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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

The Original Kawarau Bridge Bungy Jump in Queenstown

The Original Kawarau Bridge Bungy Jump in Queenstown

Bungy Jumping - Queenstown - Starting from $205.00 per person

REMEMBER WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOU COULDN’T DO IT. WHEN YOU WERE TOO NERVOUS, TOO TIMID, TOO SCARED. THIS WAS NOT FOR YOU. YOU WANTED TO BACK OUT. BUT YOU DIDN’T. YOU TOOK A DEEP BREATH AND STEPPED FORWARD. BECAUSE IF YOU CAN DO THIS, YOU CAN DO ANYTHING.

Home of the World’s First and most famous of leaps, this 43m (141ft) Bungy Jump is still the most popular Bungy site attracting thousands of thrill-seekers every year. Attached by your feet, you can choose to bob above the water, touch... More...


Queenstown Nevis Catapult

Queenstown Nevis Catapult

Bungy Jumping - Queenstown - Starting from $255.00 per person

Get ready for an insane ride on the biggest and most extreme catapult in the world! You’ll be propelled 150m (492ft) up and out across the Nevis Valley, experiencing up to 3Gs of force as you reach speeds of almost 100kms (62miles) an hour in 1.5 seconds flat. A hair-raising drop will have your blood pumping and you’ll be screaming for another hit! There’s a reason our crew dub it the Thriller! 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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Shotover Canyon Swing

Shotover Canyon Swing

Bungy Jumping - Queenstown - Starting from $249.00 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...

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...


Highland ViewsHighland Views - Holiday Home.

Offering free WiFi and mountain views, Highland Views is an accommodation set in Queenstown. The property was built in...

Doubtful Sound Overnight CruiseDoubtful Sound Overnight Cruise - Multi-day Cruise - Queenstown. Starting from $309.00 per person.

Experience the natural beauty of Doubtful Sound on an overnight cruise departing from Manapouri on New Zealand’s South...

 

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