Taupo Bungy

activities / Extreme sports

Taupo Bungy information

Taupo , New Zealand
Address
Street 202 Spa Rd
Telephone
+64 7 377 1135
More information
www.taupobungy.co.nz
Prices
solo/tandem $149/298
Opening hours
8.30am-5pm, extended in summer
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Lonely Planet review

Sitting on a cliff edge over the mighty Waikato River, this picturesque bungy site is the most popular on the North Island, with plenty of vantage points if you’re too chicken to jump. Nonchickens will be led onto a platform jutting 20m out over the cliff (the world’s first cantilever jump, for engineering boffins) and convinced, with masterly skill, to throw themselves off the edge. A heart-stopping 47m hurtle and a few bounces back and it’s safely into the boat. You can opt for a slight dunk in the river, or strap yourself to a friend and leap off together. Alternatively, try the giant swing (solo/tandem $99/180).

If you want all of the glory and none of the terror, the wonders of Photoshop and a blue screen now allow you to fake it ($25).