Ultimate East Coast Tasmania

Photography Workshop

with Luke Tscharke

Fri 29th Nov - Thu 5th Dec 2024

In-depth 7-day exploration of the Bay of Fires, Freycinet, & Maria Island

Join me, Luke Tscharke, on an exclusive 7-day, 6-night photography workshop exploring the stunning East Coast of Tasmania. This small group workshop offers an intimate and immersive experience designed to enhance your seascape photography skills, with personalised attention due to the limited group size.

The workshop begins on the 29th of November 2024, where participants will meet at the pickup point in Hobart. From there Luke will drive the group to the Bay of Fires, a region renowned for its vibrant orange lichen-covered rocks and pristine beaches. Upon arrival, we’ll check into our beautiful accommodation in Binalong Bay, which offers breathtaking ocean views. This will be our base for the next three nights.

During our stay at the Bay of Fires, you will have two full days to explore and photograph this stunning coastal region. Iconic locations such as Binalong Bay, The Gardens, and Eddystone Point Lighthouse provide endless opportunities to capture the unique beauty of Tasmania’s east coast. Luke will guide you in perfecting your landscape photography techniques, ensuring you make the most of these extraordinary landscapes.

On the 2nd of December, the group will transfer from the Bay of Fires to Coles Bay, situated at the doorstep of Freycinet National Park. After checking in at our accommodation in the heart of Coles Bay, we will have the next two days to explore and photograph the park’s renowned locations. Highlights include Wineglass Bay, with its perfect crescent-shaped beach, Hazards Beach, and the Cape Tourville Lighthouse. These days will be filled with opportunities to capture the rugged beauty and serene vistas that Freycinet offers. Additionally, an optional photography flight over Wineglass Bay can be coordinated, providing a unique aerial perspective of this iconic location. This optional excursion offers an extraordinary opportunity to capture stunning aerial shots, further enhancing your portfolio. Please indicate your interest upon booking so arrangements can be made.

The final leg of the journey begins on the 5th of December, as we check out from Coles Bay and drive to Triabunna. From there, we take a ferry to Maria Island for a few hours of exploration. Maria Island is famous for its abundant wildlife, including wombats, and its rich cultural history. After photographing the island’s natural and historical wonders, we’ll take the ferry back to Triabunna and then drive back to Hobart. The workshop concludes with your return to Hobart, where you will be able to meet any evening flights or continue your onward journey.

Throughout the workshop, participants will have private rooms with the option of a master suite with an ensuite for an additional fee. Meals are not provided, but the group will dine out at local restaurants and have opportunities to purchase food as needed. Additionally, Sony loan equipment is available upon request; please contact in advance to arrange this.

Join us for this unforgettable photographic journey along Tasmania’s breathtaking East Coast and elevate your photography skills in one of the world’s most picturesque settings. Spots are limited, so book now to ensure your place!


Luke Tscharke Photography is an authorised nature based tourism operator with Parks Tasmania.

Small Group, Big Experience

This exclusive photography workshop along Tasmania’s East Coast is limited to just three participants. With such a small group, you’ll receive personalised attention and guidance from throughout the entire experience. Smaller groups create a more engaging and enjoyable learning environment, allowing guests to get to know each other better and for Luke to tailor the workshop to your individual needs and goals.

To ensure your comfort and privacy, each participant will have their own queen room during the workshop. One lucky participant can also opt for the master suite with an ensuite for an additional fee. This means you’ll have a personal space to relax and recharge after a day of shooting, without compromising on comfort.

The workshop is also self-catering, giving you the freedom to choose food according to your own preferences. This flexible arrangement adds to the laid-back and easy-going atmosphere of the workshop, allowing us to focus on photography and enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Tasmania’s East Coast.

With a small group, we’ll be able to move around more easily, fitting comfortably in one vehicle and simplifying logistics. This not only enhances the learning experience but also fosters a sense of camaraderie and friendship as we explore and photograph the Bay of Fires, Freycinet National Park, and Maria Island together.

Flexible Itinerary and Locations

One of the key advantages of this workshop is the flexible itinerary, which allows us to make the most of the prevailing weather conditions. I will use my planning tools, apps, and forecasting services to determine the best locations for each day, ensuring that we will be at the right place at the right time to capture the most stunning images possible. As part of the workshop, I will also share my planning processes with you, providing valuable insights into how to adapt and optimise your photography based on the conditions.

Potential locations along Tasmania’s East Coast include the vibrant, lichen-covered rocks of Binalong Bay and the pristine beaches of The Gardens and Eddystone Point Lighthouse in the Bay of Fires. In Freycinet National Park, we’ll explore iconic spots like Wineglass Bay, Hazards Beach, and the Cape Tourville Lighthouse. On our final day, we’ll visit Maria Island, known for its rich cultural history, abundant wildlife, and beautiful landscapes.

By maintaining a flexible itinerary, we’ll ensure that we maximise the photographic opportunities at each location, adapting our plans to the conditions and capturing the best possible images.


What’s Included What’s Not Included
  • 3-nights of accommodation in Binalong Bay with your own Queen room (single occupancy)
  • 3-nights of accommodation in Coles Bay with your own Queen room (single occupancy)
  • Return ferry fare to Maria Island
  • All ground-based transportation, including fuel
  • Parks pass and other access permits
  • In-person tuition over 7 days, and optional night shoots (where conditions permit)
  • Post-processing sessions (if time permits)
  • One pre-trip online planning session
  • Pre-recorded photography video tutorial access
  • Airfares and travel costs before and after the workshop
  • Meals and drinks
  • Additional accommodation options (e.g. upgrades)
  • Insurance for your equipment
  • Special experiences elected by the group not otherwise stipulated on this web page (e.g. cruises, scenic flights)
  • Unexpected costs arising from the flexible itinerary



During the workshop, we’ll be staying at well-appointed private accommodations, offering stunning views and close access to prime photography locations. Each participant will have their own room, ensuring comfort and privacy. One of the rooms is a master suite with its own ensuite bathroom, available for an additional fee. The shared accommodations provide a cozy and relaxing environment, allowing us to unwind after a day of shooting.

At the Bay of Fires, we’ll stay in a beautiful property in Binalong Bay overlooking the ocean. This location provides us with easy access to iconic spots like Binalong Bay, The Gardens, and Grants Point.

In Freycinet, we’ll be based in Coles Bay, right at the doorstep of Freycinet National Park. Our accommodation offers views of the Hazard Mountian Range and close proximity to famous locations such as Sleepy Bay, Wineglass Bay, and Cape Tourville Lighthouse.


The workshop is designed to be self-catered, providing participants with the flexibility to accommodate their dietary preferences and requirements. Before we set off on our journey along Tasmania’s East Coast, we’ll have the opportunity to purchase groceries and stock up on provisions for our stay. The accommodations feature well-equipped kitchens that allow us to prepare our own meals. Additionally, we’ll make a point to dine out at local pubs and eateries whenever possible, enjoying the local food as our flexible itinerary allows. This arrangement ensures a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere, allowing us to focus on photography and the beautiful surroundings.

Personal Capabilities and Experience Level

Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn the basics or an experienced photographer seeking to refine your skills, this workshop caters to all levels. Prior experience with seascape photography is beneficial but not essential. Upon booking, you’ll gain access to Luke’s comprehensive online photography tutorial videos, allowing you to prepare and build a strong foundation before the workshop even begins.

The locations for the workshop are carefully selected to be easily accessible, typically requiring only short walks of up to 30 minutes. However, a basic level of fitness is recommended to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Throughout the workshop, Luke will be right there beside you, offering personalised assistance and guidance while also photographing alongside you. This hands-on approach allows you to learn directly from Luke, observe his techniques, and gain invaluable insights to elevate your own photography skills.

Pricing and Payment

Deposit: AUD $1,000
Balance Payment – Master Suite (1 available)*: AUD $3,450 due on Friday 15th October 2024
Balance Payment – Queen Room (2 available): AUD $2,950 due on Friday 15th October 2024
Total Price: AUD $3,950 Queen Room, $4,450 Master Suite

*If you would like to book the Master Suite, please notify us of your preference before you book via email here . Booking of the Master Suite is on a first-come first-served basis. This booking type is for the Master Bedroom at both accommodation venues. This listing will be updated when the Master Suite is booked, however please check first.

The price next to the booking button above is the deposit payable to secure your place in this workshop. The full price of the workshop is listed above. The balance payment is due 30 days before the event commences. After booking we will be in touch with additional information including final balance payment details.

Minimum numbers: 3 guests

Cancellation: If you need to cancel your booking for any reason you will only be refunded the total amount (less booking fees) if we can find someone to take your place, or if you transfer the booking to another experience run by Luke. Full terms and conditions can be found here.

With limited spots available, don’t delay making your booking. Feel free to contact Luke if you have any further questions.


Luke Tscharke is a Tassie Tourism Ambassador