The Stray bus pulls into Queenstown… Cease #1? The Kawarau Bridge Bungy, house of the world’s first business bungy bounce. The faint sound of screams as individuals bounce, leap, dive or simply fall off the platform will greet your ears and mark the start of your journey in NZ’s adrenaline capital.
Calling all thrill-seekers, daredevils and, nicely, simply plain loopy individuals – right here’s my record of 10 must-do actions in Queenstown, New Zealand.
The very first thing that involves thoughts when most individuals consider adrenaline? Skydiving. Queenstown is house to 2 unbelievable bounce places: The Remarkables (Nzone) or Glenorchy (Skydive Paradise). Each provide unbelievable views and the choice to leap at 9,000, 12,000 or 15,000ft. I’d 100% suggest splurging on the 15,000ft although – you’ll not remorse it!
You’ll be spoilt for alternative with bungy places in Queenstown. On the lookout for the very best views and quirky bounce types? Take a look at the Ledge. If you wish to get dunked into water and say that you just’ve formally jumped on the first ever business bounce website then the Kawarau Bridge is for you. Lastly, in case you suppose you’re king/queen of all issues adrenaline, then simply head straight for the Nevis. At a whopping 134m it’s New Zealand’s tallest bungy and takes some severe guts to leap off. So, which one will it’s?
Not fairly able to courageous the Nevis Bungy however nonetheless in search of an adrenaline rush? The Nevis swing is your reply! Think about dangling 160m above the bottom, ready nervously for the AJ Hackett group to press a button that drops you right into a canyon under. It’s nearly as terrifying because it sounds.
A twist on the traditional flying fox, the Canyon Fox entails a 5m drop! It’s as in case you get to expertise the concern of turning into indifferent and falling from a zipline with out really falling from a zipline. Does that make sense? In all probability not. You’re simply going to need to expertise it for your self. You’ll be able to simply slide off the ledge or run straight off the ramp – both approach, this exercise isn’t for the faint-hearted!
I’m going to go proper out and say it… This was by far the scariest factor I’ve achieved in New Zealand to date. It’s type of like a bungy bounce however as a substitute of a bounce-back, you’ll swing via an enormous canyon! There are dozens of bounce types, which implies you’re going to wish to mentally put together your self (and save up the $$) to leap greater than as soon as. We selected to do a tandem ‘Gimp boy goes to Hollywood’ after which I did a solo ‘Backwards’ fall. How can one thing be so terrifying and so enjoyable on the similar time?!
Skyline Luge Queenstown
I reckon that is the simplest approach to get your each day adrenaline dosage in Queenstown. Simply observe these easy directions…
- Step 1: Seize your entire buddies (and possibly even your Stray Driver)
- Step 2: Catch the Gondola (or stroll) to the highest of Bob’s Peak
- Step 3: Hop right into a real-life Mario kart and race down the hill!
Shotover Jet Queenstown
A visit to Queenstown is incomplete with no jet boat trip! It’s a must to check out the world well-known Shotover Jet and expertise 360 diploma spins as you pace previous large boulders. Are you a fellow adrenaline junkie who enjoys that ‘near-miss’ feeling? Nicely that is the exercise for you!
Paragliding & Dangle Gliding
In my view, that is fairly a soothing exercise however I consider these with a concern of heights would deem it worthy of this record. I nearly most popular this to skydiving as a result of the airtime is a lot longer. That stated, you don’t get the fun of the freefall so, I suppose, the conclusion is that you just’ll simply need to strive each! Typically you simply must run off a mountain (with a certified teacher, in fact) and Queenstown offers the proper surroundings for such an event!
An journey awaits on the prime of Bob’s Peak! Ziptrek Queenstown provide an array of eco-tours via the forest cover. Select from 2, 4 or 6 ziplines relying on how a lot time you wish to spend dangling from a wire. We’d suggest going for six in case you’re a real adrenaline junkie – it finishes with a zipline trip that descends 30 storeys at speeds of as much as 70kph!
Don’t fret in case you’re visiting throughout off-season – Queenstown is simply as superior (if not higher) within the winter! Wrap up heat, rent some skis and carve up the mountains with your pals. With wonderful ski areas to select from and a number of snow parks to indicate off your abilities you actually gained’t get bored. Oh and don’t even get me began on the views…
Take a look at the Stray bus passes and put together to embrace the adrenaline junkie way of life with these must-do actions in Queenstown. Queenstown is asking! What are you ready for?