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Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour
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US$119.22*
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Skippers Canyon 4WD Tour from Queenstown
Ranked #60 of 160 Tours in Queenstown
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Owner description: The scenery of Skippers Canyon is without a doubt a subject you will talk about. You are picked up from your hotel in a comfortable 4WD Minibus. You visit this secluded area in small groups. Your local Guide provides a commentary about the Goldrush Heritage of Skippers and serves some refreshments with cheese. Plenty of photo stops and short walks make this sightseeing experience truly unforgettable. Daily departures from Queenstown.
Reviewed 30 October 2013

This tour was so much more interesting than any other bus tours taken. We were picked up and dropped off right at the hotel in a jeep and were the only ones taking the tour that day. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgable. He was able to answer all our questions as they came up and had a lot of interesting stories to tell about the canyon and its inhabitants, both people and animals. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Queenstown area. Skipper's Canyon is one of the most beautiful landscapes I have ever seen.

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Yasmine S, Owner at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

It's great to hear that our comfortable minibus added to the already spectacular experience that Skippers Canyon offers. Thanks for taking some time to share your feedback!

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Reviewed 4 October 2013

Just a great tour. Excellent in every way. Wolfgang, "Wolfie" our guide was full of enthusiasm. He not only was wealth of information, but also offered up advice on what to take photos of, and when. For example, he said some spots would have better lighting on our return rather than on the way out. The scenery is spectacular. The history given by Wolfie was not only captivating, but brought to life. He also filled us in on some of the local "characters" who still live here. Carefully driven, with plenty of stops. The morning tea stop at Skippers site was delicious. You will get to see a couple of LOTR filming sites as well, along with the "original" bungy bridge. A few times, he get out and do some walking down the road. If you have to budget your money and time in Queenstown, skip some of the high priced attractions, which are over in 30 minutes or less, and make time for this tour. Not to be missed. Our thanks Wolfie for a great tour.

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Yasmine S, Owner at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2013

Greetings from Queenstown and thank you so much for this detailed feedback. I'm sure it will help other travellers to make up their minds.
Our entire team is very passionate about Skippers and loves to share this area with you!
Thanks again for taking the time to comment.

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Reviewed 6 August 2013

An outstanding tour overall - not to be missed!! Our guide from the Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, Wolfgang, was very knowledgeable about the area and made the whole tour enjoyable. He stopped at all the picturesque spots and gave us tips on how to take great photos there. He also gave us informative snippets of the history of the Canyon. The halfway morning tea break was scrumptious amidst the backdrop of the historic Skippers school. A+ tour and A+ tour guide. No regrets!

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Yasmine S, Owner at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2013

Spring-Greetings from Queenstown and thank you very much for sharing that you enjoyed our tour. As you mentioned, the picnic we offer in Skippers is certainly one of the highlights and adds a touch of class to this unique experience. Thank you again for taking the time to comment!

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Reviewed 9 July 2013

We were absolutely captivated by the experience. Wolfy, our guide, was entertaining, informative, (and a supremely competent driver!) who gave us an experience never to be forgotten. A highlight of not only Queenstown, but of all New Zealand. Exceeded all expectation, and well worth every dollar spent. This is the place to see in Queenstown, and this is the tour to see it with.

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Yasmine S, Owner at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2013

Thank you for your feedback! Wow... - what a remarkable comment that our tour features right on top of your overall experience of New Zealand - thank you so much!
We certainly pride ourselves in taking all our visitors savely into this historic area and share the views, the history and our time with you!

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Reviewed 26 May 2013

My wife and I went on this tour and enjoyed the views. We were the only passengers in the 4WD with Arthur as our tour guide. We got to see one particular river bank which was used as one of the scenes in the movie "The Lord of the Rings" - where Arwen (Liv Tyler) rides a horse across the river to get away from the Dark Riders. See the photos attached to have an insight about this place.

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Yasmine S, Owner at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2013

Greetings from Queenstown and thank you for your feedback. It's actually one of the best kept secrets that Skippers Canyon featured in the first of the Lord of the Rings movies. And the spot you mentioned still just looks like the movie set... just without the movie-stars :-)
Thanks for taking your time to share your experience.

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