Looking for some fear-generating thrills? Are you daring enough to jump off cliffs, the highest bridges or stadium roofs? Would you like to break the laws of gravity and encounter an extreme adventure guaranteed to take your breath away? If your answer to all of these questions is yes, then you should visit New Zealand and test your limits for that ultimate adrenalin rush from the heart-stopping free-fall of bungee jumping.
Kiwis AJ Hackett and Henry van Sholom Asch launched New Zealand’s first commercial bungee operation in the 80’s with a jump from the renowned Kawarau Bridge near Queenstown. The madness began and New Zealand has become the home of bungee jumping since then.
Bungee jumping or bungy jumping has virtually become some sort of an initiation rite for tourists in New Zealand as they go out of their comfort zones and submit to that heart-stopping leap of faith. The free-fall (lasts for only a few seconds) will leave you scared stiff and exhilarated at the same time as you plunge to earth, bouncing like a yoyo on the elastic cord until the energy of your fall is exhausted and someone appears to free your feet. Sounds exciting? You betcha!
Every day of the week locals and tourists alike relish the quest of bungee jumping amongst gorgeous landscapes. Be blown away by the breath-taking sights and the striking sceneries while jumping down. Of course not everyone is able to do this as it can be pretty hard not to close your eyes especially when you are overcome with fear. But nevertheless, once you are on the edge, set to jump, take advantage of the views as it all looks quite different on the rebound – and just maybe it will distract you from all the nerves that has been racking your brain.
Bungee jumping remains one amongst New Zealand’s hottest and noted leisure activities. Whether you are a first time jumper or a hard-core thrill seeker, New Zealand’s bungee jumps guarantee you an unforgettable experience every time.