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Skippers Road, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were searching for the school and bridge over the Shotover but it was impossible to get to. All tracks down to the old school said 'Private Property ' & 'No entry'.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 99qwerty99
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The school was interesting and the trip to see it was breathtaking. Our driver - Fabian was terrific with information and safe driving.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Donna C
Reviewed 12 July 2018

It felt like I had wound the clock back 100 years. I am going to return & camp a few days there. Be sure to visit the cemetery.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Paul K
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Just getting to Skippers Township is an an adrenaline adventure in itself! The road into Skippers is little more than a glorified goat track, built to allow miners access to the gold bearing sediments of the upper Shotover River. One particular stretch of the Skippers...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank bob h
Reviewed 23 February 2018

If you are taking the time to get into the valley, calling in to this site is worth a look. The building was refurbished to extend its life but some recent carelessness has put it back into ruin. If you are in a hurry, perhaps...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank OldGoatsKnowBest
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Interesting history and scenery nomad tours took us and the road and views were spectacular hard to get to bathrooms not functioning properly and that's inconvenient out in no mans land

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Diane B
Reviewed 13 November 2017

It's quaint and charming standing as the only structure in that entire mountain. You have to give it to the honesty of the local people and tourists alike as this school is just left unlock all year round and yet it remains pristine and well-kept.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank HannahL1635
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Summon up the courage to head up towards Coronet Peak, take the Historic Skippers Canyon Road and visit the restored historic Skippers School House.(But first check that your Rental Car agreement allows you to), The drive into Skippers is, in my humble opinion, one of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Well woth the skippers tour to see. well kept and well restored. A door into the history of the area.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank John C
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We were extremely lucky to have a well travelled and experienced driver who navigated the way through the mountains and down the very windy and narrow road.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Helen R
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