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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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Description: 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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Wow what drive & Views

Wow that was a great half day tour. The views are great, the road is narrow, the drivers knownledge of the area was great. We have wanted to do this tour for sometime, but haven't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Katikati, New Zealand
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Katikati, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Wow that was a great half day tour. The views are great, the road is narrow, the drivers knownledge of the area was great. We have wanted to do this tour for sometime, but haven't been able to until now. it was well worth the wait. If you are visiting from oversea this is a must do while here, if... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We booked the Unforgettable Skippers Canyon tour with Queenstown Heritage Tours. On the day of the tour we were picked up from our accommodation and driven to Skippers Canyon in a 4 wheel drive vehicle. The scenery during the morning was spectacular - the best we saw in New Zealand. The huge rugged mountains and the fast flowing Shotover River... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Did this tour and won't forget it for some time drove in convoy up into the hills and then down. And I mean down I would suggest if you don't do high vertical drops from road no track sides do another tour. That aside what an adventure drivers and guides have a jokey informative style of delivery and their knowledge... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Arthur gave us a great commentary and we really enjoyed our trip. As a local he is a fund of interesting information and really brings the trip alive. The scenery is just amazing, and with Arthur providing the stories ------ highly recommended.

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My husband and I joined a party of three from Israel and two from Taiwan for a wonderful journey through Skipper's Canyon with Arthur. He provided a running commentary about the history of the people, the small towns and gold-mining that made Skipper's famous. The journey itself was not for the squeamish, as our vehicle hugged the edge of the... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Thanks to the positive reviews I'd read of the Skippers Canyon trip this was on my to do list. I was certainly not disappointed. A really enjoyable, interesting and educational trip with Wolfy as our driver/guide. Not to be missed.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Wolfie our guide was excellent with his knowledge and driving skills. It was a scary trip that will be one of our favorite trips in our 30 days in New Zealand. I would highly recommend this trip as one that falls into the category of a not so touristy event.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

An optional tour on my visit. You travel by minibus from your hotel on the back roads. The scenery is amazing. You visit the location of the gold mining areas and end up at Skippers for Morning tea. The guide Arthur was really wonderful and very knowledgeable. If you want to see the real history of the region and get... More 

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Abbots Langley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

This was the best optional tour from our 10day tour of the South Island. Wolfy, our guide and driver, was friendly, knowledgable, entertaining and a skilful driver. The Canyon was breath-takingly beautiful. He even brought tea, coffee and chilled white wine together with cheese and biscuits and cookies for our mid morning break. Do not miss this.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This was a gloriously nice adventure. Highly recommend. If you're in the area this is a must to see and do. The guides were top notch

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