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Paradise Pictures

Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-409 0998
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Best day of my holiday

Thoroughly enjoyed the mentoring Laurence provided me on the most perfect of days touring around... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kylie W
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Brisbane, Australia
Paradise Ziplines, Queenstown, NZ

Wow! This experience was fabulous from the start, including the trip to Paradise Ziplines, via... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
Chris M
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Join one of our half day Photographic Tours to Paradise, where you will visit one of most beautiful and photogenic places in the world. You will have your very own photographic guide who will advise you on composition as well as photographic techniques whilst you travel in comfort to Glenorchy and Paradise at the "Head of the Lake". Whatever your level of expertise, this tailor-made tour is for you, and if your partner's not a photographer, bring them along as well, they will gain just as much from the trip as you by simply 'Experiencing Paradise'.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed the mentoring Laurence provided me on the most perfect of days touring around the gorgeous Glenorchy, Paradise, and Dart River areas. Laurence takes the time to gauge the level of knowledge you have, and the equipment you use, before customising the day to...More

Thank Kylie W
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ParadisePictures, Owner at Paradise Pictures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kylie, thank you. What a glowing review. One of our selling points is that we “tailor make the tours to suit the individual” and I’m pleased to hear you say that we succeeded for you. Two things I really want to do during my tours...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Wow! This experience was fabulous from the start, including the trip to Paradise Ziplines, via spectacular scenery on the way to Glenorchy. A quick intro to Ziplining and away we went. The activity was new to all in our group, but in no time Chris,...More

Thank Chris M
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ParadisePictures, Owner at Paradise Pictures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Hi Chris. Great to get your glowing review, but sadly we are not Paradise Ziplines, we are Paradise Pictures. I have already contacted the guys up the road to make them aware of your great review and I’m happy to leave it posted here. Perhaps...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

It has been a few weeks since our wonderful day in November with Laurence but it now seems so long ago. He responded quickly to email and was very helpful in so many ways. Even before we met him, he asked about our trip to...More

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ParadisePictures, Owner at Paradise Pictures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Hi Nanc252 Many thanks for your review, it was great meeting you both during your trip out with us to the head of the lake. I'm pleased to hear that you both enjoyed your tour and that you learned something from it. Hopefully we will...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

This tour of the outskirts of Queenstown and the area surrounding the village of Glenorchy is well worth doing even if you're not taking photos. Beautiful scenery. Anyway... as an average but enthusiastic photographer, I came away with plenty of great shots and a much...More

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ParadisePictures, Owner at Paradise Pictures, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Hi Beea. Great to have met with you last week, really pleased that you enjoyed the day. Yes, as you say, local knowledge is invaluable when your time is limited, which is just why I'm here. Learning from others has to be the best way...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Both the photographer and the accompanying "non photographer" spent a really enjoyable day with Laurence who showed us the sights around Glenorchy and Paradise and provided fabulous tips and suggestions based on his considerable photography experience. Upon making initial enquiries with Laurence we received heaps...More

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ParadisePictures, Owner at Paradise Pictures, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Many thanks for your review, much appreciated. Really enjoyed showing you both around the head of the lake, helping with your photography 'and' joining you during a magical scenic flight to the glacier and the snow with HeliGlenorchy. It was quite a day. Come back...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

The time spent with Laurence transformed my photography. I learned so much and the easy approach and detailed hands on instructions were a treat. The best part of our holiday

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ParadisePictures, Owner at Paradise Pictures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hi Peter. Many thanks for your review, much appreciated. It was great meeting you both and I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your day out around the head of the lake. Let us know if ever you are back this way. Cheers. Laurence.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Laurence contacted us prior to arrival to check our experience and expectations of the trip then customed the trip to suit us. His local knowledge and remarkable patience meant we not only saw the beauty but learnt more about capturing it with our cameras. So...More

Thank Lesley H
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ParadisePictures, Owner at Paradise Pictures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thanks Lesley for your review, much appreciated. It was great being able to show you both around the head of the lake yesterday, I hope the assistance I gave you will help you in enjoying your photography in the future. Great photos that you sent...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is, beyond doubt, the best way to improve your (or learn proper) photography while enjoying the amazing scenery of the Glenorchy-Queenstown Road and beyond. Sure, you can drive the Glenorchy-Queenstown Road on your own, but unless you are a local you will miss out...More

Thank HansLee
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ParadisePictures, Owner at Paradise Pictures, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2016

Well what a glowing review Hans Lee, I feel that I don't really deserve it. Everything that you have mentioned is for me just part of our tour and we aim to treat all our clients equally. I'll be honest in that I had my...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Laurence really goes above and beyond for his clients. Not only did I have a wonderful time on my tour of Glenorchy and Paradise, but he also helped me fulfill other items on my New Zealand wish list. I asked him if he did night...More

Thank Renae P
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ParadisePictures, Owner at Paradise Pictures, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

What a great review, thank you Renae, your comments are much appreciated. I was really happy that we were able to assist you in fulfilling one of your lifelong dreams. It's always my intention to 'tailor-make' our tours to suit the individual and I feel...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2016

I went with Laurence on a private tour in december 2015 and it was worth any penny! I learned a lot about photography and Laurence was good at teaching and customized according to my own level so your level of photography doesn't matter. You could...More

Thank Johan L
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ParadisePictures, Owner at Paradise Pictures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2016

Great to hear from you Johan and thanks for your review. Being tailor-made to suit the individual our tours are suited to any level of experience and as you mentioned it doesn't matter where you placed with your experience. It's always good being able to...More

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