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“Excellent trip... Can't wait to do it again!”
Review of Family Adventures

Family Adventures
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Skippers Canyon Rafting and Sightseeing Trip
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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 older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed 17 November 2013

My girlfriend and I went on this trip. Both in our 20's and had a fantastic time. Our guide, Marshal, made it extremely exciting while keeping us feeling well looked after. Full of excitement with amazing views of skippers canyon and awesome fun rafting. I'd recommend to anyone!

Thank Jon S
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

We had the best fun! Mum and kids aged 9, 11 and 14 at the start of the family rafting season. Thanks to Mark and Richard who genuinely seemed to want to give us the best time they could. The drive in, the snippets of information, the jokes and the encouragement were great. 9 year old boy jumped off the cliff numerous times and sisters followed - even Mum had a turn. A great beginners rafting opportunity not to be missed. Took the whole afternoon and an activity to be remembered.

Thank BeanzNZ
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

This was a great activity for all. We were well looked after from the trip along the winding road (which itself is not for the faint hearted) to the whole rafting experience. With older teens in tow I thought it might be a bit of a bore for them but they got to jump off cliffs into the water, crashed into the rock faces and almost pushed me in, and of course the scenery was spectacular. We were so well looked after by the crew who were very knowledgeable about the area and were very safety conscious, the whole experience was fantastic and I would recommend 'Family Adventures' to anybody looking for a bit of fun and compared to others it is very reasonably priced, when we return next year we will do it again.

Thank Michelle H
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BrnzLtd, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2013

Thank you for your response! We appreciate you coming rafting with us, and glad you had fun.

We're always glad to take our guests out and have a great time, and we're happy that you came down the river with us.

Glad that your teen-agers didn't find the trip boring. Our guides work hard to ensure everyone, not just the small children, have a great time out in Skipper's Canyon.

Please do look us up in the future when you come back to Queenstown, we would love to take you out again!

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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_leong
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