Join Glenn Mckimmin and Charles Davis and explore the wonders of the Snowy Mountains in winter on the Australian Wild Alpine Photo Tour 2017.
Tour dates – August 14th – 18th 2017
The Australian Wild Alpine Photo Tour 2017, based at the amazing Lake Crackenback Resort, in the middle of winter will utilise the knowledge and skill’s of Australia’s premier Alpine photographer Charles Davis. Charles has primarily focused on Australian wildlife in and around his home in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales. A detailed day by day itinerary is listed below, however a few of the highlights of this tour will be chasing the illusive wild brumbies, photographing wildlife such as wombat’s, echinda’s and kangaroo’s. We will also be visiting some of the old huts such as The Slaven House, a beautiful high country hut surrounded by large Poa Tussocks and O’Brien’s hut. As with all of my tours this is a full inclusive luxury tour, the accomodation is brilliant, the food will be great and the photographic opportunities will be spectacular.
Spare batteries, there will be a long days with plenty of shooting.
A sturdy tripod.
Remote shutter release.
Filters if you have them (Polarizer/Graduated/Neutral Density).
Good walking shoes.
Wet weather gear & a compact umbrella(rain will not hold us back).
Your creative brains.
Comfortable warm clothing.
Layering your clothing is best. Temperature can quickly change.
Good supportive boots. Warm and waterproof would be best.
Cooma – Crackenback
We will Start in Cooma to sort out snow shoes and clothing if needed for the group before making our way to some hidden local areas that are neverphotographed by other tours. We will head out to the Tuross Cascades to photograph waterfalls shrouded in mountain fog. Lunch will be in Cooma at one of the many wonderful eateries the town has to offer. Our next stop for the afternoon will be to secret location on private property. We also have access to an incredible Hut that only Charles knows, it is a beautiful high country hut surrounded by large Poa tussocks and will be visited the last stop of the afternoon. After the sun has set we will make our way to Crackenback for the Dinner and to prepare for the next day.
Perisher & Guthega
We will start our day towards the ski resorts of Perisher and Smiggins to shoot waterfalls surrounded by ice and snow. There will be many beautiful snow gums and interesting snow scapes. Lunch will be at Perisher in the pub where you will be able to warm up and get some warm food. For the afternoon we will travel back up the road and to Guthega to hopefully find some wildlife such as wombats in the snow and to photograph more interesting scenes around the Guthega Dam and the surrounding icy mountain streams.
Thredbo & Cascade Valley
We will head up the road in the morning past Thredbo and into the famous Cascade Valley, home to the legend of Silver brumby and his descendants. Charlie will show us where he takes his international award winning brumby photos and hopefully find us some brumbies. Other things of interest will be amazing snow gums, the headwater of the Thredbo river and many ice formations. Lunch will be at Thredbo just back down the road. The afternoon we will travel back up the road and hike to the Ramshead for sunset. The Ramshead has many amazing scenes along the way with large granite rock formations overlooking the main range and the Cascade Valley.
Geehi Airstrip – O’Brien’s Hut
We will travel back passed Thredbo and down the Alpine way into some of the most picturesque scenery in Australia. We will travel from 1900m above sea level to 450m at Geehi Airstrip. Geehi offers an amazing panoramic view of the West face of the Main Range. In the foreground will be many Eastern Grey kangaroos with snowy mountain backdrops, touring Mountain ash trees, and crystal clear rivers that curve around the historic Geehi Fishing Huts. We will travel to Scammells Lookout out next to view the main range from a different angle and then onto Kanchoban for lunch. The afternoon we will travel around the Northern end of the KosciuszkoNational Park to O’Brien’s hut for Sunset. We will be surrounded by the beautiful white skeletal trees of the fire-damaged snow gums and Mountain ash which will hopefully go pink as the sun sets.
We may shoot a sunrise somewhere then it will be back for breakfast and back to Cooma to say our goodbyes.
Included in Australian Wild Alpine Photo Tour 2017 cost:
Services of 2 professional photographic tour leaders, photographic tuition and workshops (suitable for any levels of ability). Travel around the Alpine area for the duration of the photo tour will be provided. 4 star accommodation with private bathrooms on twin share / double basis. All meals are included (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
Not Included in Australian Wild Alpine Photo Tour 2017 cost:
Travel to Cooma. Alcohol, extra drinks, room service, laundry, gifts, souvenirs and any extras purchased. Travel insurance – a compulsory condition of booking. Camera or other optional insurances are not included.
*TOUR ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT THE DISCRETION OF GLENN MCKIMMIN. PLEASE READ OUR T&C FOR MORE INFO.
All of our Photo Tours require a moderate level of fitness. There are no major walks but where possible we would like our guests to be able to walk for about an hour if needed. Check with your tour guide before leaving and we can give you a better idea of any special fitness requirements you may need to complete the Tour.
Private Guided Tours
If groups are not for you and you would prefer to travel by yourself or with a group of friends and family then we can accommodate your needs by customizing a Photography Tour to suit your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests.
We also offer private one or two day photo tours and workshops in many of our locations. Please or email us for rates and information.