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Stuff You Need To Know

Be informed!  Read on for important information on your swing.  If you're still unsure, get in touch, we're more than happy to have a chat 

What to bring

Clothes.  Please.  However there can be exceptions to that rule!  To keep warm, bring/wear layers as mornings are chilly, and winters are freezing!  Put on your closed toe shoes and you're good to go!

Empty your pockets, or else you'll make an unwanted donation to the river below.  We have cubby holes to keep your stuff safe when swinging.

Where To Meet

Shotover Canyon Swing Shop
35 Shotover Street

Please check in 15 minutes prior to your trip time

Medical Conditions

If you are affected to any extent by any of the conditions listed below or by anything you consider relevant you must include details in the of our safety form so that we can include you safely in this activity.

Not all conditions necessarily exclude you from jumping, and if you have any doubts please talk with us first and/or with your medical practitioner.

  • High blood pressure
  • Allergies
  • Previous dislocations
  • Pregnancy
  • Hearing conditions
  • Asthma
  • Neurological disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Head injury
  • Artificial limbs
  • Back injuries
  • Eye conditons

Mobility impaired persons

Most people should be able to experience the thrills of the Shotover Canyon Swing.   Our staff have experience ‘swinging’ people with major neck, back and limb injuries as well as those with permanent impairments such as blindness, deafness, paraplegia, amputations and paralyses.  Safety of our customers and staff is paramount and will only accept individuals on a case by case basis, and participation is conditional on the judgement of our operational staff.

Our Shotover Canyon Swing site is located at the end of a 400m gravel track (downhill from the car park) and there are 61 steep stairs to descend to the platform (approx 900mm to 1200mm wide).

We hold a Trax Seal of Approval for accessible adventure, to find out more visit their website>>   Please contact us to discuss your booking or any questions you may have.

Trax Approval


We offer one free spectator with every swinger – perfect if you have a scaredy cat in your group!  We also offer additional spectators at $20 each.  Please let us know when you book.  

Photos and videos

With no obligation to buy, our photo and video options are a great way to relive your swing and to prove to your mates what you did!!

Available for purchase on site, you can view before you buy, and will be ready before we take you back to town.  Please be aware that photos and videos are not guaranteed.

With suitable strapped mounts, you can take your own Go Pro/camera along with you for the ride. 

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Extra Swings

Each jump style gives you a unique rush, so why not have even more fun with gravity by going twice.  Most swingers do and for just $45 why not?  Decide when you book or when you're there!


Share the fear! Attached to a close friend, stranger, lover or other.... choose from one of our tandem jump styles and feed off each others energy.  (Prices are per person whether solo or tandem) Look out for this logo.  Please note there is a maximum combined weight limit of 180kgs. 

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For a fun-filled adrenalin-packed day, combine the Shotover Canyon Swing with other Queenstown adventure activities! All our combos operate in and around the spectacular Shotover and Skippers Canyons, saving you time and money.  Choose from Shotover Jet, rafting and helicopter rides.

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Each of our two independent ropes have a breaking strain of 2.8 tonnes, enough to lift four cars!  All aspects of the swing satisfy important safety requirements and are inspected, maintained and upgraded to ensure an extremely safe environment.  The Shotover Canon Swing is certified as an Amusement Device by WorkSafe New Zealand.  We even have a supply of fresh undies for the faint hearted!

Terms and conditions

Swing conditions

  • Maximum weight for solo jumps is 135kgs
  • Maximum combined weight for tandem jumps is 180kgs
  • Minimum age is 10 years, for safety ID may required
  • Parental/guardian consent required for those under 16 years
  • Please wear appropriate clothing for the outdoors and all weather conditions
    In winter a jacket, hat and gloves are strongly recommended
  • We operate in most weather conditions.  If we do cancel, a full refund will be given
    If in doubt of conditions, please contact us.


Cancellation policy

  • 24 hour cancellation policy applies
  • A full refund will be given with at least 24 hours notice prior to your booking
  • No refunds/changes/transfers with less than 24 hours notice
  • If you do not show up no refunds will be issued.