Shutterbug Walkabouts – Private photo-oriented nature tours

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Shutterbug Walkabouts are the pioneers of photo-oriented tours in Tasmania. They offer a wide range of private day tours from Hobart and customised multi-day tours Tasmania-wide.
Their expert guides are Tasmanian locals who enthusiastically share their extensive knowledge about Tasmania’s history, spectacular natural environment and its native wildlife and birds. They are highly-accomplished nature and wildlife photographers dedicated to helping travellers capture unique photos, not just snapshots (whatever camera you bring).
What is a photo-oriented tour?
A photo-oriented tour is an interpretive experience, equally enjoyed by amateur photographers and non-photographers alike. Hear intriguing stories, explore Tasmania’s national parks, nature reserves, World Heritage Wilderness Areas, colonial heritage and historic sites, and more. You will travel with a private local guide, connect with nature, wildlife and birds, and learn about all things Tasmanian while pursuing your passion for photography.
Day tour destinations include:
Mt Field National Park, Russell Falls, Maria Island, Bruny Island, Tasman Peninsula, Port Arthur, Huon Valley, Hartz Mountains and Mt Wellington.
Multi-day tour destinations include your choice of region/s, such as,
Flinders Island, Bay of Fires, Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay, Derwent Valley, Central Highlands, Lake St Clair, Thousand Lakes, Strahan, Corinna, Arthur River, Stanley and the Tarkine.

Facilities

Aboriginal Culture Adventure Adventure and Outdoors Tours Air Air, Helicopter and Balloon Tours Australian Tourism Accreditation Basic Birdwatching Birdwatching Carpark Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Cultural and Theme Tours Customised Disabled access available Evening Extended Full Day Half Day or Less Hiking History & Heritage Land - Motorised Land - Self Propelled Moderate Nature & Wildlife Nature and wildlife Nightlife Tours Public Toilet Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Scenic Drives Sightseeing Tours Visitor Information Centre Walk Walking and Biking Tours Water - Motorised

Services

From $170 to $780

Shutterbug Walkabouts’ Mt Field Photo-oriented Nature Tour is a private tour for anyone who loves to explore the great outdoors and photograph nature’s beauty. A chance to immerse in the diversity of natural beauty and stunning scenery that Tasmania is renowned for.
Hear from an experienced local guide as they share their extensive knowledge about Tasmania’s intriguing history, stunning natural environment, adorable wildlife and charming birds. And, being a talented local nature and wildlife photographer with a passion to help others capture unique photos, not just snapshots, you’ll be sure to capture some truly special moments too.
Highlights:
Travel from Hobart through historic towns and rural landscapes to Mt Field National park;
Immerse yourself in the natural environment of rainforest, eucalypt forests and glacial landscapes.
Enjoy leisurely walks through cool-climate rainforest, ferns, tall trees and alpine habitats;
Be filled with wonder at breathtaking waterfalls and beneath the tallest trees in Australia;
Watch for local adorable wildlife and birds;
Seek out fungi of all different shapes and colours;
Discover endemic plants and native flowers;
Indulge in guidance for capturing unique photos, not just snapshots.
Shutterbug Walkabouts’ photo-oriented nature day tours are perfect for amateur photographers and non-photographers alike.

From $175 to $820

Shutterbug Walkabouts’ Bruny Island Photo-oriented Nature Tour is a private tour for anyone who loves to explore the great outdoors and photograph nature’s beauty. A chance to immerse in the diversity of natural beauty and stunning scenery that Tasmania is renowned for and ideal for amateur photographers and non-photographers alike.

Hear from an experienced local guide as they share their extensive knowledge about Tasmania’s intriguing history, stunning natural environment, adorable wildlife and charming birds. And, being a talented local nature and wildlife photographer with a passion to help others capture unique photos, not just snapshots, you’ll be sure to capture some truly special moments too.

This tour takes you south of Hobart and across the D’Entracasteaux Channel on a vehicular ferry to Bruny Island.

Highlights:
Visit ‘The Neck’ lookout, Adventure Bay, Cape Bruny;
Immerse in the natural environment, panoramic seascapes, pristine beaches;
Look with wonder across the Southern Ocean, out to the horizon as far as your eye can see;
Indulge in birdwatching, like honeyeaters flitting about the coastal heathland or Hooded Plovers and Oystercatchers scuttling along the shoreline;
Keep an eye out for a rare white wallaby or Echidna;
Quench your passion to capture unique photos, not just snapshots.

From $200 to $810

Shutterbug Walkabouts’ Hartz Mountains Photo-oriented Nature Tour is a private tour for anyone who loves to explore the great outdoors and photograph nature’s beauty. A chance to immerse in the diversity of natural beauty that Tasmania is renowned for.

Hear from an experienced local guide as they share their extensive knowledge about Tasmania’s intriguing history, stunning natural environment, adorable wildlife and charming birds. And, being a talented local nature and wildlife photographer with a passion to help others capture unique photos, not just snapshots, you’ll be sure to capture some truly special moments too.

Highlights:
Travel from Hobart through historic towns of Huonville, Franklin and Geeveston, along the mighty Huon River and through rural landscapes into the southern forests of Tasmania.
Immerse yourself in a natural environment of glacial landscapes of mountains and lakes, alpine heath and rainforest.
Admire the tenacity of ancient native trees of King Billy and Huon Pines and other alpine flora;
Observe wildlife and birds;
Enjoy breathtaking views from high in the treetops on the Tahune Airwalk* (* or Hastings Caves);
Indulge in guidance for capturing unique photos, not just snapshots.

Shutterbug Walkabouts’ photo-oriented nature day tours are perfect for amateur photographers and non-photographers alike.

From $225 to $875

Shutterbug Walkabouts’ Maria Island Photo-oriented Nature Tour is a private tour for anyone who loves to explore the great outdoors and photograph nature’s beauty. A chance to immerse in the diversity of natural beauty that Tasmania is renowned for.

Hear from an experienced local guide as they share their extensive knowledge about Tasmania’s intriguing history, stunning natural environment, adorable wildlife and charming birds. And, being a talented local nature and wildlife photographer with a passion to help others capture unique photos, not just snapshots, you’ll be sure to capture some truly special moments too.

First you’ll travel from Hobart along Tasmania’s east coast to Triabunna where we’ll take a passenger ferry across the Mercury Channel to Maria Island.

Highlights:
Enjoy breathtaking panoramic scenery on a day of fully guided walks;
Be amazed by the vibrant colours and patterns of the Painted Cliffs;
Be captivated by ancient fossils embedded in stone at Fossil Cliffs;
Be intrigued by stories about Maria Island’s differing eras in history;
Stroll around ruins of convict-built structures and the former convict settlement of Darlington;
Be enchanted by an abundance of wildlife and birds (including wombats of course);
Indulge in guidance for capturing unique photos, not just snapshots.

From $190 to $800

Shutterbug Walkabouts’ Mountain and Wildlife Photo-oriented Nature Tour is a private tour visiting Mt Wellington and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Hobart. It’s an immersive nature and wildlife experience.

Hear from an experienced local guide as they share their extensive knowledge about Tasmania’s intriguing history, stunning natural environment, adorable wildlife and charming birds. And, being a talented local nature and wildlife photographer with a passion to help others capture unique photos, not just snapshots, you’ll be sure to capture some truly special moments too.

Highlights:
Travel from Hobart to the summit of Mt Wellington for breathtaking panoramic views across Hobart and beyond, including the Derwent River.
Wander through cool-climate rainforest amongst tree ferns and tall trees, watching for a diversity of interesting and colourful fungi, pausing for a while at a waterfall;
Be intrigued by the history of ‘the mountain’ and why locals love it as their own backyard;
Indulge in birdwatching – especially in spring when the birds are feeding on the nectar of native flowers.
Picnic at ‘The Springs’ surrounded by bushland;
Be captivated by Tasmania’s adorable wildlife, including the Tasmanian Devil, wombats, quolls and others at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

Additional options available by request.

From $170 to $780

Shutterbug Walkabouts’ Tasman Peninsula Photo-oriented Nature Tour is a private tour for anyone who loves to explore the great outdoors and photograph nature’s beauty. This tour visits the UNESCO World Heritage listed Coal Mines Historic Site. It’s a chance to immerse in the diversity of natural beauty and convict history that Tasmania is renowned for.

Hear from an experienced local guide as they share their extensive knowledge about Tasmania’s intriguing history, stunning natural environment, adorable wildlife and charming birds. And, being a talented local nature and wildlife photographer with a passion to help others capture unique photos, not just snapshots, you’ll be sure to capture some truly special moments too.

Highlights:
Travel from Hobart through rural landscapes and farmland;
Be mesmerised by coastal rock formations like Tessellated Pavement, Tasman Arch, Devil’s Arch, The Blowhole, Remarkable Cave;
Wander along nature trails through coastal bushland;
Be awestruck by the highest sea cliffs in the southern hemisphere;
Explore the ruins and hear intriguing stories of convicts assigned to unrelenting hard labour at the Coal Mines Historic Site;
Watch for local adorable wildlife and birds;

Enhance your experience with a classic morning tea and picnic lunch, scenic helicopter flight or visit to Port Arthur.

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