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Make your way to the designated meeting point in central Queenstown and check in 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time. It's just a 15-minute drive to the site of the flying fox, located in a secluded area of the Shotover River.

After a short walk up to the starting point, you're given a safety briefing and fitted with a harness and helmet. You'll be attached to a unique rail launch system. When you're ready, choose a forward or backward drop style or take a flying leap off the 597-foot (182-meter) cliff edge above the Shotover River. At the end of the rail, you'll free-fall onto the zipline, reaching speeds of up to 40 mph (65 kph) while you zip across the canyon.

On the return, zip as fast as you can by holding your knees up while you race side by side with a friend. Or simply lean back and take in the vista during the 787-foot-long (240-meter) high-speed ride. 

Back at the base, souvenir DVD and photo packages are available for purchase. Finish your 2-hour tour with drop-off in Queenstown.

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Shotover Canyon Swing & Canyon Fox
Zipline above the Shotover River on the Canyon Fox is an experience not to be missed while in Queenstown. This 'flying fox' lets you drop while you launch over a cliff edge then ride across the canyon. Safety briefing, all equipment, and round-trip transfers are included with this 2-hour experience.
  • 2-hour flying fox from Queenstown
  • Zip over the Shotover Canyon
  • Choose from multiple departure times
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting point
  • Souvenir DVD and photos available to purchase
  • Small-group tour ensures personal service
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Canyon Fox amazing, awesome, fantastic!

Fabulous staff made this experience so easy, exhilarating and simply awesome. My husband 57, myself 52 and our adult children all loved it and an absolute highlight of our Queenstown holiday!

Thank Tracy E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
One of the best things I've ever done

I did both, the canyon fox and the swing and can highly recommend both! The location is so beautiful you even forget about the rain really quick - this is something you can do weather it rains or shines. It was awesome that they gave...More

Thank Amanda N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic Family Experience

We did this as a family with 3 girls 11,11, and 14. I'm glad we did the jet boat first as this blew the jet boat out of the water! Can't recommend enough as a must do experience with very friendly and encouraging staff!

Thank bbcheena
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing adventure

Our children did the canyon fox and swing. We went as spectators. The company is exceptionally professional, great characters and you feel in very safe hands.

Thank Suzie D
Reviewed May 29, 2018
Just do them both!

Great morning of adrenaline pumping pleasure! I can recommend doing both the Swing and the Fox as the experience is quite different and I'll still trying to decide which was my favourite. The whole team were excellent, made a cold morning a very warm event....More

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