Queenstown, New Zealand is the "Adventure Capital of the World." An international resort town located on the south island, thrill seekers gravitate to the bungy capital for the maximum adrenalin rush. For those who have no sense of fear, this destination offers limitless action-packed activities.
AJ Hackett Bungy Jump
The ultimate daredevil adventure is the bungy jump. AJ Hackett is the original king of bungy; he started the bungy craze in the 1980s. His company in Queenstown offers three jumps: the original 141 ft. Kawarau Bridge Bungy, the 440 ft. Nevis River Bungy and the 1,312 ft. Ledge Bungy, coined the "Runway."
Have you ever wanted to be a temporary jet pilot? Fly-By-Wire is the fastest adventure flight in the world. Powered by an aircraft engine, the rocket-style machine is suspended from a cable between two canyons. The 6-minute flight reaches in upwards of 106 mph.
Soar in a 14-passenger jet boat on the Shotover River. Speeds in upwards of 85 mph, and in as little as 4 inches of water The "Big Red" will do 360 degree spins within inches of the canyon walls. This wild and exhilarating ride is pure fun, and not to be missed.
Queenstown is situated beside a promontory, which reaches far out into Lake Wakatipu.
For the best view of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and the peaks of the Remarkables, take the Skyline Gondola up to the summit of Bob's Peak.
Article Written By Susan Fogwell
Susan Fogwell is a flight attendant for a major airline and a freelance travel and lifestyle writer. Her far-flung travels have taken her to six continents. As a seasoned traveler, Fogwell has written hundreds of travel articles for a variety of print and online publications, including the "LA Times," "Orlando Sentinel" and "Caribbean Compass."