8 Great Places to Go BunGee Jumping in New Zealand

Written By: The Planet D

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.

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!

Where Bungee Jump New Zealand

Now, you may think wonder what’s up with bunjy and bungee. Well, in New Zealand it is spelled bunjy, and since they invented it, 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.

Queenstown

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

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Highest Bungee Jump New Zealand – The Nevis

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.

The Details

  • 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

where to bungee jump in new zealand - 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

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Dave getting ready

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!

The Details

  • 23 minutes from Queenstown on Highway 6 in Gibbston Valley
  • 43 meter drop
  • Can drive or book a tour
  • Cost $205

4. The Ledge

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Looking over Queenstown while paragliding

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!

The Details

  • 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

Taupo

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

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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.

The Details

  • 47 Meter drop over the water
  • Location: 202 Spa Road in Taup? 
  • Getting there: Drive or Public Transit
  • Cost $185 NZD

Auckland

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

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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

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

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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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24 thoughts on “8 Great Places to Go BunGee Jumping in New Zealand”

  1. Bungy Jumping is one of the best entertainment spot. I always use to jump top of the Rock. last time i jumped in Rishikesh rock in India, I really love it…

    Thanks

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  2. Wait…. you have to pull a rip cord after the second bounce?? Why? What happens if you don’t? That sounds like some serious responsibility to handle when you’re bouncing around in the air, lol.

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    • Hi Christy, sorry for the late reply. Yes you have to pull the rip cord on the second bounce to release your feet. Otherwise you are stuck bouncing and then hanging upside down. The guy after Dave didn’t pull his rip cord and was pulled back up hanging upside down. It is a bit more of a challenge getting back into the cable car that way:)

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  3. Twice I went there, and twice I didnt do it…. Its not only the height, also the price that was a bit to much. Maybe I will actually jump instead of watching others do it the third time I make it over there 🙂

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    • You are right Tijmen, the price is steep. but after talking to many people in New Zealand, Ajay Hackett has an exceptional safety record. They change the bungy chord regularly and take all precautions possible. Plus the cost of leasing that canyon must be astronomical. They have a 100% safety record and they are the first to do it in the world. We thought it was over priced at first until we saw what goes into a bungy rope. Maybe you will jump the 3rd time. It is always a charm after all:)

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  4. This is completely insane! Bungee jumps are one of those things that are so easy to talk about doing, but when you actually think about it, standing on the edge and looking down, suddenly it becomes a terrifying thought. Would love to do one, but might need some Dutch courage! Hats off to Dave – he’s a braver man than me!

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    • He is braver than me too. I have no desire to bungy jump and I don’t know if I ever will. It is just something I can’t make my brain say yes too. Skydiving is okay, bungy is freaky.

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  5. I would not have the guts to do this! My girlfriends daughter just did bungee jumping in New Zealand and I watched her video and say pictures. NO Way Jose!

    Looks like you enjoyed it though!

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  6. Hey… you were sitting later… I haven’t seen that before. I remember when I jumped ages ago, you stayed with your head down & that was no fun at all! All that blood pumping in your head. I didn’t like that, but remember the jump. That one was awesome! 🙂

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    • Ah yes, you pull the rip cord now. It is much more civilized. Except you have to pull it yourself on the second bounce to make it come off. fun!

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  7. I about peed my pants just looking at that… but you’ve convinced me that it is worth trying out. Any advice on how to keep calm right before? I have a feeling I would want to back out right at the last minute:)

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      • Yeah, I guess any distraction at that moment would help… I liked the guy who was trying to keep things lighthearted and jovial right before the big jump:) Quite the talent set!

      • I think that is a pre requisite in the interview process. You better have sarcasm and whit to distract the terrified souls that are about to jump.

  8. “What the hell am I doing up here?” — LOL. It looks terrifying even from the pictures. And the perspectives on your video cannot make it look even more terrifying, haha! Must have felt great when you guys finally made the jump though!

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  9. That looks terrifying. I would rather jump out of an airplane than go bungee jumping. On a recent trip to Costa Rica I did a Tarzan swing thing, which involved a 40-meter free fall, and that was scary enough, but I’m really not sure I could jump 134 meters. Did Deb jump too?

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  10. you would never, ever get me to step off anything, EVER! LOL. everytime we go, i am the camera man. my hubs done the whole shebang;)

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    • That is exactly what I did. I was the camera man. But AJ Hackett did such a great job with photos, I wasn’t even needed for that. I went out there with Dave and was nervous just watching.

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    • I can’t step off a bungy either. I am trying to work up the nerve one day, but for now it is just Dave that does the jumps. I’ll do anything else. Just please don’t make me bungy. I am going to practice jumping off the high dive at the public pool:-) baby steps I say.

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