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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” (25 reviews)
“skippers canyon” (72 reviews)
“rock jump” (18 reviews)
LOCATION
39 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 8836

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic experience this was! Family adventures are Professional and friendly, making every part of our experience enjoyable. The bus trip was great also. Ryan was a great rafting guide, he had was friendly, informative and fun. We weren't sure what to expect so...More

Thank Tanya K
NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

We look forward to seeing you again - with the kids in tow this time :-)

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Great day out with our super guides Morgan and Mark. The trip to the base is almost as much fun as the rafting. The scenery and the history add that extra bit of colour to a fun, easy rafting ride down the river. Lots of...More

Thank Travellerwithoutname
NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thanks for your feedback - we love hearing stuff like this!

Reviewed 8 April 2017

Really enjoyed the outing with FA the other day! Not only was the rafting a great time but the staff went out of their way to make the entire experience warm, laid back, and fun from beginning to end. It was also surprisingly nice to...More

Thank Baker M
NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thanks again for coming out with us and thanks for the great feedback.

Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We went rafting yesterday with Mark, Morgan & Ryan. It was an awesome afternoon & one that we all loved! The crew were fantastic & friendly. Our kids (8yrs & 6yrs) & us had a blast jumping off the rock into the river which was...More

Thank ElissaHarg
NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thanks for coming out with us - great to hear how much fun it was. Cheers and you're more than welcome!

Reviewed 7 April 2017

Would absolutely recommend Family Adventures to anyone looking for a fun & safe trip down the Shotover! The guides really know what they're doing and also have more "dad jokes" up their sleeve than I thought was humanely possible. It was a blast from beginning...More

Thank Kerry U
NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Awesome - we look forward to seeing you again ;-) Cheers.

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Had a really awesome day out on the Shotover river with Ryan, Morgan, (also I think they called the driver spanky)and the family adventures team! Didn't know how cool the ride out through skippers canyon road was gunna be! This trip has something for everybody...More

Thank jr_merrifield
NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

You are more than welcome - thanks for coming out with us. Cheers!

Reviewed 30 March 2017

I had the time of my life on my family adventures raft trip last month! The guides make you feel incredibly safe and are very knowledgable when it comes to the river and water safety. They maintained a great balance between being safe and having...More

Thank Mka0991
NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thanks again for your feedback & great to hear you had such fun.

Reviewed 18 March 2017

From the time we arrived to the time we finished we had a blast. Morgan and Simon we such a laugh, on the way there and back as well on the rafts. The scenery was fantastic and was a pleasure to hear the history. Thank...More

Thank peterpO3294LE
NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Great to hear! Thanks again & we look forward to the next time.

Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Mark, Simon & Morgan are fun loving and humorous lot! Along the way to the beach where we rafted, Morgan gave us some background and did a short tour. It definitely adds on to our knowledge of the area better. Of course, they were very...More

Thank Felicia Yi Zhen... T
NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2017

Great to hear - thanks again for coming out with us... summer's finally here, yahoo!

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great family day on the drive and on the river with Morgan, Ryan and Simon. Great scenery, rafting and guides. One of our best days in New Zealand

Thank derrick p
NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2017

Thanks heaps for your feedback.

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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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