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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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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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Great trip despite unease with drop offs

Jo was a great guide who took us safely across uneven roads with spectacular views. Jo was informative and fun. The views just got better around each turn. Would definitely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
MandM470
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Atlanta, Georgia

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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Jo was a great guide who took us safely across uneven roads with spectacular views. Jo was informative and fun. The views just got better around each turn. Would definitely recommend to all.

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Blackheath, Australia
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We did this tour on a fine day. Our driver Graham was very knowledgeable and we felt safe in his hands. Some very narrow roads and sharp bends. Morning tea was provided once we arrived at old school house. The views were awesome! Recommend tour - it's worth holding your breath in places as you round bends

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour started at the posh houses overlooking Queenstown, progressed into Skippers Canyon along precipitous and breathtaking scenery. The tour guide Peter was informative, entertaining and very witty. Stops for photos, gold panning (success!) and the museum where we were regaled with stories of the gold rush along with coffee/tea and biscuits. We didn't take the jet boat option on... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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114 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chose this tour as I thought it would be something in Queenstown that my 85 year old mother could manage and that I would enjoy as well. We spent a very enjoyable morning with Wolfy with only two other people in the very comfortable 4WD minibus. The scenery is spectacular and Wolfy's knowledge of the area's history, geology and ecology... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent a wonderful 4 and a half hours in the company of 2 Americans and the wonderful tour guide Wolfy. We were picked up from our motel and taken into the Canyon in a comfortable 4WD. I was not sure of what to expect on this trip to be honest but I was quick to realise... More 

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

Greetings from Queenstown and thank you for your feedback. It's great to learn that you didn't know what to expect from our unforgettable Skippers Canyon tour here in Queenstown - we still are one of the hidden gems of all those Queenstown activities and this fact makes our tour truly unforgettable. It is important to us that you have time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This tour is recommended for those who enjoy history and nature. You’ll get the most of skippers canyon by going with this company. The tour guide will take you deeper into the canyon and the guide/driver was clearly knowledgable and passionate about the nature and history of the canyon. (This made all the difference from all the other tours we... More 

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

Kia Ora from Queenstown. thanks for taking your time to post this wonderful review about our unforgettable Skippers Canyon tour. I'm glad to learn that you enjoyed your day with us. Thanks so much! More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This tour was a great experience, showing us beautiful scenery, explaining interesting history, and teaching me what I wanted to know about geology. My wife and I ended up having a private tour (everyone else who booked that day spoke German, so they put them on a different van with a German speaking guide). The scenery was incredible, and we... More 

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

Greetings from Queenstown. thanks so much for taking your time to post your review. I'm glad that you and your wife appreciated that we split the German speaking group from you - we do our best to keep the languages separate. I'm very happy to learn that you enjoyed your tour with us. Thank you! More 

Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We were picked up at our hotel at 8.30am and driven to the canyon in a 4WD mini-van. The views were spectacular and the track in made you appreciate the effort the pioneers had to encounter when forging the road through the mountains side. The drivers/guides were excellent and very knowledgeable. Both historically and scientifically. Guides explained the geology of... More 

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

Greetings from Queenstown. thank you for taking your time to post this lovely review. we do our best to accommodate your wishes - so the quick dash to the river was an add-on which we are more than happy to offer. Thanks for the recommendation; much appreciated. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

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 

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Chevy Chase, MD
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 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.

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