The Stray bus pulls into Queenstown… Cease number one? The Kawarau Bridge Bungy, house of the world’s first industrial bungy bounce. The faint sound of screams as folks 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 folks – right here’s my checklist 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 areas: The Remarkables (Nzone) or Glenorchy (Skydive Paradise). Each supply 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 areas in Queenstown. In search of one of the best views and quirky bounce kinds? Take a look at the Ledge. If you wish to get dunked into water and say that you simply’ve formally jumped on the first ever industrial bounce web site then the Kawarau Bridge is for you. Lastly, if you happen to 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 or not it’s?
Not fairly able to courageous the Nevis Bungy however nonetheless searching for 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 if you happen to get to expertise the concern of changing into indifferent and falling from a zipline with out really falling from a zipline. Does that make sense? Most likely not. You’re simply going to must expertise it for your self. You possibly can simply slide off the ledge or run straight off the ramp – both manner, this exercise shouldn’t be for the faint-hearted!
I’m going to go proper out and say it… This was by far the scariest factor I’ve finished in New Zealand up to now. It’s sort of like a bungy bounce however as an alternative of a bounce-back, you’ll swing by means of a large canyon! There are dozens of bounce kinds, which suggests 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 best approach to get your day by day adrenaline dosage in Queenstown. Simply observe these easy directions…
- Step 1: Seize all your buddies (and perhaps 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 and not using a jet boat trip! It’s important to check out the world well-known Shotover Jet and expertise 360 diploma spins as you velocity previous big boulders. Are you a fellow adrenaline junkie who enjoys that ‘near-miss’ feeling? Properly that is the exercise for you!
Paragliding & Grasp Gliding
For my part, that is fairly a calming exercise however I consider these with a concern of heights would deem it worthy of this checklist. I nearly most popular this to skydiving as a result of the airtime is a lot longer. That mentioned, you don’t get the fun of the freefall so, I suppose, the conclusion is that you simply’ll simply must strive each! Generally you simply have to run off a mountain (with a certified teacher, after all) and Queenstown offers the proper surroundings for such an event!
An journey awaits on the high of Bob’s Peak! Ziptrek Queenstown supply an array of eco-tours by means of 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 if you happen to’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 if you happen to’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 folks. With superb ski areas to select from and a number of snow parks to indicate off your abilities you definitely received’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 life-style with these must-do actions in Queenstown. Queenstown is asking! What are you ready for?