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Address: 39 Shotover St | Across from Ferg!, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-442 8836
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Description: A gentle scenic excursion packed with family fun for everyone from 3 to...
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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great family fun

our family (two adults & three children) did this early January & had a blast. Staff were great & made sure everyone had a good time. Perhaps not for real thrill seekers, but if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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melbourne australia
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melbourne australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

our family (two adults & three children) did this early January & had a blast. Staff were great & made sure everyone had a good time. Perhaps not for real thrill seekers, but if you are looking for a great family day out - not too strenuous but with just enough thrills & magnificent scenery - then this is for... More 

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NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this review

Close your eyes or sit on the opposite side in the vehicle LOL. We agree the road is AMAAAZING, one of the world's engineering feats. Thanks heaps for your comments. More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Jan 2015 - had an awesome time rafting with the kids. The drive to the river was very entertaining thanks to the hilarious staff. 5 Stars to all three staff/guides. The kids and adults had an absolute blast. love the story of Rex the dog "woof woof" :-)

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NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this review

Grrrrrrrr WOOF WOOF (Rex says thanks) More 

Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Hi, we visited Queenstown during the mid-January and the family rafting was one of few activities we had booked. The staff is very friendly. They helped us park our car at the best spot in the city. The drive to the river was about 45 min but they gave us lot of information about the history and other facts which... More 

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NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks heaps for your awesome feedback! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We booked the Shotover river rafting with family adventures, as they were the only firm to offer this to children under 14. They were a very professional and fun group of people and gave us much confidence. The bus trip to our starting point was terrifying but we felt in safe hands (Simon). We left our clothes locked in their... More 

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NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, we really appreciate all the comments, glad you felt safe in Simon's hands, it was his first day on the job (just kidding ;-0) More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Visited Family Adventures in October with a family of six (kids ages 8 to 12) and had a blast! Simon and Mark really made the experience special by narrating the drive through Skippers Canyon, teaching you about the history of the area, telling jokes and just otherwise being a lof of fun. The ride through Skippers Canyon alone is worth... More 

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Thanks heaps for your great feedback! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This was an amazing trip and would recommend to anyone with children. The driver and guides were great fun and made everyone feel safe, happy and ready for adventure. Our drive into Skippers Canyon was spectacular....and fine so long as you didn't look out the window at the sheer drop! In saying that, we felt completely safe in Mark's capable... More 

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NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, great to hear you felt the trip was good value. We realise it can be a lot of money for a family, we have had the same price for the last 4 years, we try and keep our costs down so it is affordable for most. At the end of the day you are getting a... More 

San Diego, California
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Our family of 4 loved the experience. The guides were really fantastic and shared a lot of great information on the drive up there. The scenery was gorgeous, and the rafting was fun. My whole family especially enjoyed the chance to do some rock jumps into the river and to swim alongside the raft. The rock jumps made it a... More 

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NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, come back soon!!!! More 

DUBBO
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Family Adventures is one of the best finds in Queenstown. With a family with ages 5 to 17 it is hard to find an activity for the entire family. This IS IT. With great staff (Mark and Andre) we headed off on a great bus ride down Skippers Canyon. The scenery is simply amazing. The rafting was fantastic with opportunities... More 

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NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to place your feedback & please spread the word :-) Great to hear you all had fun, we are only a small company, and haven't got much money to spend on advertising so getting reviews like yours is just awesome! take care More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great time and very well run operation, my family of 5 (2 adults & 3 kids) loved it, ages from 45 to 6. While we have been paddling for years, this was our first opportunity to take the kids rafting and we'd do it again in a heartbeat. Amazing location, great guides and the owner even drives the bus in... More 

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NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks heaps for your feedback, we are a very small team (of 5, including the owner) so there's a good chance you will bump into all of us on any given day :-) More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

very professional, very safe, a lot of fun! we have been recently with our daughter who is 4 and she just loved very much, no fear at all: swam in the cold river and laugh at all the splashes! great service from the start, the tour (a bit scary road but Simon, the great story teller, managed the passengers to... More 

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NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, great to hear everyone had a blast. Cheers More 

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