Explore the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults with access no other tour company can offer, then head to the Canongate graveyard, where the spirits of the dead await.
It might be something to do with the change in temperature. Or the perpetual darkness. Or the ever smaller rooms, stretching beyond the weak beam of a torch. Whatever the reason, there’s something unsettling about the Blair Street Underground Vaults – and your expert Mercat guide will reveal the troubling tales on this evening walking tour.
Cannibals. Body snatchers. Deals with the Devil. And that’s before we head underground.
Torture. Murder. Hangings. And that’s just what went on in the vaults.
A walk along dim streets to the Canongate graveyard will bring you to the resting place of the city’s most famous figures: Adam Smith, the father of economics; David Rizzio, the lover of Mary Queen of Scots; and James Douglas, 3rd Marquess of Queensberry – the infamous cannibal of the Canongate.
Experience the Canyon Fox - an exciting zip line ride with a twist. Standing at 182m high, the Canyon fox is the highest flying-fox in New Zealand which will drop you into a 10m freefall.
Continue your adventure with the worlds most exciting jet boat ride. Speed along the water and around the narrow river bends at up to 85km/h before your skilled drive spins you 360 degrees. Top it off with white water rafting down the Kawarau or Shotover River. This iconic river has stretches of calm water with a unique perspective of the historic Kawarau Bungy Bridge as your raft passes underneath. Experience the rugged Gibbston Valley wine region and Lord of the Rings country before taking on New Zelands longest commercially rafted rapid, the 400m Dog Leg Rapid.
YOU SHOULD BRING:
Closed and secure shoes for the Swing & Fox
Warm clothes during winter periods