Karangahake Photo Walk

World Photo Day

All photographers with any brand of camera are welcome to join the Carters Photographics team for this special World Photo Day event brought to you in association with Sony.

We will start the day by meeting at the beautiful Owharoa Falls(100m up Waitawhata Rd off State Highway 2) the falls are only 50m off the road! Meet at 9:30am and spend about an hour photographing the waterfall and surrounding area. Parking for the falls is limited but there is plenty of parking just down the road before the bridge.

Then we will move about 1 km down the road from the above carpark area to the Victoria Battery to explore the old ruins, for a couple of hours. We’ll break for lunch at about 12:30pm.

After lunch a small 5km drive north up State Highway 2 allows us to continue our adventure to the Old Rail Tunnel

  • 9:30 – 10:30am Owharoa Falls
  • 10:30 – 12.30pm Victoria Battery and surroundings
  • 12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch Break
  • 1:30 – 3:00pm General explore, and the Old Rail Tunnel

This is a fun way to connect with other people who love photography, to share in World Photo Day and get new ideas
There will be such a variety of things to photograph, you will be inspired and maybe even learn new skills!

Pick up spot prizes on the day, and enter our ‘Photo of the Day’ competition.

When: Sunday 19th August 2018

Where: Karangahake Gorge

Cost:  Free

What can I bring into the event?

  • Good walking shoes (easy walking)
  • Warm, layered clothing
  • Raincoat
  • Camera with fully charged battery (bring spare if you have one)
  • Memory card
  • Tripod
  • Filters if you have them
  • Nibbles / lunch
  • Water

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact Matt at Carters Photographics on 07 5789417 or matt@cartersphotographics.co.nz

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Getting there: You’re looking at about a 1-hour drive from Tauranga. The road is sealed the whole way. After Waihi you will see a sign ‘Owharoa Falls’ to your left into Waitawheta Rd. Cross the one-lane bridge. The carpark is on the left just accross the bridge. There are no facilities there (no toilets). From the carpark follow the easy 5 minute Owharoa Falls Walk to the waterfall’s base.