Carved out by glaciers and the Shotover River, the Skippers Canyon is a breathtaking gorge with steep drops of several hundred metres

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Skippers Canyon 4WD Tour from Queenstown

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 4 hours

$115

Discover the beauty of Skippers Canyon on this half-day 4WD tour from Queenstown.Leave behind the h...

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Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Experience from Queenstown

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 3 hour

$109

Take on New Zealand’s greatest jet boat adventure! See breathtaking views on a tour of Skippers Cany...

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Half-Day Skippers Canyon Photography Tour from Queenstown

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 4 hours

$149

Skippers Canyon photography tour is fantastic for all levels of photographers. A 4 hour tour th...

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Half-Day Skippers Canyon 4WD Adventure from Queenstown

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 4 hours

$132

Half-day heritage tour that follows the rugged and once treacherous Skippers Road...

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Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Tour

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 3 hours

$105

Come with Skippers Canyon Jet and experience unbeatable value as you are taken on a spectacular gui...

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Queenstown Scenic Heli-Flight With Snow Landing

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 35 minute

$244

... Get panoramic aerial views the awe-inspiring Skippers Canyon and Queenstown Basin, and make a dramatic landing on snow.

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Grand Circle Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

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 30 minutes

$214

...ed Shotover River is revealed in rugged Skippers Canyon. See spectacular film locations from Lord of the Rings. The flig...

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Half-Day Shotover River Rafting Trip from Queenstown

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   5 hours

$162

...a excitement and thrills. Drive through Skippers canyon to the start of the rafting. Raft your way down the Shotover riv...

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Shotover River Half-Day White Water Rafting from Queenstown

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 4 hour

$164

Raft the famous Shotover River for thrilling grade 3 to 5 whitewater action on a half-day trip from ...

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Helicopter and Shotover River Rafting Combo from Queenstown

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   5 hours

$237

...n Skippers Canyon forged out by gold miners during the big Queenstown gold rush before rafting down the Shotover River.

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Scenic Sights Tour from Queenstown with Gold-Panning

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 3 hour

$79

Be wowed on this morning tour by the panoramic views from Queenstown to Skippers Canyon lookout thro...

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30-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown

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 30 minutes

$231

Mobile Voucher Accepted

...n: Spectacular alpine scenery including Skippers Canyon and the Queenstown basin as well as the chance to land in the sn...

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50-Minute Glacier Explorer Flight from Queenstown

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 50 minutes

$388

Mobile Voucher Accepted

...now before heading back towards Queenstown past hidden alpine lakes and the rich gold mining history of Skippers Canyon.

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Skippers Canyon, Queenstown

Carved out by glaciers and the Shotover River, the Skippers Canyon is a breathtaking gorge with steep drops of several hundred metres.

Carved out by glaciers and the Shotover River, the Skippers Canyon is a breathtaking gorge with steep drops of several hundred metres. The narrow, winding road that runs along the 22 kilometre long canyon was laid out in the late 19th century for the rush of gold-seekers who skimmed the Shotover River. The route is so treacherous that insurance for rental cars is not available here. Some travelers find the scenic views over the gorge worth the risk. The rapids through the canyon are popular rafting and jetboating sites.


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About Skippers Canyon

 Otago, South Island

Skippers Canyon and Nearby Sights on Map

Coronet Peak

Coronet Peak is a 1649 metre tall mountain with a popular skiing resort on its southern slopes

Shotover River

Once dubbed 'the richest river in the world' for its gold nuggets, the Shotover River today draws gold-seekers as well as adventure enthusiasts who come for the fast-flowing crystal rapids

Hollyford Track

The Hollyford Track is a 56 kilometre long tramping or hiking path along Hollyford River that runs from Marion Corner at the foot of Mount Christina in the south to the Tasman Sea coast at Martins Bay in the north, through the Pyke Big Bay Track

Skycity Queenstown

The Skycity Queenstown Casino has dining and entertainment in addition to 86 gaming machines, 8 gaming tables with popular draws such as Roulette, Poker, Texas Hold'em, Baccarat, and Blackjack, and an additional 4 gaming tables in the VIP room

Lake Hayes

Framed by the snow-covered peaks of The Remarkables and mountains of the Wakatipu Basin, Lake Hayes is a picturesque lake with crystal clear waters that reflect the surrounding landscape like a mirror

The Remarkables

You know it is going to be an unforgettable experience when something is named as The Remarkables

Lord of the Rings - Glenorchy

Glenorchy is breathtakingly beautiful, and it is not hard to see why Peter Jackson filmed parts of The Lord of the Rings trilogy here

Lake Wakatipu

Surrounded by the towering Remarkables, Cecil Peak and Southern Alps, the gorgeous Lake Wakatipu offers breathtaking views of nature

Routeburn Track

The 32 kilometre long Routeburn Track is an alpine tramping or hiking trail that passes through the Fiordland and Mount Aspiring National Parks

Lake Wanaka

Lake Wanaka lies at the heart of the Otago Lakes in South Island, just a 50 minute drive to the north of Queenstown through the Crown Range