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Queenstown, New Zealand
Shotover Canyon Swing

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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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.
  • 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 Travelers Choose This Tour

Choose from 70 different jumping styles, including tandem jumping with a friend.
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Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
All safety equipment and safety briefing
Photographs and jump videos available for purchase following jump trip
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
34 Shotover Street , 34 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

A few doors up from Fergburger!

This activity will end right where it started.
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.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Children must have a parent or guardian co-sign their waiver form for children under 16
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Maximum solo weight – 160kgs (as long as they fit the harness) and maximum combined tandem weight – 180kgs
  • Please wear appropriate clothing for the outdoors and all weather conditions, Closed toe footwear is required (sneakers, trainers etc)
  • Vehicles and swing are collapsible wheelchair accessible, however the driver and jump master is unable to assist passengers boarding, disembarking and jumping due to insurance regulations
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Shotover Canyon Swing
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Shotover Canyon Swing?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Shotover Canyon Swing.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Shotover Canyon Swing?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Shotover Canyon Swing.

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Awesome! Heart pounding but worth...
Travis B
, Feb 2018
Awesome! Heart pounding but worth it. They offer a second jump on the spot for only 32 US dollars. No hand held Go Pros. Safety is high priority. Guides are funny but very calming. They double check everything when you're clipped in. Highly recommended. Moose was the best!
The experience was amazing, tried...
Yang G
, Jun 2016
The experience was amazing, tried twice with different ways to jump out, pretty fun! The staffs are very friendly and helpful!

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