Trip Start Nov 20, 2010
173Trip End Dec 01, 2011
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We made it to town around noon (after almost running out of gas along the way) and decided we should find a place to stay first and ended up just a bit outside of Queenstown. We ate some lunch, showered and headed back into town to look into our bungy/swing options.
We ended up booking with the AJ Hackett company and James booked both the Nevis bungy (the highest in the world) and the Nevis Arc and I just booked the Arc (we also decided to do the Arc tandem). The Arc is a 70M free fall and then because the ropes are attached way ahead of you you swing out to the other side of the valley instead of springing up like the bungy jump
It's the big day!!
We left our campsite around 9:30 and headed into town to wait for the bus to bring us up to the bungy area. Once we got to the bungy site we had to be weighed and fitted with a harness so that we wouldn't accidentally fall to our deaths as we were transported via a little cage out to the suspended platform. I (James) was the 4th jumper in our group and it was nerve racking seeing them drop so far so fast, but when it came my turn I didn't hesitate and was very excited, because how many times do you get to throw yourselve off a perfectly good platform with a big elastic band wrapped around your legs. The jump was amazing and I would gladly do it again (here I come Hong Kong, world's highest bungy at 220m, this one was only 134m). The only thing that makes me mad is that I was video taping myself while getting fitted and hooked up, but just as I jumped I accidentely pushed the stop button on my camera and missed my entire fall!! Damnit.
After I was done with my bungy we headed over to the 'World's Largest Swing' which was what Jackie and I were doing tandem
We ended up buying the pictures of our jumps and also got free hats and t-shirts as well before we headed to the bus and back into town. All in all it was an amazing day and hope it happens again!!!
Later that afternoon we headed out of town towards Haast on our way to the west coast.