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7 Best Places to Bungy Jump in New Zealand

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Take the Leap at These Places to Bungy Jump in New Zealand

New Zealand is the birthplace of the bungy jump, so to go home without doing one would almost be an insult to the country and an insult to your gap year.

On a brighter note, it’s extremely easy to find a good bungy jump. Because New Zealand is very pleased by the fact they gave the world this awesome adrenaline activity, there is pretty much a bungy jump around every corner. Whether it’s jumping into the ocean, jumping into a river, jumping in pairs, doing the highest jump or the smallest jump, New Zealand will accommodate your jumping needs.

Just to give you an idea of the bungy jumping possibilities in New Zealand, here’s a list of some epic bungy jumping locations.

1. The Nevis Bungy

If you have a go big or go home mantra, then how about doing the third highest bungy jump in the world? Jump from 134m (440ft) from the stunning Nevis canyon on the Nevis Bungy. Even getting on the gnarly Nevis Road is an adrenaline activity! Find out more about the Nevis Bungy on Viator and Tripadvisor. For more fun things to do in Queenstown, see 10 Queenstown Must-Dos.

Location: Queenstown, South Island

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2. Rotorua Bungy

Bungy jumping on a budget? This 43m (141ft) bungy is the option for cheap thrills. Jump from 43m above the Velocity Valley Adventure Park where you can do it all: jet boat, giant swing, free fall and “Shweeb”. Check out Velocity Valley tickets and reviews on Viator and Tripadvisor. Additionally, find out more about that last one in 9 Newest and Weirdest Extreme Activities in New Zealand

Location: Agroventures Adventure Park, Rotorua

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3. The Auckland Harbour Bridge Bungy

The Auckland Bridge Bungy gives you the chance to plunge into the ocean from a great height – 40m (131ft) to be exact. Leap with a view of the big city while local boaties cruise past and question your sanity! Check out the Auckland Bridge Bungy on Viator and Tripadvisor. Additionally, find out more awesome things to do in Auckland in 8 Adrenalin Activities in Auckland.

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4. Taupo Bungy

Submerge into the water from 47m (154ft) by yourself or with a friend. It’s nice to share the feeling of exhilaration or pure fear. Plus, you can dunk your head for a refreshing finish! Find out more about things to do in Taupo in The Complete Guide to Taupo.

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5. Hanmer Springs Bungy Jump

As the lowest bungy in New Zealand, it’s best to just tell people at home that you did a bungy jump don’t go into details… Nevertheless, the Hanmer Springs Bungy from a historic bridge in an alpine river valley setting is a pretty stunning jumping location! Check out the Hanmer Springs Bungy on Viator and Tripadvisor. Plus, find more awesomeness in The Complete Travel Guide to Hanmer Springs.

Location: Hanmer Springs, South Island

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6. Kawarau Bridge Bungy

Where it all began: you too can jump from the world’s first commercial bungy jump, which launched in 1988. The Kawarau Bridge Bungy still a majorly popular place to jump today, and is definitely an awesome option for those ticking items off their bucket list! Find out more about this bungy jump on Viator and Tripadvisor.

Location: Queenstown, South Island

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7. The Ledge Bungy

Bungy jump, however, the hell you want. The Ledge Bungy is attached around your waist allowing you to spin/flip/fall in your own way. Try jumping at night to see the lights of Queenstown as you fall. Head to Viator and Tripadvisor to learn more about The Ledge Bungy.

Location: Queenstown, South Island

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Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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