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Family Adventures

39 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 8836
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Skippers Canyon Rafting and Sightseeing Trip
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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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  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“rafting trip” (26 reviews)
“skippers canyon” (73 reviews)
“rock jumping” (19 reviews)
LOCATION
39 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 8836

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"rafting trip"
in 26 reviews
"skippers canyon"
in 73 reviews
"rock jumping"
in 19 reviews
"white water rafting"
in 21 reviews
"whole family"
in 24 reviews
"terrible jokes"
in 5 reviews
"great fun"
in 42 reviews
"gold mining history"
in 8 reviews
"actual rafting"
in 4 reviews
"waterproof camera"
in 6 reviews
"year olds"
in 11 reviews
"small rapids"
in 4 reviews
"grade rapids"
in 5 reviews
"highly recommend this trip"
in 10 reviews
"great family day"
in 4 reviews
"fantastic morning"
in 4 reviews
"life jackets"
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Booked a rafting trip on the Shotover river for the family (children aged 8 and 10) and we had a great time with our fun but informative guides (Simon)... The drive down Skipper Canyon and photo stop was a good start and then we changed...More

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Thanks heaps for the feedback & coming out with us!

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

These people are the most organized rafting company we’ve ever dealt with! WEAR SWIMSUITS! We meet at the store in Queenstown, then we take a van to the mountain area. They unload us, u can use reatrooms and change into a wetsuit, booties, a fleece,...More

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Thanks heaps for your feedback :-)

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Wasn't sure initially as my youngest child was only 6 and although the company stated that even 3 year olds could do it, I've had very bad and concerning experiences in the past with other "family" adventure companies! However the experience was fantastic for all...More

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Great to hear we didn't fail to deliver! We are all about creating memories & it is hard finding a trip to do as a family of all ages where everyone can have fun & be within or outside of their comfort zone as much...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We had a fantastic morning rafting with Family Adventures. The company was professional to deal with at all times. Our guide (Simon) and driver (Jordan) both did a fantastic job. The drive into the canyon was definitely part of the adventure - spectacular scenery on...More

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Thanks heaps for your feedback - great to have you come out with us!

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Puteri S
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Hi Puteri, the minimum age to come on our trip is 3 years old. Hope to see you soon! Cheers
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