Bring your camera gear and we will provide the remote backcountry views.

We offer half, full, private and multi day photography location tours. Our photography tours are designed to get you and your camera gear to amazing locations around Queenstown, with total flexibility to accommodate the 4 seasons, differing weather, and your goals as to what you want to achieve.

Our standard half day tour explores the wonderful photography locations along Skippers Canyon and the mighty Shotover River. The full day tour explores Skippers Canyon and the Glenorchy, Paradise area. These tours can easily alternate to other photography destinations throughout the region.


Having lived and worked in the Southern Lakes region for the last 27 years, we have gained a knowledge and appreciation of the absolute best locations for capturing wonderful photos. Our vehicles, land access and local experience give us the edge to make sure we can offer photographers an amazing opportunity to capture the remarkable scenery this region has to offer.


Del's experience with photography includes jointly self publishing the title 'Journey Milford', a print photo book examining the trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound. Del currently has eBooks published through Apple's iBook store. All images on this website excluding historic ones are Del's images.


For the charter tours, all locations and tours we run and offer on this website can be accessed for photography.


Examples of different local photography available


  • Skippers Canyon
  • Autumn colors
  • Arrowtown and 1860's gold mining history
  • High country
  • Skippers Canyon
  • Lupin fields
  • Sheep station musters
  • Temperate rain forest
  • Raging rivers
  • Glaciers
  • Stunning lakes
  • Central Otago & Wanaka
  • Poolburn
  • Pisa Range
  • Lord of the Rings scenes
  • Glenorchy











  • Guide - 30 years local 4WD experience
  • Backcountry adventure
  • All tours are private charters
  • Available in either full or half day guided tours
  • Full commentary and interpretation
  • Authentic New Zealand high country experiences
  • Explore the infamous 1889 Skippers Canyon gold mining road
  • Pickup time and location by arrangement
  • Delicious morning, afternoon tea provided on half day tours. Lunch provided on full day tour.
  • Extremely comfortable 4x4 vehicle








Price : $800


  • Exclusive private tour
  • Up to 4 passengers
  • Includes morning / afternoon tea
  • Duration up to 4.5 hours
  • Includes 15% NZ Goods & Services Tax
  • Camera gear not supplied





Price $1250


  • Exclusive private tour
  • Up to 4 passengers
  • Includes morning tea and lunch
  • Duration up to 8 hours
  • Includes 15% NZ Goods & Services Tax
  • Camera gear not supplied



Prices are for vehicle charter and guide. You will not be with other people or groups.

For groups over 4 please contact us for pricing.



Payment with credit cards, eftpos or cash can be made direct on the day, contact us for details.




Morning trips depart 8:00 am

Afternoon trips depart 1:00 pm

Full day tours depart 8:30 am


N.B. Bring your own camera gear, gear is not supplied.


Different start times can be arranged if necessary.  Pick-ups at local accommodation by prior arrangement.




4WD Expeditions Limited

PO Box 1046

Queenstown 9348

New Zealand


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