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“Fabulous Skippers”

Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour
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US$121.23*
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Skippers Canyon 4WD Tour from Queenstown
Ranked #61 of 158 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 21 February 2012

We toured in 1981, parents and children. It was an adventure ruined on the day by several factors. This time we also had two grandchildren. Wow! What a difference! More than a month later I still cannot think of a better type of tour I have had in a great many countries. Words to describe include: personal, Informative, involving, hospitable, exciting, surprising. The mini-picnic at the end of the road was a great highlight. I have over 200 photos of the extraordinary scenes. Our host, Wolfy, was the most tremendous host. I do hope the Swiss couple we met weeks later have managed to find you, Wolfy! If our month touring the Soith Island was a cake, this trip was certainly the icing. From age 9 to 73 we thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you, thank you!

1  Thank Dave C
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Yasmine S, Owner at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2012

We are very proud to have received this comment. It sounds like having the cake and eating it, too, is possible. Thank you for sharing your experience! Thank you!

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Reviewed 9 February 2012

First of all, thanks to Arthur for his brilliant narration during our 4 hour photography tour. He knew the area intimately and understood it's history to exacting detail, which made for a very rich experience.

It wasn't cheap but we both agreed that it was worth every single penny. The scenery was spectacular and we were able to stop to take photos at our own leisure. The hats came to good use as did the wine at Skippers Point, both of which were included in the price.

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Yasmine S, Owner at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2012

Thank you for taking your time to share this feedback. Our entire team endeavors on each tour to share our local knowledge about the area with our visitors to our best abilities. I am very happy to learn that we succeeded in it.

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Reviewed 6 February 2012

Excellent driving and commentary by mature driver of 4WD minibus. Picnic with wine, coffee, tea and home-made cookies etc included. Fascinating history of open-cast gold mining and panning in spectacular mountainous and river scenery. Good value for money at around £80 per person for the four hours.

Thank Matthew M
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Yasmine S, Owner at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2012

Thank you very much for your feedback - it is highly appreciated. We will endeavor to continue sharing our knowledge about Skippers Canyon's goldmining history with you. Thanks again!

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Reviewed 5 February 2012

We went on this tour based on tripadvisor reviews, and was really pleased with the tour. We got a very personalized tour (b/c we're Lord of the Rings fans) - our tour guide stopped at different points where Lord of the Rings was filmed to take pictures; though that's not part of the typical tour.

Excellent tour with lots of history and detail about the local wildlife and landscape, excellent wine with tasty cheese and crackers; with coffee and tea that was given to us while we stopped to walk along the road to take in the wonderful views.

Definitely a great tour in a comfortable 4WD truck, that's personalized and not too big. Would highly recommend!

Thank Audra E
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Yasmine S, Owner at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2012

It was our pleasure to create this personalized experience for you. Although we can't really take any credit for those amazing views, but we are nonetheless very passionate to share them with you. Thanks a lot for taking your time to share your feedback on this platform.

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Reviewed 20 January 2012

This tour was the absolute highlight of our recent visit to Queenstown. Having visited Q'town several times before, we wanted to see more of the remoteness, unique scenery and heritage of the area, and experience the thrills of the Skippers Road (rather than those of jet-boats, bungees, parachuting etc). The tour offered by Queenstown Heritage Tours delivered exactly what we were looking for!

We booked the 4-hour tour (included tea/coffee/wine/snacks at Skippers), and were picked up downtown, and delivered back to our hotel in the evening. Our friendly tour guide (Wolfy) was outstanding. He provided an insightful commentary all throughout the tour, and was always willing to stop for photos (recommending the best spots) along the way. He even went out of his way to take us up to the summit of the road to the Branches Station, providing a spectacular view down to Skippers and the river below.

It's tours like this that have been bringing tourists and visitors to Queenstown for nearly 150 years. It's the scenery and history of this area that makes it unique. Don't forget your camera!!

Worth every cent.

Thank ALTabbs
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Yasmine S, Owner at Unforgettable Skippers Canyon Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2012

The entire team is deeply impressed by the detailed review of your experience. All of us do our best to meet our customers' expectations. We are very happy to learn that we succeeded this time. Thanks again for your candid review.

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