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

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Reviewed 31 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 26 April 2017

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

Reviewed 31 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 26 April 2017

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

Reviewed 19 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 26 April 2017

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

Reviewed 8 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 11 March 2017

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

Reviewed 20 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 11 March 2017

Thanks heaps for your feedback.

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Could not recommend this trip more! Simon, the trip leader was perfectly professional but also fun, animated and wonderfully interactive with everyone. A fantastic day out with incredible scenery and a lot of laughs. Everything one could need was provided and the photos were superb.

Thank MrDCStamper
NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Simon? Professional? I think you have the wrong person there :-) Thanks heaps for coming out with us - great to hear you all had a blast.

Reviewed 31 January 2017

As part of the Wakatipu Youth Trust Holiday Programme, We had a fun day out with Family Adventures at Skippers Canyon. The day was awesome from start to finish. The rapids were grade 1/2 which made a great experience for the youth, as it was...More

Thank Wakatipu_Youth_Trust
NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Always happy to help you guys out - Wakatipu Youth Trust provide an amazing service for all the kids in the Wakatipu region - support them! See you next summer!

Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Family adventures took great care of the family. We have a 6 and 10 year old and they both had a terrific time. The rapids were a class 2 so very tame but enough for the kids to have fun. Guides were funny, friendly, and...More

Thank Kyle B
NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Great to hear once again - thanks for coming out with us!

Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

A great option if you want to give your youngish children the first experience of rafting. Took the early morning option (with just one other family) so had the benefit of a smaller group too. Drive to the canyon was spectacular but perfectly safe with...More

Thank Keith A
NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

That's great to hear - thanks for your feedback!

Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Family of 5 went down the river - grade 1/2 Fun day - team from family adventures were great - Simon and Kim Exhilarating drive followed by rafting Then Rock jumping from the river side into freezing water And the best was the swim down...More

Thank mark j
NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write some feedback. Cheers!

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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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