Horse-drawn carriage was the preferred way to visit Skippers Canyon at the turn of the last century. An entry in the 1925 'Official Southland Guide' described the journey to Skippers Point as follows:
SKIPPERS. Lake County. Is a wild and romantic mining district, about twenty miles from Queenstown, from which place the trip to Skippers is considered the premier excursion for tourists, daily trips being made, leaving at 8 am and returning at 6 pm, the mode of conveyance being by coach, each comfortably accommodating ten passengers, all box seats, thus ensuring an uninterrupted view. The return fare, including morning tea and luncheon, is 19 shillings. Post Office and Telephone. Population, 21.
How little things have changed: you can still travel each day into Skippers, though the mode of transportation has slightly changed. The thing that hasn't changed is Skippers Canyon itself. Have a look at the following picture which shows the exact place as shown on the postcard above:
Skippers Canyon - a truly remarkable place! Make sure you visit it.