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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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Definitely fun for all ages!!!!

We were lucky (woof woof) enough to do this trip with another young family so had a nice range of people to spend the day with.. From the moment we left Queenstown our guides had... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were lucky (woof woof) enough to do this trip with another young family so had a nice range of people to spend the day with.. From the moment we left Queenstown our guides had everyone excited to get into the beautiful and historic skippers gorge. The the van ride was very educational, learning about the rich gold mining history... More 

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Thank Carl G
Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fun rafting experience with knowledgeable and friendly staff! A great way of seeing Skippers Canyon and learning a bit about the history of the area. Loved getting to jump into the river off a rock jump and swim down some of the rapids! Simon and Ryan were great guides/drivers and the little boy in the boat looked like he also... More 

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Thank steenmb
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Let's be honest, there's only so much that one can do with a young family in the adventure capital of the world. If your'e looking to avoid generic holiday activities and give your children a real taste of NZ and Queenstown then look no further. I went with my son (3.5 yrs old) and bother-in-law. We had a ball from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We loved our time rafting on the Shotover River! The bus ride up to the canyon was very entertaining with friendly guides telling us the history of the area and pointing out the fantastic views. The guides brought a water-proof camera and took awesome photos of our group throughout the day. After a couple hours of rafting they gave us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can not be better, what a afternoon, all in order and great fun, absolutely no point to loss. All staff are nice and helpful, my wife and my son are all very happy, just the greatest day we have in Queenstown.

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Thank Luke H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was a little apprehensive about taking my five year old son rafting however the Family Adventures guides were excellent and quickly put me at ease. We enjoyed a great drive to Skippers Canyon and afternoon rafting on Shotover River. My son had an absolute ball. Thanks to the team for such a fun afternoon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful first-rafting experience for the kids! Staff were friendly and certainly ensured all had a good and safe time. Enjoyed the commentary along the way, be it on the road or raft! Will certainly recommend this for families with young children game for some water adventure!

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Thank Yvonne T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family adventures did a GREAT job -- we were safe, entertained, and thoroughly soaked at the end! The rapids are class 1 and 2, and while that's not exactly raging by every grown-ups standards. it was a perfect fit for our adventurous young kids. Friendly, experienced staff really helped. Would do it again! Not expensive considering what you get. Totally... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

It was a bit of a bumpy bus ride before we got onto the rafts, but from there on it was only and only fun all the way till we got back on the bus. The guides were fully trained rafters and handled the boats very well. We stopped at a few spots where the kids and even adults could... More 

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Thank AlokThapar
Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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