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The Ultimate Adrenaline Rush: Nevis Bungy in Queenstown, New Zealand

When visiting Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure capital, it’s hard to resist the allure of high-octane activities. After tackling the Shotover Canyon Swing, we thought our adrenaline needs were met. However, Queenstown had more in store for us—the highest bungy in New Zealand, the Nevis Bungy.

The Thrill of Nevis Bungy

Located 45 minutes from Queenstown, the Nevis Bungy stands at a staggering 134 meters high, making it the tallest bungy jump in New Zealand. The experience starts even before the jump as the only way to access the site is via a 4×4 bus journey across private property. This adventure is as much about the journey as the jump itself, with breathtaking views of the Nevis River and the surrounding mountains.

Why is it Called the Nevis Bungy?

The bungy gets its name from the nearby Ben Nevis mountain and the Nevis River. The dramatic landscape adds to the overall thrill of the jump, offering stunning visuals that distract (at least momentarily) from the impending leap.

10 Fun Facts About the Nevis Bungy

  1. Height: The jump is 134 meters high.
  2. Record: It’s the highest bungy in New Zealand.
  3. Freefall: Enjoy 8.5 seconds of pure freefall.
  4. Accessibility: Located 45 minutes from Queenstown.
  5. Exclusive Access: The site is on private property, accessible only by their 4×4 buses.
  6. Swag: Jumpers receive a free bungy t-shirt.
  7. Certification: A free certificate is awarded to all jumpers.
  8. Solo Only: This jump can only be done solo—no tandem allowed.
  9. Cable Car: You must take a cable car across a gorge to reach the jump platform.
  10. Safety: Extremely safe with rigorous safety procedures by AJ Hackett Bungy.

Pre-Jump Jitters

My best friend and I decided to make our first bungy jump count by going for the biggest one. Despite initial nerves and doubts about what we had gotten ourselves into, our fears subsided as soon as we arrived. The breathtaking views and the realization that you only live once pushed us to take the leap.

The Jump

Words can hardly capture the sheer exhilaration of the jump, so here are some photos that do justice to the experience.

One tip for future jumpers: there is a lever you need to pull to sit up on your way back up. Make sure to pull it hard! I failed to do so and ended up returning upside down, which resulted in some dizziness the following day. Lesson learned!

Capture the Moment

Prove your bravery by purchasing photos, postcards, or even a video of your jump. Here’s a look at my jump:

Watch the Jump Video

An Xtreme Experience!

The Nevis Bungy is an unforgettable, adrenaline-packed experience that I highly recommend. Yes, it’s scary at first, but the thrill and fun are incomparable.

Want More Information?

For more details, check out the official AJ Hackett Website, watch some jumps on their Official YouTube Channel, and follow them on Facebook.

5 Other Xtreme Activities with AJ Hackett Bungy

If the 134-meter jump sounds too intense, here are other exciting options in Queenstown and Auckland:

  1. The Nevis Swing: The world’s biggest swing, which can be done tandem.
  2. Kawarau Bridge Bungy: A 43-meter jump with an option for a water touch.
  3. The Ledge Bungy: Offers various jump twists and tricks.
  4. The Ledge Swing: Another tandem swing option.
  5. Auckland Bridge Bungy: For those exploring the North Island.

Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or a first-time thrill-seeker, Queenstown’s Nevis Bungy and other AJ Hackett activities promise an unforgettable experience. Go hard or go home!

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