Skippers Campsite

Skippers Campsite



5 Rankers Reviews

1 Face-to-Face

1 Basic Camping

1 Queenstown Township


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Skippers township


The Skippers township Camping Ground is a magical area. The drive out here is a bit of a trip, it is steep, narrow, windy, huge drops-offs and generally a no-go zone for rental cars. This is a very historical area, with heaps of great stories about the gold diggers. The campsite at the end of the road is amongst the ruins of the town that used to exist here, there are rocky terraces around an old cemetery and school, please enjoy what is left there, it is illegal to remove any artefacts.

This is an awesome place for mountain biking and walking to explore the area.


  • Sporting event at Macetown and Skippers Campsites

    There will be increased visitor usage of Macetown and Skippers Campsites over the nights of  Wednesday, 23 February and Thursday, 24 February 2022 due to a local sporting event.

    First published on 25 January 2022.


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DOC Otago

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South IslandQueenstown RegionQueenstown Township


  • Basic Camping


James Dalgety's avatar

James Dalgety

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing spot. One of the best we camped in the South Island.

You'll want a 4x4, plenty of time and an adventurous spirit.

Well worth the trip though and some cool history once you reach the destination with the old school there.


Reviewed 10 days ago and experienced in March 2018

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David Mckay

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic spot with flush toilets and great views on the trip in. Narrow access road and can be a little rough in areas but a vehicle with good ground clearance will make it no problem

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Troy's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Totally adventure. Must go place. Make sure the vehicle is 4X4 drive, No way out. !!!

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

amazing place, well worth going to!

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in January 2012

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Marii Joekalda


Ranking: 10/10

Excellent location, beautiful place. However the road is very windy and best for 4WD, not regular cars. No rental vehicles allowed on this road.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Cymen Crick