Australia Photography Workshop & Road Trip

It’s a little bit hard to quantify Australia as a photography destination. Like other massive countries like Canada, the US, Brazil, and China one could travel their whole lifetime in Australia and still not photograph it all.

But, I kind of want to photograph it all.

So, in 2026 I’m embarking on a 5-year epic plan to photograph all of Australia (or as much of it as I can). Starting in 2026, I’ll be heading to Australia annually to cover a different region, and discover new photo spots.

In 2026, I’m starting with Queensland and The Northern Territory.

Fancy a bit of a travel photography epic through Australia? You can join me.

Costs / Info

  • Dates: April 16-30, 2026
  • Start City: Brisbane
  • End City: Darwin
  • Days: 15
  • Maximum Group Size: 6
  • Trip Style: Scouting
  • Fitness Level: Moderate. Some walking, hiking.
  • Price: €6,195 (€900 deposit)
    • Optional Single Supplement: €2,000

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Update: The 2026 Australia road trip is sold out. It might be in a new record time, too.

If you would like to join the wait list please email me.

If you’re interested in the 2027 version of this trip (which will be Darwin to Perth), please email me at brendanvanson at gmail dot com.

What’s Included

  • Transport within Tour Dates
  • Accommodation within Tour Dates
  • All meals within tour dates
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Scenic flight over Whitsundays
  • Photography Instruction by Brendan van Son

What’s Not Included

  • Transport to/from Australia
  • Airport transfers (can be arranged)
  • Visas for Australia (if needed)
  • Snacks and beverages

The Workshop Itinerary

The beauty of this trip is the flexibility. The only thing that’s set is the start and the finish. If we love a place, we can spend more time. If we see bad weather coming, we can move on early. We have flexibility.

In general, though. We’ll start in Brisbane. Then, we’ll make our way up the Sunshine Coast. We’ll follow along the coast up to the Whitsundays where we’ll take a scenic flight over the beautiful landscape. Then, we’ll make our way to Cairns. Eventually, we’ll head west towards Darwin and epic locations like Kakadu National Park.

The itinerary will seek out landscapes, nature, and wildlife photography opportunities.

Book Here:

To reserve your space on this trip, please pay the deposit below. Before booking, please read the terms and conditions of payment here.

Update: The 2026 trip is now sold out. The official announcement for the 2027 version (Darwin to Perth) will happen in about a year, so please join my newsletter at the bottom of this page if you’d like to receive the latest workshop/tour news.

If you’d like to join the waiting list for this trip, or if you have any questions, please send me an email to inquire (brendanvanson at gmail dot com).

Meet The Workshop Instructor

Brendan has been a professional travel photographer for over a decade. Over those years, he’s visited well over 100 countries and worked for some of the world’s most renowned companies and publications.

His journeys around the world are documented on his travel photography YouTube Channel.

FAQs For the Australia Photography Workshop

What Style Trip is This?

This is a scouting trip.
On scouting trips, we keep things flexible and we explore. These trips are as close as it gets to feeling what it’s like to be on a travel photography assignment. We don’t take a lot of downtime, and explore/photograph as much as we can.
Find out the difference in my trips here.

Is the Deposit Refundable?

Yes. The deposit is refundable up to 90 days before the tour’s start date. I do charge a 10% fee. You also have the option to move your deposit onto another trip or to keep on file as credit without a fee.

What’s a Single Supplement?

If you’re booking solo, you’ll be paired up with a roommate of the same gender as the pricing is based on double occupancy. However, if you’d like your own private single accommodation you can pay the single supplement.

When are Final Payments Due?

We send a request for final payments about 180 days before the tour’s start date. Final payments are due 90 days before the tour’s start date.

What does the average day on tour look like?

Honestly, no two days will be the same. So it’s kind of hard to predict. However, I will say that we will be putting some time into making photos! Some days can be long, but there is usually downtime in the middle of the day to relax and catch up on sleep – or photo editing.
500-700am: Sunrise Photo Shoot
8am: Breakfast
9-11am: Location scouting / daytime photography / driving
noon-2pm: Lunch
2-5pm: Location Scouting / daytime photography / driving
5-7pm: Sunset Photography
7-830pm: Dinner
8:30-1030pm: Free time or night photography option in certain areas.
Obviously, most participants won’t be able to do everything (without exhausting themselves) so everything is optional.

How much driving will there be?

It’s a road trip, we’ll be doing some driving for sure. We’ll have a big van though, so it will be comfortable. The total drive is likely to be about 5000 kilometers. So, we can assume about 3 hours of driving a day! That said, it will be driving with a purpose. Stopping constantly to seek out photos.
There will be days that we do big drives, and there will be days we don’t drive much at all.

Can’t Join Us?

If you can’t join us in Australia but would like information on future travel photography workshops around the world, please sign up to the newsletter below.

At the moment we have trips to places like Greenland and Canada – among many other amazing photography destinations. We’d love for you to join us out in the world.