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Event Overview

The stretch of Australian coast where rainforests meet the reef is considered to be one of the most magnificent corners of this country.

The tropical Queensland terrain around Port Douglas boasts coastal mountains covered by lush layers of Daintree green, empty white sand beaches stretching to the horizon, and water that takes on the shades of precious stones as the sun creeps across the flawless blue dome above.

And then there’s the show Mother Nature puts on below the surface with the colourful coral that defines the Great Barrier Reef stretching as far as the eye can see.

Port Douglas – and beyond to the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef – is the location for this Leica Akademie expedition with principal instructor Nick Rains leading a small-group journey to discover a world-famous destination.

The itinerary has been crafted exclusively for Accor Plus members to propel camera enthusiasts with a passion for the great outdoors into a landscape where the light continually changes as hands tick around the clock, it’s not unusual for wildlife to wander into a frame, and the vast open space fills even the biggest wide-angle lens.

We fly into Cairns, venture north to Port Douglas making a base at the beautiful Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa, and then step into the Tropical North Queensland warm for some adventurous days of exploring.

Event Details

Where: Port Douglas, Queensland.
When: 15 – 20 September 2019.
Time:7.00pm dinner, briefing and introductions on first day.
Highlights: Private Daintree River Cruise, Exclusive Mossman Gorge cultural experience, Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, Agincourt Reef (aerial photography and snorkelling).

Equipment:Please bring a camera with a selection of lenses, plus a tripod for low light photos. If you would like to borrow a Leica for the trip, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.


Arrival Day. You will be transferred from your flight to the Pullman Resort in Port Douglas and we will officially start our trip with a Meet and Greet dinner at 7.00pm.


Our first full day (and an early start) in the balmy northern latitudes begins with a private voyage on the Daintree River before venturing into the wilds to capture the untamed beauty of the rainforests and beaches around Cape Tribulation.


Today we have a dawn shoot at Four Mile Lookout, photo walk through the village, lunch at Osprey’s Restaurant, visit to Thala Beach, and we finish the day with some late afternoon image making at Sugar Wharf


After an early start at Mossman Gorge we delve into the deep rainforest, with the land’s traditional owners joining us as guides for an exclusive tour of the rainforest and river system, then it’s back to base for lunch and an afternoon editing session with Nick.


The finale of our exploration of Far North Queensland. A day out on the reef with Quicksilver cruises. We’re bound for the deep blue to photograph the Great Barrier Reef, with doors-off flying in a brand new state-of-the-art helicopter above Agincourt Reef. Plus, if anyone wants to take advantage of the snorkelling or diving facilities on the reef pontoon, that can be part of your day too.

We will round off our trip with a sumptuous meal at a local restaurant.


After breakfast you will be transferred back to Cairns Airport in time for your outward flights.

Pullman Resort, Mitre Street, Port Douglas, QLD 4877


Here are some photos which are representative of the places we plan to visit and the images we should be able to shoot.

Further Information

Rooming Basis: the price is based on single occupancy rooms. If couples wish to book we can offer a $750 per person discount which will be reflected in the final payable balance. Please book two places and then tell us you wish to take advantage of this discount.

Deposit: a $500 deposit will secure you a place on the trip. This is non-refundable unless the trip is fully booked and we can fill your place from the waiting list.

Inclusions: This is a fully inclusive trip and includes all meals, accommodation, transport, excursions, permits, helicopter flight.

Exclusions: Airfare to Cairns, personal expenses.

Workshop Style : for more information about how our trips are conducted please click here.


Event Details

Start date: 15/09/2019

End date: 20/09/2019

End time: 08:00 a.m.

Venue: Pullman Resort, Port Douglas

Directions: Please arrange your own travel to Cairns airport and inform us of the flight details, we will then have you met to be transferred to the hotel.

Phone: 03 9248 4444

Email: info@leica-akademie.com.au