Skippers Canyon - the Road to High Adventure
Skippers Canyon is a scenic attraction located about 30 kilometres from Queenstown Town, in the back country of the Queenstown region of New Zealand.
Created by the Shotover River, Skippers Canyon is a major tourist attraction. Known in adventure circles as 'Skippers Grand Canyon' the area encompasses 20 acres and is home to a variety of adventure tourism, including:
- AJ Hackett bungy
- Pipeline Bungy
- Skippers Flying Fox
- Winky's Museum
- Nomad Safaris
- Skippers Canyon Jet
- Pipeline Walkway
From the 1860s until recently, Skippers Canyon was the very centre of gold mining activity in the Queenstown region—historical sites still exist today.
A number of original gold mining workings can be viewed, that are progressively being restored.
Hand carved out of solid rock, the Skippers Road is an adventure in itself...don't look down!
Skippers Bridge is also a major attraction. The bridge spans the Skippers Canyon gorge, about 100 metres above the river.