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Family Adventures
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US$131.82*
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Skippers Canyon Rafting and Sightseeing Trip
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 26 August 2013

We were in Queenstown earlier this year with my girlfriend and her parents and wanted to get involved in something, but an activity we could all do, and feel like we were entering in to the spirit of NZ. Well this was the perfect balance of nature, adrenaline (for us not so extreme adventurers) and fun. From the drive up to the site, which is a trip in itself, to jumping on the river, jumping in the river, and floating down stream we felt relaxed, comfortable, in safe hands and definately keen to do some more challenging rapids in the future. Its a really great way to spend time, and one of the first things you mention when you talk about a trip to NZ. An absolute highligh and a must for families young and old! Great job guys, and thanks!

Thank RichardFrench1981
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

1st rafting experience and it was great. Meet at the meeting point and the crew will drove u to the place. Wearing full sets of equipment! There is chance to experience the coldness of the water as the crew allow you to get down of the boat at certain place.

Thank Hern De L
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

We booked a grade 2 experience. the only disappointment was that we enjoyed it so much, we now want more.

The crew were first class, friendly and helpful.
We were the only ones on our trip and they made us feel like family.

the equipment and supplies were more that adequate. Can not wait until the next time!

Thank RodMayall
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Reviewed 26 April 2013

My first time at rafting, didn't know what to expect. So I booked a beginner grade 1 & 2 rafting meant for families with young children. It turns out to be such a fabulous and unforgettable experience! The key was the AWESOME CREW who made sure everyone young and old were taken care of and entertained on the drive there (spectacular views and historical trivia of the Skipper Canyon included). Richard and Mark make an amazing team, leading all 14 of us from as young as 4 years old to as old as 70. Highly reccomended!

1  Thank Lee T
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

The key part is that kids need to have fun & they had a great time!! Simon & Cameron(i think) were very informative and had a great sense of humour..Esp with a 4yr old- you don't have much to do in queenstown and this is the best family fun that you can have...Gentle rapids, spectacular photographs and great memories...

1  Thank Jay_Andy
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