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Skippers Canyon Scenic Tour

Come and take a journey along one of New Zealands most dangerous roads, from Queenstown into Skippers canyon.

Our experienced guides will keep you safe as we follow the world famous Shotover River on a trail that was hand-built by Gold miners in the late 1800’s.

The journey offers stunning views of this unique Central Otago landscape, so don’t forget your camera, fully charged batteries and an empty memory card! With sweeping views along the steep gorge and of the Shotover River below, you’ll have photo opportunities at every turn.

Skippers Canyon Highlights

  • Travel the Historic Skippers Canyon Road
  • Cross the Skippers Suspension Bridge
  • Visit the restored Skippers township
  • Gold pan in the Shotover River
  • Spot for Rainbow trout in the pure waters
  • Have a delicious Kiwi style picnic

Tour Details

Duration: 4 hours
Departure: Queenstown 8.00am & 1.30pm
Price Adult: $230
Price Child: $99
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Kate & Joel

FAMILY OWNED
& OPERATED

As a local family we take pride in each and every tour.

Lunch

GOLD PANNING
& REFRESHMENTS

We provide morning or afternoon tea and a chance to strike gold!

Small Groups

SMALL GROUPS
IN COMFORT

Small personalised groups per guide / vehicle – our vehicles are 4WD with forward facing seats

AWESOME 
VALUE

One of the very best value tours you’ll find.Adult $230 Child $99 (0-14yrs)

LOTR Costume

OPTIONAL COSTUME
DRESS UP

Pretend you are a LOTR star, dress up in capes and re-enact sword play in Lothlorien forest.

Chinese Booklet

INTERPRETATION
BOOKLET

We have a booklet with our full commentary in both English and Chinese

Pick Up

ACCOMMODATION
PICK UP

We pick up at all central Queenstown accommodation locations.

Departs Queenstown

DEPARTS
QUEENSTOWN

Our tour departs Queenstown at 8.00am and 1.30pm

Pure Glenorchy – Pure New Zealand

DOC Approved

Pure Glenorchy is one of the few companies to have DOC Concession and to be also Qualmark Silver Endorsed, meaning we deliver a genuine, constantly improving sustainable experience.

We are committed to keeping our environment pristine. We feel privileged to operate in such an untouched environment and adhere to strict environmental guidelines.

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