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This ones not for the faint hearted! Choose to either take the leap of faith yourself or be propelled at the mercy of the twisted jump crew. Leaving the specially constructed launch platform 109m above the Shotover River below, feel the acceleration as you freefall 60m at speeds of 150kmh. Hurtling towards the awaiting river you'll feel the ropes gently kick in and just when the adrenaline was hitting max your launched into a 200m arcing swing towards the sheer rock faces of the Shotover canyons.

You will then complete a couple of massive swings before you slowly come to rest approximately 100m below the departure platform. They then winch you swiftly back up to the platform with a huge smile on your face, a memory you will not forget in a hurry and underwear that needs cleaning. The beauty of this adventure is that you can jump off whatever way you like, with over 70 different jump styles there is something to cater from the most hard core adventure junkie, to those looking the burst out of their comfort zone.

With specially designed leg, waist and chest harness and a comprehensive safety briefing from one of the expert/twisted team, you'll feel as comfortable a humanly possible, knowing your about to take the plunge off the 'world's highest cliff jump'. And all of this only a 15 minute drive from Queenstown. Allow 2.5 hours return and with small personalized group numbers there is plenty of time for more than one jump.

ARE THERE WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS TO DO THE CANYON SWING?

The Canyon Swing has a minimum weight of 35KG and a maximum weight of 135KG. The maximum combined weight for tandem jumpers is 180KG.

IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE TO DO THE CANYON SWING?

The minimum age is 10 years old. Children aged 10 - 14 require a guardian to accompany them to the site and sign a waiver. Children 15 -16 years old are able to travel by themselves, but do require a waiver to be signed by a guardian.

CAN I JUMP TANDEM?

Yes, the Canyon Swing has many tandem jump styles. The maximum combined weight for tandem jumpers is 180KG.

CAN SPECTATORS COME ALONG TO WATCH?

Yes although the road to the Canyon Swing is a private road. Therefore you are not able to drive yourself to the Canyon Swing. Spectators are allowed for the Canyon Swing for a small fee. It is highly recommended to book spectators in advance as space is limited.

Shotover Canyon Swing Location

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