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West Coast Penguin Wilderness – Expressive Photo Retreat

Ticket Information

  • 4 Day Pass: $3,995.00 each
  • Additional fees may apply


  • Fri 22 Oct 2021, 9:00am–5:00pm
  • Sat 23 Oct 2021, 9:00am–5:00pm
  • Sun 24 Oct 2021, 9:00am–5:00pm
  • Mon 25 Oct 2021, 9:00am–5:00pm


All Ages

This expressive retreat's focus is the Tawaki Penguin, we have a rare opportunity to be guided to a very limited access colony. Here we will have use of an open hide that has been used by our local guide for 30 years, so what is known as the world's shyest penguin is completely undisturbed by our presence - so much so that sometimes our long lense prove too big for the job!

We have timed this retreat so for when the penguin chicks are growing and there is plenty of activity happening in the colony to capture.

Based in our luxury accommodation in Lake Moeraki this retreat will also explore the areas other wildlife, including fur seals and Hector's dolphins and other native birds. There will also be the opportunity to venture into the local forest which is rich in extraordinary local flora as well as explore the stunning coastline of the West Coast for sunset.

Fully Inclusive retreat Includeds:

4 days of photography tuition with Richard Young

Nature & photography guiding by Gerry McSweeney

3x nights luxury lodge accommodation (prices include your own room, no single supplement required)

3x Lodge dinners

3x full breakfasts

2x packed lunches

Exclusive Guided Penguin Photography Trips

Limited to a group of only 6 photographers

Return transport from Queenstown

Expressive Retreat - Our expressive retreats are designed for more experienced photographers so we can focus entirely on a deeper more expressive understanding of photography. Please note that with our expressive retreats the VIP past workshop discount is not valid on these workshops.

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