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Shotover Canyon Swing Queenstown

Built on the edge of the Shotover River, New Zealand's Canyon Swing is the world's greatest that takes advantage of nature's gift of gravity!
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Reach speeds of up to 150 km/h
The world's number 1 Canyon Swing
Jump from a platform 109m above Shotover River
60 metre free fall
Giant smooth 200m swing
Over 70 jump styles to choose from

What you need to know

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  • Shotover Canyon Swing
  • Transfers to and from the Shotover Canyon Swing Booking Office


Jump Styles

  • Flips - Fancy showing off your athletic prowess? You've got three options: forwards, backwards or gainers. Tumble your way through freefall before swinging out down in the canyon below. Try to beat the record: 10 forwards flips by flipping Philip!
  • The Chair - You've been told that rocking back on your chair is bad, well in swing world it's GREAT. We'll sit you in our chair then position you backwards on the edge. It's up to you to play with gravity, slowly pass through the point of no return and enjoy. Seatbelt provided The Tandem Chair - We're delighted to bring you the latest addition to our jumpstyle collection - The Tandem Chair! The World Famous 'Chair' is now double the fun as you can now do it tandem!
  • The Cutaway - Our easiest launch by far. We will suspend you out over the canyon in a sitting position which you will remain in for the whole of your swing. If you're tough enough you can release yourself or leave it to us. You can just sit back and enjoy the ride
  • Backwards - Standing with your heels over the edge of the platform. Hands behind your head and slowly fall back into the canyon below. The view of the platform rocketing away from you is truly freaky. Great option for experienced jumpers
  • Gimp Boy Goes to Hollywood - We'll suspend you upside down over the canyon, staring directly at the canyon floor, arching your back and reaching for the river below. Keep your eyes open and wait to be released, you'll swoop down towards the river - eyeballs first
  • Forwards - Standing on the edge looking down if you dare, then step, jump, fall, dive or leap any which way to begin your spectacular descent. You're free to scream, flap your arms and kick your legs as you accelerate into the canyon. Jumping off yourself is an amazing achievement


  • The world's #1 Canyon Swing
  • Both tandem and solo jumps available
  • Jump platform 109m above Shotover River
  • 60m free fall
  • Giant smooth 200m swing
  • Reach speeds of up to 150kph
  • Full body harness with seat built in
  • Over 70 jump styles to choose from
  • Winched back up to the platform afterwards
  • Photos, videos and retail items available onsite (additional cost)
  • Able to operate in almost all weather conditions
  • Choose your jump style on the day


  • All times are subject to demand and operational/seasonal variances
  • Only certain times are able to be booked online - if you would like a time outside of the specified times online, please call our friendly reservations team on 1300 935 532 so we can assist you with this
  • Check in 15 mins prior to trip time at the Shotover Canyon Swing Booking Office at 35 Shotover Street, Queenstown
  • 2 - 2.5 hours round trip although this can depend on numbers and also how many jumps
  • 10 minute transfer to jump site


  • 34 Shotover Street, Queenstown

What To Bring

  • You are more than welcome to bring your camera or go pro and jump with no additional charge. Must have hands free wrist/chest mount
  • Closed toe footwear is required
  • Please dress for the weather conditions at the time of season you are jumping. It can be pretty cold out in the canyon in winter, so please layer up, wear ski gear or fashion a particularly warm onesie!

Additional Information

  • Minimum age 10 years
  • Maximum solo weight 160kgs
  • Maximum tandem weight 180kgs
  • Please wear secure footwear
  • Spectators can be involved and are able to be on the viewing deck for an additional cost
  • If cancelling, a refund will only be granted when Shotover Canyon Swing receives a notification at least 24 hours prior to departure

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Important notice

Confirmation in the form of an e-voucher will be sent to your email at the time of purchase. Although we do our best to deliver it instantly, occasionally, this may take up to 6 hours for the e-voucher to be delivered. For any queries, please get in touch with us . We're always happy to help.

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