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Shotover Canyon Swing

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Address: 35 Shotover Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-442 6990
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Description: Shotover Canyon Swing is an intense, undie staining, adrenalin stimulating...
Shotover Canyon Swing is an intense, undie staining, adrenalin stimulating activity achieved by launching yourself from a 109m high cliff –mounted platform. You’ll reach speeds of 150kph as you freefall for 60m. The ropes then smoothly pendulum you into a 200m swing.
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The guys who run this are absolute psychopaths. In a good way. They mess with you. They make you squirm and it's amazing. If you like a thrill, this is the one for you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The guys who run this are absolute psychopaths. In a good way. They mess with you. They make you squirm and it's amazing. If you like a thrill, this is the one for you, choose your method of torture and throw yourself into the abyss! Unforgettable experience - I went in August 2009!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I did the canyon swing last year for my 22nd birthday, courtesy of my girlfriend who decided I needed a fright... I was excited and nervous, the shuttle ride to the swing allows plenty of time to build the excitement, then queuing and watching people jump off in various ways before you certainly adds to that! By the time it's... More 

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Macau, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I did many advantageous activities before including bungee, sky diving, sky walk... This is the best experience ever! The guides are so professional, funny and good at creating atmosphere. They will scare you, do trick to you and anyhow make your experience a memorable one. I did two swings and enjoyed it very much. You could choose to swing in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We missed the bungee jump but i guess this was also a similar experience..it's nerve wrecking until it was our turn..but once they let us go i remember going silent for about 5 seconds before i started to scream..wife took a little longer..must do

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A lot more fun than bungy jumping. You get the rush of free fall, while still being able to swing across a canyon at amazing speed. Awesome crew that love messing with your head. Also, lots of jump styles to choose from. Highly recommend it, even for those who are scared of heights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Oh what an amazing experience. Obviously, I'm afraid of heights. So my first mistake was telling the crew that. They exploited my weakness greatly, which in fairness, made it one of the best experiences of my life. I would highly recommend this, even if you're afraid of heights, just go for it. Push yourself and have an amazing experience. Thank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Recommend this over bungy people were great fun as was the experience great rush and you can jump off anyway you want

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

THIS, right here, is the best Queenstown has to offer. If you have a limited budget and can't choose which adrenalin activity to spend it on, choose this one. Take it from someone who went there for seven days, did it all, then flew back a few months later just to do the Shotover Canyon Swing a few more times.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Had such a fun time with the crew and the jump was so unreal, I did it twice. Would definitely recommend doing this if you're in Queenstown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Ok this is a hard one to review, it was absolutely awesome fun but it all seemed a bit of a backyard set up so we felt really unsafe at first and were worried about the outcome, however after the first jump (we weren't first in line) we ended up jumping again. Honestly brilliant fun and the crew are fantastic... More 

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