Gary’s Photo Tours are great ways for visiting advanced photographers to be driven around to the best locations at the best times in the most efficient way. Most tours last from sunrise to sunset with 5+ great locations in-between but customised ones can be discussed.

The tours are designed for photographers who are comfortable with their technique and equipment and just require locations at the best time and orientation to some of the best shots at those spots. Obviously some walking will be required and this is listed below.

There are two types of tours. Preset ones from the list below or totally customised ones created on the fly as we drive around or agreed in advance via tel or email.


The advantage of the present tours are a very structured time so that everything can be completed in the time whereas a custom one (which has weather condition advantages) is more unknown time wise. Choose from the preset tours below (currently WIP listing – detail to be added) – most include sunrise and sunset (SR/SS) locations and start 40 minutes before sunrise and end 30 minutes after sunset. Drinks and snacks provided en-route in 4WD ute or car and several lunch spots selected on the tour day…

  • Katoomba SR/SS with 4 key waterfalls
  • Wentworth FallsSR/SS with 8 waterfalls midday
  • Wentworth Falls, Leura and Katoomba 8 hotspots
  • The Grose Valley SR/SS and midday falls/creek trek
  • The Three Valleys, Jamison, Grose and Megalong SR/SS and midday glens
  • The Big Seven Lookouts – SR/SS and five key lookouts
  • Hidden Blackheath and Mount Victoria special SR/SS
  • The mid mountains Falls loops (Lawson & Hazelbrook) 10 falls plus SR/SS
  • Pagoda country – Hardly photographed formations & features across Newnes Plateau, Ben Bullen State Forest, Wolgan and Capertee
  • many more to come

Temporary tour payment, itinerary and conditions area

A unique protected payment and agreed itinerary page will be setup for each tour as they are firmed up via email 







4 Responses to Tours

  1. Theiler Stefan says:

    Hi Gary, I’d like to know if you offer any tours or a workshop October 12th and / or 13th or a preset tour and which one you would recommend from your side or any other kind of tour. Please also let me know the price, we are two – my girl friend and me – but only I’m taking photos. Looking forward to your reply and would enjoy being able to join a tour or a workshop with you or go for a private tour – depending on the price ;-). Thanks for your reply, best regards Stefan PS: if you can’t offer at this date you may give us a recommendation what we shouldn’t miss, we have a car so should be flexible and we like to get off the normal tourist track 😉

  2. Paolo G. says:

    Hi Gary,

    I will be in Katoomba around 26th-28th of December. I would like a ballpark of the fees involved.

    • Gary Hayes says:

      Hi Paolo – it really depends what you want as regards a tour. From extensive multiple locations, to just good sunrise sunsets or a customised specialist tour. Regardless I will be not be running tours over that holiday week, sorry. Hopefully another time!

  3. Natasha Blake says:

    Hi Gary
    I was just wounding is there going to be other tour plz

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