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Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour

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Address: 174 Glenda Drive, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-409 0949
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
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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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An amazing experience!

It was apparently one of the most dangerous routes in the world, but we never felt any danger while travelling with our friendly and skilful driver/guide Wolfy. He's passionately... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was apparently one of the most dangerous routes in the world, but we never felt any danger while travelling with our friendly and skilful driver/guide Wolfy. He's passionately knowledgeable about the area. From the moment he introduced himself to us he made ourselves very comfortable. It felt like going back in time and the scenery was breathtakingly spectacular! The... More 

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Renmark, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Spent the morning on this great tour with Wolfy as our guide. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about his job, and great asset to NZ

Thank TonyT22
Novi, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

This mini-bus tour was exceptional! The scenery was all I expected of NZ and more. We were very glad we chose this optional tour.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

I went with my family on a ride with the tour guide Lindsay and all of us loved the ride. There were amazing views everywhere we looked and there were many opportunities to get out of the car and take pictures. Lindsay was very engaging and talked about the history of the land, the miners long ago and the stories... More 

Thank Lynette H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

Some attractions absolutely require comment and yet this is one of those rare experiences where words on their own dramatically fails to adequately describe the event. From the moment Wolfy (actual name Wolfgang) picked us up from the Motel in a four-wheel drive, nine seater van, to the time he dropped us off again on return, the entire tour was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

The trip down skippers canyon is not for the faint of heart or those with vertigo. At times it seems as if the wheels are on the very edge of some very long drops but the views are worth the anxiety. We were fortunate to have Wolfy as our driver, and he is one of those people who has the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Frankly quite scary drive along narrow dirt track between sheer cliffs but with a skilled knowledgeable driver (we had Arthur! awesome!) totally amazing for scenery and history and anecdote and facts. Perfect photo stops, option of short walks, Lord of Rings location and a superb heritage relaxed half-way break with delicious snacks and drinks. Do it!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

Picked up.from the centre and taken by small bus along some narrow mountain roads with some very steep drops off each sides the views and scenery were amazing and at the end we were given an interesting talk on gold mining history. You can add a jetboat ride to this package if you want well worth add on

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016

This was a wonderful experience - informative, exciting (world's third most dangerous road), amusing (great driver, Pete) and visually stunning

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2016

One of the best tours Queenstown has to offer, great scenery amazing stories of the gold mining era.

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

Kia Ora Anja and thanks so much for your candid review of our unforgettable Skippers Canyon tour. It was our pleasure to showcase this hidden treasure of Queenstown. We are particularly pleased that you enjoyed our commentary and the historic goldmining background we share. thanks again! More 

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