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Shotover Canyon Fox from Queenstown

  • 2-hour flying fox from Queenstown
  • Zip over the Shotover Canyon
  • Choose from multiple departure times
Shotover Canyon Fox from Queenstown
From US$ 118.25
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Shotover Canyon Fox from Queenstown
From US$ 118.25
Zipline above the Shotover River on the Canyon Fox is an experience not to be missed while in Queenstown. This 'flying fox' lets you drop while you launch over a cliff edge then ride across the canyon. Safety briefing, all equipment, and round-trip transfers are included with this 2-hour experience.
What to Expect

Make your way to the designated meeting point in central Queenstown and check in 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time. It's just a 15-minute drive to the site of the flying fox, located in a secluded area of the Shotover River.

After a short walk up to the starting point, you're given a safety briefing and fitted with a harness and helmet. You'll be attached to a unique rail launch system. When you're ready, choose a forward or backward drop style or take a flying leap off the 597-foot (182-meter) cliff edge above the Shotover River. At the end of the rail, you'll free-fall onto the zipline, reaching speeds of up to 40 mph (65 kph) while you zip across the canyon.

On the return, zip as fast as you can by holding your knees up while you race side by side with a friend. Or simply lean back and take in the vista during the 787-foot-long (240-meter) high-speed ride. 

Back at the base, souvenir DVD and photo packages are available for purchase. Finish your 2-hour tour with drop-off in Queenstown.

Reviews (40)
1 - 5 of 39 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
What a rush

Fun fun fun fun fun!!!! Has the thrill of a freefall but safety of a zip line. You can choose to run off a platform or start on the zip line but either way you fall about 10 meters before zipping across the canyon from...More

Thank tamacleo
Reviewed 12 October 2018
Absolutely awesome

Our family of three - 2 parents and our 10yr old son did the fox and swing combo in late September. The fox was a lot of fun, but the canyon swing was brilliant - we all agreed. Mrs & son did a tandem, leaving...More

1  Thank 266rodneyn
Reviewed 24 August 2018

The shotover canyon fox is by far the best thing I have done in my entire life. I always wanted to do bungee jumping but I did not have the guts for it, this was a combination of what I would call a "mini bungee...More

2  Thank the-aysha
Reviewed 6 August 2018
Canyon Fox amazing, awesome, fantastic!

Fabulous staff made this experience so easy, exhilarating and simply awesome. My husband 57, myself 52 and our adult children all loved it and an absolute highlight of our Queenstown holiday!

1  Thank Tracy E
Reviewed 31 July 2018
One of the best things I've ever done

I did both, the canyon fox and the swing and can highly recommend both! The location is so beautiful you even forget about the rain really quick - this is something you can do weather it rains or shines. It was awesome that they gave...More

Thank AmandaN2909
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Anish M
8 July 2018|
Response from WestAussiechick7 | Reviewed this property |
Yep I think it’s about $300 from Memory