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4WD Half Day Trip - Skippers Canyon

Today enjoy a real 4WD adventure exploring the gold mining history in splendid New Zealand high country. Skippers Canyon Road was hacked by hand into the sheer cliff sides of the Shotover River Valley, following the discovery of gold in the Queenstown area in 1862.

You will follow Skippers Road, with every hairpin bend, across the historic suspension bridge, opened in 1901, to the old gold mining township of Skippers. This tour offers spectacular mountain scenery, rugged canyons, gold panning to gain a taste of NZ's pioneer gold mining history, and the excitement of the 4WD in a safe environment. On completion of your tour, you will return to downtown Queenstown. Skippers Canyon Road was hacked by hand into the sheer cliff sides of the Shot over River Valley, following the discovery of gold in the Queenstown area in 1862.

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