A J Hackett Bungy, Queenstown Overview

AJ Hackett Bungy is an adventure sports organization that organizes bungee jumping and has set up several commercial bungee jumping sites across New Zealand. They have set the benchmark for adventure activities in New Zealand with over 30 years of experience. Although bungy jumping is their primary activity offered, they specialize in 11 activities with 7 of them set up in Queenstown. They are pioneers in commercializing bungee jumping as an adventure sport.

A J Hackett offers seven unique spots and activities to choose from in New Zealand. They are the Kawarau Bridge Bungy, Kawarau Zipride, Nevis Bungy, Nevis Catapult, Nevis Swing, Ledge Bungy, and the Ledge Swing. A J Hackett’s Kawarau Bungy Centre in Queenstown is the first ever commercial Bungy centre in the world.

This is a must visit in Queenstown for all the adventure junkies out there. It was opened in 1988 and is known as the World Home of Bungy. The spot also has a spectacular view to offer. Being adventurous with A J Hackett Bungy has its own rewards as they make it an easy and exciting experience for beginners and experts alike.

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A J Hackett Adventure Centres

Kawarau Bungy Centre: As mentioned earlier, this particular Bungy spot is a must visit in Queenstown. It is located on the state highway 6 in Gibbston Valley at the gateway to Queenstown. It is one of the primary iconic adventure centres in Queenstown, more than worthy of a visit. This was where the start of adventure for A J Hackett took place. There is even a zipline experience offered. There is even a snack centre for you to kill your hunger or thirst.

Nevis: This adventure location has a 134-meter long Bungy and also one of the world’s biggest swings. This is best for people who want to take their Bungy experience to the next level. The rush that is felt here is unmatchable.

Ledge: This location offers freestyle Bungy which means that it is upto to the jumper to decide which way they’d want to launch off the ledge. To get to the launching spot, there is a small gondola ride that you will have to take across a spectacular view underneath. This spot is ultimately unique in its location and experience.


The cost for adventure activities in Queenstown are as follows:

Kawarau Bridge Bungy – NZD 205

Karawau Zipride – NZD 50 (adult), NZD 40 (child)

Nevis Bungy – NZD 275

Nevis Swing – NZD 220 (adult), NZD 170 (child), NZD 190 (NZ Student)

Nevis Catapult – NZD 255 (adult), NZD 225 (NZ student)

Ledge Bungy – NZD 205

Ledge Swing – NZD 165 (adult), NZD 115 (child), NZD 135 (NZ Student)

Tickets and Timings

The Kawarau Bungy Centre is open daily from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. The buses go there every day at 9.20am, 10.40am, 12.00pm, 1.20pm and 2.40pm.

For Nevis, the buses depart daily at 9.20am, 10.00am, 11.20am, 12.00pm, 12.40pm, 1.20pm, 2.00pm and 2.40pm.

Tickets for the Gondola are available directly from the Skyline ticketing office at the top of Brecon St.

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