Bungy Jumping in Queenstown – Kawarau Bridge

Bungy Jumping in Queenstown - Kawarau Bridge

If you’re in New Zealand, bungy jumping in Queenstown is a must. I’ve bungy jumped before but in Thailand and the scenery was definitely not as nice!

After signing up for your bungy jump in Queenstown city, you’ll have the option or drive yourself or take the bungy bus!

Bungy Bus

The Bungy Bus is free, whether you’re jumping or not. The Bungy Bus departs from the Queenstown Bungy Centre, corner of Shotover and Camp streets in Queenstown.

It goes every day at 9.20am, 10.40am, 12.00pm, 1.20pm and 2.40pm. I took the bungy bus since I was staying near town and it’s one thing less to worry about.


You are welcome to drive yourself to the Kawarau Bungy Centre and there is plenty of free parking. The Kawarau Bungy Centre is located on State Highway #6 (SH6), Gibbston Valley, Queenstown. 

At the Kawarau Bridge Site

Once you’re at the Kawarau Bridge Bungy site, you’ll get weighed again and given a chance to go to the bathroom. Once finished, go wait in line and you’ll receive instructions for your safety harness. Waiting in line is probably the most nerve-wracking part but the line moves quickly.

Once you’re up at the front, you’re wired up with an ankle and waist safety harness. The employees are efficient and safety is clearly priority #1. They know exactly what they’re doing and they give you ZERO time to look down and be scared. My nervousness subsided the more I watched at how business-like and efficient the whole operation was. It was very “in and out” with the jumpers.

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Actual Bungy Jump

Tips & Tricks for bungy jumping in Queenstown:

  • Decide if you want to touch the water. They can have your head, your fingers, or half dunk. However, I was too light so I couldn’t touch the water.
  • Don’t jump like a pencil. To get beautiful photos and video, jump UP and OUT.
  • You may jump any style you choose but most choose the perfect swan dive for the best photos.
  • Prepare to scream your face off
  • The bounce was actually more scary than falling! I remember wishing the bounce would stop so my stomach would stop flip-flopping like a roller coaster.

Post Bungy Jump

Post-jump, you’ll return to the center where you can preview the photos and videos and the different purchase options (icloud, usb, etc). There is also a cool free t-shirt and a printed certificate. The photos and/video are worth it, especially over the turquoise river.

Bungy jumping in Queenstown is a must-do if you’re in the area. There’s a few other options besides the Kawarau Bridge but this is my personal recommendation due to the beauty of the photos! You can’t go wrong with bungy jumping in Queenstown with AJ Hackett.