to New Zealand are beginning to realise that they can find a small
piece of heaven in the South Island of New Zealand.
place is Queenstown, which in summer offers spectacular views and
a huge range of adventure tours, while in winter it is a Mecca for
the world's best skiers wanting to take advantage of pristine snow.
is situated to the west of the southern city of Dunedin and is in
an area known as the Southern Lakes District, where the glacial
lakes of Wanaka, Te Anau, Whakatipu offer stunning alpine scenes.
many, this would have to be the ultimate challenge.
no mistake, the Nevis Highwire Bungy is not for the nervous - with
a wild 134m (440 foot) drop, the river seems to rush towards you
faster than you're rushing towards it!
the Nevis Highwire Bungy, getting there is half the fun! The experience
kicks off with a rugged 35 minute back-blocks 4x4 drive before you
get harnessed up and board the shuttle, which ferries you to the
arriving at the Bungy Pod you'll have time to come to grips with
what you're about to do. Once off the edge it's simply a matter
of basking in the glory of what you have achieved, as well as coming
to grips with the 8½ seconds of freefall!
ultimate Queenstown challenge is Bungy and go from nervous to completely
elated in five seconds. 99% of clients say it's the best thing they
have ever done.
you've heard of Bungy, you've heard of Kawarau - home to the original
43-metre Bungy Jump. The world's first and most infamous of leaps
is still going strong, with tens of thousands Bungying each year.
the world's best-loved Bungy site, you can choose from a number
of options; topple over backwards, forwards, with another person,
spin or somersault.
Bridge Bungy is also the only Bungy in Queenstown where you can
choose to bob above the water, touch it, or be fully immersed.
takes a certain kind of person to jump from an aircraft at 9000ft,
12000ft or 15000ft into thin air. It takes courage.
by space age materials to an experienced qualified Jumpmaster, you
step out that aircraft door and for some 60 seconds you plummet
towards the ground at 200kph, terminal velocity.
Jumpmaster will deploy the reinforced tandem canopy controlling
your entire skydive.
sensory overload as your mind, body and soul fight against every
natural self preservatory urge. The personal challenge is immense.
Immense, because the only thing preventing you from enjoying this,
one of the most primal life shaping experiences, is your own mind.
Queenstown your skydive drop zone and airstrip is located 20 minutes
from central Queenstown in a rural tranquil environment. Queenstown
is known as New Zealand's most scenic destination and as the "Adventure
Capital of the World".
Cresco Turbine and Turbine Fletcher aircraft are specially designed
for skydiving, these aircraft's reach high altitudes in comfort
Kawarau River is the largest volume river rafted commercially in
the area, ideal for first-time rafters and adrenaline junkies alike.
back enjoy the spectacular scenery as you paddle through the Kawarau
River, which starred in the Lord of the Rings. Stretches of quiet
water allow ample time to practice paddling techniques, look at
the scenery or get caught up in a friendly water fight.
rapids -- Smiths Falls, Twin Bridges, Do Little Do Nothing, and
of course, the unforgettable 400m Chinese Dog Leg, make this trip
a great introduction to the thrills and adventure of white water
Ledge Urban Bungy Jump offers a 'runway jump' taking Bungy Jumping
to a new level in height and adrenaline rush. The runway is designed
so that you run out of the Bungy Jump pod.
this with the possibility of doing it all at night creates an extreme
urban adventure guaranteed to take your breath away.
Ledge Urban Bungy is like no other, in that it comes equipped with
a 'runway' to launch you out 400m over Queenstown.
makes this special is the Bungy harness which allows you to vary
your Bungy Jump style; try a flip, twist, or numerous other options
all purpose built to provide a different Bungy experience and maximum
convinced? Try doing this all at night with the lights of Queenstown
the exhilarating adrenaline pumping rapids of this infamous river.
Begin with an unforgettable coach trip on the historic Skippers
Road along old goldminers trails into Skippers Canyon, unparalleled
in terms of scenery.
from Deep Creek over peaceful waters at first, you will head toward
the exhilarating rapids of the lower Canyon, experiencing the memorable
rapids Rock Garden, Sharks Fin, Toilet, Pinball, Jaws, Sequel and
the unforgettable 170m Oxenbridge Tunnel, followed closely by Cascade
now for something completely different... remember the swing you
had in your back yard? Well, the Ledge Urban Sky Swing takes that
to a whole new level.
fact a level 400m over Queenstown. Once harnessed you're lowered
to the release 'station'. Let the thrill take over!
you swing away the biggest surprise is not knowing when you'll change
from fall to swing. Just as your brain convinces you the fall will
never stop, you begin arching out 400m up. The nightlife in Queenstown
is famous for being fast and furious, so we decided to do the same
with the Sky Swing.
Ledge Urban Sky Swing is the only swing operating at night. It might
pay to leave dinner to afterwards if you know what we mean.
you've ever wanted to find out what happens behind the scenes of
one of New Zealand's most iconic activities, you now can.
latest visitor attraction - Secrets of Bungy Tour is the latest.
It's designed for those wishing to have fun and learn more about
Bungy without their feet leaving the ground.
"Secrets Behind Bungy Tour" is an exciting 45 minute interactive
guided tour where you'll: Discover the origins and history of Bungy
through in a fascinating cinematic adventure Be escorted through
restricted areas to learn how a Bungy cord is made. Learn the 'secrets'
behind Bungy. Have fun with the Bungy harness and members of your
group. Gain exclusive access to parts of the Bungy viewing deck,
getting up close and personal to Bungy Jumpers.
the beauty of Central Otago, its fine wines, rich gold history and
journey takes you into the heart of region through the picturesque
valleys and rolling vine-clad foothills of Bannockburn and beyond
to taste some of New Zealand's finest wines.
Otago has become one of the world's premier cool climate wine regions.
Wines of consistently high quality are produced in the region with
Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay amongst some of
the world's best. Visit four or five of Central Otago's premier
vineyards on a small group.
maximum of 10 people ensures a personalised and sociable tour.
the Gourmet Tour, try a local cheese tasting, take a tour of New
Zealand's largest underground wine cave and explore your senses
at The Big Picture, the world's first visual and sensory wine experience.
a delightful gourmet platter lunch on both tours, and when time
permits, visit Old Cromwell Town. Admire the beautiful scenery,
including Kawarau Gorge, Otago Goldfields, and Lake Dunstan.
Sample Itinerary (7 hours): Gibbston Valley - Visit New Zealand's
largest underground wine cave and wine tasting Kawarau Gorge - scenic
drive Olssen's of Bannockburn - wine and local cheese tasting Felton
Road or Mt Difficulty - wine tasting Walk around the historic precinct
of Old Cromwell Lunch at the Big Picture followed by a virtual wine
flight and wine tasting Chard Farm - wine tasting Optional seasonal
visit to a local orchard market.
Itinerary (5 hours): Peregrine Vineyard - wine tasting Carrick Winery
- lunch and wine tasting Felton Road or Mt Difficulty Vineyard -
wine tasting Chard Farm - wine tasting Visit to the historic precinct
of Old Cromwell Town
a scenic flight from Milford Sound over the Southern Alps and back
to Queenstown (weather permitting). The flight is internationally
acclaimed as one of the most magnificent flights in the world, with
spectacular views of the World Heritage status Fiordland National