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Address: 39 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+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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Skippers Canyon Rafting and Sightseeing Trip
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Brilliant rafting trip!

We wanted to take the kids to do something adventurous and off the beaten track while in Queenstown, and for an 8 and 5 year old this seemed like a good bet. The trip was... read more

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We wanted to take the kids to do something adventurous and off the beaten track while in Queenstown, and for an 8 and 5 year old this seemed like a good bet. The trip was fantastic from start to finish. The bus ride to Skippers Canyon was beautiful- the road is a little scary in places but Ryan told us... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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This was a terrific day out with our kids (aged 10, 11, 13). The weather was rubbish, but that didn't dampen the enthusiasm of our guides. The skippers canyon driver was crazy but spectacular and the time in the water was fun. This was professional, and family friendly. One of the highlights of our time in new zealand.

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Thank malcolmg143
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Queenstown for a family conference, we were pleased to find that Family Adventures catered for our young families with our 3 & 5yr old. We found that a lot of the activities in Queenstown have an age limit of 6+, which ruled them out for us. Our family loved the half day spent rafting on Skippers River with Family... More 

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Thank Caro1608
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Reviewed 1 week ago

With a young teen too light/small for the higher grade Rapids, we joined this tour. Whilst the whitewater was pretty tame at this time, the drive there in the early morning was spectacular and hair raising! The river was beautiful and the guides very professional and great fun. They had all the gear and whilst the rock jump and swim... More 

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Thank Ali2on024
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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 chose a safe stage 2 option. We would love to bring our kids along next... More 

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Thank Tanya K
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 good fun and a few surprises on the way! Highly recommend, especially because this trip... More 

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Thank Travellerwithoutname
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 learn about the history of the region and landscape travelling into the raft site. Ryan... More 

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Thank Baker M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 freezing but very refreshing! Getting splashed by jet boats only added to the experience! We'll... More 

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Thank ElissaHarg
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 to end (including the drive out there!) and I definitely plan to book another trip... More 

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Thank Kerry U
Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 in the family, beautiful views tied in with brief history lessons of the area, good/corny... More 

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