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“Great time with the kids rafting and rock jumping”
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Family Adventures
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$140.83*
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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, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed April 12, 2012

Great experience to do even with small children. Our are 3 and 6 and absolutely loved it. They probably spent more time in the water than on the boat ( u get given wet suit and thermal top, when u jump in, it is very cold but after a few movements your body warms up very quickly) so do not miss the rock climbing even if u do not like cold water...

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Reviewed April 9, 2012

We had a great day out there on the shotover river, Mark was nice enough to do the trip just for my son (6) and me because the weather was perfect.
The drive through skippers valley was already a great sight and worth the trip. Everything was perfectly organized with a indoor heated room to get changed (if the weather is not so perfect as we had it be glad about it), some sweets, fruits and drinks before and after the rafting for always hungry children and their accompaning parents, full equipment with helmets, wetsuits, polar fleeces, spray jackets, life jackets and booties in all different sizes for children and adults.
Mark himself was our guide in the boat and he gave our son all the opportunities and time he wanted to have to swim along the boat to get "rescued" or to play in the sand or to jump from a rock into the water and we had great fun rafting.
Mark had a waterproove digital camera with him and took some photos from us, but borrowed it also to us for our own photos. At the end of the trip we could get an USB stick with our personal photos plus some from the area.
It is a very safe trip also for smaller children.

Thank kwiwi
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Reviewed February 9, 2012

I wanted to do something that we could all do, including my wife and younger child aged 10. We booked this adventure from England and all went to plan. Our guides were both excellent and full of entertaining information including some excellent and not so excellent jokes to keep us entertained as we made our way along Skippers Canyon. The rafting was excellent and just pitched at the right level so we could all enjoy the adventure. Thoroughly recommended!

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Reviewed February 5, 2012

What a great experience this is. The journey to the rafting launch spot is an eye popping drive through the spectacular Skippers Canyon, we had a sense of being in the real New Zealand back country. Our guide team (Simon, Cam and Ritchie) ensured we were fully entertained (including some really bad jokes) and clearly enjoy their jobs. The rafting is easy and gave us a chance to see our absolutely beautiful surroundings. The time just flew by, always a sign that you're having a good time, highly recommended!

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Reviewed February 3, 2012

Thank you Family Adventures for making our day rafting in Queenstown one the most memorable experiences of our Tiki Tour! Marshall our guide was awesome...full of knowledge and fun. We felt assured we were in capable hands and the kids were allowed to have plenty of water fun..big kids too! Mark the operator was very organised and despite his dreadful jokes we can't speak highly enough of the company..we are saving to return and will definitely do another Family Adventures experience. Thanks guys.

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