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The Original Kawarau Bridge Bungy Jump in Queenstown provided by AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand

The Original Kawarau Bridge Bungy Jump in Queenstown

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Book ahead to ensure your slot at Queenstown's original bungee jumping location on the Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge. This popular activity often sells out in advance, and it's best to reserve in advance to avoid disappointment. Travelers of all fitness levels can participate, as you receive orientation and safety briefings from the guides, and you can choose from multiple jump options to suit your taste and budget.
  • Full safety briefing and orientation at the Kawarau River bungee site
  • Choose from a multitude of jump options
  • Commemorative T-shirt and certificate make great souvenirs
  • Transportation available from central Queenstown if needed
What to Expect
Make your way to the Kawarau Suspension Bridge, located just outside of Queenstown in the Gibbston Valley. The site of the original Queenstown bungee jump, this bridge and operator have safely seen over a million commercial bungee jumps. Meet your guide at the bungee center, where you listen to a comprehensive safety briefing and orientation. The rigorous safety procedures ensure that jumpers of all sizes, abilities, and body types can jump safely. Climb into a specialized harness, gather your courage, and leap. Descend 141 feet (43 meters) over the glacier-fed Kawarau River. You can choose to jump with another person, somersault, or hurtle from the edge backward. When you reach the bottom, you can even touch the water or go all the way under. Upon departure, you're presented with a commemorative T-shirt, and photos or videos are available for sale.
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Important Information
Departure Point
The Station Building Duke Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Kawarau Bridge Bungy
  • Certificate
  • Authentic Bungy Jumper T-shirt
  • FREE return transport from Queenstown if required
  • Photographs and jump videos available for purchase following jump trip
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Age: Min 10 yrs (Children 14 and under need to be accompanied by an adult)
  • Weight: Min 35kg - Max 235kg (78-518lbs)
  • Tandem Jumps: Total weight difference must NOT be more than 30kgs (66lbs). (Tandem jumps are on a request basis only and are subject to availability on the day)
  • Medical Conditions: These are a case by case basis so please talk to the team if you have a medical condition. Pregnant women are unable to Bungy Jump
  • Spectators: FREE
  • Comfortable clothing and secure shoes
  • Cameras are more than welcome
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Zelda wrote a review Mar 2020
Detroit, Michigan85 contributions16 helpful votes
Wow, this was intense! Bungy jumping was like nothing I've ever experienced. If you're a thrill-seeker or experience-chaser, this is a must-do. The staff were a huge part of why the experience was so good. They were all excellent! The photo staff helped walk me through my images
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NorthernExpat wrote a review Mar 2020
Fountain Hills, Arizona133 contributions39 helpful votes
I’ve seen pictures of this jump and wanted to do it so badly - especially getting dunked in the river. Our travel agent signed me up for this jump several weeks before we left on our trip to New Zealand. I don’t think the pre-reservation was needed, but I didn’t want to miss
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Response from AJHBungyNZ, Manager at The Original Kawarau Bridge Bungy Jump in Queenstown
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi there, we are SO glad to hear you loved everything about your experience after being so excited to visit us while you're in New Zealand! Feel free to come back, you still get a 20% discount FOR LIFE to give another Bungy a go! Thanks for leaving such a great review. Cheers!
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Megan C wrote a review Mar 2020
Kansas City, Missouri1 contribution
Incredible experience! Friendly staff. Very efficient and well run operation! We will be back to do another jump!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from AJHBungyNZ, Manager at The Original Kawarau Bridge Bungy Jump in Queenstown
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi there, glad you loved your jump! See you again soon! Thanks for leaving a review.
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Nick K wrote a review Mar 2020
23 contributions5 helpful votes
An absolute must do! I was hesitant, but after speaking with friendly, knowledgeable, helpful staff, and seeing others go, I felt comfortable in making the jump. The sight itself is beautiful, photos and videos are done well. Felt very safe through all the security
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Response from AJHBungyNZ, Manager at The Original Kawarau Bridge Bungy Jump in Queenstown
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi there, we're stoked you felt safe and secure signing up after sitting on the fence for awhile then LOVED the jump! Thanks for leaving a review. Cheers!
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Randy King wrote a review Feb 2020
Hershey, Pennsylvania6 contributions1 helpful vote
Hey, when in Rome.... Had an absolutely amazing virgin bungy jump at the Hackett facility on the Kawarau. Think most people wonder what bungy is all about, and when you're in the birthplace of bungy, it's something you have to consider. Heights were never an issue for me. We
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from AJHBungyNZ, Manager at The Original Kawarau Bridge Bungy Jump in Queenstown
Responded 2 weeks ago
WOW! What a great last minute decision and we're stoked to hear you ended up loving the Kawarau Bungy! It's so great you felt safe and found it a phenomenal experience overall. Good on you! Thanks for leaving a review. Cheers!
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand
Standing on the edge !!!!!
I did this jump on Friday the 13th of March this year and it was everything I had hoped for. From the moment we wal
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Holy Sh*t
My wife planned this so I had no idea what I was doing. Simple put we got strapped into a swing, walked to the edge
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Andrea V
Just DO IT! Seriously.
I almost chickened out last minute but I'm so happy I didn't! My husband and I have had this on our bucket list for
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loved this jump so much....
I did this bungy a while ago, and I absolutely loved my experience. I loved it so much, that after my shirt you get
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Live more- Fear less
This is the original bridge where AJ Hackett set up his first commercial bungy jump**Kawarau Bridge. Overcome your
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Threw my husband off a cliff
My husband had the honor of doing this, it the best experience ever, from booking to travelling to the Nevis swing,
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A Quick Zip of Fun
We had so much fun doing this. Yes there are longer, faster zip lines exist, however this is great for all, my frie
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Truly Epic.
This was top of our ‘to do’ list in New Zealand and after a 27hour journey we swung straight in on day 1. We took t
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Must do experience THANKS To Skinny and Kurt for their friendly service and good times cheers :)....
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Bucket list
Loved it. Great staff, very friendly. Very safe. Had a great morning. The staff are very reassuring and supportive.
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Well run, safe and thrilling experience
I decided to do the Nevis Bungee Jump as a last minute add for our stay. It was a Well run, safe and thrilling exp
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Amazing experience, very professional staff!
We did the swing and was totally mind blowing. Beside the adrenaline rush and the excitement that comes with this a
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Many thanks to the team at the Nevis bungy jump, Had such a great time. Also a big thanks to The bus driver (Skinny
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Scariest and the craziest thing i have ever done.. Amazing experience
A sudden drop from a height of 134m and swinging in a valley with a fear of hitting the mountain coming towards you
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Amazing Views.
We traveled from Twizel to Queenstown. We stopped at the original AJ Hackett Bungy Kawarau Bungy Centre to see jump
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Key Details
  • Kawarau River, AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 4 days in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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