Bungy Jumping in New Zealand
New Zealand is proud to be the home of modern bungy jumping. It is one of our most popular tourist attractions.
Everyone from schoolboys to grandmothers are strapping "rubber bands" to their ankles and taking a daredevil leap from platforms and bridges around New Zealand.
Bungy by yourself or tandem with a friend. Bungy with a foot cord or with a harness. You can even choose to get immersed fully in water on some bungy jump locations.
Enjoy the stunning beauty of New Zealand's landscape as you freefall for up to eight and a half seconds. Jump in Queenstown with the backdrop of the Remarkables Ranges and the shimmering Lake Wakatipu below. Or venture out over rugged terrain to the Nevis Valley and jump New Zealand's highest bungy of 134 metres! With bungy jump locations around New Zealand theres a bungy experience to suit everyone.
Welcome to the home of bungy—the activity that's been called the 'quickest personal growth experience ever'.
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History of the Bungy Jumping
Leaping from high places with a cord attached to your ankle has long been a traditional activity in Vanuatu, where young males throw themselves off towers during a manhood ritual.
In the 1980's, kiwi entrepreneurs AJ Hackett and Henry van Asch were inspired by video footage of the Oxford University Dangerous Sports Club. From this started the world's first commercial bungy operation, with a jump from the 43 metre Kawarau Bridge near the South Island resort of Queenstown.
A strict safety routine is always followed, taking this thrilling activity to new extremes. Now you can even heli-bungy!
New Zealand Bungy Jumping Locations
Operators around New Zealand can help you jump from a variety of disused bridges and rail viaducts, specially constructed platforms and stadium roofs.
For a difference, try partial immersion in water or night jumps. Wait for the count: Five-four-three-two-one, bungy!
Prices for bungy jumping in New Zealand range from approximately NZ$80 - $210. Prices usually include a t-shirt and certificate. Photos and video footage are an optional extra.
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