New Zealand is filled with countless adventures for adventure junkies, but nothing is as popular as bunjy Jumping in New Zealand. And nowhere on earth has so many places to bungee jump as New Zealand.
Now, you may wonder what’s up with bunjy and bungee. Well, in New Zealand it is spelled bunjy jumping, and since bunjy jumping was invented invented in New Zealand, I am going to say they are probably correct. But, we all know it as bungee jump, so I can’t decide what to do, so throughout this post, you are going to see it both ways. I try to please everyone because hey – I am Canadian.
Regardless of how you spell it, nowhere on earth is as exciting to jump as it is in New Zealand. So let’s get started! Read more: 14 Cool and Fun Facts About New Zealand
Where Bungee Jump New Zealand
Queenstown New Zealand is considered the adventure capital of the world and if you want to do a lot of bunjy jumps on one place, this is a super town to start!
AJ Hackett has its headquarters here with plenty of bunjee jumping in Queenstown and gorge swinging options too! Bunjee jumping was invented in Queenstown, so if you are going to try taking a leap of faith once in your life, this is the place. AJ Hackett has the market cornered on Bungee Jumping in New Zealand and rightfully so! They are the original.
Check out all the places to bungee jump around Queenstown.
1. Nevis Bunjy
The Nevis is the highest bunjee jump in New Zealand. It was once the highest Bungy Jump in the world! It may have lost its title to China, but the AJ Hacket, Nevis Bungy Jump in Queenstown, New Zealand is no less thrilling!
Getting there is part of the thrill. The 40-minute drive from Queenstown takes you to a steep and winding access road. Once you reach the turn-off, the journey goes up a private mountain access road. One wrong turn and you will plunge off the edge. (Something to get your nerves ready for the big jump) To make the jump more terrifying, you have to take a cable car out to the centre of the gorge where you jump from another cable car dangling high above the river below.
- At 134 meters, this is a monster of a Jump
- Location: Just outside of Queenstown
- Getting there: You have to book a tour as it’s all offroad once you get tout of town.
- Cost $245 NZD (1 USD = 1.46 NZD)
2. Nevis Swing
- 300 meter pendulam swing is massive
- Location: Just outside of Queenstown
- Getting there: You have to book a tour as it’s all offroad once you get out of town.
- Cost $225
3. Kawarau Bridge
It is the original bunjy jump in New Zealand and while it is lower, it is no less thrilling. The 43 metre drop into the gorge where you will dip your head in the river below. If the Bunjy is too much for you, they offer a less terrifying zipride, or you can simply watch the thrill seekers. Regardless of what you decide to do, you can’t miss stopping to see the OG of Bungee jumps!
- 23 minutes from Queenstown on Highway 6 in Gibbston Valley
- 43 meter drop
- Can drive or book a tour
- Cost $205
4. The Ledge
The Ledge Bunjy is located above Queenstown with the most magnificent of views. Take a Skyline Gondola up the mountain where you’ll take a leap of faith over the edge with one last look at Queenstown below! It’s up to you how you want to jump off the 47 meter drop. Upside down, backwards, straight on? It doesn’t matter, the Ledge is pure freestyle. They also have the ledge swing if you want to try something different!
- 400 meters above Queenstown with a 47 meter drop
- Location: Queenstown
- Getting there: Go up the Skyline Gondola or hike up the mountain.
- Cost $205
Located on Lake Taupo, this town on New Zealand’s north coast packs a punch when it comes to adventure activites. We had a skydiving trip planned for here, that was unfortunately cancelled due to weather, but the great thing about bunjy jumping is you can do it in nearly all types of conditions.
5. Taupo Bunjy
It’s the only cliff jump in New Zealand so you can add another bunjy jump to the bucket list. Jump 47 meters off the platform over the Waikato River. Like all of the over the water bunjy jumps in New Zealand, you have the option to dip your head in the water. And you can do this one in tandem if you need some moral support from a friend. There is the Taupo Swing there as well that you can do for $160.
- 47 Meter drop over the water
- Location: 202 Spa Road in Taup?
- Getting there: Drive or Public Transit
- Cost $185 NZD
New Zealand’s largest city has a couple of great bungee jumping locations in New Zealand. One minute you can be swinging off a bridge or skyscraper, and the next you can be sipping champagne and eating oysters on the waterfront. Oh how we love Auckland.
6. Auckland Skyjump
Stand tall over the heart of downtown Auckland on the city’s most recognizable landmark, the Auckland Sky Tower. Plunge from New Zealand’s highest building for 11 seconds of pure adrenaline. At 192 metres high, it is higher than the Nevis, but this is a controlled jump reaching speed of 85km per hour.
If you are wanting to try your hand at bungee jumping, this may be a good start! If you don’t want to jump, they have a skywalk as well. It’s similar to the Edgewalk in Toronto and is another amazing thrill in New Zealand.
- 192 Meter controlled drop
- Location: Downtown Auckland
- Getting there: at the Auckland Sky Tower
- Cost: $225
7. Auckland Bridge Bunjy
Make your way to New Zealand’s biggest city for the Auckland Bridge Bunjy. This 40 meter bunjy takes off from a pod under the Auckland Harbour Bridge.
Dip your head in the ocean for this thrilling bungee jump offering fantastic views of the city of Auckland.
If the bungee jump is too much for you, take the more relaxing tour of the Auckland Bridge walk.
- 40 Meter drop over water
- Location: Auckland Harbour Bridge
- Getting there: Book your tour in advance downtown Auckland
- Cost $169 NZD
Christchurch doesn’t have any places to go bunjy jumping in town, but there is a spot 90 minutes out of town at Hanmer Hot Springs. Read: 21 Things to Do in Christchurch in 2020
8. Hanmer Hot Springs
Located 90 minutes from Christchurch, Hanmer Hot Springs is a smaller jump of only 35 meters over the Waiau River. But that’s high enough for me! The jump takes off from the historic Waiau Ferry Bridge and gives you the option of jumping with an ankle harness or full body. It’s your choice.
- 35 Meter Jump
- Hanmer Springs Road
- Getting there: 90 minute drive from Christchurch
- Cost $169 NZD
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