Private Skippers Canyon Half-Day 4WD Adventure, Queenstown

Private Skippers Canyon tour with the most experienced 4 wheel drive guide in Queenstown, having over 30 years commercial Skippers Canyon driving experience.
• Private group (2 - 4 passengers per vehicle)
• Guaranteed 4WD vehicle, NO vans, NO buses !
• Total flexibility with tour
• Long time local guide, not a seasonal worker !
• Full commentary and interpretation
• Authentic New Zealand high country experience
• Explore the infamous 1889 Skippers Canyon gold mining road
• Visit the 1879 Skippers school
• Optional extra Skippers Canyon Jet boat
• Pickup time and location by arrangement
• 4WD Expeditions holds AdventureMark® certification

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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
    • Private tour means we can be flexible to achieve what you want to do and...
    • Transport by 4WD vehicle, no vans, no cars, no buses
    • Modern 4WD vehicle, 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 Rd, 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 township, outside the Station Building- The bottom of Coronet Peak RoadNOTE : Pickups outside the central Queenstown area by prior arrangement only.
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.



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Activity ID: V-73479P17

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