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Shotover Canyon Swing

Address: 35 Shotover Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 3 442 6990
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Ranked #3 of 202 Activities in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Shotover Canyon Swing is an intense, undie staining, adrenalin...
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Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This was one of the highlights of my visit to New Zealand. The experience far exceeded my expectations. The duration of the jet boat ride was longer than I expected which is what made it worth every dollar (in my opinion). My driver, Andy, was awesome and made us laugh. I would highly recommend the Shotover to anyone looking for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Opted for this over the bungy and had a blast. Did the pin drop style for maximum thrills and while it's over quick, the relaxing swing through the canyon and pull back up gives you a great view and calms your previously hesitant nerves. Surprisingly great hang-over remedy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

You pretty much are allowed to jump off a platform any way you choose. What is not to love? It is a little expensive for the amount of time you are dropping, but then again, everything in queenstown is. Definitely worth doing once.

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Henley Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Visited 2005 Like everything else in Queenstown and in New Zealand this was a bit expensive but well worth it. Lots of different jumps you can do and the photos you get can be awesome. You may have to close your eyes for that first jump if you haven't done it before though! Staff are great fun and genuinely want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Our group hadn't planned to do this but boy are we glad that we did!! Amazing is an understatement. Fantastic crew, stunning views, even when you are screaming and hurtling to the ground!! Can't recommend this enough!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Easily the best money I spent in Queenstown. I loved the variety of jumps and the staffs input. I originally had a jump in mind and the staff convinced me to do something a little more extreme. Couldn't be happier with the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great ride, staff were encouring and friendly, my mother (aged 55) absoulty loved it!! We got the opportunity to take fantastic pictures aswell. Short drive from Queenstown means it need not take up a great amount of time!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Probably one of the most awesome things I've ever done. Hurling yourself off a cliff is great, and this is the best way to do it. All the staff were friendly and fun, but also meticulously safe and professional. All the stuff in Queenstown will set you back about $170-250, so this is actually pretty good value (especially since a... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I did this with my fiance and sister on a family holiday to Queenstown. Myself and my sister went tandem, once leaping off forwards, and then as a spur of the moment decision, we decided to take advantage of their cheap second swing and go off backwards. Extremely professional from start to finish, the staff were fun, great at building... More 

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Wangaratta, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

This was the single most terrifying thing of my life (& I have been sky diving) . The staff were fun loving and encouraging . It is easy to go for the simple option but I say get your money's worth and try something different and really scary . Jump more than once !! Allow a couple of hours to... More 

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