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Family Adventures Rafting and Sightseeing Trip in Queenstown, New Zealand
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Family Adventures Rafting and Sightseeing Trip in Queenstown, New Zealand

By Family Adventures
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Ages 3-99, max of 30 per group
Duration: 5h
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Live guide: English
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  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Specialized river rafting equipment
  • Qualified rafting guide
  • Transport to rafting base
  • All activities
  • Snacks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Start:
  • Marmolada Cafe, 43 Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    The Station building bus stop, corner of Shotover Street and Camp street. We meet 10mins before the start time.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7345P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Bring a swimsuit and towel
    • Member of the NZ Rafting Association
    • Qualmark accredited
    • TripAdvisor Excellence rating for 12 straight seasons
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Family Adventures Rafting and Sightseeing Trip in Queenstown, New Zealand?
    Family Adventures Rafting and Sightseeing Trip in Queenstown, New Zealand price starts from $233.67. Discover and book Family Adventures Rafting and Sightseeing Trip in Queenstown, New Zealand on Tripadvisor
    What is the Family Adventures Rafting and Sightseeing Trip in Queenstown, New Zealand cancellation policy?
    Family Adventures Rafting and Sightseeing Trip in Queenstown, New Zealand cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Family Adventures Rafting and Sightseeing Trip in Queenstown, New Zealand on Tripadvisor
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    • Family Adventures
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      Queenstown, New Zealand
      Joined in December 2009
    • Far2024
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      Family fun rafting experience
      Staff was amazing! Very easy to talk to, knowledgeable about the area and made the trip easy and fun with our 4yo. Would definitely recommend to families. The drive into the canyon is beautiful but a bit scary just an fyi
      Written 5 February 2024
    • household2024
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      Awesome rafting fun
      Great fun for all the family - my 7yr old loved every minute. Gentle rapids, feels safe but fun. (Over 13’s may prefer the faster rapids!) Our guides were great and very friendly. Thanks for some brilliant memories!
      Written 29 January 2024
    • heloisehumbert1
      0 contributions
      perfect for family
      we were very lucky and enjoyed our private tour, with all the program as we were a whole group. Everything was very well planned and prepared.
      Written 15 January 2024
    • taniasam2024
      0 contributions
      So much fun and beautiful country. Thanks team!
      So much fun and beautiful country! Thanks to your friendly team. Very interesting gold mining history as well.
      Written 14 January 2024
    • swapnil s
      0 contributions
      Great experience
      Amazing experience, Simon excels as an off-road driver, making the experience truly amazing. Mark, an excellent guide, adds entertainment with his humor and a constant cheerful demeanor. Their ever-present smiling faces make it a highly recommended activity for families.
      Written 9 January 2024
    • sawada2024
      0 contributions
      family water rafting
      This activity was the highlight of our trip to New Zealand. It was great that white water rafting was made available to young children and people who didn't want too much of a thrill but still wanted to have fun. The guide was friendly and kept us entertained.
      Written 8 January 2024
    • Nick M
      0 contributions
      Brilliant with small kids
      Great trip with fantastic guides. Absolutely brilliant with small kids (ours 4&5). Well equipped and absolutely safe for everyone.
      Written 6 January 2024
    • 94lite
      0 contributions
      Energetic service
      Very experienced. Second time going and wasn't disappointed. The service is great and what makes the experience more enjoyable. Highly recommend for people wanting to have some fun woth tgeir friends in Queenstown
      Written 5 January 2024
    • TravelProjects
      0 contributions
      Great trip with the family, one of the best experience I had in Queenstown!
      Had a great experience with Family Adventures! Rafted with my 5- and 9-year-old, my wife and my mum who was over 60 years who had never rafted before. The trip was safe, fun and informative - would highly recommend for families and first time adventurers! The drive in is amazing however if you are prone to a little motion sickness, would suggest taking kwells or wrist bands.
      Written 5 January 2024
    • WanakaJules
      0 contributions
      Great trip and experience
      We spent a fabulous afternoon on the Shotover river up Skippers Canyon thanks to Family Adventures. Our crew of 10 (extended family) had great fun in and on the water, with two other rafts of similarly-minded families. The rock jump was a highlight for all.
      Written 29 December 2023
    • Pam K
      0 contributions
      Family Rafting in the Skippers, Queenstown. NZ
      We were a family of 10 covering 3 generations, aged from 74 down to 11 years old. The entire trip lasted 6 hours. The first part was in a bus into the 'Skippers' along a very narrow road, round steep mountains and above sheer drops into valleys. We had complete faith in the driver. An excellent commentary on the gold mining history of the area was given by one of the rafting guides in the bus. Forty-five minutes into the trip we arrived at our destination and changed into the wetsuits and gear. A superb safety talk with enough humour amongst the serious bits. Our group fitted into one raft and there were two other rafts on the trip as well. Then we were off. Our guide told us when to paddle and when to stop . There were no mishaps but so much fun. Highlight was jumping off the rocks, but lots more fun activities as well. An absolutely fabulous experience with well-trained guides in a very beautiful but isolated part of the country. The only very minor downside was that our guide was also the main photographer, and we perhaps did not get as many photos of the fun times in our boat, as we could have.
      Written 28 December 2023
    • Getaway1510038563344
      0 contributions
      Great activity with amazing staffs
      Friendly staffs accommodated needs for us all 3 generations. Long drive to get to the site but the good jokes kept the journey interesting the whole time : )
      Written 28 December 2023
    • MrsBanks79
      0 contributions
      Just book it! Great day out x
      Fab afternoon, looked after by Mark, Fletch, Holly & Simon! Great rafting experience in the most amazing scenery. Highly recommend 😝
      Written 27 December 2023
    • N9786HGmark
      0 contributions
      Great Fun !
      We had a great time on the afternoon session; thrilling drive in & entertaining info along the way (Thanks Fletch!). We all enjoyed the rafting, river swims & rock jumps. The whole family enjoyed it heaps !
      Written 27 December 2023
    • Navigator16080250759
      0 contributions
      Good family trip
      Our guide Simon is quite knowledgeable and humorous. View on the way was quite challenging but amazing. This is entry level rafting that suitable to everyone.
      Written 12 December 2023
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    Maps825952
    1 contribution
    Feb 2024 • Family
    This was the highlight of our trip in Queenstown. First greeted by Simon and Holly who are very friendly and fun. We then had about 50 mins drive to the destination and the road is scenic and amazing. This is already worth half of the price just the drive to the base camp. The river isn't rough as the chosen route is suitable with young children. We also got a chance to jump into the river and swim a bit. I would highly recommend this to everyone who has young kids while also wanting to experience a bit of white river rafting.
    Written 16 February 2024
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    Olaf K
    1 contribution
    Jan 2024 • Couples
    It was an absolutely fantastic tour. First of all, the stunning views as we drove along Skipper Road. Then the rafting adventure. This was absolutely professionally organized. The team took great care to ensure that all questions were answered and that everyone got along. And in the end, everyone had fun, whether child or adult.
    Written 6 February 2024
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    Annette C
    1 contribution
    Jan 2024 • Family
    We went on the family adventures raft and her boat ride today! Simon and Holly looked after us so well ( 3 generations of us) it was the most spectacular experience we have ever done! So worth it!!
    Written 26 January 2024
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    Always wonderful to have old and young generations together on our trip, thanks for the review!
    Written 6 February 2024
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    Philip O
    11 contributions
    Dec 2023 • Family
    Fun, exceptional adventure, multigenerational and international group. We were well cared for by knowledgeable, capable, and personable guides.
    Written 22 January 2024
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    Thanks Philip, we had an awesome time too!
    Written 6 February 2024
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    mhoppo
    Sydney3 contributions
    Dec 2023 • Family
    I was concerned that our three teen boys would find this trip a bit tame, but they loved it. The scenery was spectacular and they didn’t mind that there were no real rapids on the float through the canyons. Our guide Hannah made it fun for them.
    Written 19 January 2024
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    Thanks for the review, always good to hear the teenagers had a good time as we know they can be hard to please sometimes! ;)
    Written 6 February 2024
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    Explorer56841313935
    2 contributions
    Jan 2024 • Family
    We had a small group 3 adults 4 kids, and the reviews were spot on.
    Simon our guide was fantastic and the kids thought he was hilarious.
    The tour was the perfect balance with amazing scenery, not to extreme which the kids loved.
    Awesome value for money
    Thanks again
    Alex and Arlo
    Written 10 January 2024
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    It was a pleasure, thanks for joining us and taking the time to leave a review!
    Written 6 February 2024
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    Emilie B
    2 contributions
    Dec 2023 • Family
    The rafting experience with Family adventure was very nice! We did it in family with 3 kids : 10, 8 and 4 years old.
    And we always feel safe, it was very funny and nice. The team is great. We recommand it without any hesitation.
    Written 10 January 2024
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    Thanks for joining us and leaving a kind review :)
    Written 6 February 2024
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    Daniel M
    1 contribution
    Jan 2024 • Couples
    As it was our first time it was spot on. The guides were professional and the ride on the bus was awesome. Well done to all the people on the raft we made it.
    Written 10 January 2024
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    You certainly did! Great job and thanks so much for the review!
    Written 6 February 2024
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    Roam20968549908
    2 contributions
    Jan 2024 • Family
    What a fantastic experience! The staff at Family Adventure were so professional we felt safe at all times. The scenery down on the river is world class! The crystal clear water was amazing. We went as a family of 5 who had never rafted before and we all loved it. Jumping off the rock was a big highlight for my kids. It’s a must if you go to Queenstown.
    Written 10 January 2024
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    So glad to hear you had a great time and felt safe! Thanks for your review :)
    Written 6 February 2024
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    ThomEm94
    1 contribution
    Jan 2024 • Family
    Wow! What a great experience from start to finish. A crew cohort filled with fun and knowledge, that made the trip memorable for everyone! Holly drove us into Skippers Canyon and expertly navigated us down one of NZ’s most beautiful and famous roads. The views were stunning and Simon was on hand to talk us through what we’re seeing with humour and on the bus commentary. The rafting itself is incredible, the team at Family Adventures make the transition from bus to river extremely smooth and everyone was kitted up in no time at all. We rafted down crystal blue waters, and with Holly as our raft guide I felt in safe hands as we headed over the fun rapids. Holly provided a wealth of knowledge about the history in Skippers Canyon and it was great to see the relicts of time gone by up close in the raft. The rock jump was a highlight as was the Cookie Time cookie at the base building after the rafting. Highly recommend adding this to your ‘must-do’ list in Queenstown. Thanks to all at Family Adventures we had an absolute ball.
    Written 8 January 2024
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    Thanks for your kind words Emma, it was so wonderful to have you and your family on our trip!
    Written 6 February 2024
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