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4WD Expeditions

Queenstown, New Zealand
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About 4WD Expeditions
With the most experienced 4 wheel drive guide in queenstown, having over 30 years commercial off road experience, 4WD expeditions offer private passenger tours and Tag Along tours. As a 100% Kiwi owned and operated business, we are friendly, genuine and down to earth. We offer premium, exclusive, fully guided, bespoke tours in a luxury vehicle at affordable prices. Premium - most experienced guide, proper 4WD, best locations. Exclusive - just your party and the guide in the vehicle, no one else. Fully Guided - personable guide has an extensive knowledge of local history, geography and region. Bespoke - because it’s just your party and the guide in the vehicle, the tour can be flexible and adjusted to your preferences. Luxury Vehicle - comfortable leather seats, good leg room, large windows - a genuine 4X4 ( no vans!). Awe-inspiring tours : Mighty Skippers Canyon, Lord of the Rings Locations, Wine discovery tours, Farm tours, Remote area 4X4 tours & much more
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Skippers Canyon is a dramatic slice of Otago high country, with steep cliffs and incredible views. Instead of joining a group of strangers, experience the Canyon the way you want on this private tour in a luxury 4WD. Drive down the precarious Skippers Canyon Road and take your time exploring scenic highlights like Hell’s and Heaven’s Gates, Lighthouse Rock and the Shotover River. Learn about the Canyon’s rich gold rush history from your certified driver/guide.
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Philippa43 wrote a review Jul 2020
Wellington, New Zealand83 contributions18 helpful votes
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We had a fantastic afternoon with Del taking us in his 4WD to Skippers Canyon. He is knowledgeable and very easy company. We felt very safe on the drive and were able to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounds. Definitely coming back to do a full day trip with him next year. We had our disabled daughter with us who loved the experience.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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ianwb2020 wrote a review Feb 2020
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom1 contribution
If, when you visit New Zealand, Queenstown is a must, then Skippers Canyon is even more of a must - and without the shadow of a doubt the biggest "must" of all when choosing your tour guide is 4WD EXPEDITIONS. Myself (82) and my 76 year old wife were advised by our Kiwi son-in-law not to miss this this experience. How right he was. Time spent on reconnaissance they say is seldom wasted - and ours led us to choose 4WD EXPEDITIONS and Del as our guide. It turned out be be an inspired and rewarding choice. On the dot of 08.00 he arrived at our hotel in a spotless and extremely comfortable Land Rover Discovery. His first task was to reassure my wife, who suffers from vertigo and has a deep seated fear of heights and was on the point of pulling out at the last minute. Reassured by Del that everything would be alright she climbed into the back seat of the Discovery, still not entirely convinced but hoping for the best. What followed was a masterpiece of skilful driving and a fascinating commentary on the geology and history of the area; clearly the result of a genuine interest and much research. The scenery is jaw dropping - the drop-offs even more so but my wife's fears evaporated as she, like myself, was just blown away by the experience. As Del said, no matter how many times you make the trip you could never tire of what Skippers Canyon has to offer. We stopped to admire the views at several memorable spots and highlighted by our mid-morning tea break at what was arguably the most spectacular of the lot; with a view across the valley to what was a goldmining settlement and the beautifully restored local school. In fact "tea break" doesn't to justice to what was on offer. tea, coffee, chocolate, cookies and cakes; a veritable feast. This is most definitely not the usual tour where you are just lumped in as part of a group. Instead you are given a personal tour by a highly professional and skilful guide with a profound knowledge of the area, and delivered with humour. We spent almost two months in New Zealand, visiting both the North and South Islands. Skippers Canyon with Del was unquestionably the highlight. Excellent value for money and not on any account to be missed. Ian Ward-Brown Oxfordshire, 2020.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Sandraad72 wrote a review Jan 2020
Castle Cove, Australia3 contributions
We had an amazing morning with Del. Skippers Canyon is stunning, the drop offs are precipitous and the waters of the Shotover river are a crystal mountain blue. The car was fabulous, clean, comfortable and perfect for this tour. Del was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We would highly recommend this tour and Del.
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Nick.M wrote a review Jan 2020
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Fantastic bespoke 4WD tour. We had a 3 day tour with Del. Travelled with my Father and his good mate both in their late 70s. Del really went out of his way to taylor the tour to our needs. We all had a great time. This part of NZ is really beautiful and interesting. Lots of little surprises along the way. Brought back a lot of memories for my dad and our friend who both grew up in this area. Del has been doing this for a long time, we always felt looked after and safe. Thanks Del
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Rob wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore27 contributions6 helpful votes
My family only had a short time in Queenstown and this was the highlight of our trip. We were glad to have made the right choice with this private half-day tour of Glenorchy and Paradise. Del picked us up promptly at 8 in the morning and even though the weather wasn’t the sunniest, in a wet/cool start to summer, he made the trip warm, fun and lively and shared with us many insights of the places and sights we visited, and these places had amazing views, even with cloudy skies interspersed with occasional bursts of sunshine. My wife and two teenage sons really enjoyed the comfortable 4WD too and had a great time chatting with Del in the entire trip. All in all it was a great trip and I look forward to doing a different tour the next time we are in Queenstown. Highly recommended! Rob
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