Three Iconic Queenstown Adventure Activities

February 26, 2016

Queenstown is renowned for being the adrenaline capital of the world and no visit is complete without experiencing one or all of these three iconic activities:

The world’s first commercial Jet boat operator – KJet Queenstown

Did you know that KJet was the first ever adventure activity to start in Queenstown? KJet started on the Kawarau and Shotover rivers in 1958 and originally operated from Frankton beach. In 1960, KJet were encouraged by the then Borough Council to relocate to the Main Town Pier in Queenstown Bay, as the council could see that KJet was an exciting tourist attraction.

With 50 years of operation KJet has become known for innovation and the introduction of many safety features, some of which have become industry benchmarks.

Today, KJet is one of Queenstown’s most successful tourism operations, providing visitors from all over the world with an hour of exhilaration and a lifetime of thrilling memories.

The world’s first commercial Bungy operation – AJ Hackett Bungy

If you’re going to throw yourself off a perfectly good bridge, then you may as well do it in Queenstown where it all began. You’ll be spoilt for choice with three Bungy Jumps to choose from:

Kawarau Bridge Bungy – the original. This is where it all began on 12th November 1988, a 43km Bungy Jump off the historic Kawarau Bridge.

Nevis Bungy – the highest Bungy in Australasia at 134m.

Ledge Bungy – run, flip, spin or dive off the Ledge Bungy, situated 400m above Queenstown.

Whichever you choose, you’ll be guaranteed to get an adrenaline rush.

New Zealand’s first Tandem Skydive operation – NZONE Skydive

If you’re an adventure seeker then skydiving should definitely be on your must-do list and for good reason. So why not throw yourself out of a plane when in Queenstown? After all, Queenstown offers some of the world’s most spectacular scenery; snow-capped mountains, deep blue lakes and turquoise rivers. Just remember, the higher you jump, the longer you have to take in the scenery during the freefall. 

This entry was tagged Jet Boating and posted on February 26, 2016

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