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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.
  • Excellent93%
  • 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 21 January 2015

We booked the Shotover river rafting with family adventures, as they were the only firm to offer this to children under 14. They were a very professional and fun group of people and gave us much confidence. The bus trip to our starting point was...More

Thank FiveClarkes
NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2015

Thanks for your feedback, we really appreciate all the comments, glad you felt safe in Simon's hands, it was his first day on the job (just kidding ;-0)

Reviewed 20 January 2015

Visited Family Adventures in October with a family of six (kids ages 8 to 12) and had a blast! Simon and Mark really made the experience special by narrating the drive through Skippers Canyon, teaching you about the history of the area, telling jokes and...More

Thank Sox03
NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2015

Thanks heaps for your great feedback!

Reviewed 13 January 2015

This was an amazing trip and would recommend to anyone with children. The driver and guides were great fun and made everyone feel safe, happy and ready for adventure. Our drive into Skippers Canyon was spectacular....and fine so long as you didn't look out the...More

2  Thank Ky1111
NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2015

Thanks for the feedback, great to hear you felt the trip was good value. We realise it can be a lot of money for a family, we have had the same price for the last 4 years, we try and keep our costs down so...More

Reviewed 13 January 2015

Our family of 4 loved the experience. The guides were really fantastic and shared a lot of great information on the drive up there. The scenery was gorgeous, and the rafting was fun. My whole family especially enjoyed the chance to do some rock jumps...More

Thank BACK4milford
NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2015

Thanks for the review, come back soon!!!!

Reviewed 12 January 2015

Family Adventures is one of the best finds in Queenstown. With a family with ages 5 to 17 it is hard to find an activity for the entire family. This IS IT. With great staff (Mark and Andre) we headed off on a great bus...More

1  Thank anthonyo1971
NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2015

Thanks for taking the time to place your feedback & please spread the word :-) Great to hear you all had fun, we are only a small company, and haven't got much money to spend on advertising so getting reviews like yours is just awesome!...More

Reviewed 11 January 2015

Great time and very well run operation, my family of 5 (2 adults & 3 kids) loved it, ages from 45 to 6. While we have been paddling for years, this was our first opportunity to take the kids rafting and we'd do it again...More

Thank Victoria C
NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2015

Thanks heaps for your feedback, we are a very small team (of 5, including the owner) so there's a good chance you will bump into all of us on any given day :-)

Reviewed 11 January 2015

very professional, very safe, a lot of fun! we have been recently with our daughter who is 4 and she just loved very much, no fear at all: swam in the cold river and laugh at all the splashes! great service from the start, the...More

Thank IEP1605
NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2015

Thanks for your feedback, great to hear everyone had a blast. Cheers

Reviewed 11 January 2015 via mobile

The three young people are super fun, great with kids, we all LOVE them! The drive along skippers Canyon is stunning, it is really a hidden treasure of New Zealand! Great value! Most memorable activity in our three weeks travel here! Good job!

Thank Xiaogugu
NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2015

Thanks for your feedback, we appreciate it!

Reviewed 10 January 2015

Family Adventures does exactly what they say they'll do. They take the whole family on a rafting trip that really does work for even very young kids. Highlights for me were the drive into and out of Skippers Canyon, the jump off the "cliff"into the...More

Thank AndrewT128128
NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2015

Thanks Andrew. You hit the nail right on its head :-) thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 9 January 2015

I can't add much more to all the other fab reviews, the 4 of us (mum, dad and 2 girls 11 and 9) enjoyed the whole experience from bad joke corner through the story of Rex, rafting down the river, being soaked by the jet...More

Thank Alsy933
NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Family Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2015

Coming from Scotland, I'm sure you found the water "balmy" ;-) Great to hear you all had fun, thanks again for coming out with us and for your feedback. Cheers

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Puteri S
22 October 2015|
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Response from NZBuckStopsHere | 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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