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5 Day Purnululu East Kimberley Landscape Photography Workshop

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*SAVE $1,000 per person while Spaces last*

Book two photography tours guided by NT Bird Specialists and Jay Collier in 2022 to SAVE $1,000AUD.

**Plus we’re offering a reduced booking deposit of 15% (usually 20%), which is fully-refundable if travel restrictions into Western Australia occur at the time of departure, or you may elect to convert deposits into a Future Tour Credit valid until the end of 2023.
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Tour Summary

A maximum of 7-10 guests with two expert guides will stay in the heart of the Bungle Bungle Range at a private upmarket Eco-accredited lodge accommodation in the World Heritage Purnululu National Park for three nights. Key sites of interest include Echidna Chasm, the Bee Hive Domes and Cathedral Gorge. You’ll also explore landscapes of the Kununurra and Ord River region and may choose to extend your stay with pre and post accommodation and connecting tours.

Delight in touring comfortably in our private and spacious 18-seater 4WD tour bus while getting off the beaten track with fabulous scenery along this epic overland photographic journey through the East Kimberley. 

This unique itinerary tour is purposely timed so we are one of first groups into the area for the season, so you can enjoy unspoilt views and delight in fresh, cool nights and warm dry season days.

Notes

• Group Size: 7-10 guests, 1 Photo Educator, 1 Local Expert Naturalist Guide
• 5 days of exceptional landscape photography tuition in a comprehensive travel package
• Astro, chartered helicopter aerial shoots (doors off), sunrise & sunset shoots, presentations and field tuition
• All meals, touring and accommodation, plus private transport, chartered helicopter flight, photography lectures and field tuition included throughout.
• Private 18-seater spacious 4WD bus and trailer.

• Solo guests may choose to pair up to remove single supplement charges where available.
• Comprehensive travel insurance is recommended.
• Moderate general fitness is required. Walks over uneven surfaces with some rocky steps to lookouts and high temperatures.
• All camera brands and models welcome.
• Non-photographing partners welcome.

• Tour departs and concludes in Kununurra, Western Australia
Flights: We recommend you arrive the day prior and leave the day after. Guests often book flights to Darwin, Perth or Broome with Qantas, Virgin or Jetstar then take the shorter Air North or Qantas flight to Kununurra. Some guests prefer to spend the night before in Darwin & fly to Kununurra the next morning.

Staying on in Kununurra? There’s plenty to do. Ask us for suggestions.

*Please be respectful and always ask before photographing people.
*Equipment-hire may be available closer to the date. Stay tuned.

* NT Bird Specialists are licensed and accredited COVID-19 Safe Operators with flexible booking Terms and Conditions

Tour Inclusions & Exclusions

• 5 full days wildlife photography tuition (field sessions & presentations) by professional Photographers Collective leader Jay Collier (over 15 years experience in Africa and Australia)
• 5 full days service from multi award-winning tour operator and specialist guide Luke Paterson, owner of NT Bird Specialists (21 years experience in northern Australia)
• 5 full days private spacious and air-conditioned 4WD commercial tourist vehicle (18-seater), driver and purpose-built 4WD trailer
• 4 nights accommodation (boutique hard-walled ensuite cabins or 4 star ensuite King rooms)
• All meals with 2-course dinners as stated in itinerary (please notify us of allergies at time of booking)
• Cool water, tea and coffee
• 30-minute chartered helicopter for aerial photo shoot over the Bungle Bungle range *Second flight available as optional extra
• All transport, land and air tours as stated in itinerary
• Full use of days (and some nights) for photoshoots
• Hotel pick up and drop off
• Airport transfers
• Field guides to share

• National Park permits and entry fees
• Emergency communications, COVID-19 hygiene kit, first-aid kit
• Assurance of touring with an award-winning Australian Accredited Tourism Business and Licensed Commercial Tour Operator
• COVID-19 safe accredited operators with flexible booking terms *Fully-refundable 15% deposit on this 2022 departure if COVID travel restrictions occur, or elect to convert deposits to a Future Tour Credit valid until the end of 2023*

• Genuine ecotourism, low impact tours that support the environment and local communities
• Excellence in guiding skill, photographic tuition skill and local natural history knowledge
• Excellent interpretation and customer service
• Exclusive itineraries built by local specialists

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• Flights and excess baggage to/from Kununurra, Western Australia
• Visas
• Comprehensive travel insurance (recommended)
• Alcoholic & evening beverages
• Pre and post tour meals & accommodation *Optional Extra* Pre & post tour rooms with breakfast & airport transfers in Kununurra & Darwin

• Laundry, personal shopping, phone calls, gratuities and other items not stated in the itinerary are excluded

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