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Cliff Diving in Shotover River, Queenstown, Otago New Zealand

Free fall:
196ft / 60m
Swing:
656ft / 200m
Queenstown is considered by many as the capital of extreme sports. It is situated in Otago region, in the South Island, New Zealand, and is surrounded by Lake Wakatipu and the awe-inspiring Southern Alps.

Shotover River begins its course from the Southern Alps and runs through the magnificent Skippers Canyon before it merges with Kawarau River. Shotover River extends up to 60 km/37 mi and has many rapids, twists and turns. Here, at 357 ft / 109 m above the river, you can prepare yourselves for the ultimate adrenaline rush making the world’s highest cliff diving.

Once you jump from the cliff-based platform, you will enjoy the 60 m/196 ft free-fall down into the canyon and among the wild rocks. You will then experience the 656 ft / 200 m giant swing and act as a pendulum yourself! The journey ends with a couple of breathtaking swings, before you come to a rest at approximately 60 m/196 ft below the platform.

Closed-toe shoes is a prerequisite.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Invercargill
187 km (116.2 miles), 2 hours 14 min
Follow State Highway 1 and continue onto State Highway 6.
BY CAR FROM Dunedin
282 km (175.2 miles), 3 hours 24 min
Follow State Highway 1 and continue onto State Highway 8.
BY CAR FROM Milford Sound National Park
268 km (166.5 miles), 3 hours 6 min
Follow State Highway 94 and continue onto State Highway 6.
BY AIR
Queenstown International Airport,
10 km/6.2 miles from the center of the town

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BOOKING REQUEST
Rafting & Outdoor activities, North Island
/ Kaituna River, New Zealand, North Island

Winter/Spring 2016-2017

Oceania/South America/Europe

January – NEW ZEALAND
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Kaituna River.

Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.

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