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Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour

#58 of 162 Tours in Queenstown
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Address: 174 Glenda Drive, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-409 0949
07:30 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 19:00

The scenery of Skippers Canyon is without a doubt a subject you will talk...

The scenery of Skippers Canyon is without a doubt a subject you will talk about. You are picked up from your hotel in a comfortable 4WD Minibus. You visit this secluded area in small groups. Your local Guide provides a commentary about the Goldrush Heritage of Skippers and serves some refreshments with cheese. Plenty of photo stops and short walks make this sightseeing experience truly unforgettable. Daily departures from Queenstown.

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WOW. What a wonderful time with Justin and Hamish. Fantastic banana cake and coffee for morning tea. Lol Highly recommend this.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gloria O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

WOW. What a wonderful time with Justin and Hamish. Fantastic banana cake and coffee for morning tea. Lol Highly recommend this.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This approx 4 hour journey into Skippers Canyon was truly incredible, to have the opportunity to be shown & educated about the discovery of gold in the Shotover river, was a true pleasure, the hardships that were dealt with by these early explorers was amazing & to see how the gold was mined in later years including the environmental destruction... More 

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Exciting trip along narrow roads close to the edge of the canyon by minibus. Driver gave us good information all along the way, stopping frequently for us to take photos. Stopped for a break at the top where the driver opened the boot and offered wine and nibbles, very civilised! Long drop loo wasn't quite as civilised by there was... More 

Thank BooknutTamworth
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

We were told this Tour combined driving along one of New Zealand's narrowest dirt roads with sheer 200 metre plus drops on one side down to the Canyon below and steep rocky hills on the other side. Our expert Driver ( Dave ) handled even the tightest bends with ease and even backed up 50 metres at one time to... More 

Thank Frank746
Cambridge, Ontario
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic time on this tour. Arthur our guide and driver was very knowledgeable about the area and was an expert driver on the narrow canyon roads. The scenery was breathtaking and the wine and cheese was a nice touch.

Thank John W
Fort Gratiot, Michigan
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

The only negative I have for this tour is that I was expecting a smaller 4WD vehicle, not a bus. That being said it was still awesome from the views to the jet boat ride. The views are amazing, the stories informational, the jet boat ride FANTASTIC! We also had tea and a tour of some old gold mining relics... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I had an amazing experience on this tour. Great itinerary and the best guide i have had so far in my travel adventures. So knowledgeable, entertaining and professional. Thanks so much Michelle!!

Thank spottedzebra
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

Many thanks to Amit at the Heritage Hotel for this recommendation. What. A.Tour!! The scenery was amazing, the history that our very knowledgeable guide shared with us was fascinating, & the canyon road was truly breath-taking. I really enjoyed this tour. As well as being a great tour guide, Graham is also a very good driver. That's rather necessary on... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

It was apparently one of the most dangerous routes in the world, but we never felt any danger while travelling with our friendly and skilful driver/guide Wolfy. He's passionately knowledgeable about the area. From the moment he introduced himself to us he made ourselves very comfortable. It felt like going back in time and the scenery was breathtakingly spectacular! The... More 

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Renmark, South Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Spent the morning on this great tour with Wolfy as our guide. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about his job, and great asset to NZ

Thank TonyT22

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