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.
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 by Viator travelers
This was my first true adrenaline...
, Jan 2018
This was my first true adrenaline activity and it was AMAZING. The staff were all helpful and also hilarious, helping to put my anxiety at ease. Fun fact: if you want another go, it is only 45 at any time- doesn't have to be the same day.