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Bungy Jumping

Probably Queenstown's most famous thrill-seeking activity is bungy jumping (also known as bungee jumping), where a long elastic cord is attached to the ankles or harness, and the person jumps off a large height. New Zealand was brought to the forefront of adventure sport when in 1888 AJ Hackett opened the first commercial bungy jump from the Kawarau Bridge, 43 metres (141 feet), over the Kawarau river.

Today, a bungy jump off the Kawarau Bridge will cost NZ $150.

The Queenstown area houses three bungy sites, apparently the jump off the top of the gondola was moved around the mountain due to the graveyard below, and the inappropriate screaming during burials... This particular jump starts 400m, that's 1300ft! over the city, and you can choose to jump normally, or swing over the township, night or day.

Bungy jumping was inspired by David Attenborough's 1950's footage of the land divers of Pentecost Island Vanuatu, who tied vines to their ankles and jumped off tall platforms as a religious ceremony to bring a good harvest.


This week's featured Bungy Jumping activities in Queenstown are:

Featured Bungy Jumping Activities

Shotover Canyon Swing

Shotover Canyon Swing

Bungy Jumping - Queenstown - Starting from $219.00 per person

Time to get psyched thrill-seekers: You can take an adrenaline-fueled plunge on the Shotover Canyon Swing, an innovative jump system that is equipped with cables and ropes for a breathtaking freefall over the river. Both first-time jumpers and seasoned daredevils will enjoy the experience, which you can do solo or in tandem with a friend. Your professional guide ensures your safety and offers encouragement throughout your time at the Shotover River.  More...

The Original Kawarau Bridge Bungy Jump in Queenstown

The Original Kawarau Bridge Bungy Jump in Queenstown

Bungy Jumping - Queenstown - Starting from $195.00 per person

The ultimate Queenstown challenge is Bungy and go from nervous to completely elated in five seconds. 99% of clients say it's the best thing they have ever done.

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Kawarau Bridge Zipline Experience from Queenstown

Kawarau Bridge Zipline Experience from Queenstown

Bungy Jumping - Queenstown - Starting from $50.00 per person

Go ziplining from the Kawarau Bridge near Queenstown, coined the ‘Adventure Capital of the World.’ On the Kawarau Zipride, you'll experience fun with up to six friends as you ride either solo or tandem across three parallel ziplines, reaching speeds of up to 37 mph (60 kph) on a 426-foot-long (130-meter) cable next to the Kawarau River. You have your choice of different styles, such as riding upside down or flying like Superman. Select a single ride or a 3- or 5-ride pack.  More...

Queenstown Nevis Highwire Bungy Jump

Queenstown Nevis Highwire Bungy Jump

Bungy Jumping - Queenstown - Starting from $275.00 per person

The ultimate Bungy Jump challenge. Make no mistake, the Queenstown Nevis Highwire Bungy is not for the nervous - with a wild 134 meters (440 feet) drop, the river seems to rush towards you faster than you're rushing towards it!

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Queenstown Ledge Urban Bungy Jump

Queenstown Ledge Urban Bungy Jump

Bungy Jumping - Queenstown - Starting from $195.00 per person

Queenstown The Ledge Urban Bungy Jump offers a 'runway jump' taking Bungy Jumping to a new level in height and adrenaline rush. The runway is designed so that you run out of the Bungy Jump pod 400 meters over Queenstown. This experience creates an extreme urban adventure guaranteed to take your breath away.

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