A quarter to seven, we already at the lobby. Time has come for us to fly with New Zealand Air leaving Queenstown for Christchurch. But… When the crew from Shotover Canyon Swing came and picked us up from the hotel, we been wondering what is our next challenge going to be? Miss Claire distribute some forms to be filled in and signed. We realized our next challenge after watching the video “King of the Swing” played. So Canyon Swing is our another adrenaline adventure. This place is only about ten minute drive from town.
The Shotover Canyon Swing is the world’s highest cliff jump. This time I’m going to swing myself from 109 meters into the scary canyon. Hope this going to be my last crazy extreme challenge. We have to walk 400 meters down a little path to the wooden building station. Everybody being weighed and marked with colored marker pen. Mine… a crocodile drown on my left hand.
Fear! As we stand on the edge looking down the cliff. Our team then walked down to the jump platform. We were given some briefing on the Shotover Canyon Swing challenge before we were brought to the platform. So everybody gets into harness. First challenge was the Flips. Second the Chair. Third the Cutaway and Forth the Gimp Boy Goes to Hollywood.
The Flips was between James (Team Kairiri) and Uzair (Team Kaitaki). James managed to do 4 backward flips and Uzair none. The Chair was between Franly and me. The challenge was to hold the longest time before falling off and the wining challenge goes to me. Hehehe… The Backwards Cutaway challenge was between Thenly and Zaid. Seven ropes to hold a person and questions will be asked. One question wrong means one rope cut off. The scale of scariness for this challenge is 5. Zaid got 4 answers correct and Thenly 2. We can hear Thenly’s scream the loudest but then he managed to overcome his fears. The Gimp Boy Goes To Hollywood challenge was between Vincent and Zaid again. They did the Tandem jumpstyles, hanging backwards. Once they swoop down, they have to catch the Kiwi fruit that thrown to them. Both… don’t have the chance to catch the Kiwi fruit.
Shotover Canyon Swing The world’s highest cliff jump speed of up 150kph as the rocky face rushes past you in a 60m vertical freefall, the ropes then smoothly pendulum you into a giant 200m swing across the famous Shotover River. It’s an intense, scary but exciting! What a precious experience and I have nothing to fear now.
Don’t missed the opportunity to try the canyon swing. The New Zealand world’s home of bungy and swings.
Tourism New Zealand awesome! Bungy experience… Canyon Swing experience… still not enough. Now our group were given another amazing and the world’s most exciting Jet boating experience – the Shotover Jet Boat Ride. Wow… this is the World famous jet boat ride. A unique breathtaking ride through dramatic, narrow canyons and Queenstown’s only exhilarating full 360 degree spins! Thanks to Mr Helly Hensen for the spectacular ride of your ‘Big Red Jet Boat’. It was amazing.
This is end of my adventure in the South Island, New Zealand. New Zealand awesome! I’ve been there for 6 days and New Zealand is the best. I love the amazing mountainous scenery, beautiful lakes and lovely people. I have marvelous adventures and great experience, nothing is a waste of time. Thanks to @AirAsia and Tourism New Zealand for the great hospitality and great activities. Thanks to Swee Ping (AirAsia Social Media Team), Melanie, Fiona and Guy from Tourism New Zealand, for the great time. Lastly, congratulation toTeam Kairiri for winning the AirAsia X Ultimate NZ Action Hero. All of you awesome!