New Zealand, considered by many to be the world’s capital of adventure tourism, just got even more adventurous. The Nevis Valley on New Zealand’s South Island is now home to the world’s first commercial bungee jump, a new thrill-seeker’s dream called “The Nevis Catapult.”
Unlike a bungee jump experience, which involves a freefall then a snagging rebound, the catapult pushes you straight out in one direction before dropping you about 500 feet up and out, which seems like the perfect way to get the heart primed for a lovely rest of the day. According to AJ Hackett Bungy, the company who created The Nevis Catapult, the brave people who try it out will reach speeds of nearly 62 miles an hour in just 1.5 seconds in the air. Overall, the catapult experience lasts three or four minutes, depending on the overall velocity.
If you’re brave enough and looking for a thrill you certainly won’t forget, be sure to contact your FROSCH Travel Consultant for more information and click here to see it in action.
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