The Stray bus pulls into Queenstown… Cease no 1? The Kawarau Bridge Bungy, house of the world’s first business bungy leap. The faint sound of screams as folks leap, 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 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 leap 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 selection with bungy places in Queenstown. In search of the most effective views and quirky leap 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 business leap web site then the Kawarau Bridge is for you. Lastly, in case you assume 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 critical guts to leap off. So, which one will or not it’s?
Not fairly able to courageous the Nevis Bungy however nonetheless on the lookout for an adrenaline rush? The Nevis swing is your reply! Think about dangling 160m above the bottom, ready nervously for the AJ Hackett staff 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 includes 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 truly falling from a zipline. Does that make sense? In all probability not. You’re simply going to should expertise it for your self. You possibly can simply slide off the ledge or run straight off the ramp – both manner, this exercise will not be for the faint-hearted!
I’m going to go proper out and say it… This was by far the scariest factor I’ve carried out in New Zealand thus far. It’s sort of like a bungy leap however as an alternative of a bounce-back, you’ll swing via a large canyon! There are dozens of leap kinds, which implies you’re going to need 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 identical time?!
Skyline Luge Queenstown
I reckon that is the simplest approach to get your day by day adrenaline dosage in Queenstown. Simply observe these easy directions…
- Step 1: Seize your entire mates (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 with out a jet boat experience! It’s important to check out the world well-known Shotover Jet and expertise 360 diploma spins as you velocity previous large boulders. Are you a fellow adrenaline junkie who enjoys that ‘near-miss’ feeling? Effectively that is the exercise for you!
Paragliding & Dangle 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 record. I virtually most well-liked this to skydiving as a result of the airtime is a lot longer. That stated, you don’t get the joys of the freefall so, I suppose, the conclusion is that you simply’ll simply should strive each! Typically you simply have to run off a mountain (with a professional teacher, in fact) and Queenstown gives the right 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 need 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 experience 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 mates. With wonderful ski areas to select from and a number of snow parks to point out off your expertise 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 way of life with these must-do actions in Queenstown. Queenstown is asking! What are you ready for?