Welcome to our Limestone Coast Rural Lifestyles Photographic Safari. Capture iconic animals, unique Australian flora and breathtaking scenery as you travel through this beautiful landscape of changing lifestyles.
This all inclusive tour is perfect for capturing the essence of a unique rural Australia and indulging your senses. Photographer, Jacqui Bateman is your host photographer, and will be teaching all she knows from a life behind the lens.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Focused Expeditions – 144 South Tce Adelaide at 13.00|
|DEPARTURE DETAILS||DATES: 8th – 10th December 2023 at 0800
Please arrive at least 30 mins before to load equipment
Adelaide to Robe (via Coorong)
Friday afternoon we leave the bustling CBD of Adelaide behind and travel past the truly magnificent Coorong to our destination at the coastal village of Robe. This beautiful little hamlet will be our base for the next few days as local photographer Jacqui Bateman shows you the best of rural lifestyles behind the camera.
Accommodation is at Greymasts, one of Robe’s heritage listed gems, with a past that has played a huge role in the settlement of the South East of South Australia, where we can retire in comfort and enjoy the surroundings.
With timber floors salvaged from shipwrecks found along the Limestone Coast. The thick sandstone walls of Greymasts leave the interior feeling cool in the summer while trapping in the warmth during Robe’s romantic and rugged winters. Furnished with an eclectic mix of modern and antique furniture. Along with a private art collection that has been lovingly and organically collected over the last forty years. All of these features come together to provide an honest feeling of welcome and sanctuary from which to explore Robe and her surrounds.
After a comfortable night relaxing and reflecting on day 1, we awake to a new dawn. Robe is one of the most picturesque and historic seaside towns in this region of South Australia with beautiful long beaches and historic landmarks and buildings. As we tuck into a hearty breakfast, we visit the Harbour for a sunrise shoot of the local cray fishing industry. Our day consists of visiting remote beaches and dine on sumptuous seafood at quaint local wineries. The light, the sounds, the atmosphere of capturing this stunning place is an enriching experience. Your photography will go to the next level once again under the watchful eye of Jacqui Bateman. There is plenty of time to walk the streets and soak up the atmosphere while maybe doing a spot of shopping in some of the gorgeous shops lining the main street.
As the afternoon sun starts to soften the light, we head to rural properties in the district to capture the lifestyles of unique local folk, who have their own little piece of paradise to share with us. Visit secluded waterholes, immerse in the local livestock region including camels, unique cattle & sheep, and working farm dogs.
The variety of life in this part of the world lends itself to stunning photographic experiences, sure to delight you with the results.
Robe to Naracoorte
A new day breaks and another opportunity to capture the surrounding scenery. The historic fishing port, the long beaches offer an array of options for photography, each with their own uniqueness of colour, light and detail. After breakfast we embark on a beach shoot to capture the brilliance of these wide open seascapes.
With a short drive to Naracoorte, located near some of Australia’s best Cabernet Sauvignon Wine regions, the Coonawarra, we will photograph any number of beautiful water birds and flora in this very unique wetland.
We will also have an opportunity to visit the Naracoorte Limestone Caves. Here you can get up close and personal with your favourite stalagmites and stalactites and fossils in these stunning 800,000 year old underground caves.
By now you would have discovered the beauty and essence of some of the spectacular sites of the stunning Limestone Coast, south-east South Australia.
Later in the day we cruise back to Adelaide via inland and arrive in Adelaide around 6.00pm. We trust that our Limestone Rural Lifestyles Photographic Safari gave you a unique and rewarding experience whilst offering the chance to hone your photography skills.
Book now to secure your spot on the tour.
Participants must bring:
- Comfortable walking shoes.
- Casual clothes suitable for bush, outings and events.
- Warm jacket and gloves.
- Hat and sunglasses.
- Bathers (weather dependant).
- Camera Equipment including Tripod.
- Full gear including camera body, lenses and filters.
- Spare Batteries.
- Plenty of storage cards.
- Laptop loaded with Photoshop or Lightroom.
- Card Reader.
- Any medications.
- Personal Snacks.
- Journal for recording your adventure.
Customers should note due to weather and access conditions substitutions may occur to any location or activity.