Bungee jumping abroad is one of the most exhilarating and unique experiences any gap year traveller will have in their lifetime. Mix the buzz of the bungee with the excitement of travelling to a new and exotic destination and you have the recipe for a once in a lifetime thrill that’s sure to make your friends green with envy and scare the pants off your parents!
There are locations around the world that are each known to be the ultimate bungee experience. The Bloukrans Bridge Bungee Jump in Plettenburg Bay, South Africa, will see you plummet a frightening 216 metres towards the ground. Spare 7.5 seconds of your life and do as James Bond did by bungee jumping off the wall of the Verzasca Dam in the Verzasca Valley, Switzerland. And of course, if you’re ever in the area, New Zealand boasts the first ever commercial bungee site in the world, the Kawarau Suspension Bridge in Queenstown.
If you dare to take the plunge just double check that your insurance policy (and you should have one!) covers you for such an activity as many don’t and require policy holders to take out an additional policy. Bungee jumping overseas is sure to take your breath away.
Looking out over the beautiful town of Queenstown is the legendary... ledge. It’s an amazing viewpoint over the town and also a brilliant place to bungee from for a serious adrenaline rush.
The big daddy of New Zealand’s bungee jumps and the third highest in the world. The Nevis is 8 seconds of free fall over a canyon and is for those wanting to get the biggest thrill around!
The original Kiwi bungee jump. AJ Hackett himself set this one up back in the day and it’s still going strong. If you’re going to chuck yourself off a bridge towards a river start here!
If you’ve ever needed a reason to go to New Zealand how about this: it’s the best place in the world to get a totally unparalleled adrenaline kick. Bungee jumping, skydiving and more!