kalbarri and Shark Bay. The 15-day 2022 tour cost is to be confirm (cost TBC).

Itinerary

Day One - Flight Perth to Exmouth

EXMOUTH (PL, PM, Villa). Morning or afternoon flight to Exmouth. Airport pick-up. Check-in to accommodation and welcome briefing. Late afternoon photography session, sunset, blue light and astrophotography workshop overlooking the Indian Ocean at the spectacular Vlamingh Head Lighthouse. Welcome dinner in the evening. (Flight not included ~ 1196kms)  

Day Two

EXMOUTH (CB, PL, Motel/ Villa). A most fascinating place and another day of spectacular landscapes! Early morning sunrise. After breakfast, we travel to the head of the Gulf, then onto the amazing Cape Range National park where we enjoy the rest of the day. Turquoise Bay, Jurabi Turtle Centre, Mildura Ship Wreck are just some of the fascinating sites we explore today. Evening meal and free time in the evening to go through your images. 

Optional: Ningaloo Whaleshark Swim (8am to 4pm app.) Not included in the photography tour cost. Pre-booking is highly recommended.

Day Three

EXMOUTH – CHEELA PLAINS STATION (CB, PL, SM, Camp). Departing Exmouth early morning, we travel via Cape Range National Park and the spectacular scenery of Charles Knife Road, where oil was first found in Western Australia in the 1950’s. Onto to the Nanutarra road, Ashburton River and Cheela Plains where we set-up camp overlooking the vast working cattle station nestled in the semi-arid, pastoral rangelands of the Pilbara in northern Western Australia. Tonight we enjoy an authentic 2 course homestead tucker. 460kms

Day Four, Five & Six

KARIJINI NATIONAL PARK (CB, PL, CD, Camp). It’s photography time! Three day is the perfect amount of time needed to explore the Karijini National Park and its amazing gorges. Formed over 2,500 million years ago, the Hamersley Ranges are some of the most unusual land formations on earth. Deep in the gorges you’ll come across cascading waterfalls and still water holes, a little paradise for both novice and experienced eyes, offering amazing photo opportunities. Dales Gorge, Fortescue Falls, Fern Pool, Circular Pool, Weano Gorge and Hancock Gorge are just some of the stunning areas we’ll get to. Definitely a highlight!  190kms 

Day Seven

KARIJINI – PORT HEADLAND (CB, PL, Motel). Early morning start. On the way to Port Headland, we get off the beaten track to view recently discovered and well kept ancient indigenous art on the outskirt of the breathtaking Karijini National Park, near Mt Robinson. The road trip takes us through the spectacular Pilbara scenery following the Great Northern Hwy. 370kms

Day Eight

PORT HEADLAND – BROOME (CB, PL, PM, Motel/Villa). Early start. Back on Hwy 1, we follow the Northwest coastline all the way to Broome. 610kms

Day Nine

BROOME (CB, Hotel/Villa). Free Day, be a tourist, sleep-in, recharge, relax on the beach, take a camel ride and watch the sunset or join us on a relaxing ‘editorial travel photography’ day exploring magical Broome!

Broome is like nowhere else in the world. A town with a point of difference located on a very small Peninsula in the Kimberley Region, in North-Western Australia. This is where one of the world’s last great wildernesses meets the Indian Ocean. Broome’s exotic pearling town past has left a rich history and a distinctive melting pot of wonderful multi-cultural mix of people. Pristine waters, wide empty beaches, abundant wildlife, tropical climate and vivid breathtaking colours. 

Day Ten & Eleven

BROOME (CB, PL, PM, Hotel/Villa). It’s photography time! We head north along a 4WD track to coastal locations including James Price Point where rich red pindan cliffs drop onto white sandy beaches, Quondong Point, Willie Creek, Gantheaume Point and Cable Beach, just to mention a few!

‘Pindan is a name given to the red-soil country of the south-western Kimberley region of Western Australia. The term comes from a local language and applies both to the soil and to the vegetation community associated with it’

Two full day exploring Broome’s coastline and its amazing inland treasures. Early sunrise at Simpsons Beach, we get creative capturing the coastal landscapes, mangroves, big tidal movements and wildlife. Late afternoon sessions workshop to capture the amazing vivid colours of the South Kimberley, stunning sunset, blue hour, twilight and stargazing. Not to forget the mesmerising ‘STAIRCASE TO THE MOON’ phenomenon. Definitely a highlight!  

Day Twelve

BROOME – PERTH (CB). Today we say our goodbyes. Checkout after breakfast and airport transfer to catch you flight back to Perth, if you are flying back today.

Flights are not included.

 

B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner | P = Picnic | P = Pub | C = Camp | M = Motel | V = Villa/Chalet 

There is a STRICT luggage limit of 15kgs per person, in a backpack or soft bag (Camera equipment not included in the 15kgs). 

Accommodations and meals are subject to availability and may vary depending the seasons. 

A perfect add-on before your BROOME Photo Tour is our PERTH HALF DAY TOUR or following straight after, join us on our MARGARET RIVER extension.

Photography Outline

Nature, Landscape, night and astrophotography 

In addition to great daily photo opportunities and night excursions, we will also touch on the following photography topics, including: 

  • Understanding your camera 
  • Working with available light [read & understand the light] 
  • Dare to go manual Vs Auto camera settings 
  • How to read your histogram and how to fine-tune-it  
  • Adjust your image exposure in relation to your subject 
  • Depth of Field calculation 
  • What lenses should you use? 
  • Camera settings to take the perfect shot every time 
  • Image composition, the golden rules and how to break it! 
  • Filters, Neutral Density and Neutral Density Grads
  • Long exposure and waterfalls  
  • Night photography tutorial 
  • Capturing raw 
  • Introduction to Photoshop & Lightroom Post-processing 

Personal Items and Weather Conditions

Temperature can range from4 – 25C in winter to 18 – 35C in autumn/ spring (50C+ in the peak of Summer) 

 Average  monthly rain  for this time of year2day/ March to July and 0.4 day/ Aug – Sept. 

 Be organised and pack smart on this Exmouth to Broome Photo Tour, as you will be on the go to fit as much photography session as we can and you will have to wheel your luggage from the 4WD to your accommodation during the tripYou will have access to your luggage at anytime during the trip, however I recommend to pack a basic easy to grab change of cloth (jacked or light weight rain coat, etc.) in a smaller backpack or in your camera bag for the overnight or in case the weather changes suddenly. 

Two pairs of shoes: One sturdy pair for in the field that you can get wet if we have a rain day. One pair for evenings or the next day in case the first pair is not dry. 

Light weight rain jacket and rain pants. You don’t have to go all out here, but it will also help you to keep warm at night. * I really suggest a rain jacket if nothing else, the rain gear will keep you dry when walking in the parks. I have a pair of Teflon rain pants & jacket, super light and perfect to keep in you camera bag in case of a sudden change in the weather. 

A warm jacket, long trousers and a jumper or light jacket for those late evening and early morning shoots. It can get really cold in the middle of winter or on wind days. 

Hat and sun screen protection. 

Camera Equipment

Your favourite DSLR camera, a multi focal lens (i.e 18-70mm) or fix lens, the wider the angle the better (i.e 14, 18,20mm full frame camera and 10, 12mm cropped sensor camera), and a medium to long-range lens (i.e. 80-300mm), plenty of memory cards and fully charged batteries. A small steady tripod & cable release for long exposure is essential. Don’t forget to bring your camera manual if you are not 100% sure about your camera functions. Please note that for better results a recent DSLR digital camera is preferable (0-5yrs old) as technology changes. Polarizer filter, Neutral Density and grabs filters are not a prerequisite but are great tools to have for long exposure and colour saturation.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and advanced photographers of all ages, however a good sense of humour and minimum fitness is recommended. Sturdy shoes, suitable warm cloths, drink bottle, a head torch and a good camera bag… remember, you will be the one carrying your own photography gears!

Tour Extensions

A perfect add-on  before or directly after your Exmouth to Broome Photo Tour is our Half Day Perth photo tour or join us on a Margaret River Region Tour. 

Take 5% off of the total costs of any tours when you sign up for 2 or more.

Perth-by-Night Photo Tour | Perth Photo Tour

Flexible with dates |  Available all year round 

Margaret River | Margaret River Photo Tour

Flexible with dates |  Available all year round  

Photo Tour Details

April to October

August 14th - August 25th, 2021

Private Tours Available

Group Size: min 4, max 6

Cost: $4,680 PP / C-19 Special

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $675

Tour starts in Exmouth and ends in Broome

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