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Historic Skippers School

Skippers Road, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Skippers Road, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
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"gold rush"
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"skippers road"
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"interesting history"
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"take your time"
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"wings"
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"century"
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"doc"
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"restored"
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"mines"
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"picnic"
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"bridge"
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"canyon"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank bob h
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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

Thank OldGoatsKnowBest
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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

Thank Diane B
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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.

Thank Hannah L
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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

1  Thank PhilQT66
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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.

1  Thank John C
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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.

Thank Helen R
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

The time has just stopped ! this renovated area, hosting a small camping ground, is coming out of nowhere ! after an 1 h travelling on the skippers road and crossing a scary bridge (70 m high) you see a ghost village, where time has...More

1  Thank Fabien D
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

This was an excellent 1/2day trip with a friendly and informative guide. The road is scary in places but we had absolute confidence in his handling of the vehicle. It is stunning scenery and fascinating history. We absolutely recommend this trip to anyone. (Just remember...More

Thank Liz H
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Interesting to learn about life during the gold rush, and how hard life must have been. The journey to get there was something else!

Thank CML30
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