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the Auckland Harbour Bridge Bungy Jump
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the Auckland Bridge Climb
thrill seekers one of the great experiences is to bungy jump - or
throw yourself off a very high platform and plummet towards the
ground/water before being pulled back up by the safety cord attached
to your ankles.
of the jump are AJ Hackett in Auckland who reckon that with bungying
you go from nervous to completely elated in five seconds.
say 99% of clients say it's the best thing they have ever done.
going to be one of those who say that I'm 99% sure it won't be the
best thing I've ever done and I'm not addicted enough to adrenalin
to throw myself off a perfectly sound platform.
said, I witnessed AJ Hackett's Auckland Harbour Bridge Bungy up
close and those who leapt towards the Waitemata Harbour bounced
back with fabulous grins on their faces.
clearly loved it.
get to the bungy pod under Auckland Harbour bridge you get to walk
under that structure and that is an experience in itself.
have to wear a hard hat, and clip yourself on to safety wires, but
that is not a bad thing as you walk along metal gratings up to 40
metres off the harbour's waters.
views are really good and you definitely get a different perspective
to the Auckland skyline.
the Bungy Pod the crew from AJ Hackett's get you into your safety
harnesses and prepare you for your flight ... er ... plunge.
opposite the pod taking photos it took my a few minutes to get used
to the height and openness of my position on a flight of steps,
but I could see the excitement on the faces of those participating
in the jumps.
first guy - for some reason dressed in a green tadpoley-sort-of-garment
biffed himself off without much worry. He may well have been a seasoned
first girl was much more hesitant - I expect this was her first
time - and as she edged closer to the point of no return she looked
plunge did not begin gracefully, she sort of just fell off the platform,
and within seconds had touched the water and was on her way back
to the heights.
exhilaration showed on her face as she was all smiles for the rest
of her time with us.
second girl looked more confident and smiled for the cameras before
got dipped into the harbour and her long dark hair looked pretty
amazing as she hung upside down on the way up.
young bloke - clearly an old hand at the jumping - went once and
then, for another $60, was able to do a second.
This time he went backwards.
the adrenalin buzz was still on them and they all said they'd do
would too - take photos of them that is ...
the Auckland Bridge Climb