Skippers Canyon near Queenstown in Central Otago, on the South Island of New Zealand is a place for adventure seekers to congregate and experience some of the thrills that New Zealand has to offer, and there are many. Skippers Canyon is a great place to take a 4x4 safari tour, as well as try out bungy jumping, white water rafting, and other thrill sports.
Gold was discovered in this canyon in 1862 and once gold seekers across the world heard of this, they flocked to this area to see if they could make their fortune. Maori Point is the area where the gold was discovered by two Maori miners and when the miners came to see if they could find their own gold, many hotels and make-shift pubs and restaurants sprung up here. However, the area has sinced returned to some of its former glory as people realized that not everyone would be as lucky with the yellow metal as the first two miners were. Some were however, and this Canyon made the fortune of some very lucky men.
Aside from the adventure sports that this region has to offer, there are some preserved buildings from the mining heyday, so it's worth it to stop by and see some of the old buildings and see how a mining town was built and then eventually abandoned.
Skippers Canyon near Queenstown, Central Otago, South Island, New Zealand.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/160 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 29mm.
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