The Locations

Figuring out where to take some fabulous photo's of your self can be quite daunting. I have compiled a list on some of my fave place's. Also many more worth exploring. Here is a list I have compiled.

Recent Spots

Tumble Down Bay

A small wee bay an hours drive from Christchurch. This photo was taken at 7.30am in winter.

tumble down bay  little river

Washpen Falls

A beautiful wee waterfall. An hour plus drive to windwhistle and a 30min hike in and 30min hike out. This was taken in winter, this spot can be quite crowded in summer.

Rapaki Bay

A beautiful secluded wee bay that includes a jetty. This spot is best during sunset or an overcast day.

rapaki bay

Sign of the bellbird

There is two parts of this lookout. The beautiful Lyttleton harbor view or the country view with the stone house. With a few grassy tracks and hiding holes. This makes for a super spot with all the views. Sign of the bellbird is one of the best spot's up the port hills for sunset.

Cass Peak

Beautiful rolling hills that give off a Bali vibe. This is a sneaky spot where we climb a fence into a farmers property ;)

West Melton Forrest Horse Park

Filled with pine trees and large open grass areas. Perfect for any time of day photos due to the shade and open areas. Warm, brown and green tones.

Hoon Hay Scenic Reserve

Situated on the port hills. Looks super moody when and mystical when there is a cloud front. Lots of warm brown tones and a super view when there is no clouds at all!

Godley Heads

Bottle Lake Forrest

Castle Hill

Common Spots

Witch Point Lookout

A beautiful spot up in the port hills. Perfect for overcast days. Sunrise's are amazing here but sunset's unfortunately hide behind the hills surrounding.

Mona Vale

A Stunning garden hidden within Riccarton. Bridge's, pathways, rose gardens and so much more. Perfect location for Autumn or spring, when the flowers are all blossoming.

Godley Head

Past the hills and over the mountains. Godley heads has some amazing spots. If your up for a big walk, we can adventure round the hills. There are so many spot's but to get the sunrise we have to find the highest point.

Spencer Park

If your after a bit of the beach & some forestry with some light filtering through. This is the place to be. Can be shot at any time of the day due to being able to hide within the trees.

Hagley Park

A big lake, a wharf and a super spot to add the dogs. There is always somewhere to take photo's within this park and a central location.

Botanical Gardens

Water Fountains, bridge's, Rose garden's and so much more. Of course there is also the Ilex Café, which serves a pretty good coffee! Wander round the park and find some cute spots.

St James Park

A stunning walkway and open park. Lots of open spaces. Located in Papanui.

New Brighton Beach

Not only is the pier always an iconic part of Christchurch. We also have some stunning artwork to pose with,

Lyttleton Harbour

Lyttleton Harbour has alot of amazing hidden spots. Perfect if your wanting alot of unique shops. We can grab a coffe in the quaint cafe's and take a couple snaps. Wonder round the streets and head to the harbour.

Sign of the Bellbird

There is two parts of this lookout. The beautiful Lyttleton harbor view or the country view with the stone house. With a few grassy tracks and hiding holes. This makes for a super spot with all the views. Sign of the bellbird is one of the best spot's up the port hills for sunset.

Packhorse Track

Another view of the Lyttleton harbor with more earthy tones. A gravel walking track with a fwe wee spots to snap a couple photos.

Sign of the Bellbird Lookout

The opposite side to the stonehouse. A carpark above with 2 levels of grass and then a few tight tracks.

View Point

A bit of a walk leads you to the top of a hill with a superb lookout of rolling hills and capturing the sunset.

Taylor's Mistake

The beach and the hills, a beautiful spot for sunset and sunrise.

Cashmere Hill Lookout - Sign of the Takahe

A stunning spot upon the cashmere hills, looking over the city. A picturesque castle like house.

Halswell Quarry

A hill with a view & many bridges. A great place for lots of different photo opportunities. A pond situated at the front to the Japanese bridges and so much more.

Here is a list of other Iconic places in Christchurch

  • Washpen Falls
  • Gibraltor Rock
  • Sign of the kiwi
  • Victoria Park
  • Styx Mill Conservation Reserve
  • Riccarton Bush
  • Victoria Park
  • Haswell Quarry
  • Cave Rock Sumner
  • Christchurch Gondola
  • Hoon Hay Scenic Reserve
  • Cass Peak Scenic Reserve

Epic Adventures

Now if you are keen for an adventure, want to find some crazy cool places. Let's plan an adventure. These do cost more - just my travel but I am happy to follow you round the mountains. I travel all around the north and south island for weddings in summer, if we plan it together I can meet you anywhere!

  • Lake Lyndon, a short 1 and a hlf hour drive from Christchurch. This picturesque lake turns into a complete skating rink in the winter. The snowy mountains and epic views. There is also an amazing astro photography opportunity. We could plan a half day adventure, head off a couple hours before sunset starts at castle hill among the super cool rocks. Head to the lake near on sunset and snap a few adventure shots. Then finish in the dark for an astro shot.
  • Moeraki Boulders A beautiful sea filled with crazy sunrises. Don't forget the wildlife that resides here. Walk amongst the round rocks and watch the penguins and seals play.

Doubtful Sound / Patea is a fjord in Fiordland, in the far south west of New Zealand. It is located in the same region as the smaller but more famous and accessible Milford Sound. It took second place after Milford Sound as New Zealand's most famous tourism destination.

Larnach Castle & Gardens in Dunedin

ituated on the picturesque Otago Peninsula, Larnach Castle is one of New Zealand’s premier visitor attractions. Lovingly restored by the Barker Family, the Castle and surrounding grounds are at the heart of the Dunedin visitor experience. A diverse business; Larnach Castle Limited offers the castle experience, award winning gardens, luxury accommodation, event management and unique dining experiences. Larnach Castle has received numerous national and international accolades.