Canyon Swinging

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Queenstown, New Zealand – the adventure capital of the world, has earned its reputation for good reason.

On my first visit to NZ, being an adrenaline junkie, I naturally wanted to experience as many adventure activities as possible. This led us to Queenstown, where we signed up for a bungee jump called the “Canyon Swing”. The setup is located atop a cliff, looking down from which, you see the Shotover river and canyon.

The jump works like this – you are harnessed, you choose a type of jump (yes, there are multiple types), actually jump off the cliff, and once you reach the bottom, you swing over the river in the canyon before being pulled up!

I chose the “Pin Drop”, in which, with hands behind my back, I had to jump off and stay in a standing position throughout! Once you actually get onto the edge, looking down is one of the most exciting and scary experiences of your life. And once you jump off, well, it’s just one very, very large shot of adrenaline that courses through your body!

Rest assured, plunging towards the river and swinging over it are some of the best experiences of my life!Swing 04 - Photo 10 Swing 04 - Photo 04 Swing 04 - Photo 06 Swing 04 - Photo 08

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