About Us

Established in 2005, by professional photographer Marcus Adams and his wife Wendy, Travelling Light New Zealand is the country’s premier luxury small group and private photography tours company. Marcus and Wendy develop and lead custom-made, small group tours around New Zealand and Australasia. Clients tour with them from all over the world, with the majority from the USA, Asia and Europe.

About Marcus

When not busy running his luxury tours business and showcasing the best that New Zealand has to offer the travel photographer, Marcus also loves to travel and explore his curiosity about the world’s people and places, through his camera lens.

Marcus works on assignment as a registered freelance photographer for the New York Times and for a number of tourism and other corporates. He particularly enjoys his work with humanitarian organisations, helping them to promote their cause-related activities across the world and can count a number of prestigious organisations, as clients.

Marcus’ previous career was in defence and security and he is highly familiar with the special needs and discretion requirements of VIP clients and their staff.

About Wendy

Wendy is the Business Development Director for the company. She has a vast amount of experience in hospitality and tourism, marketing, business development and event management and loves to curate bespoke tours for clients which take them off the beaten track, to experience the very best that New Zealand has to offer.

Wendy loves to travel, visit countries that are new to her and to immerse herself in the local culture. When at home in New Zealand she enjoys the great outdoors and to drink fine champagne, wine and food.

Since 2005 we’ve been creating private small group luxury tours for discerning travellers and photographers. Our tailor-made small group luxury tours are created with you in mind.

As a traveller, who enjoys the luxury of having your own professional photographer and tour guide, you will experience New Zealand at your own pace and only with the other guests in your party.

Unlike other impersonal coach and mini bus tours where you have to travel with others, with Travelling Light Photography you will enjoy a personal and private tour experience created just for you.

This includes travel in one of our spacious, comfortable and luxurious 4WD vehicles.

Transportation, activities, accommodation, routes and itineraries are all meticulously planned in consultation with you to ensure that you get to see as much of New Zealand as possible, in the time you have available – while keeping travelling distances at a comfortable level.

Attentive, personal, discreet and professional service

As owner operators, we pride ourselves on taking care of and providing a personal service to our luxury tour guests.

Being keen travellers ourselves, we understand the importance of making you feel at home in our country – while you are away from yours.

You will be guaranteed a personal and attentive service from us. Whether you are a small group or travelling alone we can develop a tour just for you – we often create bespoke tours for solo travellers.

VIP Concierge Service

For our VIP clients with special requirements in the areas of security and discretion we have experience of working with clients’ teams to accommodate their particular needs.

We can source, for example, discreet transport, private accommodation in exclusive locations, local close protection staff, media management staff and personal chefs.

Our aim is for you to return home refreshed and with happy memories of your time in New Zealand or beyond and with some stunning photographic images to record your travels.

We look forward to meeting you soon and to showing you around New Zealand.

Total tour flexibility – you get to choose

Tailor-make your own private tour. You’ll be able to fully customise a very personal luxury travel experience when you travel with Travelling Light New Zealand.

Experience the very best of New Zealand’s sights – and take in other experiences to make your trip even more fulfilling – choose us. This is where we excel.

Go where you want to go, travel when you want to and see what you want to see. Stay in some of New Zealand’s finest luxury lodges.

A totally flexible approach where – rather than offering standard tours on set dates – we create a tour schedule with your needs in mind.

A wealth of NZ knowledge combined with extensive international travel experience

We are widely travelled. Our experience as travellers helps us to understand your needs when you are travelling – we know what we look for when we’re travelling – and we do our best to provide that for you.