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Private Skippers Canyon Half-Day 4x4 Adventure, Queenstown

All tours are private. Only your party and driver / guide.

Join Del - Queenstown's most experienced Skippers Canyon guide on your own private off road tour. The tour is yours. Del will chat with you and tailor the tour to suit your style. He can make the tour as adventurous or relaxing as you like.

Del has been guiding tourists locally for over 30 years and has a wealth of knowledge about the area.
You will travel in a modern and luxurious Land Rover Discovery with comfortable leather seats, great leg room, large windows and all mod cons (no buses or vans).

Skippers Canyon is a stunning deep river gorge, set amongst the glacial-carved peaks of Queenstown's mountain high country. The canyon was carved by the infamous Shotover River, made famous by the 1860's gold rush which saw many people make there fortunes in this dramatic setting. The winding tracks take in spectacular mountain scenery and make for an unforgettable 4x4 adventure.

Duration 4 hours 30 minutes
Pickup Hotel pickup available
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  • What's included :
    • Guide with 30 years Skippers Canyon experience
    • PRIVATE TOUR, there will be no other guests, just your party, your trip
    • Transport by 4x4 vehicle, no vans, no cars, no buses
    • Modern Land Rover Discovery, great leg room, comfortable leather seats, big viewing...
    • Light refreshments (tea, coffee, chai latte, hot chocolate, and a...
    • Queenstown local area Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • This tour operates year round, rain, hail, snow, sun
    • 4WD Expeditions holds AdventureMark® certification
    • Entry/Admission - Skippers Canyon
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    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.

    Departing at 8am and 1pm, this tour provides a wonderful opportunity to explore the Shotover River Canyon and Skippers region up to the 1879 Skippers School house.

    Highlights of this half day include:

    Dels guiding and his commentary

    Opportunity to try gold-panning

    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

    and much more..

    Duration: 4 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick up and drop off from the following :- All Central Queenstown accommodation- Central Queenstown pickup, outside the Sofitel Hotel 8 Duke St- The bottom of Coronet Peak Road- Gorge road Boundary St car parkNOTE : Pickups outside the central Queenstown area by prior arrangement only.
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • Names and phone numbers of guests recorded for Contact Tracing.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by 4WD Expeditions

Activity ID: V-73479P17

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