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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.

Highlights

  • 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
  • Jump solo or in tandem with a friend
  • Enjoy the upbeat atmosphere created by staff and fellow jumpers
  • Includes pickup and drop-off from central Queenstown

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You get to choose from more than 70 different jumping styles, including upside down, backwards, or a tandem jump with a buddy. Some of our Viator insiders have done this and admit it is scary, but so much fun!

What You Can Expect

Shotover Canyon Swing

Chair Swing at Shotover Canyon Swing

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.

Customer Reviews

Yang G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The experience was amazing, tried twice with different ways to jump out, pretty fun! The staffs are very friendly and helpful!

Varun A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Wonderful and amazing Experience :

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