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Shotover Canyon Swing

35 Shotover Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
64 3 442 6990
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Ranked #2 of 168 Activities in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Shotover Canyon Swing is an intense, undie staining, adrenalin stimulating activity achieved by launching yourself from a 109m high cliff –mounted... more » 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. « less
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Montrose, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This was definitely the highlight of Queenstown! An experience I will never forget - Great banter from all of the staff - thanks!!! I highly recommend doing 2 or 3 swings if time allows - so many options :D

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Although I only did this because the sky diving was cancelled due to weather, I honestly do not regret it in the slightest. It was such a buzz. The guys there were great and the variation in take offs makes this more fun than a straight up bungee!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Fantastic experience to overcome personal fear to take the plunge. Very professional staff and great safety approach. The video on the way back into town was hilarious and well worth watching. It would make a great YouTube video. Throughly recommended and it was great that they allowed a wrist Gopro to be worn unlike other establishments that prevent use to... More

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Queenstown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Had such a amazing experience with you guys at canyon swing and have since done it another 2 times ! love it so much and especially love the company/staff culture ! i think its awesome how you guys can take the piss and joke around with everyone, it just makes the experience more memorable !! will be coming back for... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I chose the Shotover Canyon Swing experience over the AJ Hackett because (1) the bungy is connected to your chest harness instead of binding your feet together, so you have more jumping options, and (2) you can get additional jumps for a fraction of the cost of the first jump. ($35) SERVICE: The staff were all very personable and walked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Absolutely a MUST-DO in Queenstown. Went with my partner and we did a combo with the shotover jet boat ride and the canyon swing. We did the boat ride first which was very fun and exciting but nothing can prepare you for the adrenaline you feel on the canyon swing. We did a tandem swing and decided we would both... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

So glad I went through with this, it was so exhilarating I decided to do it twice! The staff were funny and friendly and made the whole experience even better. Great view of the shotover river too!

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Banff, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I lived in Queenstown for almost 2 years. In that time I was lucky enough to experience almost all of the activities which this fantastic town has to offer. The Shotover Canyon Swing is, by far, the best adventure activity in Queenstown. With so many different jumps to choose from, there is something for everyone, whether you are a season... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Wow, what an experience! Both utterly terrifying and crazy fun at the same time. My partner and I did the tandem 'jump off' jump and it was one of the scariest and best things I have done. It took quite a bit to build up the courage to jump, and in the end I just did it, and so glad... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

3rd time in Queenstown before building up the courage to take the plunge, and it was well worth it!! There are a few different options for the initial drop, and I chose both options that left that decision to the 'safety' guys! Absolutely exhilarating, and you know you enjoyed it when you come straight up and choose to do the... More

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