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Queenstown Family Rafting
Family Adventures.

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Family Adventures Family Adventures raft the upper reaches of the famous Shotover River, Queenstown. Our trip is suitable for everyone from 3 years old as we raft on gentle grade 1 & 2 rapids only. Water confidence is not necessary.

Meet in Queenstown from where we begin with a unique sightseeing trip by bus 45 minutes into the famous Skippers Canyon - quite possibly the most spectacular drive in New Zealand! We get even further into the backcountry as we float by raft on the Upper Shotover River.

Gearing up to stay warm and safe! At Family Adventures we kit you out with all the gear you'll need from the ground up. Wetsuit boots to protect your feet, wetsuit or overpants, spray jacket with sealed collar and cuffs to help keep the water out, fleece & a buoyancy aid (both warm and great for rapid swims) and finally a helmet to finish off the outfit so you can do this....

We take to the water at the put in point made famous as "The Ford of Bruinen" in the Lord of the Rings and head down the grade 2 rapids. See gold mining relics and sheer canyon walls as we navigate the Shotover river, with photo stops, rapid swims and rock jumps. Join our morning or afternoon trip, allow 5 hours, light snacks and refreshments included, please bring own towel and swimwear.

  • Grade 1 and 2 rapids for family fun
  • Suitable for any age over 3 years
  • Morning or afternoon trips
  • Allow 5 hours