Boating in New Zealand
Bungy jumping in New Zealand
Fishing in New Zealand
Mountain biking in New Zealand
Walking along the Queenstown wharf
Zorbing in New Zealand
Scenic Train in New Zealand

Skippers Canyon - the Road to High Adventure

Skippers Canyon, Queenstown, New Zealand
Skippers Canyon
Queenstown, New Zealand

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.

» Queenstown Regional Information

» Queenstown Travel Directory

Featured
 
Top 10 Holiday Parks

Top 10 Holiday Parks

Stay locally with Top 10 and the kids stay free.

Elm Wildlife Tours

Elm Wildlife Tours

Tour options for a wildlife experience of a lifetime.

Active New Zealand

Active New Zealand

NZ's most experienced adventure tour operator.

Red Carpet Tours

Red Carpet Tours

NZ's premier Lord of the Rings tour company.

Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry

Bluebridge Ferry

Cross between the Islands on a Bluebridge ferry.

Thrifty Car Rental

Thrifty Car Rental

Thrifty has you covered with 30 locations.

Featured
 
Top 10 Holiday Parks

Top 10 Holiday Parks

Stay locally with Top 10 and the kids stay free.

Elm Wildlife Tours

Elm Wildlife Tours

Tour options for a wildlife experience of a lifetime.

Active New Zealand

Active New Zealand

NZ's most experienced adventure tour operator.

Red Carpet Tours

Red Carpet Tours

NZ's premier Lord of the Rings tour company.

Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry

Bluebridge Ferry

Cross between the Islands on a Bluebridge ferry.

Thrifty Car Rental

Thrifty Car Rental

Thrifty has you covered with 30 locations.