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Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour

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Address: 174 Glenda Drive, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 409 0949
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 7:00 pm

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

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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Visited Skippers Canyon to find ancestors graves and was delighted that our visit was such a great experience, made especially so by Arthur, our guide /driver. The road is narrow... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jen M

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Skippers Canyon to find ancestors graves and was delighted that our visit was such a great experience, made especially so by Arthur, our guide /driver. The road is narrow but we felt safe at all times and Arthur's knowledge of the area and mining stories of the past made the journey so enjoyable. The landscape is truly amazing and... More 

Thank Jen M
Chevy Chase, MD
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Skipper's Canyon is unforgettable and Wolfgang (Wolfy to his friends) is a marvelous guide. We combined the canyon tour with a trip to three wineries in the Gibbston valley (including lunch at the original Gibbston Valley winery), and had a marvelous time. We cannot recommend highly enough.

Thank KenCC
Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

If you have the luck to have Wolfgang as your guide, you sure get the best Skippers canyon tour experience. He took as to all the nice photo shots and knew everything about the history of the canyon, the mining, the flora and fauna and about New Zealand in general! Great value for money. The four hour tour goes further... More 

3 Thank SamVanDonut
Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I have never written a review on TA but I felt compelled to write one after doing the Skippers Canyon tour. Our guide was WOLFY 2 and what a good guide he is! He has vast experience driving the area and we felt really safe at all times. The scenery was fantastic but his knowledge of the area and enthusiasm... More 

Thank tian3068
Perth, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Once in a life time experience ...but a bit expensive 130$ per adult and free for child..excellent scenic views ..

Thank RAVI K
Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was one of the very best trips we did on our New Zealand holiday: a friendly and well-informed guide, and a spectacular drive to a fascinating place (an old mining settlement, where we panned for gold!). A word of warning for the faint-hearted: if you're nervous about heights, don't sit on the right hand side of the vehicle. But... More 

Thank Rosalind W
Perth West Australia
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102 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We were doing a 4WD tour of surrounding area and Skippers Canyon was not to be included but as we were nearby our driver asked if we would like the experience of going along part of the way. The road is considered as very dangerous if the driver is not very experienced and as our had done this numerous times... More 

1 Thank tys0n
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Amazing, thrilling views. Great half day out. Staff very, very good. No for the faint hearted. Scenes of Mordor shot along the way.

Thank Sean S
Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

What a fabulous place. The guide is friendly and knowledgable and the tour is at a very comfortable pace. You will leave with a real appreciation of how tough life was. You will also run out of adjectives.

Thank Riley H
Wagga Wagga, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Had the most amazing half day tour with Wolfi 1 our driver & guide for the trip.Unforgetable and the most memorable part of our New Zealand Tour

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