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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$155.51
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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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1 - 5 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...there's not much that renders me speechless but standing on the platform before stepping off backwards with my bestie had us silenced with jumbled sentence! However after jumping the giggles erupted, rush hit and the overall epicness of this jump hit us! The high stayed...More

Thank Sugarhawke
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
So much fun

My sister and I did this together as a tandem cataway and It was absolutely so much fun and the guys we had were friendly. We Really enjoyed it.

Thank Bee J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
One of the best experiences of my entire life!

I told my mates six months ago I wasn’t going anywhere near this place but after a drunken promise I got myself cornered. My palms were sweaty, knees weak and arms were heavy all the way up to the platform. I think my undies were...More

Thank jpekdaddy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an awesome morning with the guys and gals from the shoot over crew ! Definitely a must do ! Fun day for the adventure hunter.

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Had an amazing time at the canyon swing! Got so lucky with a rare show day, which made the canyon even more incredibly scenic than usual! The team was heaps of fun and the casual yet safe atmosphere was ideal. Second jump was only $10,...More

1  Thank Krissi S
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