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Shotover Canyon Swing provided by Shotover Canyon Swing

Shotover Canyon Swing
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Time to get psyched thrill-seekers: You can take an adrenaline-fueled plunge on the Shotover Canyon Swing, an innovative jump system that is equipped with cables and ropes for a breathtaking freefall over the river. Both first-time jumpers and seasoned daredevils will enjoy the experience, which you can do solo or in tandem with a friend. Your professional guide ensures your safety and offers encouragement throughout your time at the Shotover River.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7097SWING
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Driver/guide
  • All safety equipment and safety briefing
Exclusions
  • Photographs and jump videos available for purchase following jump trip
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • 34 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand A few doors up from Fergburger!
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Inclusions
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Driver/guide
  • All safety equipment and safety briefing
Exclusions
  • Photographs and jump videos available for purchase following jump trip
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 34 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand A few doors up from Fergburger!
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Popular mentions

5.0
122 reviews
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Fiona
Miami Beach, FL23 contributions
Amazing experience!
Oct 2021
Such a great experience! The team that looked after us made an already epic activity absolutely first class. Will definitely be back - highly recommended.
Written 12 October 2021
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OnAir44514810223
Aw thanks so much. I'll let the first class crew know to keep up the good work. Thanks again for swinging with us!
Written 14 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rafe
1 contribution
Excellent canyon swing
Sep 2021 • Couples
The cutaway tandem swing was terrifying and amazing. Overall was a very positive experience with the group.
Written 30 September 2021
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OnAir44514810223
Stoked you had a terrifyingly amazing time! Thanks for swinging with us.
Written 12 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sandy075
Tauranga, New Zealand158 contributions
Got the heart racing
Had a great experience, if you are an adrenaline junkie, this is a must. I did it twice, on the trike and hanging off the edge while they cut the rope (even got to take a piece home) the staff are funny and professional at the same time. Lots of safety checks.
Make sure you get the video and photo package to show your family and friends.
Written 19 September 2021
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OnAir44514810223
Thanks for sharing your time with us Sandy. Buzzed that you enjoyed our staff's attempts at funny-ness! Great choice of swings in the trike and chop & drop. Hope to have you back sometime to try more.
Written 3 October 2021
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tycoel
Brisbane, Australia26 contributions
Awesome experience
Jun 2021
Fantastic staff, my 13 yr old daughter and I loved the swing. Beautiful location, right over the Shotover River.
Written 14 July 2021
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OnAir44514810223
Thanks for coming out with the family for some silliness over the Shotover River, it's mighty fine out there. See you next time!
Written 15 July 2021
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Grace Payn
2 contributions
Thrilling
Jul 2021 • Family
The canyon swing was absolutely awesome. It’s so so much fun and such a cool experience. Rob and Kev looked after us and made it such a fun time. Definitely recommend to anyone in Queenstown that’s looking for a bit of adrenaline!
Written 10 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
OnAir44514810223
Thanks a heap for coming out Swinging. Stoked that Rob and Kev showed you good time.
Written 15 July 2021
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Philip B
Sydney, Australia310 contributions
Just do it
Jun 2021
Don't hesitate. Just do it and trust me you will not regret it!
Staff are friendly and have a sense of humour. Transfers from downtown were great. Pick one of the silly scenarios to do to heighten the laughs from it.
Written 20 June 2021
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OnAir44514810223
Yes Philip! Thanks for coming out and sharing your experience with the world wide web. Hope to see you out again for more silly scenarios sometime!
Written 22 June 2021
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Luke N
9 contributions
Safe, Calm and a lot of fun
An absolutely professional, caring and a team of passionate staff made this adventure way easier then we thought. An activity like this that requires us to over come fear needs a great team to help us, and I wouldn’t recommend them anymore. From the shuttle drivers to the jump professionals, everyone made us feel important.
Written 18 May 2021
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OnAir44514810223
Thanks for getting out there and overcoming your fears with us Luke. We'll pass on your kind works to the crew. Maybe see ya for some more another time.
Written 22 June 2021
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Sophie B
Queenstown, New Zealand60 contributions
UNFORGETTABLE!
Mar 2021
Loved loved LOOOVVEEDDDDD the canyon swing!! Thanks for a truly terrifying but amazing experience! Tonnes of laughs from start to finish!! If you are looking for a swing in Queenstown with a unique personal twist, Shotover Canyon Swing is a must!!!
Written 29 March 2021
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OnAir44514810223
Thanks Sophie. We loved, loved, LOOOVVEEDDDDD having you out with us!
Written 31 March 2021
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Ben C
2 contributions
Pull The Trigger
Apr 2020
My experience was a few years ago, and I still reminisce on how awesome it was. Best staff & deal in the area! Highly recommend !
Written 25 March 2021
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OnAir44514810223
Thanks a ton Ben. Glad to hear you reminisce of the all the awesomeness! Hope to have you back in for a sesh some time.
Written 28 March 2021
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Sian
Auckland, New Zealand8 contributions
Must do!
Mar 2021 • Couples
My partner and I loved our experience at Shotover Canyon Swing. We chose the Tandem ‘Forward’ option and it was exhilarating. The staff were great too.
Written 21 March 2021
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OnAir44514810223
Thanks for both getting out there and hurling yourself off our Canyon Swing! Hope to see you again sometime soon.
Written 22 March 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Shotover Canyon Swing
TinaPaterson27
TinaPaterson27
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My 17 year old daughter loved it!
This was just fantastic. My teenage daughter hadn’t done anything like this before but absolutely loved it. Would h
krickels
krickels
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Sooo much fun that I did it twice!
I loved this experience. The guys who run it are so much fun and have it dialed in from the beginning to the end. I
JaroslavNecas
JaroslavNecas
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Pure adrenaline
Perfect staff which enjoy throwing people down from platform. They look like it's fun for them too. I did combo, Fo
hhmonique
hhmonique
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Must do!
We did the Nevis swing! Best experience I would deffo reccomend 😍 worth every cent. And the service was great
lenaf_NZ
lenaf_NZ
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Fun...and scary!
Husband enjoyed his jump...went back for a second one. Pretty scary but beautiul scenery and the staff were fantast
theERtravelingnurse
theERtravelingnurse
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Queenstown MUST DO!
My husband and I went on our first canyon swing trip here and fell in love! We had such an amazing time and our jum
amy3200
amy3200
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Amazing
The canyon swing is definitely a must! Great view and gets the adrenalin going. People are also amazing and make th
masonj372
masonj372
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Legal?!?
How is this legal!?! I know they make you sign a contract but really!! I actually broke my leg there!!
rickalexwestoby
rickalexwestoby
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scary, thrilling, great, scary better than bungee.
Great staff who keep you as calm as they could while your heart wanted to jump out. Great briefing and safety. Whol
171SusanS171
171SusanS171
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Such a buzz to do the Fox
Screamed and laughed the whole way across. The staff were cracking jokes to make it seem they were being casual abo
Meander719420
Meander719420
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Sadly over before you know it!
This is such an amazing experience! The adrenaline rush from throwing yourself off a cliff face is immense, and the
951ellah
951ellah
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Wow!!
What an exhilarating experience! The guys working there were awesome, made us feel really safe but also messed arou
Katie H
Katie H
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Scare Yourself!
I had my chest puffed up when I booked the swing and zip-line. I was brave enough to flip and do daring stunts- no
sir chris c
sir chris c
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THRILLING
wo this is a must,the crew were excellent,great laugh made you feel comfy till you drop,lol,videos and photos were
Claudia C
Claudia C
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So much fun!
We were very nervous about this activity, I went with my husband. The staff was great, super experienced and made u
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