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Skippers Canyon Rafting and Sightseeing Trip

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    Meet at a shop in central Queenstown and shuttle to the rafting base to kick off this family-friendly adventure through Skippers Canyon. The scenic drive boasts astounding views of the area, which is jam-packed with history and gold-mining relics. Your guide will enthrall you with tales from the region's fascinating past.
    Once you're provided with specialized rafting gear to keep warm and safe, take to the water at a put-in point near a pipeline built in 1864. You may recognize the surrounding landscape of the 'Ford of Bruinen' from The Lord of the Rings.
    The 1- to 1.5-hour trip takes you floating down a gentle grade of mild Class I and II rapids, including time for a swim or rock-jump into the Shotover River. Back on shore, you'll return to central Queenstown where your half-day tour concludes.
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    All reviews rock jump fantastic family great fun family booked big rapids highly recommend this trip dirt road mum and dad beautiful landscape great introduction sand flies awesome photos plenty of photo opportunities felt safe at all times gold mining these guys safety briefing
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    Reviewed 23 May 2019

    We booked this last minute after reading online that there was a rafting company that could take our 3 year old as well as his big brother (aged 8). It was a truly wonderful experience from the ride through Skipper's Canyon to the rafting and...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank rachetmonkey
    Reviewed 3 May 2019

    We did a rafting trip in Skippers Canyon in April with our 9 and 10 year olds, and I can't recommend it enough. Simon our guide was great fun, the kids are still raving about their rafting experience. Highly recommend all families give this a...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank parkerlions
    Reviewed 24 April 2019 via mobile

    This is a fantastic rafting trip for beginners and kids. The scenery is spectacular and the river is fun. Our 9 and 7 year olds had a ball, rock jumping and swimming in the "refreshing" waters. Highly recommend this trip

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Travellingriders
    Reviewed 4 March 2019

    Wakatipu Youth Trust had a brilliant day out on Skippers Canyon with Family Adventures!! The scenery, experience and service were amazing. The team at Family Adventures were very welcoming and made sure everyone got the most out of the experience. Would definitely recommend to anyone...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank WakatipuYouth T
    ZQNJedi, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2019

    It's always great to have you all come out with us each year :-) thanks again for the review

    Reviewed 4 February 2019

    I have been on this trip a couple times and could not recommend it more! The staff are real good fun and the trip its self is a great day out in Queenstown. If you have kids this is probably the top thing you should...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank MeganM2874
    ZQNJedi, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2019

    Thanks heaps for this feedback :-)

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    • Duration: 4h 30m
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