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Skippers Canyon Rafting and Sightseeing Trip

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    What to Expect
    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    39 Shotover St, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Duration
    4h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Specialized river rafting equipment
    • Qualified rafting guide
    • Transport to rafting base
    • All activities
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Bring a swimsuit and towel
    • Member of the NZ Rafting Association
    • Qualmark accredited
    • TripAdvisor Excellence rating for 5 straight seasons
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Family Adventures is what it is! Our 5, 7 and 9 year old girls loved the entire experience. They howled in disappointment when we pulled the boat out of the river at the end of the trip. The guides made everyone feel secure and safe without being overly officious - they
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    Response from QTRaftGuide, Manager at Skippers Canyon Rafting and Sightseeing Trip
    Responded 08 Oct 2019
    Thank you for your kind review, we look forward to seeing you again in the future. ;)
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    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 hot chocolate afterwards. Of course,
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    Response from QTRaftGuide, Owner at Skippers Canyon Rafting and Sightseeing Trip
    Responded 25 Sep 2019
    We are humbled by the rating of your boys ;-) thanks again for coming out with our crew! Cheers.
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    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 go. The scenery into the canyon
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    Response from QTRaftGuide, Owner at Skippers Canyon Rafting and Sightseeing Trip
    Responded 25 Sep 2019
    Thanks again for coming out with us!
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    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
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    Response from QTRaftGuide, Owner at Skippers Canyon Rafting and Sightseeing Trip
    Responded 25 Sep 2019
    We're a bit late with this response :-) but thanks heaps for the feedback!
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    Had such a great day with Simon, Caro and Holly! Would recommend family adventures rafting to everyone of all ages. Myself and a friend went out with family adventures to skippers canyon and had a great day! The trip out to the canyon was gorgeous and Caro and Simon were very
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    Response from QTRaftGuide, Manager at Skippers Canyon Rafting and Sightseeing Trip
    Responded 17 Oct 2019
    Thank you for your response. Simon and Caro certainly know their stuff! :)
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    • Family Adventures
    • Duration: 4h 30m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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