Unforgettable Skippers Canyon 

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Skippers Canyon, created by the mighty Shotover River, is located in the backcountry of Queenstown. Accessible only by 4WD vehicle, historic Skippers Road winds alongside this breathtaking gorge. Several photo stops, authentic commentary by your local Guide and an outdoor picnic are complementary features that will make Skippers Canyon unforgettable.

Enjoy all that the Canyon has to offer: stunning scenery, peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of your daily routine and to top it all have a cup of coffee and tea or a glass of Queenstown local wine at the world's most extraordinary out-door cafe.

Located in Queenstowns backcountry, Skippers Canyon is one of New Zealands best kept secrets. You will not find crowds here but stunning landscapes. Created by the Shotover River, you will travel alongside the gorge, overlooking this amazing natural creation. Our mature Driver/Guides stop for photos when ever you want and explain this former goldmining area. You will have the choice to stroll around on this unique mountain road and dive into Queenstowns very heritage.

Queenstown, New Zealand

A visit to Skippers Canyon is one of the best tours to do in Queenstown. You will visit Queenstown’s backcountry and gain an insight into the wonderland of Skippers Canyon. World famous for the gold rush, it is steep in history and offers a goldmine of photo opportunities for you to encounter.

During 4 hours, embark on this true kiwi experience. You travel in comfortable 4WD minibuses, forward-faced and equipped with big viewing windows; you can’t miss the spectacular grandeur of Skippers Canyon. We will invite you to step out of the minibus quite frequently. If you choose to do this, you will have all the time you need to take timeless pictures of the breathtaking landscapes.

One of the highlights on this tour is the outdoor picnic. While you connect to Skippers Canyon’s historic past by strolling through the restored Skippers Schoolhouse we prepare some refreshments: home-made cheese, coffee or tea accompanied by some sweet biscuits make this tour in Queenstown truly unforgettable.

We pick up from any Queenstown accommodation.

Bring a light jacket, your camera and wear sensible outdoor footwear.

Pick up and drop off at your Queenstown accommodation.
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Please note that your BOOKING IS CONFIRMED as soon as you received a confirmation email from our secured online booking server. You will observe a status named 'pending'. This information ONLY REFERS TO YOUR PAYMENT STATUS since we will only debit your credit card on the tour day. YOUR BOOKING IS CONFIRMED. You might receive a separate email from our office 1 or 2 days after your online booking if we require any additional information from you (eg. pick up location).

What happens if you have to cancel your booking:

Cancellation more than a week in advance : no fee
Cancellation up to 24 hours prior to departure date: we reserve the right to charge a 50% cancellation fee
Cancellation less than 24 hours prior to departure date and time or no-show : we reserve the right to charge 100% of the total amount. A cancellation fee of $25 is due for any no-show.


What happens if we have to cancel the tour:

We reserve the right to cancel all or part of any tour if in our considered opinion road conditions may have deteriorated to a degree where safety could become an issue. If only a part of any tour is cancelled, no refund is due. For cancellation of an entire tour, we will refund you with any payment you already made up to the cancellation date.

Queenstown, New Zealand