Southern Gold U-Drive 4x4 Tag along tour | 4WD Expeditions

This is the ultimate three day 4 wheel drive tag along where you drive. From 1860's gold trails, diverse alpine conservation areas and high country sheep stations, this expedition explores the magnificent Queenstown region.


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Skippers Canyon was the scene of the frenzied 1862 gold rush on the Shotover River. We begin by negotiating the infamous 1889 Skippers Canyon Road, literally carved into the mountain sides along the Shotover River. We explore the canyon and its secrets, past and present. From Skippers Canyon this expedition travels through to a wonderful, very private high country sheep station. We spend the next day exploring this 33,000 acre farm with plenty of time to soak in the views, stretch the legs, or just relax at the beautifully situated lodge. Leaving the sheep station, we head west and start travelling through the Kopuwai Conservation area, with stunning Central Otago vistas, varied history, magnificent rock tors and more.

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Southern Gold U-Drive 4x4 Tag along tour | 4WD Expeditions, 139 Alpine Retreat, Alpine Retreat, Arrowtown, Queenstown, 9348, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
8am to 8pm
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $1,250.00
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English must be your first language due to communication of safety requirements and expectations. Suitable rental 4x4 vehicles with insurance are available in Queenstown for hire, contact us for details. A detailed waiver form must be signed by all participants before this tour commences. While this tour operates on a public road, it is not recommended for beginner off-road drivers.

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