The Worlds Highest Cliff Jump

Stuff You Need To Know

Be informed!  Read on for important information on your Canyon Swing and Canyon Fox.  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 (we have dirt tracks that can get a bit muddy in winter, so don't be wearing your Uggs (which are slippers by the way), instead choose some decent shoes that you can rely on).

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

If booking online - please bring your credit card for verification.

Where To Meet

Centrally located our Shop is conveniently located on the main street of town, and just a few doors down from Ferg!

Shotover Canyon Swing & Canyon Fox
34 Shotover Street

Please check in 15 minutes prior to your trip time

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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 your 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 Canyon Swing and Canyon Fox.   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 300m gravel track (downhill from the car park) and there are 61 steep stairs to descend to the platform (approx 900mm to 1200mm wide).  The Shotover Canyon Fox site is located at the top of a steep 400m gravel track.

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.

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Spectators are just $20 each to come out and watch, perfect if you have a scaredy cat in your group!  Please prebook.

Please be aware with the Canyon Fox, spectators are more than welcome so long as they are keen for a bit of a walk!  To view both the launch and finish of the Canyon Fox the walk is approximately 1.5km but split into four sections.  The views are spectacular though!!

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 or online, 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 hands-free mounts (wrist, head, chest), you can take your own Go Pro/camera along with you for the ride (sorry no selfie sticks).

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Do it again!

Each swing style gives you a unique rush, so why not have even more fun with gravity by going twice.  For just $29 why not?  Upgrade on-site, time available basis.

Back it up with another Fox, if you dare!  This will take extra time (and an extra walk), so ask one of the team when you're here.

Tandem Swing

Share the fear! Attached to a close friend, stranger, lover or other.... choose from one of our tandem swing styles and feed off each others energy and save $20 each! 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 Canyon Swing and/or Canyon Fox 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 for the Canyon Swing have a breaking strain of 2.8 tonnes, enough to lift four cars!  For the Canyon Fox our cables has a minimum breaking force of 231 tonnes, which equals about one-and-one-half times the weight of a House!  All aspects of the each activity satisfy important safety requirements and are inspected, maintained and upgraded to ensure an extremely safe environment.  The Canyon Swing is certified as an Amusement Device by WorkSafe New Zealand.  We even have a supply of fresh undies for the faint hearted!

At the start of building the Canyon Fox some of the technical hoops we had to jump through didn’t even exist.  By the time the engineer designed everything to meet numerous NZ Standards we have cables to ride on that are strong enough for a 20 tonne truck to hang off, bolts into rock that you could suspend 266 averagely weighted people from plus an operating system where everything is double or triple checked.  After passing an independent safety audit and engineering tests the Canyon Fox become a WorksafeNZ Registered Amusement Device #1256.

Terms and conditions

Swing conditions

  • All Swingers must be able to fit the harness
  • Maximum weight for solo jumps is 160kgs
  • Maximum combined weight for tandem jumps is 180kgs
  • Minimum age is 10 years (ID may be required) and able to fit harness (guideline of at least 35kgs)
  • 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.

Fox conditions

  • All Foxers must be able fit the harness
  • Maximum weight is 125kgs
  • Minimum weight is 35kgs
  • Minimum age is 10 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 and amendment 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.