Solar Eclipse Photographic Tour April 2023
- Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
- Location: Denham, Western Australia
- Product code: PJ6AL4
Join us on this amazing opportunity to photograph the solar eclipse far from the madding crowds. Shark Bay will have an eclipse of 92.8% which will give you many photographic opportunities as the moon transverses from one side of the sun to the other.
Our incredible package includes many other tours and experiences all under the guidance of award winning photographer Anna-Mair Francis.
Day 1: Arrive from Perth by 3:30 pm by either a flight (contact us for flight bookings) or self drive. We will then head to our accommodation for the next 2 nights at Hamelin Outback Station Stay which is next to Hamelin pool, one of the only two places in the world where living marine stromatolites are known to occur.
We will check into our rooms before we have dinner. After dinner we will head out to do some astro photography in an amazing dark sky area. The Station has many options to add foreground interest into our shots such as an old truck, shearing shed and a lake.
Day 2: After breakfast we will set up for the eclipse. This amazing event will offer us the chance to do varying shots as the moon passes in front of the sun.
Once it has finished we will head out to do some bird photography of the amazing bird varieties from Wedge tailed eagles down to tiny finches and a lot more in between. We will also explore the Station that has many original buildings and is part of Bush Heritage Australia and is being let to return to its natural state so providing a home to many varieties of flora and Fauna some of which are endemic to the area.
Day 3: We will checkout of our accommodation and head to Denham, exploring along the way. Once in Denham those of you who wish to do the flight will be transported to the airport. The rest of the day will be spent exploring the local area. We will check into our new accommodation.
In the evening we will have a critique session lead by Anna-Mair
Day 4: In the morning we will join a local 4WD tour company to explore the amazing Francois Peron National Park. Our destinations will include Skip Jack Point, Cape Peron, Big Lagoon and old Peron old shearing sheds and hot tub with swimming option.
After lunch we will head to the Shark feeding which will provide us with photographic opportunities and also learn some amazing facts about the area.
Day 5: We will head to Monkey Mia for the dolphin experience before heading out on a 2 hour cruise in search of ocean life such as dugong, dolphins and turtles. Lunch will be at your own expense before we return to Denham to say goodbye.
Itinerary subject to change
The Solar Eclipse
Guidance of a professional photographer
Accommodation (some bathroom facilities will be shared)
Most Meals (see above)
Transport in Shark Bay
All entrance fees
4WD excursion into Francois Peron National Park
Flight in a small aircraft with the doors off over Shark Bay ( can be reimbursed if you don't wish to do it)
A dugong and dolphin cruise
Bird and Wildlife photography
Transport to Denham from Perth
Alcohol and soft drinks
When booking and paying your deposit, please ensure that you inform us if you are booking a twin or a single.
If you are booking for a solo traveller but are happy to share a room please inform us when booking.
The balance for the single supplement will be due at the same time as the rest of your balance.
A deposit of $1000 is required to secure your spot.
This is non refundable unless you find someone to take your place but it will incur a $150 admin fee.
If you are booking a single supplement please inform us at the time of booking. The single supplement of $750 is required when you pay your final balance.
The early bird requires a deposit of a $1000 and full payment by the end of December. Balance $4500
Regular price will be thereafter and requires a $1000 deposit and a balance of $5500
If you would like to set up a payment plan please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0401840516 to arrange this