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This year Orokoknui is offering photography workshops for all interested photographers.

The workshops are koha and include entry into the sanctuary for that day.

Registration is a must

Email: or Call: 03 482 1755

All workshops begin at 9:30 at our visitors centre. On arrival you will be asked to sign in and pay your koha (donation) for the day. 

The workshops are approximately 2-3 hours in length and you are welcome to stay in the sanctuary until closing at 4:30pm.

Please bring: Your camera/gear, good walking shoes, and appropriate outdoor clothing.


 Jonathans Photo Warehouse will be there on the day with some gear for you to try out.


May 4th 2019 - Fauna Workshop

Hosted by Paul Sorrell

This workshop will equip you with some tricks of the trade for wild animal photography. 

Paul Sorrell is a local freelance writer and photographer who has collaborated on several books including the best selling Fleurs Place. 


May 18th 2019 - People & Place Workshop

Hosted by Sinead Jenkins

This workshop will give you insights into how to take the perfect photos of family and friends on your travels.

Sinead Jenkins is a local wedding photographer who has recently contributed to Otago Museums Extraordinary women project.


June 1st 2019 - Video Workshop

Hosted by Scott Mouat

This workshop will take you into the world of moving picture and prepare you to enter our video category. 

Scott Mouat is a local filmmaker who has contributed to many natural history documentaries including Primeval New Zealand (played at Orokonui).


June 15th 2019 - Macro Workshop

Hosted by Craig McKenzie

This workshop will teach you how to take a closer look at the world around you and discover the amazing micro-world.

Craig McKenzie is a local wildlife photographer who has won many awards including Forest and Birds' Old Blue award.


June 29th 2019 - Flora Workshop

Hosted by Paul Donovan

This workshop will help you look at the forest in a whole new light and enable you to bring it back into your home.

Paul Donovan is a retired wildlife photographer, filmmaker and tutor who has contributed to several projects over four decades with NHNZ.


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