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“Great fun”
Review of Family Adventures

Family Adventures
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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 young children, Activities for older children
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Great fun”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

We had an awesome day. Great hosts made it a fabulous trip. We loved the trip in and out and the rafting was such fun. An excellent activity for the whole family. Kids ( 9 and 13) loved it. We floated in the water, and pushed each other out the boat. Great trip and guides.
Thanks again.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Rachal M
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BrnzLtd, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us at Family Adventures. We're glad you came into Skipper's Canyon with us and got to experience the fun with the whole family.

We take pride in our work and our product, and glad you had a great time while floating and pushing each other into the Shotover River.

Next time you're in town, we would love to have you come back for more!

Thanks again!

The Team at Family Adventures
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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent trip... Can't wait to do it again!”
Reviewed November 17, 2013

My girlfriend and I went on this trip. Both in our 20's and had a fantastic time. Our guide, Marshal, made it extremely exciting while keeping us feeling well looked after. Full of excitement with amazing views of skippers canyon and awesome fun rafting. I'd recommend to anyone!

Visited November 2013
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Thank Jon S
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fantastic fun - do it!”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

We had the best fun! Mum and kids aged 9, 11 and 14 at the start of the family rafting season. Thanks to Mark and Richard who genuinely seemed to want to give us the best time they could. The drive in, the snippets of information, the jokes and the encouragement were great. 9 year old boy jumped off the cliff numerous times and sisters followed - even Mum had a turn. A great beginners rafting opportunity not to be missed. Took the whole afternoon and an activity to be remembered.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Cathy255118
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Sunshine Coast
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic fun, good value and great experience”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

This was a great activity for all. We were well looked after from the trip along the winding road (which itself is not for the faint hearted) to the whole rafting experience. With older teens in tow I thought it might be a bit of a bore for them but they got to jump off cliffs into the water, crashed into the rock faces and almost pushed me in, and of course the scenery was spectacular. We were so well looked after by the crew who were very knowledgeable about the area and were very safety conscious, the whole experience was fantastic and I would recommend 'Family Adventures' to anybody looking for a bit of fun and compared to others it is very reasonably priced, when we return next year we will do it again.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Michelle H
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BrnzLtd, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Thank you for your response! We appreciate you coming rafting with us, and glad you had fun.

We're always glad to take our guests out and have a great time, and we're happy that you came down the river with us.

Glad that your teen-agers didn't find the trip boring. Our guides work hard to ensure everyone, not just the small children, have a great time out in Skipper's Canyon.

Please do look us up in the future when you come back to Queenstown, we would love to take you out again!
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Melbourne
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“Great for the "Family" stop reading and book it!”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

We were in Queenstown earlier this year with my girlfriend and her parents and wanted to get involved in something, but an activity we could all do, and feel like we were entering in to the spirit of NZ. Well this was the perfect balance of nature, adrenaline (for us not so extreme adventurers) and fun. From the drive up to the site, which is a trip in itself, to jumping on the river, jumping in the river, and floating down stream we felt relaxed, comfortable, in safe hands and definately keen to do some more challenging rapids in the future. Its a really great way to spend time, and one of the first things you mention when you talk about a trip to NZ. An absolute highligh and a must for families young and old! Great job guys, and thanks!

Visited February 2013
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