New Zealand South Island Photography Adventure


South Island, New Zealand

New Zealand South Island Photography Adventure
curated by
Meghan Maloney
Self-Guided trip

The Story

Discover New Zealand's South Island's untapped beauty as you hit the road on this self-drive adventure. With an itinerary curated by award-winning landscape photographer Meghan Maloney, you'll traverse nearly 1,900 kilometres, starting and finishing in the vibrant city of Christchurch. This self-guided journey allows you to experience the real New Zealand at your own pace, with Meghan's artistic insights as your compass.

Through Meghan's curated travel guide, you'll explore the best of New Zealand's Southern landscapes. From capturing the pristine mirror reflections at Lake Matheson, kayaking the tranquil waters of Milford Sound, to stargazing in the global dark sky reserve of Lake Tekapo, and fly in a ski plane and helicopter for a spectacular snow landing on the Tasman Glacier—every stop is a photographic opportunity. Your self-drive package comes complete with motorhome accommodation, and a list of carefully selected locales, activities, and insider tips from Meghan herself, letting you focus on the stunning sceneries around you.

Package Inclusions:

  • 14-Day Motorhome Hire
  • Milford Sound Nature Cruise
  • Tekapo Star Gazing - Soak in the Stars
  • Franz Josef Kayak Adventure
  • Lake Wanaka Cruise & Island Nature Walk
  • Ultimate Alpine Experience
  • Queenstown Gondola + 3 Luge Rides
  • Exclusive Access to Guide Created by Award-Winning Photographer

And the best part? This road trip is customisable, allowing you to tailor the adventure to your personal preferences and interests.

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Meghan Maloney

New Zealand South Island Photography Adventure

Why Meghan's Trip?

This isn't just any travel itinerary; it's a journey designed by Meghan Maloney—a native Kiwi and award-winning landscape photographer. You'll see New Zealand's South Island through the eyes of an expert who knows the land inside and out.

With Meghan's renowned skill for capturing breathtaking sunrises, sunsets, and nature's water features, you're not just embarking on a trip—you're gaining a whole new photographic perspective. The itinerary focuses on the most photogenic spots, ensuring that you come back with an enviable collection of shots.

As a Sony NZ Digital Imaging Advocate and a seasoned photography workshop host, Meghan’s curated guide will not just show you where to go, but how to capture it. Her insider tips and artistic insights are woven into the fabric of this self-guided journey, making it a learning experience as much as a travel adventure.

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New Zealand South Island Photography Adventure
The "eighth wonder of the world."
- Rudyard Kipling
Milford Sound, New Zealand // Aotearoa
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What Our Travellers Say

“Thanking the stars I found Airguides and Jono's trip. We were totally taken care of! Paul answered all our questions and took care of the details so all we had to do was get there. Jono Allen is an amazing, talented photographer who created a special group experience. The WHALES were mind blowing. What a gift to be in Tonga staring into the eye of a baby whale! This trip was a lifelong dream come true. I highly recommend it so much we’ve already signed up again for next year!"

United States

"The Airguides trip to Tonga to swim with humpback whales was the experience of a lifetime. I have traveled all over the world, and nothing compares to being in the wild, rustic, deep blue waters of the South Pacific while interacting with whales and their calves. A wonderful and caring team made our adventures stress free. Absolutely amazing, so much so, that I am doing it again this year! Thanks a million Paul, Jono, Al, Alistair, Christian and Polly!"

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"Thank you for your help in putting together our trip to the Northern Territory. Everyone agreed that it was the best family holiday we'd ever had and - even better - everyone nominated something different as 'the best thing'."


"The trip with Airguides was magic. Paul was our kind and patient guide, Mark Fitz was our talented and positive photographer/storyteller. It was a perfect mix of activity and relaxation and I’m already planning my next Airguides trip."

Lisa Thomas

"I recently visited Lady Musgrave Island with Airguides. They have a unique and meaningful approach to travel and travelling with and learning from a world-class photographer, who was on the trip, was incredible."


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“Just had an amazing trip to Heron Island organised by the Airguides team. Perfect balance of activity and relaxation, they made it so easy. Can't wait until I can do another trip!“

James Crowley

“ We recently organised our trip to Heron Island with Bibi and Paul as a last minute getaway. Seamlessly dealt with and an added bonus of having a world-class photographer/ free-diver as our story teller. The trip has only whet our appetite for more positive and relaxing experiences with the Airguides team- Awesome “

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