Skippers Canyon Private 4X4 Tours, Queenstown

Skippers Canyon Private 4X4 Tours, Queenstown
Outdoor Activities > 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours > 4WD Tour
$125.96
Duration: 4 to 8 hrs
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Description

Private Skippers Canyon tour with the most experienced 4 wheel drive guide in Queenstown, having over 30 years commercial off road experience.

  • Private groups (2 - 4 passengers per vehicle)
  • Available in either full or half day guided tours
  • Total flexibility with tour
  • Discrete
  • Full commentary and interpretation
  • Authentic New Zealand high country experience
  • Explore the infamous 1889 Skippers Canyon gold mining road
  • Visit the 1879 Skippers school
  • Try your hand at gold panning on the mighty Shotover River
  • Optional Skippers Canyon Jet boat
  • Optional raft out
  • Optional helicopter out
  • Pickup time and location by arrangement
  • Delicious morning, afternoon tea provided on half day tours. Lunch provided on full day tour.

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. 

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.

Tour available in either full or ½ day. 

Highlights of the day include:

  • Hells and Heavens Gates
  • Modern 4X4 vehicle, good leg room, comfortable leather seats, big viewing windows
  • Transport by 4X4, no vans, no cars, no buses 
  • Guide with 30 years Skippers Canyon driving experience
  • Lighthouse Rock
  • Historic gold mining relics
  • All trips are private, just your group
  • Shotover River
  • Major Lord of the Rings locations
  • Engineering marvel Pinchers Bluff
  • Traversing Skippers Bridge (1901)
  • Skippers School (1889)
  • Skippers Cemetery
  • Delicious Ferg pastries with morning and afternoon tea
  • Full day tour explores upper reaches of Skippers Canyon and the Shotover River
  • and much more..

 

Morning trips depart 8:00 am.

Afternoon trips depart 1:00 pm.

Full day tours depart 8:30 am, or as arranged.

Pickups at local accommodation by prior arrangement. These prices are for private vehicle charter. You will not be with other people or groups.

Private Skippers Canyon tour with the most experienced 4 wheel drive guide in Queenstown, having over 30 years commercial off road experience.

  • Private groups (2 - 4 passengers per vehicle)
  • Available in either full or half day guided tours
  • Total flexibility with tour
  • Discrete
  • Full commentary and interpretation
  • Authentic New Zealand high country experience
  • Explore the infamous 1889 Skippers Canyon gold mining road
  • Visit the 1879 Skippers school
  • Try your hand at gold panning on the mighty Shotover River
  • Optional Skippers Canyon Jet boat
  • Optional raft out
  • Optional helicopter out
  • Pickup time and location by arrangement
  • Delicious morning, afternoon tea provided on half day tours. Lunch provided on full day tour.