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Family Adventures
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$142.13*
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Skippers Canyon Rafting and Sightseeing Trip
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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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed May 12, 2013

We booked a grade 2 experience. the only disappointment was that we enjoyed it so much, we now want more.

The crew were first class, friendly and helpful.
We were the only ones on our trip and they made us feel like family.

the equipment and supplies were more that adequate. Can not wait until the next time!

Thank RodMayall
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

My first time at rafting, didn't know what to expect. So I booked a beginner grade 1 & 2 rafting meant for families with young children. It turns out to be such a fabulous and unforgettable experience! The key was the AWESOME CREW who made sure everyone young and old were taken care of and entertained on the drive there (spectacular views and historical trivia of the Skipper Canyon included). Richard and Mark make an amazing team, leading all 14 of us from as young as 4 years old to as old as 70. Highly reccomended!

1  Thank Lee T
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

The key part is that kids need to have fun & they had a great time!! Simon & Cameron(i think) were very informative and had a great sense of humour..Esp with a 4yr old- you don't have much to do in queenstown and this is the best family fun that you can have...Gentle rapids, spectacular photographs and great memories...

1  Thank Jay_Andy
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

An excellent trip... Friendly and informative guides, stunning scenery and a great adventure for families. Our 7 year old loved every minute... even jumping into freezing cold water! Thanks for a great trip.

Thank Sueonhols_13
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We went on the rafting trip with our three children aged 8, 6 & 3 and we had an amazing time. The fun started on the bus journey to the river with our host Simon and driver Mark cracking jokes and providing commentary on the scenery to keep both the kids & us entertained. When we went rafting there was only us & one other raft, the instructions from Simon were great & he kept us on the right course, making sure that our three year old was safe and enjoyed herself while the boys got the best of the rapids. The scenery down skippers canyon was spectacular and the rapids were not enormous but fun for us all. There was plenty of splashing the other raft and exploring the steep sides of the gorge! The boys then went rock jumping, a first for them and they were so excited. All the equipment was provided, we just wore our swimmers underneath & there was plenty of sizes to fit us all. We loved the day and it was one of the highlights of our New Zealand trip. We highly recommend it, especially if you have younger children or a range of age groups to cater for.

3  Thank Guys141003
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