“Not far from Rotorua lies Te Urewera National Park, one of New Zealand’s 14 national parks and boasting the largest remaining stand of native forest in the North Island.  The jewel of Te Urewera is the stunning Lake Waikaremoana, named by the Maori to mean ‘sea of rippling waters’.

A good way to experience the park is to hike the Lake Waikaremoana Track.  With huts scattered along 46 kms of trail winding around the scenic shoreline, a guided option provided by Walking Legends means you don’t have to carry an overnight pack, leaving your daypack free for camera gear.

Surrounded by more than 650 species of native plants and trees, look out for native birds including New Zealand’s largest population of Kokako (native Wattlebird) which lives in the park.”  Excerpt from Popular Photography Magazine in the US.

Why not join Chris on this fabulous Photo Tour, scheduled for 22/27 April 2013.

The hiking track around Lake Waikaremoana is not only one of New Zealand’s great walks, it also offers some of the most amazing scenery and photographic opportunities to be found in this country. Spend 2 nights in Rotorua and 3 nights on the track, with each day a new adventure and new discoveries – with a boat providing additional transport as required.  No need to carry a full overnight pack, just your camera gear and day pack.

Photo Tour passengers will enjoy this fully guided walk experience – including hut/lodge accommodation, all meals and drinks with dinner – with an emphasis on the photographic opportunities presented on the hike.

Chris will be available at all times to offer camera tips, photographic advice and general assistance in both group and one-on-one situations throughout the hike.

The Tour includes two night’s accommodation in Rotorua and three night’s on the track. Guests will have the ability to download images to their laptops on the last night in Rotorua to share with Chris and the other guests over a special group dinner on the final evening.

**Free Pocket Field Guide provided to all guests, with quick and easy tips on camera settings, composition, lighting, exposure and more – to help you become a better photographer.


Day One:

Individual arrivals into Rotorua, check in to your accommodation, meet the group, prepare for the hike. (Dinner own arrangements).

Day Two:

Drive Rotorua to the walking track, commence hike.  Overnight at lake’s edge in comfortable trampers hut.

Day Three & Four:

Continue hike, overnight in comfortable and authentic lodge.

Day Five:

Complete track and return to Rotorua.  Freshen up and enjoy fabulous group meal.

Day Six:

Breakfast and individual departures from Rotorua.


US$2,650 (NZ$3,100) per person based on twin share accommodation.

**  Currently on Sale – Book now and get US/NZ$200 off!!

Includes transport to and from the track ex Rotorua in New Zealand. Includes all accommodation, all meals and refreshments, all beverages including alcoholic drinks with dinner, and all activities.

Excludes international flights to Rotorua/New Zealand, airport taxes and travel visas (if required). Excludes travel insurance and any personal purchases made during the trip.


All images copyright Chris McLennan.

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