Queenstown 4WD Small Group Tour | 4WD Skippers Canyon

Queenstown 4WD Small Group Tour | 4WD Skippers Canyon

The Skippers Canyon 4WD tour departs from Queenstown heading out towards Coronet Peak. As you head up the peak towards the entrance to this spectacular canyon you will stop at Plane Table, which gives a stunning panoramic view of the Wakatipu Basin. After entering Skippers Canyon you will travel to Lighthouse Rock, which gives a dramatic lookout over the entire canyon. Follow in the footsteps of many adventurers and discoverers as this historical winding road brings you to the historic Skippers Bridge, which provides a stunning photo opportunity.

Carefully travelling over the bridge, the road continues into the historical township of Skippers. Long since abandoned many original building still remain waiting for you to explore. Indulge in morning or afternoon tea at the Skippers Schoolhouse. Immerse yourself in the history of this stunning place as the restored schoolhouse divulges a wealth of information through photos and artefacts from the early days of this settlement. The cemetery depicts a more gloomy and dangerous life for these gold prospectors.

Returning along the road you will stop at Deep Creek where you can immerse yourself in the heritage of the local area by turning your hand to a spot of gold panning. Our trained guides will teach you techniques to successfully pan for gold on one of the richest gold bearing rivers in the world. Some may also recognise spots along the Skippers Road as being featured in The Lord of The Rings.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Adventure Tours
From: Queenstown to Queenstown
Price:
From (NZD) $185 per person
Duration: 1/2 Day
Tour Code: NSSC

Inclusions

Courtesy transfers to and from central locations
4 hour 4WD Safari
Refreshments
Professionally trained drivers for New Zealand's off road environment

Tour Highlights

  • Travel the Skippers Canyon Road
  • Awe-inspiring canyon scenery
  • Visit the restored Skippers township
  • Gold pan in the Shotover River
  • British Automobile Association voted Skippers Canyon road as one of the 25 most scenic roads in the world

Schedule & Duration

  • Frequency: Daily. All year round
  • Departure Point: Queenstown central office or Queenstown central accommodation
  • Departure Time: 8.15am and 1.30pm
  • Duration: Allow around 4 hours
  • Return Details: Concludes at original point of departure
  • Closed: Christmas Day

Important Information

  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher

General Information

  • A child fare is for 4 to 14 year olds. Children must be accompanied by a fare paying adult
  • Small groups with a maximum of 6 clients per driver/guide mean you will receive a personal experience and attention to detail not found with other operators
  • Routes may vary slightly due to weather conditions
  • Wear comfortable clothing and bring sunglasses, sturdy footwear and a camera is recommended!

Tourism Affiliations

Qualmark Endorsed Visitor ActivityQualmark Enviro Gold

5/5.0

There are 3 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 5 out of 5.


Tour Reviews

5
21/03/2011
Excellent tour, thrilling landscapes, good organized.
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5
13/09/2010
Beautiful scenrry. Expert 4WD driver, bonus of having all women on the tour!
Overall Tour Rating

5
15/03/2010
Great trip, with very informative and helpful guide. Thoroughly enjoyed it and learned alot of the history of the area at the same time. A great way to get to understand the development and psyche of the locality. Tried panning for gold but sadly didn't find any big nuggets!
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Queenstown 4WD Small Group Tour | 4WD Skippers Canyon
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Tour Code: NSSC
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The Skippers Canyon 4WD tour departs from Queenstown heading out towards Coronet Peak. As you head up the peak towards the entrance to this spectacula... Read More

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