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Bungy Jump Sites in the North Island

Where to Bungy Jump in the North Island, New Zealand

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The North Island has several commercial bungy jumping operations in a variety of locations. Here is a list of the licensed operators and what you can expect from a jump.

1. Auckland Sky Tower Sky Jump

Auckland Sky Tower
Image Courtesy of New Zealand Tourism/Ken Hansen

Technically this is not a bungy jump but a base jump. Instead of an elastic cord being attached to your feet, here you will be in a full body harness and attached by cables. You will descend at a controlled speed (up to 85 kilometers per hour), gradually slowing down as you approach the ground. You can go head or feet first - the choice is yours!

At 192 meters, this is the highest jump in the North Island and one of the highest jumps from a tower anywhere in the world.

The Sky Tower is Auckland's most prominent landmark. With a total height of 328 meters it's the tallest building in New Zealand. Even if you don't want to leap from it, it's well worth a visit for it's amazing 360 degree views of Auckland and beyond.

2. Auckland Harbor Bridge Bungy

This is a forty meter leap from underneath the main span of Auckland's Harbor Bridge into the Waitemata Harbor below. If you have a taste for heights you can also combine the jump with a guided walk across the top of the bridge. The walk is the only bridge climb in New Zealand and lasts for about one and a half hours.

3. Rotorua Bungy

Rotorua Bungy is located at the Agroventure Center, just 9 kilometers from the center of Rotorua. It's 43 meters high and gives wide views over a rural valley and out to Lake Rotorua itself.

Bungy jumping is just one of several adrenalin-inducing activities available at Agroventures. There is also Freefall Xtreme (being suspended unattached on a giant wind column), a rope swing called "Swoop" and a bullet-shaped machine called a Schweeb. It all should satisfy even the biggest adrenaline junkie.

4. Taupo Bungy

This is in a great location, above the Waikato River and close to its source at Lake Taupo, and only a few minutes from the center of the Taupo township. It is 47 meters high with a spectacular backdrop against sheer white cliffs. It's no wonder that it's the North Island's most popular bungy jump.

Also on offer is "Cliff Hanger" - an extreme ride which involves being released from a swing on a 44 meter platform. It confirms Taupo's title as the extreme sport capital of the North Island.

5. Mokai Gravity Canyon Bungy (near Taihape, central North Island)

,P.If you are traveling between Taupo and Wellington you will pass through Taihape on State Highway One. Known as the Gumboot Capital of the World, Taihape could become just as famous for the fun at Gravity Canyon, just twenty minutes away to the southeast. Here is New Zealand's highest bridge bungy (80 meters), a 50 meter free-fall giant swing and a huge flying fox that reaches speeds of up to 160 kilometers per hour.

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