The Southern Alps and Fiordland Sights

Skippers Canyon

  • Skippers Rd Map It
  • Queenstown
  • Historic District/Site

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's 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: there's a good reason that rental car companies don't insure you if you drive on this twisty, narrow, unsealed road fraught with slips and vertical drops. We suggest you take a tour instead.

Sight Information


Skippers Rd, Queenstown, Otago, 9371, New Zealand

Map It

Published 08/30/2016


Book A Trip



  • CARS

Map View

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in The Southern Alps and Fiordland