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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” (26 reviews)
“skippers canyon” (73 reviews)
“rock jumping” (19 reviews)
LOCATION
39 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 8836

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

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ZQNJedi, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We signed up for this trip at the last minute, and we booked a trip for 7 people with no problems. Took along two grandparents in their 70s, and an 8 year old, and a 3 year old. Richard and Simon were fantastic with our...More

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ZQNJedi, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

This is what we originally set out to do way back when, when we started the business - having a trip that multiple generations can enjoy together &, like you say, create priceless memories along the way. It sounds clichéd but there's nothing wrong with...More

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

River rafting through the rapids of Skippers Canyon was the clear highlight of my stay in Queenstown. Great day out weaving in and out of steep roads en route to the canyon and then enjoying the magnificent views and fun of rafting through the rapids....More

Thank Elisa J
ZQNJedi, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thanks Elisa, that's great to hear! Cheers

Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic trip with Family Adventures! They work diligently to ensure it is an adventure the whole family will enjoy. It's a bit of a trip to get to the river, but the scenery was beautiful and the team kept us entertained with...More

Thank Laura M
ZQNJedi, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thanks for posting this feedback Laura - great to hear you all had fun!

Reviewed 27 December 2017

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ZQNJedi, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

This is the high light of our New Zealand trip. Our group included my kids 5/12/14 and their cousins 10/13. The whole trip was fun, from the bus ride, to getting ready, the rafting and the rock jumping and the ride back. My children loved...More

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ZQNJedi, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thanks heaps for our feedback - it's reading reviews like this that make it all worthwhile - thanks again!

Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

We absolutely LOVED this day! It was a really special day, our kids loved and so did we. The rafting was excellent and the staff were incredible. We loved their story telling, their attention to safety and their ability to have us all laughing. Such...More

Thank Esther W
ZQNJedi, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

THANK YOU :-) - great to hear you had fun. Thanks for taking the time to post some feedback. Happy holidays.

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Puteri S
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Response from ZQNJedi | Property representative |
Hi Puteri, the minimum age to come on our trip is 3 years old. Hope to see you soon! Cheers
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