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Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour

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174 Glenda Drive, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Skippers Canyon 4WD Tour from Queenstown
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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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“expert driver” (4 reviews)
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“gold mining” (8 reviews)
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174 Glenda Drive, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

I took this half-day tour as part of an one day stay in Queenstown and enjoyed every minute of it. An expert driver navigated the sometimes narrow dirt road between mountain and abyss with great skill. No need to worry. There were many opportunities to...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

After reading all the glowing reviews there’s not much to be added. This was a great day trip with a teriffic driver/guide, Lindsay. The ride on the Skipper Canyon Road and the running commentary are so well done that I couldn’t suggest any changes. I...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

On April 11, 2017, my wife and I with other travellers of the 9 Day Taste of South Island with Grand Pacific Tours had the option of purchasing the half-day Skippers Canyon Tour with Heritage Tours. From downtown Queenstown, Wolfgang our guide and driver, also...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We took this tour as part of a wider tour of NZ. The vehicles are 4wd vans and are expertly driven so you feel really safe on the mountainous, narrow and curvy paths/roadside. The driver is very knowledgeable about the canyon and stopped a lot...More

Thank Irene L
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Wow. What a great morning with our driver ,Dave who drove us thru the mountains on a road that reminded me of a mideval goat path, hundreds of feet above the gorge. This is an amazing journey but not for someone who is afraid of...More

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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

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Yasmine S, Manager at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thanks for taking your time to leave this review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your tour into Skippers Canyon so much.

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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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Yasmine S, Manager at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

It's great to read that we created some lasting memories for you - so wonderful! thanks for taking some time to write this review!

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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!

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Yasmine S, Manager at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

We are very happy that you enjoyed this tour so much. We appreciate your feedback!

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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

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Yasmine S, Manager at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

I guess, the photo camera was the 1 thing that had to 'work' on the tour. Thank you so much for leaving your comment - we do appreciate your feedback.

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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

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Yasmine S, Manager at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Skippers Canyon is truly a unique place here in Queenstown and we are so happy that you enjoyed the trip. thanks for leaving your candid feedback.

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