Family Adventures Ltd

Suitable for everyone from 3 years old, we are specialists in soft adventure trips rafting the upper reaches of the famous Shotover River, Queenstown. Trip Advisor "Bravo" Award for 5 consecutive years of "excellent" ratings.


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A unique trip by bus and raft!

The trip begins with a drive into the famous Skippers Canyon - quite possibly the most spectacular drive in NZ! Knowledgeable guides will enthrall you with tales from the colourful gold mining past, the views are astounding, and the area jam-packed with history and gold mining relics.

Once at our base beside the historic "Pipeline" it's into rafting gear and onto the river at the "Ford of Bruinen" made famous by the Lord of the Rings movie. Float down gentle grade 1 & 2 rapids, see gold mining relics and spectacular scenery. We make stops along the river for rapid swims and rock jumps - all totally voluntary of course!

Trip duration - allow 5 hours.

Maritime NZ Safety audited.

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Physical address

39 Shotover Street, Central Queenstown, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $189.00
(16 year(s) and under)
Cancellation policy:
48 hours prior - full refund.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
15 mins drive
Proximity to coach terminal:
5 mins walk from Athol Street bus drop off
Proximity to town:
We are right in central Queenstown

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Opening times

Business hours:
7.30am until 8pm, 7 days, except Christmas Day.
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec

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