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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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A Magically Exhilarating Experience

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2016
FyingKiwi
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Christchurch, New Zealand

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars 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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Wellington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Awesome tour! This was my 2nd time in Queenstown but the first time I'd heard of this experience (and what an experience it was!) The tour came highly recommended by the Tour Director on our NZ bus trip and I can't thank him enough for the recommendation. Spectacular scenery - truly breathtaking! We were extremely lucky to have Wolfy as... More 

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

Kia Ora from Queenstown and thank you for taking some time to review our unforgettable Skippers Canyon tour. It was our pleasure to share this photography goldmine with you. I am also very happy to hear that you loved the outdoor picnic - with the home-made cheese and all the refreshments. We are very happy to have contributed to an... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 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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Yasmine S, Owner at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing our unforgettable Skippers Canyon tour here in Queenstown. Skippers Road is - as you mentioned - not only a historic mountain road, but it offers some unique thrills which we are very happy to have shared with you. It is also great to learn that you enjoyed our morning tea which is complimentary to... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

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

Thank you very much for taking your time to review our unforgettable Skippers Canyon tour in Queenstown. We are very glad that you enjoyed this unparalleled excursion into this photography goldmine that Skippers Canyon is. It was our pleasure to share it with you. Thank you! More 

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