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The Nevis Swing is not simply the biggest Queenstown Swing. It is not merely the largest New Zealand Swing. This is biggest swing in the whole world!

After being lifted out above the launch deck, suspended 160 metres above the canyon floor, you’re suddenly released and find yourself rushing towards the other side of the valley at 120kph, eyes wide open in disbelief or shut tight in fear.

You want to go upside-down? No problem. Backwards? Done. How about the Truck & Trailer? Some Ying & Yang action? Alone or with a friend? The Nevis Swing offers so many choices that you’ll be glad it leaves you breathless and hungry for more, so that you can try as many styles as your nerves can handle.

Swing Stats:

  • The World's Biggest Swing!
  • 300m Arc
  • 70m Free fall
  • 120m Rope length - That's longer than a rugby field!
  • 160m Above the river

Swing options:

Forwards, backwards, tandem, truck'n trailer, 69, back2back, honeymoon & much more!

It can be done as a tandem, so if you don’t like the thought of going it alone or want to experience this insane rush with someone else it's a great option.

Also unlike Bungy you don't have to throw yourself off a platform. So if you can’t conquer the mind over matter battle this is the awesome way of still experiencing the rush of freefall and the force of the swing. Put the fear of the initial action in someone else’s hands.

What age do I have to be to Bungy Jump or Swing?

All Bungy jumpers and swingers must be at least 10 years old AND 35KGS. Except for the Nevis Bungy, where you must be at least 13 years old AND 45KGS.

What are the weight/height restrictions for a Bungy, Swing and Climb?

There are no height restrictions on Bungy jumping or swinging.

Nevis Bungy – 45kg min/127 kg max
Nevis Swing - 35kg min/220 kg max

What is the difference between a Bungy and a Swing?

A Bungy jump utilises AJ Hackett custom made Bungy Cords. After free-falling the cord stretches out to allow you to bounce a few times in an adrenalin fuelled but safe manner. Whilst the swing attaches to you via wire cables and the swing rope, swingers never bounce. After a short free fall the wire or rope catches you and the sensation is the same as a roller coaster and you will swing in a massive arc.

Which one is the biggest?

The Nevis Bungy is the Highest Bungy Jump in Australasia; it's a whopping 134m!

Do I have to wear shoes?

Covered footwear is mandatory for the Nevis Bungy. As for the Kawarau Bridge Bungy, The Ledge and the Nevis Swing, you may choose to wear shoes or go barefoot.

Can my friends and family come watch me?

Absolutely! All of AJ Hackett's sites have the capacity to host spectators. Depending on which site it is, there can be costs associated with spectating.

Can I drive myself?

No...the Nevis site is strictly 4WD private access road only, so you must ride on AJ Hackett buses.

How long does it take?

We recommend you to allow at least 3.5 hours for the Nevis Bungy and Swing.

Do I need to book ahead?

We strongly suggest to all customers that they book at least 48hrs in advance for all activities to ensure that they secure a time and date that best suits them.

What's the difference between the Ledge Swing and the Nevis Swing?

Firstly, size is the main difference. The Nevis Swing is the World's Biggest Swing - it is a 70m drop that then swings in a massive 300m arc, hurtling you through the valley at crazy speeds. The Ledge Swing is a rope style swing of roughly 40m but located 400m above the magnificent Queenstown resort.

What's the difference between the 3 Bungy Sites in Queenstown?

The main difference is the size; the Nevis Bungy is almost 3 times higher than the Kawarau Bridge and The Ledge Bungy sites. The Nevis is the big one! 134m of pure adrenaline action, wearing a full body harness that attaches at both your waist and feet.

The Kawarau is the original. The only site that allows you to get wet if your heart desires and the only one where you are lowered down into a raft after your jump. It is also the only site in Queenstown where you can tandem Bungy!

The Ledge Bungy is the only site where your feet are not tied together. It is a full body harness jump that allows you do a freestyle jump, back flips and run off the ledge.

I want to go tandem, can I?

Yes, the Nevis Swing can be done tandem.

What are the restrictions for tandem Bungy?

The maximum combined weight at the Kawarau is 235KG. There cannot be more than a 30KG difference between the weights of the two jumpers. Please note that other considerations will be taken into account on the day such as height difference and the weather, so AJ Hackett cannot guarantee until the day of your jump that you will be able to do it tandem. However, they will work with you to ensure that you are taken care of.

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