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Nomad Safaris - Skippers Canyon 4WD Adventure

The Nomad Safaris Skippers Canyon adventure is a half-day heritage tour that follows the rugged and once treacherous Skippers Road.

Highlights

  • Exciting half day 4WD adventure
  • Discover the amazing Shotover River Valley
  • Learn about the areas rich history
  • Try your luck at gold panning

Travel the road that was hacked by hand into the sheer cliff sides of the Shotover River Valley. As your experienced guide navigates this awe-inspiring canyon, you can relax and enjoy numerous historic sites along the journey, including a century old suspension bridge and the township of Skippers.

Visit the restored Schoolhouse where you will gain a real insight into the local heritage through photos and relics of life in this tough environment. An adventure for the whole family.

The Skippers Canyon 4WD tour departs from Queenstown and heads out of town towards Coronet Peak Ski field. As we head up the mountain, take in panoramic views over the Wakatipu Basin.

After entering Skippers Canyon, we travel to Lighthouse Rock for a dramatic lookout over the canyon. We continue following in the footsteps of adventurers and discoverers as this historical winding road brings us to the historic Skippers Bridge – a perfect photo opportunity.

After carefully negotiating the bridge, the road continues into the old township of Skippers. Long since abandoned, several original buildings remain waiting to be explored.

During a pause for refreshments in the township, immerse yourself in the history of this place as the restored schoolhouse and old homestead divulge a wealth of information through photos and artefacts from the early days of this settlement.

The nearby cemetery depicts a more gloomy and dangerous life for these gold prospectors.

On the return journey we stop at Deep Creek where you can test your luck panning for gold in one of the richest gold bearing rivers in the world.

Adult $225.00
Child $99.00

What's included

  • Small-Group tour with light refreshments provided
  • Local Queenstown pick up and drop off available

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience

Notes

  • Conditions: Please note minimum numbers apply - trips confirmed with 2 or more passengers, 4 passengers on NZ public holidays.

    Pick up: 8.15am for morning departures and 1.30pm for afternoon departures from Info & Track/Snow Centre (37 Shotover Street). Pick up from some Queenstown accommodation may be available; please advise and reconfirm.

Available Bookings from June 04 to June 10

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12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$225.00
  • Child$99.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$225.00
  • Child$99.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$225.00
  • Child$99.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$225.00
  • Child$99.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$225.00
  • Child$99.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$225.00
  • Child$99.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$225.00
  • Child$99.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$225.00
  • Child$99.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$225.00
  • Child$99.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$225.00
  • Child$99.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$225.00
  • Child$99.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$225.00
  • Child$99.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$225.00
  • Child$99.00

12spaces priced from:

  • Adult$225.00
  • Child$99.00

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ML from Australia wrote on 12 July 2016

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Excellent adventure!

Had a great time on the Skippers Canyon trip. Totally fascinating locations, beautiful things to see that you wouldn't get to see without this tour, lots of fun. The tour guide was a really great guy, felt like going for a drive with a well-informed buddy. Thanks.

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Noemie from Australia wrote on 05 March 2016

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Excellent

Driver was just amazing Very cool trip

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