- The place where commercial bungy jumping first began
- One of the world’s most famous bungy jumps
Situated at the entry to Queenstown, home of extreme sports in New Zealand, the Kawarau
Bridge entered history in 1988, when A.J. Hackett first started his commercial bungy jump
operation. Since then he’s spearheaded the growth of the adventure sport around the
world, but you know what they say - sometimes the oldies are still the best. Even after all
these years the Kawarau Bridge bungy still has the capacity to thrill you, so if you want to
take a bungy, whether it’s your first or your 100th, why not make it a classic?
At only 43 metres, the Kawarau Bridge bungy is pretty tame compared to some of the
monsters out there today, but two things make it really special. First, this is the official
home of bungy jumping worldwide. And second, as the bridge spans the Kawarau River, you
can actually take a refreshing dip if you want. Ask the guys fitting the cord, and they’ll adjust
it so you can go up to your head, or even your waist! This New Zealand gift experience is
guaranteed to make a splash.