AJ Hackett Bungy – Kawarau Bridge Bungy (43m)
Queenstown is a city on New Zealand’s South Island, situated at the foot of the spectacular Southern Alps and great to reach with your camper. The region is especially a famous adventure sports centre. Activities as bungy jumping from the Kawarau Bridge is one big highlight.
In the 1980s, two young Kiwis, AJ Hackett and Henry van Asch, founded the first commercial bungy jumping in New Zealand by jumping off the historic Kawarau Bridge. Since then, New Zealand has become the home of this adventure, and many other operators have participated. Every day of the week, locals and tourists alike enjoy the experience of a bungy amidst stunning scenery.
Time for you to take that leap of faith?
All over the country you can jump from bridges, climbing rocks, railway viaducts, specially made platforms standing on the edge of cliffs and stadium roofs. But it all started here! Try this famous jump yourself – No visit to Queenstown would be complete without a stop at the Kawarau Bungy Centre. Nestled in a cliff overlooking the breath-taking River. If you would like dive with your head into the water just do one step forward. If you do not want to touch the water, I recommend jumping up far out. On the bottom of the river the crew is waiting and will collect you again.
As you shuffle out to the edge of the bridge, heart pounding and thoughts racing, remember – you have found Bungy love.
Many people have come and gone with the mission to cross the borders and test themselves. How much does it cost? The 43-meter-long Bungy Jump is still the most popular bungy jump in the world and attracts thousands of thrill seekers every year. Have a look at their specials. Costs in New Zealand in general: Individual about $30 – $400 per jump, depending on location and height. Typically, the higher the jump, the higher the cost. Take a big breathe and be brave!