Cliff-carved off roader routes bring you out of Queenstown, deep into gold rush territory where wild canyons, historic townships and gold-panning opportunities map a rich history
Follow in the footsteps of the gold rush pioneers with this half-day off-roader experience. You’ll head out of Queenstown towards Coronet Peak for mountainside views over Wakatipu Basin before you turn onto the treacherous Skippers Road. This precipitous route will bring you – via a century-old suspension bridge – to dramatic canyon overlooks, stunning rock formations and the historic township. Here you’ll pause for refreshments and the chance to step back in time with a restored schoolhouse, homestead and cemetery that memorialise the often-dangerous life of the gold prospectors. You’ll also pan for gold yourself with a stop at Deep Creek, one of the most gilded rivers in the world.
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Flight & free car hire offer – Save up to £570 pp
Book by: 29 May 2018
With boutique hotel stays and car hire included throughout, this curated road trip perfectly showcases the unique cultures and natural wonders of New Zealand's North and South islands.
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