You don’t really think I meant the twins did a bungy jump, did you?! Or even that I did one? Not a chance. But I’d mentioned bungy jumping before we even flew out to New Zealand, and the kids were so interested that one of things I put down on our list of things to do while we were away was to find a bungy jump so that we could watch those
crazy brave people launch themselves into the air and then plummet towards the ground.
The AJ Hackett bungy jump at Kawarau Bridge was the first commercial bungy jump in the world, and is probably the most famous. The 43m jump off the historic gorge suspension bridge was first set up by AJ Hackett and Henry van Asch in 1988. There’s a great viewing platform where tourists gather to watch the proceedings, or you can walk up on the bridge itself to see the action close up.
There are also steps down to the river (the bungy jumpers have to climb back up these steps after they’ve jumped), which offered another great perspective on what was going on. When jumping, you can select whether to you want to bob above the water, touch it, or even get dunked so we had great fun guessing what each person would choose.
A great free activity, the bungy jump is about a 15-20 minute drive out of Central Queenstown and is well worth the trip.
For more things to do in Queenstown when you’re four, click here.