Skippers Canyon For ATV Riding
The 5th most popular all terrain vehicle trail in New Zealand.
Wednesday 21 February 2018 06:07 GMT
Northeast of Queenstown, the Skippers 4WD Road descends into Skippers Canyon through dry bush.
To reach the trailhead from Queenstown, head north on Shotover Street. Turn left on Gorge Road (which becomes Arthur Point Road and then Malaghan Road) for 7km. Turn left heading up Coronet Peak Ski Area road for 4.5km. Turn left up Skippers Road for 0.6km to Skipper Saddle parking area.
The route continues north on the road to explore Skippers Canyon ghost town about another 16km ahead.
Overall, Skippers Canyon is the 5th most popular ATV riding trail of all 10 ATV trails in New Zealand. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Skippers Canyon including Macetown 4WD Road and Queenstown Hill.