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From Queenstown: Skippers Canyon 4-Wheel-Drive Tour

Product ID: 171396
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Take a journey of legends on a road ranking with the most spectacular in the world. Experience the best of New Zealand's high country and history.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Duration: 4 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pickup from central Queenstown accommodations is included. Surround suburbs (Kelvin Heights, Frankton, Arthur's Point, Fernhill and others) by arrangement. Please contact to reconfirm pick up arrangement and time.
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Travel the Skippers Canyon Road
  • Cross the Skippers Suspension Bridge
  • Visit the restored Skippers township
  • Gold pan in the Shotover River
Full description
Take a drive through the historic Skippers Canyon on this half-day heritage adventure along the rugged and treacherous Skippers road. While your guide navigates this awe-inspiring canyon, visit many historic sites such as the Skippers suspension bridge and the township of Skippers.

In this town long since abandoned, discover the many original buildings waiting for exploration. Visit the restored schoolhouse and gain an insight into the local heritage of life in this tough environment through photographs and artifacts from the early days of the settlement. On your return to Queenstown, stop to try your hand at gold panning in one of the richest gold bearing rivers in the world. 

Created by being hacked by hand into the sheer cliff sides of the Shotover River Valley and heavily featured in "The Lord of the Rings," British Automobile Association voted Skippers Canyon road as one of the 25 most scenic roads in the world.
 
Includes
  • Gold panning
  • Refreshments
  • Pickup from Queenstown accommodation
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
• Pickup from all central Queenstown accommodations
• Minimum 2 people per tour for confirmed departure and 4 people on NZ public holidays. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.

From US$ 147.26 per person

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Product ID: 171396