Queenstown Landscape photography
Finding the best Queenstown Photography locations yourself
Queenstown is a photographer’s dream. The locations, the scenery, the light, and the general all-round amazingness from wherever you may stand means that you will never be short of getting an awesome photograph from here in Queenstown. The mountains may be your thing or capturing some beautiful reflections at Lake Hayes, or trying your hand at some action style photos – after all, you are in the adventure capital of the world.
I want to make it a little easier for you and give you a list of amazing Queenstown photography locations you may want to check out during your visit.
Lake Hayes is beautiful, not only for a wee hike but also during sunrise and sunset. There is a little jetty you can use in your images and a rope swing if you are feeling brave enough for a dip.
The Skyline gondola is the go-to for that iconic postcard-perfect shot of the town below, in Winter The Remarkables mountain range will be covered in snow and looking beautiful as always.
Jacks Point is an amazing place to walk ( and drink delicious hot chocolates in the clubhouse after ) It is always really quiet up here too so if you are looking for a space to shoot a couple for example without any distractions then I would head up there.
Queenstown Hill will also provide you with an amazing 360 view of the town below. The hike is a little longer but there are plenty of places along the way to stop and shoot some spic photographs. The Basket of dreams is always a fan favourite.
Bobs Cove– Again another place that is always quiet, especially in the winter months. This spot is like being transported to a tropical wonderland. The water is so so blue, cold but an amazing blue colour and a short hike to the top will reward you with mountain vistas and the lake sweeping to the side. If you’re lucky you may also catch the TSS Earnslaw on its way past.
If you are close to Arrowtown then Tobins Track is worth the hike, you get an excellent view of the Wakatipu basin below. I suggest getting up there for golden hour/sunset so you can watch the last light touch the mountains below.
If you don’t have a car or just fancy staying in town then the beach in Queenstown is a great place to get some photographs of Walter Peak and the lake. You can also take a short walk around the gardens and get an awesome shot with The Remarkables in view.
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If you are visiting Queenstown and looking for the best locations for landscape photography then the above will get you started. You may however want to feature in your images and not just be the photographer. That’s where I can help you, let me introduce myself. Queenstown is my home and also my playground. I am local as local gets and can introduce you to some epic hidden locations for photoshoots. I am a portrait photographer who incorporates landscapes into my photos (see below) and there’s nothing more I LOVE than showing people around my beautiful home, better yet, capturing those precious moments for you. Should you want me to accompany you on some Queenstown adventures, Drop me an email to say hello. Let’s make some magic together!