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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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$129*
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Ranked #21 of 199 Activities in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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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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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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Sydney, Australia
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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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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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Yasmine S, Owner at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this review

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

Painesville, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Our guide, Paul, was skilled, entertaining and full of enthusiasm for our morning of adventure. Words cannot do justice to the views we experienced! (A helicopter flew BELOW our vehicle as Paul maneuvered the canyon "road.")

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Definitely one of the most memorable tours we had. Our guide wolfie is truly knowledgeable about the area. He is always enthusiastic in explaining to us the history of skipper canyon. It was just 4 of us on the tour so the small guide to tourist ratio was a huge plus. The views were spectacular. The Shotover river and its... More

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

Thanks for taking your time to share your thoughts. The ingredients of our home-made cheese are still our little secret - but I can reveal as much: it's Swiss-Made but presented Kiwi-Style :-) More

Moe, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I was lucky enough to do this tour on Good Friday 2014. It was the most amazing experience and a must do for every visitor to Queenstown- worth every cent of the price. The scenery was spectacular, the road was incredible and Arthur was an excellent guide with great local knowledge. Refreshments provided at old township of Skippers and handy... More

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

It was our pleasure to have you on our tour! Thank you. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Take the half day trip up Skippers canyon outside Queenstown. it is the scariest road I have ever been on however the driver was amazing and had been doing it for 18 years.The reward is that the scenery is among the best you will ever see.Another advantage is that it will look great in all weather conditions. 4 hour trip... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I did this tour on Saturday April 5th 2014 - I can thoroughly recommend it to anyone and everyone. Our driver Arthur knew the road and despite the drizzly weather that morning, I always felt very safe. He knew the history which he shared with us. This is the best way to see back country history around Queenstown and was... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Our group of 23 had an amazing day out with Wolfie and his band of merry guides, each of whom were fantastic tour leaders who clearly love doing their job and have a passion for the history of the place. This pride certainly shone through in their thoroughly entertaining commentary along the way and made the experience all the more... More

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