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Private Skippers Canyon Half-Day 4x4 Adventure, Queenstown

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Skippers Canyon is a stunning deep river gorge, set amongst the glacial-carved peaks of Queenstown's mountain high country. The canyon was carved by the infamous Shotover River, made famous by the 1860's gold rush which saw many people make there fortunes in this dramatic setting. The winding tracks take in spectacular mountain scenery and make for an unforgettable 4x4 adventure.

Join Del - Queenstown's most experienced Skippers Canyon guide on your own private off road tour. The tour is yours. Del will chat with you and tailor the tour to suit your style. He can make the tour as adventurous or relaxing as you like.

All tours are private. Only your party and driver.
Del has been guiding tourists locally for over 30 years and has a wealth of knowledge about the area.
You will travel in a modern and luxurious Land Rover Discovery with comfortable leather seats, great leg room, large windows and all mod cons (no buses or vans).

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Skippers Canyon, Skippers Road, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand

Join Queenstown's most experienced 4x4 guide with a private charter tour exploring the stunning Skippers Canyon. We explore Skippers Canyon, made famous by the 1860's gold rush, via Coronet Peak and the infamous 1889 Skippers Canyon Road which roughly follows the gold-rich Shotover River. This tour offers a genuine 4x4 experience with stunning vistas of the southern high country, incredible views, awe-inspiring photographic opportunities in an isolated and fascinating area.

Departing at 8am and 1pm, this tour provides a wonderful opportunity to explore the Shotover River Canyon and Skippers region up to the 1879 Skippers School house.

Highlights of this half day include:

Dels guiding and his commentary

Opportunity to try gold-panning

Hells and Heavens Gates

Lighthouse Rock

Historic gold mining relics

Shotover River

Major Lord of the Rings locations

Engineering marvel Pinchers Bluff

Traversing Skippers Bridge (1901)

Skippers School (1879)

Skippers Cemetery

and much more..

Duration: 4 hours

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Guide with 30 years Skippers Canyon experience
  • Private tour, there will be no other guests, just your party, your trip
  • Transport by 4x4 vehicle, no vans, no cars, no buses
  • Modern Land Rover Discovery, great leg room, comfortable leather seats, big viewing...
  • Light refreshments (tea, coffee, chai latte, hot chocolate, and a...
  • Queenstown local area Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • This tour operates year round, rain, hail, snow, sun
  • 4WD Expeditions holds AdventureMark® certification
  • Entry/Admission - Skippers Canyon

  • Gratuities

4 hours

Voucher Info
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