Skippers Canyon Discovery Tour

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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)

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Skippers Canyon 4WD Tour

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  • 4WD Toyota Prado 4 people maximum.
  • 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.

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