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“Outstanding tour. Do NOT miss.”

Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour
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$113.08*
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Skippers Canyon 4WD Tour from Queenstown
Ranked #58 of 162 Tours in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Torrevieja
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“Outstanding tour. Do NOT miss.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

Collected from our hotel by Wolfy (Wolfgang) made justifiably famous in earlier reviews. The tour is just an absolute must from Queenstown - this and the Shotover jet.
Fabulous scenery, fantastic history, excellent raconteur - what more can you say!
Not too good for vertigo sufferers but just a great experience - one of the highlights of our New Zealand tour.

Visited December 2012
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Yasmine S, Owner at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Thank you very much for taking your time to publish this review. Joining the Shotover Jet boat right after our unforgettable Skippers Canyon tour is a combination that quite some visitors do. I am very happy to learn that you enjoyed your day here in Queenstown. Thanks again!
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Los Angeles, California
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“Unforgettable Skippers Canyon/Wine Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

On December 28th I had the privilege of spending the day with Wolfie on an Unforgettable Skippers Canyon/Wine Tour and what an amazing day it was! Trying to narrow down what to do while in Queenstown and on a time constraint is tough and this combination tour was great for my needs! Wolfie is not only an expert in Skippers Canyon but he is an expert in wine and knows everyone! I felt like we were traveling with the mayor! Skippers Canyon is breathtaking and so much fun to walk through and explore and there was plenty of time for everything! We had lunch at a great winery, wonderful food! Loved the two bottles I bought and enjoyed them on my cruise a week later.

On the way back from wine tasting Wolfie even made a stop so we could watch the bungy jumpers at AJ Hackett. Thanks again Wolfie for an amazing day, I highly recommend this tour!

Visited December 2012
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Yasmine S, Owner at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Greetings from Queenstown. Thank you very much for this detailed review of our full day tour that does indeed combine a visit to Skippers Canyon and the wine region near Queenstown. It was our pleasure to take you to those places! Thanks again for taking your time to write this review.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

Wonderful tour with Graham who had great insight into the history of the canyon. We had an exciting drive and never a dull moment as our guide was full of information on everything from history to geology and delivered it all with his engaging humor.

Visited January 2013
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Yasmine S, Owner at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this review, January 20, 2013
Thank you very much for this review. I know that Graham enjoyed the tour as much as you did. Thanks again!
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Skippers canyon- amazingly spent day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

We had a lovely half a day in Skippers canyon with great guide Wolfy! Scenery of the mountains and river are magnificent and Wolfy knows every single spot and angle where to stop and make the best pictures. This is not just a sitting in the car thing, but there are small distances to walk and enjoy the scenery. What I liked the most is that we had a chance to find about history of gold mines and villages along the road, and you can see that the guide absolutely loves his job. Very nice touch of the tour is small bites and wine served at the Skippers township village! Great day, great guide and scenery is absolutely worth it!

Visited December 2012
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Yasmine S, Owner at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Thank you very much for your feedback. It was our pleasure to entertain you for the day. I am more than happy to pass on your comments to my team. Thanks again!
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Bolligen, Switzerland
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“Great trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

One of the trips we most liked.
The Skippers Canyon is just amazing. Beautiful scenery, dangerous road, great vista ... and very interesting.

Our guide was Graham. Our first thought was: "well, a tour for the elder people" but we were so wrong. Graham is a very enthusiastic and fantastic story teller. He knows a lot about the history, about the geography. It's really an unforgettable tour.

And if they write "plenty of photo stops" they mean it. As an addicted amateur photographer I was fully satisfied, we had not just one or two stops, at least 10 times. And whenever we wished Graham gave us the chance to pop out of the car and take another pic.

great value for the price, wonderful location, great tour operator :-)

Visited December 2012
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Yasmine S, Owner at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this review, December 26, 2012
thank you very much for your feedback. It's true: we tend to not only write about what we plan to offer you - like plenty of photo stops - we actually do it passionately!
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