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Family Adventures Rafting - Queenstown

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We are specialists in soft adventure trips rafting the gentle upper reaches of the famous Shotover River. Suitable for everyone from 3 years old. Water confidence is not necessary!

Highlights

  • Queenstowns only rafting company dedicated to families
  • Complimentary transport, snacks and refreshments
  • Outstanding scenery

Our trip by bus and raft kicks off with a drive into the famous Skippers Canyon - quite possibly the most scenic drive in NZ! The views are astounding and the area is jam-packed with history and gold mining relics. Our knowledgeable guides will enthral you with tales from the colourful gold mining past.

We will kit you out with all the rafting gear you'll need to keep you warm and safe from the ground up at our base beside the historic Pipeline built back in 1864. We take to the water at our put-in point made famous as 'The ford of Bruinen' in the Lord of the Rings movie, and float down gentle grade 1 & 2 rapids for 1-1.5 hours taking in the scenery, the gold mining relics and even making time for a swim or rock jump!

We are the only raft company in Queenstown allowed to carry children under 13 years due to the gentle nature of our trip. We have specialised equipment, qualified raft guides, are a Member of the NZ Rafting Association and are a Maritime NZ audited activity.

Adult $199.00
Child $120.00

What's included

  • Transport from Queenstown into Skippers Canyon and back
  • Commentary on the way in and out of Skippers on the myriad of scenic highlights and historical points of interest
  • Photo stops (we also offer a wicked photo pack @ $39, including rafting pics so you don't have to worry about your camera when you are in the raft).
  • Light snacks & refreshments
  • Modern rafting equipment
  • Helmets, wetsuits or overpants, polar fleeces, spray jackets, life jackets & booties (note: all wetsuits and booties are sterilised after each trip)

Duration

  • Allow approximately 5 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Meeting Point: The Station Building, Corner of Shotover Street and Camp Street.

Notes

  • This is a weather dependent activity so please keep your phone handy leading up to your date of travel.

    Departure Point :The Station Building, Corner of Shotover Street and Camp Street.

  • **minimum booking numbers apply for trip confirmation**.

Available Bookings from 01 Oct to 07 Oct 2022

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All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$183.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$135.00

  • Adult$229.00
  • Child$135.00

  • Adult$206.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$135.00

  • Adult$206.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$135.00

  • Adult$229.00
  • Child$135.00

  • Adult$206.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$135.00

  • Adult$183.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$135.00

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.9

78 reviews

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Sarah Kirwan from New Zealand wrote on 04 February 2021

Great family fun

Highly recommend for families travelling in NZ. Was adventurous enough for my 4 year old who loved jumping off the rocks, and bumpy / scenic enough the for the adults to also enjoy themselves. The guides were great, with stellar das jokes from Mark. If you’re a domestic tourist traveling this year, definitely give them your support. You won’t be disappointed!

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From Family Adventures Rafting - Queenstown

Mark will be happy that you liked his dad jokes, he's the biggest kid on the river. Thank you for your kind review. :)

Fey Ching from Australia wrote on 05 January 2020

Great trip - lived up to expectations.

Thank you crew for extra care for man in moon boot. Had a lovely time with family. Refreshing stream for a quick float down the river. Big boy wanted to be drenched more often. Perhaps option to swap spots at half way point for those that want to change for extra thrills. Highly recommendable for family. Base camp (change room/locker) hut has fantastic view.

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From Family Adventures Rafting - Queenstown

Thank you for your review, We do try our best to give families the opportunity to move around the raft, especially when we have to put multiple groups together. Sorry that this didn't happen on this occasion, next time you guys visit, you can have the pick of the rafts! ;)

katec21 from New Zealand wrote on 31 January 2022

Rafting fun

We all had a blast! Kids can't stop talking about it. Guides were informative and funny. We loved being able to float in the water and jump off the rock too. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon!

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Lisa Goldfinch from New Zealand wrote on 31 January 2022

DO IT!!

Took our family of four (9yr and 5yr) and they absolutely loved it!! The guides were fantastic and would totally do it again!! Highly recommend to all families!

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Mike Connolly from New Zealand wrote on 30 January 2022

Great fun

Fantastic day rafting. Great staff, well organised.

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Thanks for the review Mike! We are so happy you had a good time :)

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