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Shotover Canyon Swing

  • Shotover Canyon Swing experience, from Queenstown
  • Receive a thorough safety briefing from your professional jump instructor before making the leap
  • Get great views over the scenic Shotover River
Shotover Canyon Swing
From US$ 153.37
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Thrill-seekers in New Zealand’s ‘adventure capital’ will love free-falling over the river on the Shotover Canyon Swing. A jump instructor prepares both first-timers and seasoned daredevils to swing solo or tandem along a special rope and cable system suspended between two cliffs. You’ll swing safely in a secure harness and hear encouragement throughout your pendulum ride above the Shotover River.
What to Expect
With so many adrenaline-packed activities to choose from in Queenstown, it may be difficult to select your adventure, but the Shotover Canyon Swing is guaranteed to give you one unforgettable ride.

After pickup from central Queenstown, you’re transported by 4WD vehicle about 15 minutes out of town. On arrival at the swing site, it’s a short bush walk to the custom-built wooden platform embedded in a cliff, situated 358 feet (109 meters) above the Shotover River.

Quell any pre-jump jitters with a thorough safety briefing and hear the encouraging words of your guide. You and your fellow jumpers are securely harnessed to two ropes that run from the middle of the cables, which are strung between two cliffs on either side of the river.

Then it’s time to take the plunge! After the initial 200-foot (60-meter) free-fall, you’ll find the transition to swinging very smooth, as the innovative jump system makes you a human pendulum that gracefully swings back and forth without jolts. 

When you finish swinging — about 330 feet (100 meters) below the jump platform — your guide winches your line back up to the platform. Allow about 2.5 hours for the entire excursion, including return transport back to Queenstown.
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Reviews (61)

1 - 5 of 58 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Crazy Canyon Caper!

Not to be outdone by my daughter and to keep my sister-in-law company on a tandem swing, I gave it a go. It is a totally freaking experience but unbelievably good! Two different swings (special offer until end Sep means one is free) - the...More

Thank PeteTrenno
Reviewed 1 week ago
One of the best things I did in New Zealand!

If you're ever in Queenstown I would fully recommend doing a Canyon Swing! Whether you want to go at it alone, with a friend in tandem, upside down, forwards, backwards or tied to a plastic chair, you do not want to miss out on this...More

Thank Flora_Yadevol
Reviewed 1 week ago
Damn what a thrill!

Damn what a thrill! I did the canyon fox last year as I wasn’t quite up to doing the swing, but I was determined to do it this year! I came at the perfect time as the weather was nice and clear, and they are...More

Thank RachaelR17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
So awesome!

I’ve bungy jumped, skydived and now this - and I can honestly say this is the best! So much fun, and so incredibly scary! The staff are super fun and do a great job scaring the sh*t out of you! Fully recommend doing this if...More

Thank ChrisB13901
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Terrifying but epic fun.

I am terrified of heights but desperately wanted to have a crack at this and what an experience it was. From the check in at the center on Shotover St, the adventure starts. The banter from the guys starts and it was really funny. We...More

Thank Ginges_revenge
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