Family Adventures Rafting - summer only
For ages 3–103 (older by arrangement) We specialise in soft adventure trips, rafting the gentle rapids of the upper reaches of the famous Shotover River. Our bus and raft adventure is an exciting way to experience the goldmining history of amazing Skippers Canyon, experience easy rafting that’s just perfect for the kids and create memories of a lifetime! Our trip is suitable for everyone from 3 years upwards. Join us for a half day of family fun! Water confidence not necessary.
We are a local family-owned and operated raft company where your safety, enjoyment and comfort is our priority. We provide friendly, professional NZRA guides, transport, modern rafting equipment, helmets, wetsuits or overpants, polar fleeces, spray jackets, life jackets, booties and refreshments. You need to bring swimwear (togs), towel and camera. Water confidence not necessary. Drive only options, personal charters and helicopter options by arrangement.
Departs: 7.45am & 1.30pm
We meet at Alpine Sports, 39 Shotover Street, Queenstown
This adventure is a safe, yet exciting way of introducing children to the fun of white water rafting. The rapids are low grade and require no skill to ride over them, but children love the thrill! No swimming or immersion is necessary unless desired. We travel into the Canyon on the famous Skippers Road which is protected by the NZ Historic Places Trust. Our raft launch point is “The Ford of Brunin” made famous by the Lord of the Rings movies.
Family members who don't wish to raft can still join the trip, enjoy the spectacular scenery of the journey into Skippers Canyon and listen to the colourful commentary and intrepid stories of the area's history. Please enquire for spectator rates.
The Family Adventures base has changing rooms and toilets and food and drinks are served after your river trip.
Adult $199, Child $120. Drive-only (non-rafters) $70.
Maritime NZ audited & Members of the NZ Rafting Association and NZTIA.