Kawarau Suspension Bridge

Kawarau Suspension Bridge showing a suspension bridge or treetop walkway and bungee jumping
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The site of the world’s first commercial bungee jumps, this historic bridge offers a beautiful view over Kawarau River from two different perspectives.

Long ago, this was the only bridge that could transport you from one bank of the great Kawarau River to the other. Today, the Kawarau Suspension Bridge is best known as the home of the world’s first ever commercial bungee jumping site, which since 1988 has been welcoming daredevils from all over the world.

You can join them amid the captivating scenery and take the 43-metre plunge from the bungee platform one of the foremost attractions anywhere on the South Island of New Zealand. First-time jumpers will be well looked after by experienced staff, who will also help to put their mind at rest. Meanwhile tandem jumps are available if you want to share the experience with someone else.

The Kawarau Bungee Centre is equipped with both video and still cameras, capturing your big moment for posterity. Pose for the surrounding cameras as you jump and free-fall from the bridge. The cameras are strategically place to capture your facial expression from all angles! You can buy photos and even a DVD from the Bungee Centre and relive the experience all over again.

From the viewing platform, you’ll also be able to watch others as they take the plunge, as well as the view all the way down the Kawarau River. If you need sustenance after all the excitement, there is an on-site café offering snacks, drinks and lunch options. Also check out the Bungee Museum connected to the centre, in which you can learn more about the history of bungee jumping in the country.

Situated about a 20-minute drive away from Queenstown, you can get to the Kawarau Suspension Bridge by taking State Highway Six. Parking is widely available. Bus services are also available, leaving from Queenstown’s Station Building. It will cost you if you want to jump, but it’s free of charge to watch from the viewing platform.

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Gibbston Valley Lodge & Spa
Gibbston Valley Lodge & Spa
5 out of 5
1820 State Highway 6, Gibbston, Otago, 9371
The price is NZ$539 per night from 7 Sep. to 8 Sep.
Stay at this 5-star luxury lodge in Gibbston. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Popular attractions Kawarau Suspension Bridge and AJ Hackett Bungy ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (21 reviews)
"We loved our stay at this property. My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights to just relax and decompress. The Lodge and The Winery Restaurant is a must! I highly recommend for wine lovers. We bought three bottles for when we return home. Definitely returning again!"

Reviewed on 9 Jul. 2022

Gibbston Valley Lodge & Spa
Judge & Jury Farm Retreat
Judge & Jury Farm Retreat
4 out of 5
1631 Gibbston Hwy, Arrow Junction, OTA, 9371
Stay at this 4-star guesthouse in Arrow Junction. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Popular attractions Chard Farm and AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping are ...
5/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Amazing stay in the beautiful Gibbston Valley
"Amazing stay - just so lovely on all fronts - 5 star everything. The owners are very accommodating - close to all that the area has to offer especially the vineyards - make sure and try the gourmet platter at the Gibbston vineyard - the cheeses are just great - as are the wines!"

Reviewed on 11 Mar. 2020

Judge & Jury Farm Retreat
Up in the mountains!!! Luxury self contained unit.
Up in the mountains!!! Luxury self contained unit.
Arrowtown, Gibbston
Stay at this family-friendly condo in Gibbston. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a garden. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the family amenities in ...
5/5 Exceptional! (44 reviews)
A very special property
"This is a very special property with amazing hosts! As a family we spent two weeks in this accomodation utilising it as a base for a skiing holiday. It’s well set up for a family with everything you would expect. Beryl and Sheryl the resident pigs on the property were a huge hit with my 8 year old ..."

Reviewed on 30 Jul. 2022

Up in the mountains!!! Luxury self contained unit.
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LQ Queenstown
LQ Queenstown
3 out of 5
16 - 18 Mountain Ash Drive, Remarkables Park, Queenstown, 9300
The price is NZ$205 per night from 14 Sep. to 15 Sep.
LQ Queenstown
Gibbston Valley Lodge & Spa
Gibbston Valley Lodge & Spa
5 out of 5
1820 State Highway 6, Gibbston, Otago, 9371
The price is NZ$539 per night from 7 Sep. to 8 Sep.
Gibbston Valley Lodge & Spa
Judge & Jury Farm Retreat
Judge & Jury Farm Retreat
4 out of 5
1631 Gibbston Hwy, Arrow Junction, OTA, 9371
Judge & Jury Farm Retreat
Up in the mountains!!! Luxury self contained unit.
Up in the mountains!!! Luxury self contained unit.
Arrowtown, Gibbston
Up in the mountains!!! Luxury self contained unit.
Kinross Cottages
Kinross Cottages
4 out of 5
2300 Gibbston Highway (State Hwy 6), Gibbston, Otago, 9371
The price is NZ$275 per night from 21 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Kinross Cottages
Pagan Vines Vineyard Accomodation
Pagan Vines Vineyard Accomodation
Arrowtown, Queenstown
Pagan Vines Vineyard Accomodation
Gibbston House
Gibbston House
4 out of 5
53a Gibbston Back Road, Gibbston, 9371
The price is NZ$276 per night from 3 Sep. to 4 Sep.
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Beautiful French Style Cottage with an Outdoor Bath
Beautiful French Style Cottage with an Outdoor Bath
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Stoneridge Estate
Stoneridge Estate
5 out of 5
756 State Highway 6, RD1, Queenstown, Lake Hayes, 9371
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