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“Awesome family fun”
Review of Family Adventures

Family Adventures
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$135.47*
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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 older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed December 3, 2012

We went on the Family Adventure river rafting experience today. There were six of us, with four children from 10-17yo. We highly recommend this activity as a fun, inclusive family adventure.

The drive through Skippers Canyon was incredible and the guides were knowledgeable and professional and thoroughly covered all the safety aspects. They were also very funny and entertaining and told lots of stories and jokes throughout the day.

We were able to jump out of the raft a number of times and have a good swim in the river. It was a bit cold, but the (supplied) wetsuits kept us warm.

I highly recommend this activity.

Thank Chris T
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

Had a wonderful rafting trip with Mark with complete with great scenery, the girls 5 and 8yrs thoughly enjoyed it. Thanks Mark

1  Thank Jeremy B
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

Our 5 year old had an exiting adventure in a safe environment and the adults got to enjoy the beautiful scenery and our child's laughing screams. Was a great introduction to white water rafting for all the family even though the water-level was rather low and the speed rather slow. We really felt safe and cared for on the whole trip down. Thanks to Bob (we think) our rafting guide - who took care to make the trip special for our son. He was very proud of hanging outside the raft while it was moving. Be aware though of the terrible drive in, the road is very rough and very steep - myself (wife) was too worried about the drive to even consider the landscape and my knuckles were white holding on in the car. A very scary drive in, still would have gone through it again to have the rafting experience.

2  Thank Geir B
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

What an awesome time we all had. We all thought it was the best outdoor adventure we did. We did ten different activities. While the rafting was great the highlight was definitely the guides. Rich had our kids entranced with his stories. They loved it how he jumped into the water with them at the swimming hole ,something we were't keen to do with them as the water was cold, so thank you Rich. Cameron and Rich were the perfect team with their great sense of fun, humor and simply the way they looked after us and fussed over the children. To compliment this the scenery was amazing. We highly recommend this trip to families. Our children ages were 14 and two ten year olds. To make it that much better ask for Richard and Cameron to be your guides.

1  Thank Annmarie B
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

great family fun and good introduction to the children the thrill of white water rafting. Mark & Cam cracked jokes (terrible!!!) on the drive through Skippers canyon - but even these jokes did not lessen the beautiful scenery experienced along the way.

A big thank you to Cam, his good humour and stories all added to a very enjoyable afternoon.

DJL

ps Mark you are also included in this thank you...but your jokes need to improve!!!

Thank DashingNZL
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