- Have a go on the world's Biggest Swing, going in a 300metre Arc
- 120m rope length (That's longer than a rugby field!)
- 160m above the river
- Swing options: Forwards, Backwards, Tandem, truck'n trailer, 69, back2back, Honeymoon & much more
WHAT TO EXPECT
Queenstown & Bungy Jumping
The first thing that comes to mind when people think of New Zealand is adventure tourism. Queenstown has been dubbed the 'adventure capital of the world' - so it is no surprise that it is here where the Bungy phenomenon all began. It started in the 80s when AJ Hackett and Henry van Asch developed and tested Bungy cords, both convinced that people would pay to experience the huge rush of adrenaline associated with Bungy. After extensive testing and with the help of Auckland University Scientists, the first jumps were made, and in November 1988, the World's first Commercial Bungy Operation opened at the Kawarau Bridge. Nearly 30 years later, over 3.5 million jumps have taken place, and AJ Hackett now operates the 'world's most innovative gravity related products anywhere on the planet'.
The Nevis Swing
Not only is the Nevis Swing the biggest in New Zealand, but it is also the biggest in the whole world! You'll start by being lifted above the launch deck, suspended 160 metres above the canyon floor. Look around and take in the awesome views before being suddenly released and catapulted towards the other side of the deep valley at 120kph in a giant swing motion.
If you're brave enough, keep your eyes wide open and experience the thrill on another level! The Nevis Swing offers many swing styles - Upside-down? Backwards? The Truck & Trailer, some ying-yang action? Alone or with a friend? No problem! You can try as many styles as you can handle. You'll be so full of adrenaline you'll keep wanting to go back for more!
How do I get there?
You can’t drive to this one, but it’s much more exciting to take our 4WD bus along the narrow gravel track anyway.
The Swing Bus departs from the Queenstown Bungy Centre, Corner of Shotover and Camp Streets, Queenstown. Buses depart daily at 9.20am, 10.00am, 11.20am, 12.00pm, 12.40pm, 1.20pm, 2.00pm and 2.40pm.
Please ensure you check-in 30mins prior to your bus departing.
What is the minimum age?
Minimum 10 years old. Children 14 and under require an adult to sign consent at check-in and accompany them on their experience.
What are the weight limitations?
Between 35kg to 220kg.
A child is any person aged 8-14 years old. All Children aged 8yrs and 9yrs must zip ride tandem with an Adult (18yrs and older).
All children must fit the harness correctly to be eligible to ride, the maximum weight for the Kawarau Zipride is 150kgs.
Transportation Included (allow 2.5 hours): Free transportation is available from 'The Station Building', corner of Shotover & Camp Streets in the centre of Queenstown, bookings are essential though. Buses depart daily at 8:40am, 10am, 11:20am, 12:40pm, 2pm and 3:20pm. You must check-in 30mins before departure.
Please note all bookings are subjected to confirmation and are not confirmed unless a confirmation is received from AJ Hackett.
Please note that the bookings are processed manually and please chat to us before making the booking or you can book with us and your booking is confirmed only once confirmed by the tour operator.
In the event that a booking is cancelled, the following fees will apply:
- Cancellations at any time: 100% of the cost
- Rescheduling more than 24 hours before departure: no fee
- Rescheduling less than 24 hours before departure: $50 change fee
- Please note: refunds will only be issued if weather prevents the supplier from safely operating OR a person is deemed unable to participate, due to medical reasons.
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