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.
This extension is suitable for…
Free Singapore stopover
Flight offer – Save up to £175 pp
Book by: 15 September 2019
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.
Meet our experts
Speak to a tailor-made specialist on 020 7590 0614Meet the team