In many respects New Zealand is a land of extremes. Geographically it’s almost as remote as possible to be in this modern world. The weather can be harsh and then beautiful in the same day, and it has some of the most untouched scenery on the planet.
The country is also home to extreme sports galore. Here is our guide to the 10 best bungee jumps, a pastime that New Zealand actually invented!
The Nevis Bungy and Swing
If you’re set on doing a bungy jump in New Zealand then why not go for the big daddy straight out of the gate? The Nevis Bungy is the biggest in New Zealand and, what is more, the third highest bungy jump in the world. The platform itself is 134m above the Nevis Canyon floor. That’s three times the height of the Statue of Liberty. Casting yourself into the void at this height might strike many as complete lunacy, and it is. What sets the Nevis Bungy in a class of its own though, is that the platform itself is suspended in space in the middle of the gorge by wires. You have to get a cable car out to the platform, and that is scary enough in itself, and that’s after heading out on a 40-minute cross-country ride in a 4×4 from Queenstown.
This is not your classic bungy set in a natural location. The Agroventures
team will ensure you’re 100% safe with all their harnesses. Sure, you’re not hurling yourself off a cliff and into a river, but if all you want to do is tick off a New Zealand bungy then this is the place. Rotorua offers a bungy jump for those who are new to it, a little scared of the more extreme ones or are just plain looking to save a bit of cash. This is the best aspect of bungy jumping here; the price. If you’re travelling on a strict budget but want to tick a bungy off in the land that brought this absurd hobby to the world then head to Rotorua.
Bungy Jump at Kawarau Bridge
Everyone knows the bungy is a New Zealand bound thrillseekers
‘ rite of passage. But doing it at the very home of commercial bungy jumping will make the experience so much more special. So, head on over to Queenstown, harness yourself up to the Kawarau Bridge and prepare to plunge towards the water. You can elect to take the plunge or stay high and dry. After catching your breath, make sure to check out some of the other epic attractions New Zealand’s adventure capital is renowned for.
Thrill Seekers at Hanmer Springs