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Private Skippers Canyon Full-Day 4WD Adventure, Queenstown

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Your local kiwi guide Del, has nearly 30 years commercial 4 wheel drive experience in Skippers Canyon, guiding literally thousands of tourists since 1990. His exceptional guiding ability, knowledge of the area and experience of the road conditions, make this a truly remarkable adventure into the Queenstown high country.

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.

The full day tour Includes all the sights from the half day tour with the added bonus of exploring the more remote, seldom visited, beautiful Upper Shotover River Valley to the Branches Sheep Station.

Highlights of this full day adventure include :

Dels guiding and his commentary

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

Experience the more rugged track to road end at Branches Station

Explore the seldom visited Upper Shotover

Packers Point and its incredible views

Otto Strohle's hut (often photographed with Autumn colors)

Branches Road

Campbells Saddle

Mcleods Bluff

Sandhills diversion

View of Nugget Mine stamping battery

Leisurely picnic lunch beside the Upper Shotover River

On hot summer days - chance for a cooling swim in the Shotover River or immersion in a crystal clear mountain waterfall, bring a towel

Opportunity to combine with a Jet Boat tour up the Shotover River (this is an additional add on and must be requested at time of booking)

Duration: 8 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Lunch
  • Private tour, there will be no other clients, just your party, your trip
  • Guide with 30 years Skippers Canyon guiding experience
  • Transport by proper 4WD vehicle, NO vans, NO cars, NO buses
  • Vehicle has great leg room, comfortable seats & large viewing windows
  • Entry/Admission - Skippers Canyon

  • Gratuities

Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick up and drop off from the following :
- All Central Queenstown accommodation
- Central Queenstown township, outside the Station Building
- The bottom of Coronet Peak Road

NOTE : Pickups outside the central Queenstown area by prior arrangement only.

Departure Time
8:00 AM

8 hours

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the 4WD Expeditions in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.