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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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Skippers Canyon Rafting and Sightseeing Trip
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2016
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 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 stars Reviewed April 9, 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 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 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 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Today my partner, 5 year old and I did this tour and loved it!! We were the only ones on the tour which was awesome! The drive out through Skippers Canyon is amazing. Our daughter was afraid at first of going on the rapids but our guides Mark and Nick quickly made her at ease. The raft down the rapids... More 

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NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this review

Hi & thanks heaps for taking the time to write a review. Great to hear you enjoyed your "private" trip :-) that's the great thing about this time of your, very often we may be the only ones in the canyon. Thanks again for coming out with us, cheers. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

I did this trip with an 8 year old, and we had a great time. The trip to get there was around 45 minutes wending our way along the narrow Skippers Canyon road. Our guides provided interesting history of the region along the way. Master 8 didn't paddle but sat at the front holding onto the ropes. The rafting trip... More 

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Rex says thanks for your great review :-) WOOF WOOF! More 

Manly, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

We had booked this on bookme.com - great website and lots of specials - and met at the shotover street store. There we met our guides for the day - Nick ( from Colorado )and Jordan ( Everton supporter). When we checked in we found that we were the only group going out - the 3 of us and our... More 

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NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks Ken, great to hear your feedback. Glad you think the wet suits create a fashion statement LOL - thanks again! More 

Albury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

It was the perfect family rafting adventure! Our 4, 7 and 8 year olds loved it as did we. Jordan and Mason our guides were brilliant! Amazing location rafting through stunning gorges feeling totally safe but with enough thrill that the kids called it 'EPIC!' 100% recommend for a once in a lifetime family adventure.

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NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments dj. Great to hear your kids enjoyed it - we think the trip is EPIC too :-). Thanks again. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

Brilliant trip which our 3 year old loved. Jordan, our guide, made him feel completely comfortable right from the start, even made him honorary captain. Stunning scenery. Definitely recommend.

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Thanks heaps for your feedback! More 

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