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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 USD 174.74
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Shotover Canyon Swing, departing at 10:30am.
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Shotover Canyon Swing, departing at 9:30am
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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 (71)
1 - 5 of 68 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff was so friendly and helpful. So many jump options with photos and videos showing them all. I did the Sparta kick and had a blast. Thank you to my French speaking friend (sorry I forgot your name) for kicking me off the ledge and...More

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing. Do it.

The best description came up in a discussion with a taxi driver in Queenstown: terrifyingly thrilling. Highly recommend!

Thank tzahr23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Very fun!

My husband and I did tandem backwards and had an amazing experience. The staff are great and do enjoy making the experience a bit more frightening for you.

Thank LauraN135
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
All perfect!

Despite my fear of heights, they made it be a great moment of my life. The staff is always making fun but with great responsibility. I felt totally safe and I had a unique and amazing experience.

Thank LarissaL133
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
10 years on and better than ever.

Did this adventurous swing 10 years ago and decided to come again after so long. They upheld their return costs and so it cost next to nothing to do this fantastic experience again. I'm an adrenaline junkie so this is what I love to do...More

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