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Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour

Address: 174 Glenda Drive, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 409 0949
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Ranked #23 of 202 Activities in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: The scenery of Skippers Canyon is without a doubt a subject you will...
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We spent the most fascinating 4 hours with Graham our tour guide from Queenstown Heritage Tours as he unravelled the history of Skippers Canyon including the evolutionary development of flora and fauna, the evident geological history, tales of local characters past and present, revealed otherwise hidden landmarks AND drove us safely around that terrifying single lane track through the canyon.... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Had read an earlier review of this trip and had to do it! Wonderful experience going up and back into the back country, but glad the drivers are very experienced! The road is really one lane on the edge of the mountains, but they make it look easy. Views are terrific. History of the gold rush fascinating, and amazing that... More 

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Orland Park, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

After researching the different alternatives for touring Skipper’s Canyon, we decided that the Unforgettable Skippers Canyon offered by Queenstown Heritage Tours covered everything that we were looking for, and we couldn’t have been happier with our decision. Not only does the tour take you further into the canyon than all of the other tours, it also offers a picnic with... More 

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kent
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75 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This may be not the best advertised tour in Queenstown, compared to the Shotover boat trip but this ONE TOUR YOU SHOULD NOT MISS. It combines a superb 4WHD bus trip through the high mountain track, not suitable for cars, although a public road, down to the waiting jet boat for an exhilarating high speed trip up and down the... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I booked this tour knowing it may be scary for me considering I'm afraid of heights. Let me say that I'm glad wine was served with tea when you reached Skippers. The views are absolutely amazing. Those on our tour who weren't scared of heights absolutely loved it. Not only does the view take your breath away...so does the road...especially... More 

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Yasmine S, Owner at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this review

Greetings from Queenstown, New Zealand and thanks so much for your feedback. Skippers Canyon is truly an exciting place to visit and I am very happy to learn that you enjoyed this journey very much. I'm sure that particularly Skippers Road created an unforgettable experience for you. thanks again! More 

Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Due to bad weather our original plans for the day were cancelled. We called Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour to see if we could quickly book something else. They were so accommodating and quickly made arrangements for us. Wolfgang, our guide, picked us up shortly after our call and we had a fabulous tour with him. Of course the sights were... More 

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Yasmine S, Owner at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this review

Greetings from Queenstown, New Zealand and thank you very much for sharing this wonderful feedback with the Travel Community. It is one of our goals to offer flexible solutions and I'm very happy to learn that we succeeded in doing just that! Thanks again. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We had been lucky enough to holiday in Queenstown a number of times but Skippers Canyon was one place we had yet to see. You have the option of morning or afternoon tours, we chose the morning to make the most of the afternoon around the lakefront. Collecting us from our hotel, our guide Graeme from greeted us like lost... More 

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Yasmine S, Owner at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking your time to share this detailed feedback. I made sure that Graham received the praise for his excellent work. thanks again! More 

Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We are not really a family (with teens) that goes for organised tours but the Skippers Canyon Tour was the best tour we did on our latest NZ trip. We were guided by Wolfe in a 4 wheel drive and that was an adventure in itself! Wolfe is very knowledgeable about the local history, geography and skippers road construction and... More 

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Yasmine S, Owner at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. I guess it's a well hidden secret that Skippers Canyon offers one of the most memorable LOTR scenes and we can certainly take you there. It was our pleasure to have you with us on this day. thanks again! More 

Sydney, Australia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
58 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

There are a number of options for Skippers Cannyon but this one is defiantly the one. Wolfe picked us up in a 4WD we were the only two felt like a private tour. Great guy very good driver. His knowledge of the area is limitless. He models the tour around your interests. Lots of stops for photos, sit on the... More 

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Yasmine S, Owner at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this review

Thanks for taking your time to leave your feedback. It is our pleasure to share the stunning area with you! More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were recommended this tour by friends, and indeed Skipper's Canyon was the highlight of our recent stay in Queenstown. Stunning scenery, fascinating history. Our guide, Wolfie, was A+++ - friendly, knowledgable and altogether great company. My daughter and I were the only two on the tour - and we loved every minute of it. There were plenty of stops,... More 

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Your feedback is much appreciated! ... und bitte - gern geschehen :-) More 

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