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Skippers Canyon 4WD Tour (Half-Day) provided by Nomad Safaris

Skippers Canyon 4WD Tour (Half-Day)

Skippers Canyon 4WD Tour (Half-Day)
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
6
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    6
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5762P7
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by 4WD vehicle with your driver/guide
  • Gold panning
  • Light refreshments (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, fruit cake and cookies)
  • Selected Queenstown Hotel pickup and drop-off (Surrounding suburbs, Kelvin Heights, Frankton, Arthur's Point, Fernhill and others, by arrangement only
  • Entry/Admission - Queenstown
  • Entry/Admission - Queenstown
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pickup from all Queenstown area accommodations. If you don't need pick up, meet at Info & Track/Snow at 37 Shotover St, Queenstown.
  • Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Transport by 4WD vehicle with your driver/guide
  • Gold panning
  • Light refreshments (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, fruit cake and cookies)
  • Selected Queenstown Hotel pickup and drop-off (Surrounding suburbs, Kelvin Heights, Frankton, Arthur's Point, Fernhill and others, by arrangement only
  • Entry/Admission - Queenstown
  • Entry/Admission - Queenstown
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pickup from all Queenstown area accommodations. If you don't need pick up, meet at Info & Track/Snow at 37 Shotover St, Queenstown.
  • Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 8 Dec 2021
A note from Skippers Canyon 4WD Tour (Half-Day)
We are a 100% vaccinated company with all new hires having to be vaccinated before joining. We will not be using masks in the vehicles. They are supplied if customers want to use them. We require all of our customers to be vaccinated and to be able to show their vaccine pass when required.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Queenstown
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Skippers Canyon
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Skippers Township Museum, Skippers Point
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
86 reviews
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Gillian
Queenstown, New Zealand1 contribution
Jenny once again took us on a Nomads adventure up the Skippers Canyon. She has previously driven us up the Arrow River to Macetown. We thoroughly enjoyed her stories about the characters that populated the Skippers in the gold mining days to the present. Her imaginative descriptions of the rock formations and her knowledge of the history of the area are entertaining and informative, and her driving skills are unquestionable. We had a fabulous morning. Thanks Jenny.
Written 25 November 2021
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Cheyenne M
1 contribution
May 2021
My wife and I had a fantastic time, Bill was or guide and driver and provided us with extensive knowledge of the Skippers Canyon plus some first hand experience of some of his adventures in the area. Felt right at ease even with the steep drop offs on both sides of the vehicle and this is reflected in the professionalism of the guide and company. Would definitely do the trip again, and would love to do the Macetown trip some day.
AAA experience for us, and a must do trip for anyone coming to Queenstown.
Written 9 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for you lovely review. We are so pleased you had such a great time with Bill!
Written 11 May 2021
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liseepoo
Christchurch, New Zealand38 contributions
Feb 2021
I recently brought a small tour group of North Island Kiwis on this trip and it was unanimously voted as their favourite excursion throughout their 11 day tour.....even better than the overnighter on Doubtful Sound!

The guides (Rob & Benji) were nothing short of exceptional (and flexible) - the landscape and experience of being in Skippers, and learning about the god rush days, was just so good! Highly recommended to any and all. Thank you!! :)
Written 4 March 2021
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Hello Thanks you so much for leaving us this incredible review. So glad to hear we were THE highlight of the trip around the country!
Written 9 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

West London Traveller
London, UK20 contributions
Dec 2019
My young family (3 sons aged 10, 8 and 2) were picked up by Darryl in the Land Rover and had an excellent morning driving all around the Queenstown area. The visibility was impacted by the Australian fires but totally made up for by our tour guide's knowledge of the area and how he brought the LOTR filming to life. My boys - especially the 2 year old! - loved the river driving and gold panning and we are really pleased we did the trip, which we highly recommend. Many thanks to Darryl for his informative tour.
Written 8 January 2020
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So glad to hear it was enjoyed by the whole family!
Written 9 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rabbity1
Auckland Central, New Zealand79 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
We did this fabulous 4 hour trip in the middle of winter, just a day after good snowfall and I freezing temperatures.
The roads were frozen, icy and slippery so we wanted the best company to take us into the canyon. We certainly succeeded!
Being from the far north and much more comfortable in the sea than in snow, I was very nervous about safety, so it was great to see our wonderful driver Peter put the chains on right at the start of the road. No risky chances, no cowboys here.
Peter was informative and friendly and good company and a good driver. He clearly loves his job.
We thought the trip was fabulous,  so amazing to see the canyon in the snow, and really speaking scenery.
The ride was comfortable and I didn't feel scared at any point. The vehicle was also warm.
The highlight of the trip is the drive itself, and the rugged terrain, but the gold panning and ghost town visit were also super.
Seeing the sunrise in winter from up the Coronet Peak road was also a highlight.
I cannot recommend Nomad Safaris highly enough.
Support them through this Covid19 tourism disaster and go do a trip with them now.
Written 8 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello! Thank you for leaving such a great review, We're really glad that you had such a fabulous trip with Peter. Great to hear that you got to see the sunrise from Coronet Peak too, that must of been very beautiful! Hopefully we see you again for another tour if your back in Queenstown!
Written 8 September 2020
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Nikki M
Erbil, Iraq9 contributions
May 2021
A great experience especially thanks to our driver Jenny. She was a careful driver making us feel very safe on this demanding track. Her knowledge of the goldmining era, the history, geology and the geography of the place was outstanding.
Written 31 May 2021
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Thankyou for such a great review! So happy to hear you had a great time with Jenny!
Written 5 June 2021
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Michael
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Family
5 stars. Absolutely amazing experience. The scenery was sereal and our driver Peter was incredibly knowledgeable and engaging. He bonded with young and old on the trip and even tought us a few camera tricks. My 7 yr old says "Peter you were awesome, thank you for our 4 wheel drive trip".
Written 23 June 2021
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Thank you Mike for your kind review. Peter is really awesome and full of knowledge. We are so happy to hear you had a great time here with us and can't wait for you to be back for different adventures. Tell your kids he says hi.
Written 5 July 2021
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cindypulliam
Brooklyn, IN34 contributions
Queenstown has received a tremendous amount of rain in the past 48 hours which necessitated changing the itinerary of our excursion due to flooding. Marcelo was very personable and obviously enjoys interacting with his passengers. He drove those canyon roads like the professional that he is. He helped make our rainy day excursion fun.
Written 3 February 2020
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Kia Ora Cindy, Thank you so much for leaving a review, we really appreciate it. The floodings are an unfortunate by-product of living in the Mountains but we are so happy Marcelo was able to show you parts of Queenstown. He is brilliant! We hope the remaining time of your trip was unaffected by the weather.
Written 10 February 2020
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Laura V
1 contribution
May 2021
We have just done the Skipper tour with our children (5,6,8) and some friends.

Bill was our guide and he was awesome. Great driver, super knowledgeable and lots of interesting personal experiences in the area too.
Justin was the driver in the other truck and he was fantastic too.
Great guides, great company, spectacular scenery and lots of history

Was an awesome morning, this trip is well worth it and I would highly recommend it.
Written 27 May 2021
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Thank you so much for your 5 star review, we are so glad your family enjoyed the Skippers Canyon trip! We hope to have you on tour with us agin in the future.
Written 28 May 2021
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Yvonne M
Sheffield, UK24 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
What a morning- Lord of the Rings film sites; exhilarating 4WD through crystal clear rivers; amazing views all around Queenstown; a drive up a unsealed road with some amazing hairpin bends; panning for gold and a memorable coffee by the river, aka, Benji’s cafe du Paradise 😍. The wonderful Benji kept us thrilled and entertained with his friendly commentary and sense of fun. We had a ball. Thank you
Written 13 January 2020
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Thanks so much for this amazing review Yvonne! What a great description of what we do and where we go, thank you for writing it! So glad you enjoyed your afternoon with Benji, hope to see you here again soon for another adventure!
Written 28 January 2020
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By: Nomad Safaris
Pauline M
Pauline M
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4WD to Macetown
We had Peter take us on this trip and all had a great experience. Morning tea at Macetown was not expected. When
796kaylad
796kaylad
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Best experience in New Zealand
My partner and I booked this for our trip away, and it was by far one if the coolest experiences I have ever done i
TravellerXYZ333
TravellerXYZ333
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LOTR tour. Nomad Safari. Great tour
Jenny was our guide and expert driver. It was cloudy the day of our tour, if we had followed the original itinerary
joannemH5944JW
joannemH5944JW
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2 hour tour, great value
we did the shotover jet followed by the Nomad Safari. The safari took us off road to places we would not have gone
CindyM1106
CindyM1106
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Must Do Queenstown
I strongly recommend this one, what an amazing experience! I did the quad bike tour and loved it. The views were in
I9021YQbrucep
I9021YQbrucep
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Off-road Safari
Amazing scenery and great off-road trip.Jenny the driver was very informative and a great driver. Well worth it!
Shannon06031999
Shannon06031999
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Awesome!
We had a great time and Justin was a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide! Would come back agan!
Stasesdotcom
Stasesdotcom
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Stunning scenery and great tour operator.
Jenny was amazing. Our trip to Macetown was incredible from start to finish. Jenny's knowledge of the area and comm
charlotten729
charlotten729
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Best experience in Queenstown!
Today we had the pleasure of spending 4 hours with Peter on the Macetown trip. However, this is the 2nd trip we hav
A7817NJgrahamp
A7817NJgrahamp
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Holiday highlight
Great scenery. Guide Jono was excellent with his knowledge stories and driving skills. This was the highlight of ou
D8837XDrutho
D8837XDrutho
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Skippers Canyon Queenstown
Jono, our guide, was excellent. Really personable and knowledgeable about the tour. Incredible scenery and to hear
78bevanb
78bevanb
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Fab!
Had the best time on the ATV on the 360 tour. The views were stunning and our guide was really knowledgeable and fr
601lynny
601lynny
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Must do
Couldnt recommend more highly, so much fun and were thoroughly looked after. The more cautious had an awesome time
Palmseller
Palmseller
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Best 4 Wheel Drive Experience in NZ
Magnificent 4 Wheeldrive experience to Macetown. Johno is a very talented driver and his knowledge of the history o
Kylee S
Kylee S
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An experience to remember
What a fabulous day it was. Jenny was so knowledgeable, she was very entertaining. We really had the best experie
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