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Address: 39 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-442 8836
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A gentle scenic excursion packed with family fun for everyone from 3 to 103...

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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USD 138.30*
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Skippers Canyon Rafting and Sightseeing Trip
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Awesome adventure enhanced by the personality of Morgan and Simon our guides. They were informative and highly capable. The river is very scenic and we were able to enjoy both... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
B S
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Chocowinity
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Chocowinity
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome adventure enhanced by the personality of Morgan and Simon our guides. They were informative and highly capable. The river is very scenic and we were able to enjoy both the rafting and the scenery It's a family friendly trip. They fit the experience to the groups sense of adventure. Well worth the money. They provide wetsuits, fleece, changing area,... More 

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Great to hear guys - thanks again for taking the time to post feedback. More 

Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went rafting with 2 families, kids ages 10-12. Everyone enjoyed the trip which includes all the gear to stay warm and dry ( mostly), educational goldmining stories during the drive up the mountain, views, photo opportunities, snacks, swimming. The actual rafting took place in 4 rafts on a beautiful river with rapids. Staff was good and funny. Driver was... More 

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Thanks again for your feedback - great to hear everyone had fun. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went rafting with Family Adventures today and had a ball. Staff were great making us and the kids at ease from the word go. Journey down on the bus is pretty scary at first but our guide Ryan and driver Spanky made us feel confident early in the journey and we were soon put at ease. It's the only... More 

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Thanks heaps for your great feedback - great to hear everyone had a blast! More 

Alton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are a family of 4, including a 9 year old daughter and 13 year old son. The raft guides Ryan and Simon took great care of us all, with clear safety instructions. We had loads of fun, including rock pool jumping, water fights and optional floating down the river. We were provided with excellent equipment to keep us warm.... More 

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Thanks heaps again for choosing to come with us! Happy 2017! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wife & I took our 9 yo son & 6yo daughter on rafting experience & had a ball. Kids got to work as part of rafting team, jumped off rocks (several times), got sprayed by jet boats & learned and saw lots on tour guided bus trip to canyons. Thanks Mark, Kim, Morgan and Simon for a memorable day.

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Thanks heaps for your feedback! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are a family of 5 and, to be honest, we chose Family Adventure because these were the only guys in Queenstown allowing our benjamin (7 year old) to raft with the rest of the family. And to be honest (again), now that we've done it, we must admit that if there were dozen others doing it, we would do... More 

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NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks Michel for your feedback! Great to hear that we are still hitting the nail on the head as far as experience goes - Skippers Canyon truly is a hidden gem. Thanks again for coming with us. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Our kids are 9 and 11 and they enjoyed it a lot. Kim and Simon were wonderful and very patient with kids. Note that the van ride down the mountain road is also very thrilling and Kim made sure it was entertaining with her running commentary the whole way. The rafting is quite gentle but sufficient for kids to get... More 

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Awesome to hear - thanks for your feedback. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This was a great trip for taking young kids on a fun adventure of rafting, Very safe and entertaining as wel as giving lots of history on the local area. Highly recomended with lovely staff and amazing nature.

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Great to hear, thanks again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We were lucky (woof woof) enough to do this trip with another young family so had a nice range of people to spend the day with.. From the moment we left Queenstown our guides had everyone excited to get into the beautiful and historic skippers gorge. The the van ride was very educational, learning about the rich gold mining history... More 

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Thanks again for coming with us - really appreciate your feedback - woof woof. More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Fun rafting experience with knowledgeable and friendly staff! A great way of seeing Skippers Canyon and learning a bit about the history of the area. Loved getting to jump into the river off a rock jump and swim down some of the rapids! Simon and Ryan were great guides/drivers and the little boy in the boat looked like he also... More 

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Thanks heaps for your feedback - hope the water wasn't too cold lol. More 

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