In June, I went bungee jumping in the adventure capital of the world: Queenstown, New Zealand.
The adrenaline rush was indescribable and worth every penny, but I did make a few mistakes.
I shouldn’t have had a big breakfast before my jump and next time I’ll remember to take Advil beforehand.
From skiing to skydiving, Queenstown, New Zealand, is known as the adventure capital of the world — and I experienced its thrill firsthand when I visited the city in June.
Queenstown, New Zealand, is filled with adventure. The city’s visitors can choose from countless adrenaline-inducing activities ranging from skydiving to heli-skiing to paragliding, and it’s been named the adventure capital of the world by outlets like National Geographic and Conde Nasté Traveler.
With just three nights to explore the city, the pressure was high to find something thrilling.
And after scouring experiences, I landed on bungee jumping. I figured the activity would spark both fear and excitement, and I hoped it would push my limits to the test.
In search of an adrenaline rush, I decided to do the highest bungee jump in New Zealand — the Nevis Bungy Jump. While it was the most intense adrenaline rush of my life, I made a few easily avoidable mistakes.
In search of a thrill, I figured that if I was going to jump, I might as well jump from as high as I possibly could.
So I booked the AJ Hackett Nevis Bungy Jump, the highest jump in New Zealand and one of the highest in the world, according to its website. The jump starts at $155 per person and includes a complimentary