High Plains Photography Tour Australia

  • 6 days
  • Moderate
  • MaxPax=6

This Kosciuszko – High Plains Photo adventure is set in Kosciuszko National Park. On offer is a 5 night/6 day photo tour starting early on Monday 20 January 2020 from Sydney with drop-off in Sydney late afternoon on Saturday 25 January 2020. This is our original Kosciuszko Photography Tour.

Rather than a course, the tour is more of a a guided photography tour with John Lechner there as your personal photography coach. You should have have a basic photography knowledge before joining the tour. If you would like to learn more about photography then ask about our weekend courses.​

On our overnight stops we will camp in some scenic camp sites and photograph many beautiful locations including alpine huts, deep waterholes, historic homesteads, waterfalls, gorges and wildlife such as brumbies and kangaroos.​

If you are into star photography, John will do a astro photography session one night along the tour.

The adventure will include some hikes up to 8km of moderate intensity, so a medium level of fitness is advised.​

Transport, meals and camping equipment are provided* and tour places are limited to 6 people


Day 1 :  Depart Sydney

Photography on riverside at Bila Park Tumut (lunch)

Travel to Jounama Creek for photography

Beautiful creek with an abundance of birdlife and if we are very lucky we may spot a Platypus in the wild.

Camping at Jounama Creek Campground

Day 2 :  Sunrise photography Jounama Dam

Stop at Black Perry Lookout

Travel Port Phillip Trail for photography

Travel to Long Plain Hut for photography

Travel to Cooinbil Hut for photography

Camping at Cooinbil Hut Campground

Day 3 :  Sunrise photography Cooinbil Hut

Coolamine Homestead Photography

Nichols Gorge Walk for photography including Cooleman Cave and Murray Cave (medium difficulty)

Weather permitting Astro from inside mouth of Cooleman Cave or at Coolamine Homestead.

Day 4 :  Clarke Gorge Walking Track for photography

Cave Creek Falls for Photography

Afternoon for free exploration of Blue Waterholes, springs and other walks.

Camping at Blue Waterholes Campground

Day 5 :  Travel to Yarrangobilly Caves for private guided tour of Jersey Cave & self guided tour of South Glory Cave

Yarrangobilly river walk with optional swim in Thermal Pool

Camp Yarrangobilly Village Campground

Day 6 :  Stop at Dog on the Tucker Box for morning tea

Easy Hike on Boxvale Track (near Mittagong) for sandstone cuttings and sandstone tunnel

Return to Sydney


  • Entry or admission fees

Transport, meals and camping gear are provided.

We will supply all camping gear , meals and 4WD transport.

The only equipment you need to bring is a -5 deg C rated sleeping bag, your favourite pillow plus your photography gear and personal clothing. A detailed pack list is supplied upon booking


  • Food & drinks

No alcohol is supplied.

Please note

  • Clothing advice

The Kosciuszko National Park is in the Alpine region of Australia. January temperatures can range between high 30s (deg C) during the day to freezing at night. Layered clothing is important.

This remote tour is in the wilderness. No showers are available at all during the tour, but swimming is possible on most days.

What do I need to bring?

Minimum -5 deg C sleeping bag

Favourite Pillow

Photography gear + tripod

Layered clothing

Cancellation policy

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 60 days or less before event
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 25% if booking is cancelled 90 days or less before event
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 15% if booking is cancelled 120 days or less before event