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Skippers Canyon Review
One of the enduring attractions in the area is the drive up Skippers Canyon. Harking back to the days when the hills were filled with gold diggers, the Skippers Road was hand carved out of rock, and it reaches into the deep recesses of the Shotover Valley. It's breathtakingly gorgeous but you could also be breathtakingly scared: if you're not confident about navigating a twisty, narrow, unsealed road fraught with slips and vertical drops, we suggest you take a tour.
Nomad Safaris. Nomad Safaris runs two trips a day up the Skippers Canyon in specialized 4WD vehicles. 03/442–6699. www.nomadsafaris.co.nz.
Queenstown Heritage Tours. Queenstown Heritage Tours gives historical tours with the comforts of air-conditioned vehicles, delicious snacks, and local wines. 174 Glenda Dr., Queenstown. 03/409–0949. www.queenstown-heritage.co.nz.
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