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Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour

174 Glenda Drive, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-409 0949
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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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174 Glenda Drive, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-409 0949

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Truly a hidden gem of a tour in Queenstown. Spent 185 NZD and felt it's worth every dime. It's highly commendable of our tour guide Justin from Lord of the Rings tour, very knowledgeable local of the Queenstown area, and always enthusiastic to show his...More

Thank Ted Y
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We really enjoyed our tour! Beautiful scenery, interesting history. Wolfy was very personal and interesting. We felt very safe with him at the wheel on dicey Backcountry roads. We made lots of stops to take photos, both up high and down at rivers edge. Loved...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2017

An unforgettable experience. With great confidence in the experienced driving of "Wolfie", we explored the grand Skippers canyon, visiting the sites of secluded and historical settlements and marvelling at some "Lord of the Rings" film sets. A tour not be missed!

Thank Marie L
Reviewed 3 May 2017

What a gem of a tour - well worth the price and to view the history and the unspoiled scenery and vista on such a lovely afternoon was a privilege especially with Wolfy. The knowledge and skill of Wolfy can only be admired in the...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 2 May 2017

If you go to Queenstown.....do not miss this tour of Skippers Canyon. An exciting ride on one of the most dangerous roads in the world, but the payoff is a opportunity to see some incredible vistas along the way. Our guide, Wolfgang, was knowledgeable and...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Gloria O
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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...More

Thank johnbE3255HW
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...More

Thank BooknutTamworth
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...More

Thank Frank746
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
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