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Address: 39 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-442 8836
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A gentle scenic excursion packed with family fun for everyone from 3 to 103...

A gentle scenic excursion packed with family fun for everyone from 3 to 103 years old. We take a unique 45 min drive into Skippers Canyon, an iconic area steeped in gold mining history, then float down gentle grade 1 and 2 rapids on the famous Shotover River in either guided rafts or inflatable kayaks. See gold mining relics and sheer canyon walls as we navigate the river with rapid swims and rock jumps.

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US$137.33*
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Skippers Canyon Rafting and Sightseeing Trip
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Must do if you with child

Can not be better, what a afternoon, all in order and great fun, absolutely no point to loss. All staff are nice and helpful, my wife and my son are all very happy, just the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Luke H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Can not be better, what a afternoon, all in order and great fun, absolutely no point to loss. All staff are nice and helpful, my wife and my son are all very happy, just the greatest day we have in Queenstown.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was a little apprehensive about taking my five year old son rafting however the Family Adventures guides were excellent and quickly put me at ease. We enjoyed a great drive to Skippers Canyon and afternoon rafting on Shotover River. My son had an absolute ball. Thanks to the team for such a fun afternoon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful first-rafting experience for the kids! Staff were friendly and certainly ensured all had a good and safe time. Enjoyed the commentary along the way, be it on the road or raft! Will certainly recommend this for families with young children game for some water adventure!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Family adventures did a GREAT job -- we were safe, entertained, and thoroughly soaked at the end! The rapids are class 1 and 2, and while that's not exactly raging by every grown-ups standards. it was a perfect fit for our adventurous young kids. Friendly, experienced staff really helped. Would do it again! Not expensive considering what you get. Totally... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

It was a bit of a bumpy bus ride before we got onto the rafts, but from there on it was only and only fun all the way till we got back on the bus. The guides were fully trained rafters and handled the boats very well. We stopped at a few spots where the kids and even adults could... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Had great fun. Amazing experience. Recommend going on a warmer day. Only need to bring swimwear(togs) and everything else is supplied such as wetsuits life jackets and suitable footage(booties). A must do in Queenstown. Great for families. Age 3 and up can participate

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NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks peeps, for your feedback. Today is our last day of the season, time to go into hibernation, back again in 5 months :-) Thanks again for coming out with us! More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

We had a brilliant trip with Mason and Simon. We have teenagers and an eight year old and we all loved it. The rock jump was a highlight as was Skippers Road. Definitely recommend.

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Thanks heaps for your feedback! More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Went recently with a small group. Whole experience was awesome. Really recommend. Will be taking my family next time.

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NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your review - that's great to hear you will bring the kids next time, catch you again in the near future, thanks again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Pretty hard to review this but simply couldn't see how this Family day rafting in rapids could be improved. A great drive to our destination on an amazing old road through Skippers Canyon and then we rafted down level 1 & 2 rapids and had a ball. Jumped off rocks into the Shotover River. The kids (13, 12 and 10)... More 

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NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks Pete, we LOVE to hear/read reviews like yours :-) - Great to hear you all had a blast. Thanks again for coming out with us on our trip. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

We read the reviews on TripAdvisor before we booked this tour and it didn't fail us. We are a family of young boys, 9 and 7. We absolutely loved the rafting and the fun adventure. Our guides were so hilarious and made the car ride short. We loved the experience.

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NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback - great to hear you all loved it, thanks again for coming on our trip! More 

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