Immerse yourself in New Zealand’s rich gold mining history and natural landscapes in this thrilling tour outside the busy city! Enjoy a stunning panoramic view of Wakatipu Basin and Skippers Canyon. With your very own local guide navigating the narrow roads of Skippers Canyon Road, you will get unrivalled views of the canyon as you travel past Lighthouse Rock. You will cross the historical Skippers Suspension Bridge, one of New Zealand’s highest bridges that was built in 1901. From there onwards you will learn more about the history of the area from your local guide as you explore the restored Skippers Settlement and the historic miner’s road built in 1862. Take a break from all the adventure with a quick pit stop for morning/afternoon tea at the settlement’s schoolhouse. Lastly we will end the tour with a fun gold panning activity in the Shotover River before heading back to Queenstown.

Itinerary

  • 8:15/13:30 pick up from central Queenstown accommodation
  • Travel out of Queenstown
  • Stop at the Plane Table Lookout for a panoramic view of the Wakatipu Basin
  • Explore Skippers Canyon and travel the historic miner’s road
  • Cross the historical Skippers Suspension Bridge
  • Visit the Skippers Settlement enjoy morning or afternoon tea at the restored schoolhouse
  • Stop at Deep Creek and enjoy a gold panning activity in Shotover River
  • 12:15/17:30 return to Queenstown

Validity

  • The voucher is only valid on the specified date and time

Eligibility

  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 participants to proceed and a minimum of 4 during New Zealand public holidays.

Additional Information

Prohibitions & Limitations
  • Due to the nature of this activity, it is not recommended for persons with impaired physical mobility or those in wheelchairs
  • The tour is operational in all weather conditions except during storms or typhoons. In case of cancellation, you will be given the option to book an alternative date or request a full refund
What to Bring
  • Refillable drinking bottle
  • Camera
What to Wear
  • Comfortable shoes and clothes as this tour will involve a fair amount of walking

Pick Up Information

Hotel Pick Up Information
  • Operator will reconfirm your pick up time in advance
  • Be at your hotel lobby 10 minutes before your selected pick up time
  • Please select your preferred pick up location at checkout
  • No refunds will be given for no-shows and latecomers
Gold Heritage Skippers Canyon Road 4WD Tour

Immerse yourself in New Zealand’s rich gold mining history and natural landscapes in this thrilling tour outside the busy city! Enjoy a stunning panoramic view of Wakatipu Basin and Skippers Canyon. With your very own local guide navigating the narrow roads of Skippers Canyon Road, you will get unrivalled views of the canyon as you travel past Lighthouse Rock. You will cross the historical Skippers Suspension Bridge, one of New Zealand’s highest bridges that was built in 1901. From there onwards you will learn more about the history of the area from your local guide as you explore the restored Skippers Settlement and the historic miner’s road built in 1862. Take a break from all the adventure with a quick pit stop for morning/afternoon tea at the settlement’s schoolhouse. Lastly we will end the tour with a fun gold panning activity in the Shotover River before heading back to Queenstown.

Itinerary

  • 8:15/13:30 pick up from central Queenstown accommodation
  • Travel out of Queenstown
  • Stop at the Plane Table Lookout for a panoramic view of the Wakatipu Basin
  • Explore Skippers Canyon and travel the historic miner’s road
  • Cross the historical Skippers Suspension Bridge
  • Visit the Skippers Settlement enjoy morning or afternoon tea at the restored schoolhouse
  • Stop at Deep Creek and enjoy a gold panning activity in Shotover River
  • 12:15/17:30 return to Queenstown

Validity

  • The voucher is only valid on the specified date and time

Eligibility

  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 participants to proceed and a minimum of 4 during New Zealand public holidays.

Additional Information

Prohibitions & Limitations
  • Due to the nature of this activity, it is not recommended for persons with impaired physical mobility or those in wheelchairs
  • The tour is operational in all weather conditions except during storms or typhoons. In case of cancellation, you will be given the option to book an alternative date or request a full refund
What to Bring
  • Refillable drinking bottle
  • Camera
What to Wear
  • Comfortable shoes and clothes as this tour will involve a fair amount of walking

Pick Up Information

Hotel Pick Up Information
  • Operator will reconfirm your pick up time in advance
  • Be at your hotel lobby 10 minutes before your selected pick up time
  • Please select your preferred pick up location at checkout
  • No refunds will be given for no-shows and latecomers

Note:

  • All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars and include GST
  • If purchase one ticket only – Please email us to arrange it for you (Email address: info@delightfultravelaus.com)
  • Please read the terms and conditions below the website before you purchase
  •  This product  non-refundable once booked
  • Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied and supervised by an adult (18+) for the duration of the tour

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