Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
If you can drag yourself away from the ski slopes a lifetime memory is waiting with AJ Hackett Bungy Queensland. There are three locations, all different and all adrenalin-charged and rewarding. There is a huge difference between danger and fear and they are not in the business of selling danger/risk but selling fear and conquering that fear.
It’s now over 25 years since AJ Hackett and his mate, Henry van Asch, threw themselves off the Kawarau Bridge and invented commercial bungy. In that time they have seen over a million jumps and swings and they have an impeccable safety record.
Kawarau Bridge is still the world home of Bungy and is nestled into the rock face above the Kawarau Gorge.
For those who are reluctant to throw themselves into the thick of the action (or have done so, or are building up the courage!) there is a specially constructed viewing platform where visitors can sip on a drink while taking in the view and the atmosphere.
The Nevis is the highest and most adrenalin-packed jump (right) – it is from a high-wire cable car, 134 metres above the valley floor with 8.5 seconds of freefall! This is also home to the world’s biggest swing that propels you through the gorge in a 300 metre arc. Allow four hours for this experience.
The Ledge Bungy is a versatile jump option. With stunning views of Lake Wakitipu from 400 metres above Queenstown, participants can add a twist, flip or spin to the jump thanks to the specially designed harnesses. You can even Bungy in the moonlight with night jumps with this one during winter. The Ledge Bungy one is at the top of the Skyline Gondola (Brecon Street).
The minimum age is 10 years and if under 14, they need to be accompanied by an adult. The maximum age is 110 years but if you are 112 you will probably get away with a small fib. Here’s a link to the official AJ Hackett website and if you are visiting Queenstown, Rydges Lakeland Resort can look after all your accommodation needs.