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Queenstown Canyon Swing

Canyon Swing

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What is a Canyon Swing?
It's like a bungy jump, except when you reach the lowest point you don't bounce back up. Instead, when you reach the bottom of the jump you swing continuously in a big arc, meaning you maintain a lot more speed than a bungy. After you stop swinging you are then hoisted back up to the top in an upright position.

Is a Canyon Swing better than a bungy in Queenstown?
Hard to answer that one! Queenstown is the home of bungy so there's plenty of history there but as someone who has done dozens of bungy jumps and swings alike, nothing beats the Shotover Canyon Swing. Try a Gainer (jump off forwards and flip backwards!).

Where is the Queenstown Canyon Swing? 
The Shotover Canyon Swing is located in Arthur's Point, which is about 7 minutes drive out of town just past the Shotover Jet base and before the Coronet Peak ski field turn off. There is free return transport offered from central Queenstown or if you do wish to meet out there you can drive to the Shotover Jet base and the Canyon Swing driver will pick you up from the car park and drop you back after your swing. The Nevis Swing is located about 45 minutes drive out of town on state highway 6, past the Kawarau bungy bridge and the Gibbston wineries. It's on private land and requires a skilled driver in a large four wheel drive vehicle to navigate the unsealed and steep road. As such, visitors are not allowed to drive out to the Nevis site and must take the free AJ Hackett transfers from central Queenstown or from the Kawarau bungy bridge.

Do I need to book the Queenstown Canyon Swing in advance or can I just show up?
Yes you do need to book the Canyon swing in advance as it is pretty much always booked up at least a day or 2 in advance, especially during the busy summer season (Dec-Feb). Also, as you can't drive out to the site yourself you do need to check in at the Shotover Canyon Swing or AJ Hackett store in central Queenstown before your departure time. Check in is usually 30 minutes prior your booking time.

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