Cairns & Tablelands Photography Tour

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Full Day
Max People : 15
Tour Details

Now this photography tour is EPIC!  Not only will you have the chance to see some of the top instagram photography locations in Cairns and learn about your camera, you will also get to learn a great amount of history and ecology from your ecologist & photographer guide.

A great way to get outdoors and see animals you’ve never seen before AND learn how to photograph at the same time!  These tours are run once a month.

Our tour truck can take up to 15 people and we visit several locations with a variety of photography:

  • Landscapes
  • Animals
  • People & portraits
  • Infrastructure

The full-day photography tours begin at 6am to make the most of the morning light and run until late afternoon.  Meeting at Centenary Lakes, we hit the road straight away for some action!  We’ll spend most of the day up the tablelands to photograph some of the most stunning local locations, with a chance of seeing wildlife on the way! We break for lunch at a suitable location.

We will drop you back at your vehicles at Centenary Lakes between around 5-530pm.

You will need to bring:

  • Camera with spare cards and charged batteries
  • Camera accessories including tripod
  • Towel
  • Snacks
  • Shoes, hat & sunscreen

All itineraries are subject to change due to weather, road conditions, unexpected circumstances or driver’s decision based on what is best for the group.  This itinerary is ONLY a guide.  Whilst an itinerary is important, at Cockatours, we believe being flexible and having the ability to explore and deviate is also incredibly important. 

Departure & Return Locations


Price Includes
  • Morning & afternoon tea, lunch and coffee/tea
  • Transport for the day
  • All entrance fees to parks
  • Sunrise Photography: Esplanade Lagoon
  • Theory Lessons inc. Exposure Triangle & Histograms
  • Real Wildlife Photography!
  • Waterfall & water blurring photography
  • Macro photography
  • Snacks, lunch, coffee & tea provided!
What to expect

Our photography tours are one of the best ways to learn about your camera while exploring some stunning locations in the region. We mix the day with theory and practice in an incredibly fun way, throw in some local history, culture and ecology information, and relax with some food and a swim! 

Clients are shocked at how much they learn in a day.  They always say they wished they’d done one sooner as they would’ve learned so much more and that while YouTube videos were helpful, they didn’t progress their knowledge much.

Your Guide & Teacher
  • Your teacher is Cockatours owner, Rossy. Rossy is an ecologist, photographer & speaker. He has been into photography since a young age. He has developed his skills over the years, particularly in wildlife, travel and macro photography. He was the event photographer for local fight shows and has taught many how to use their camera properly. You can read more about him in our 'About Us' section.
lady and man with wallaby in between
All itineraries are subject to change due to unexpected conditions, circumstances or driver's decision based on what is best for the group.

Note: This itinerary may change.  If it does, it will be an improvement on the existing.  We are constantly on the lookout for new places to take a break or photograph!

The Truck

Our 18-seater tour truck, Zeus, takes us on all our adventures. He is equipped with very comfortable seating perfect for off-road driving, a sound system with microphones for those who love karaoke and plenty of storage. The air-conditioning works extremely well and the tinted windows in the cab help keep the glare & heat out!

seats inside an isuzu tour truck
tour truck on dirt road

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