The trip kicks off with a drive into the famous Skippers Canyon – quite possibly the most scenic drive in NZ! The views are astounding and the area is jam-packed with history and gold mininig relics. Knowledgeable guides will enthrall you with tales from the colourful gold mining past.
All rafting clothing (choice of wetsuit or over-jacket and pants, booties etc) and safety equipment is provided by Family Adventures who are the only raft company in Queenstown to take children as young as 3 years on the trip. This is not an adrenalin filled trip, it is a fun float trip taking to the upper Shotover River at “The Ford of Bruinen”, a spot made famous by the Lord of the Rings movie. See sheer canyon walls and gold mining relics as you navigate the River, stopping to explore and swim in the River.
Water confidence is not necessary due to the gentle nature of the trip.
Family Adventures are Maritime NZ audited and Members of the NZ Rafting Association.