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Private Discovery Tours, Exploring the remote South Island Private Discovery Tours, Exploring the remote South Island

Skippers Canyon Discovery Tour

Lighthouse Rock

Lighthouse Rock

Take the narrow road through the rugged historic landscape of Skippers Canyon, a road carved from rock cliffs and terraces. The Shotover River was one of the richest gold bearing rivers in the world, now only gold mining relics remain to tell the stories of hardship experienced in this unique environment.

Visit the Mount Aurum homestead and restored Skippers school. Step back into a bygone era as you view historic buildings, hear the amazing stories, feel and appreciate the encounters of men driven by riches.

Skippers Schoolhouse Shotover River
Skippers Canyon Discovery Tour Skippers Canyon Discovery Tour

Departures

Cost : NZ $180 pp (minimum 2 adults) Private rate $254 ppor group of 4 Adults $170 ppChild NZ$90

Another Option

Skippers Canyon Heritage Tour

Branches Station

Branches Station

Start the day with a later hotel pick up and visit Skippers Canyon avoiding the half day tour rush.
We make time to take walks, marvel at the past gold mining stories and appreciate the Shotover Canyon scenes and then sit back to enjoy a private picnic lunch at Macleans Reserve.

Departures

Autumn on the road to Skippers

Price

NZ$395 pp (minimum 2 adults), child NZ$155