Skippers Canyon Discovery Tour

Book Online Now

Tour Info

  • Departs: 1pm 1st May – 30th September
  • Departs: 2pm 1st October – 30st April
  • Duration: half day 4 hours
  • Minimum 2 pax required


Adult: NZ $195 (minimum 2 adults)
Private rate: NZ $260
Child: NZ $98 (child 4 – 15 years, not suitable for infants)

Book Online Now

Get up to 30% off now for NZ travellers booking direct go to BOOK NOW ONLINE Use the the Promo Code: CovidFree

Adult $136 per person, Child 14 yrs & under $68 per person incl gst

Skippers Canyon Discovery Tour

Lighthouse Rock
Lighthouse Rock
  • 4WD Landrover 6 people maximum, or Toyota Landcruiser 4 people.
  • Duration 4 hours return, 2 pm departures.
  • Accommodation pick up drop off Queenstown or by arrangement.
  • Experienced driver / guide
  • Refreshments included
  • Gold panning on request
  • Direct bookings online or phone

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
© 2020 Private Discovery Tours.
Chinese (Simplified)English