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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...more
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39 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Trip was ok for little kids. Not the most exciting rafting experience we had. The staff added a child to,our raft without asking so that was not ok. We paid for the picture package but that child was in all pictures . The driver didn’t...More

Thank bbkb368
Reviewed 26 April 2018

We decided that with the great reviews and expertise of this team to try taking our family (including two young children) and we had so much fun. The drive out to put in the raft was made fun by interesting facts provided by Mark and...More

Thank Wanderlust34212
Reviewed 22 February 2018

We went at the end of January, and even though water levels were low we had an amazing time. Jordan and the team were great, and they took awesome photos along the way! Going through and learning about the history in Skippers Canyon was very...More

Thank unas100
ZQNJedi, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Cool! Thanks for taking the time to post feedback. Love the fact that multi generations came out with us!

Reviewed 19 February 2018

We were a party of 6 with 2 x 10 years old, I have to say our guide Jordan and the rest of the crew (Mark and Carolina) made this rafting experience one of the highlights of our Queensland trip. The event was professionally organized,...More

Thank my2108
ZQNJedi, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Great to hear - thanks again for coming out with us!

Reviewed 7 February 2018

My friend and I went on this trip and we had an amazing time. Jordan and Carolina were our rafting guides and Mark was our driver. They are all hilarious and had great banter, which made for a really fun experience; they were also really...More

Thank ManuDGreen
ZQNJedi, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

You are more than welcome - great to have you come out with us & thanks heaps for the feedback!

Reviewed 4 February 2018

They took us (the Wakatipu Youth Trust) on an amazing day out to the canyon, entertaining a bus load of kids the whole way with interesting facts and fun stories. As if going out on the rafts wasn't fun enough, the staff made it a...More

Thank WakatipuYouth T
ZQNJedi, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Awesome to hear & it's great having you all out every year! Thanks again!

Reviewed 16 January 2018

My wife booked our rafting trip and I immediately expressed concern about taking a 5 and 3-year-old on river rapids. Wife 1-0 husband. The trip became the family highlight for our time in NZ. The company is professional, skilled, hard working and truly seem to...More

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ZQNJedi, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

lol - it was awesome having you guys out with us! Thanks again & thanks for posting this feedback.

Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Fantastic experience for both adults and kids (ours aged 4 and 7). They were safe grade 2 rapids (rapids are graded out of 5), yet exciting enough for us first timers. Beautiful peaceful location. Go wearing your bathers underneath your clothes and when you get...More

Thank Maui F
ZQNJedi, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Thanks again for coming out with us & writing the feedback! Cheers!

Reviewed 9 January 2018

Booked a rafting trip on the Shotover river for the family (children aged 8 and 10) and we had a great time with our fun but informative guides (Simon)... The drive down Skipper Canyon and photo stop was a good start and then we changed...More

Thank Dave l
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

These people are the most organized rafting company we’ve ever dealt with! WEAR SWIMSUITS! We meet at the store in Queenstown, then we take a van to the mountain area. They unload us, u can use reatrooms and change into a wetsuit, booties, a fleece,...More

Thank Ruth114
ZQNJedi, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Thanks heaps for your feedback :-)

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Kim B
1 May 2018|
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Response from ZQNJedi | Property representative |
Our boats take 8 people at the most so we would have to split across 2 boats - which always seems to end up in water fights :-) - we raft as a group so we are always pretty close together & there are lots of opportunities to... More
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Kim B
1 May 2018|
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Response from ZQNJedi | Property representative |
Hi Kim, unfortunately we only operate from October through till end of April - winter it just gets too cold, the canyon gets no sun & the roads aren't the best - sorry we can't help :-(
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Puteri S
22 October 2015|
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Response from ZQNJedi | Property representative |
Hi Puteri, the minimum age to come on our trip is 3 years old. Hope to see you soon! Cheers
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