Skippers Canyon

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Skippers canyon is a picturesque gorge, carved by the Shotover River. Exciting tours take you through the history of the canyons and the region!

The Skippers Canyon is the historic location where the one of the largest gold rushes of Ortago took place. These lead to the meteoric rise of the region around Skippers Canyon, towns such as Charlestown and Skippers Point came up. But as soon as the gold rush died, so did these towns and their ruins can still be seen in the region. Skippers canyon, today, is a major tourist attraction. Some of it's most famous activities are the Jet Boat Tour or the Scenic Tour. As the name suggests, the Jet Boat Tour is an exciting way to explore the canyons, weaving through the narrow water of the Shotover while witnessing some spectacular scenery. The scenic tour takes you through the historic land of the gold rush, and also Winky's Museum and Sainsbury Gold Claim. It is also famous for it's many hiking and biking trails.

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