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Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour

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“new zealand”(23 reviews)
“gold mining”(8 reviews)
The scenery of Skippers Canyon is without a doubt a subject you will talk about. You are picked up from your hotel in a comfortable 4WD Minibus. You visit this secluded area in small groups. Your local Guide provides a commentary about the Goldrush...more
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174 Glenda Drive, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Filled with fantastic experiences. You will not doze off on this trip. Expert driver was a necessity as road traversed mountains, gullies with sheer drops at the edge on a 1 way muddy track with sights everywhere. Great commentary with humour thrown in by Willie....More

Thank A9122MIkevina
Reviewed 13 May 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful half day tour with this company - we did the morning tour but there is also an afternoon tour available. They pick you up and drop you off at your hotel and you are in a 4WD mini van for...More

Thank Jewlzcee
Reviewed 16 February 2018

I took this half-day tour as part of an one day stay in Queenstown and enjoyed every minute of it. An expert driver navigated the sometimes narrow dirt road between mountain and abyss with great skill. No need to worry. There were many opportunities to...More

Thank Tataramoa
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

After reading all the glowing reviews there’s not much to be added. This was a great day trip with a teriffic driver/guide, Lindsay. The ride on the Skipper Canyon Road and the running commentary are so well done that I couldn’t suggest any changes. I...More

Thank JimHering
Reviewed 15 December 2017

On April 11, 2017, my wife and I with other travellers of the 9 Day Taste of South Island with Grand Pacific Tours had the option of purchasing the half-day Skippers Canyon Tour with Heritage Tours. From downtown Queenstown, Wolfgang our guide and driver, also...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We took this tour as part of a wider tour of NZ. The vehicles are 4wd vans and are expertly driven so you feel really safe on the mountainous, narrow and curvy paths/roadside. The driver is very knowledgeable about the canyon and stopped a lot...More

Thank Irene L
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Wow. What a great morning with our driver ,Dave who drove us thru the mountains on a road that reminded me of a mideval goat path, hundreds of feet above the gorge. This is an amazing journey but not for someone who is afraid of...More

1  Thank russell85
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Truly a hidden gem of a tour in Queenstown. Spent 185 NZD and felt it's worth every dime. It's highly commendable of our tour guide Justin from Lord of the Rings tour, very knowledgeable local of the Queenstown area, and always enthusiastic to show his...More

1  Thank Ted Y
Yasmine S, Manager at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thanks for taking your time to leave this review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your tour into Skippers Canyon so much.

Reviewed 26 May 2017

We really enjoyed our tour! Beautiful scenery, interesting history. Wolfy was very personal and interesting. We felt very safe with him at the wheel on dicey Backcountry roads. We made lots of stops to take photos, both up high and down at rivers edge. Loved...More

1  Thank TeresaN_11
Yasmine S, Manager at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

It's great to read that we created some lasting memories for you - so wonderful! thanks for taking some time to write this review!

Reviewed 21 May 2017

An unforgettable experience. With great confidence in the experienced driving of "Wolfie", we explored the grand Skippers canyon, visiting the sites of secluded and historical settlements and marvelling at some "Lord of the Rings" film sets. A tour not be missed!

Thank Marie L
Yasmine S, Manager at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

We are very happy that you enjoyed this tour so much. We appreciate your feedback!

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