Bungee Jumping in Taupo New Zealand was last updated on October 10th, 2023.
If gorgeous lakes, honeybees, hot springs, and adventure sports are your kind of thing, you must visit Taupo, New Zealand.
Home to the country’s only cliff-top bungee, bungee jumping in Taupo New Zealand is an experience every adventure sports junkie needs to have!
The views of the Waikato River underneath you as you stand on the platform waiting to jump are unparalleled. While you anxiously await your jump here you can’t help but be awed by the colours of the water you’re about to dive over.
I think Taupo is the perfect place to experience your first bungee jump. Originally I had hoped to do my jump in Queenstown, but after doing my bungee jump in Taupo I can confirm, that this is the way to go if you’re on the North Island.
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Bungee Jumping in Taupo New Zealand
My Experience Bungee Jumping in Taupo, New Zealand
I had been feeling weirdly calm up until this point. Everyone kept asking me if I was nervous. I would just laugh it off like being nervous was a ridiculous thought. Now all I could think was “What on earth was I thinking? I must be crazy”. But so many others before me had taken the leap…Time for bungee jumping in Taupo, New Zealand.
I started my day in Rotorua. Finally, I managed to go to Hobbiton with Hobbiton Tours, which was the entire reason I chose to explore the North Island.
Since I had been told the previous day that my bungee jump would probably be cancelled due to maintenance, I wasn’t in such a rush. I slowly made my way through the light rain back to my hostel, the YHA Rotorua, and called Taupo Bungee to find out whether or not my jump was actually cancelled. Turns out it wasn’t. Eek!
I rushed out to my Jucy rental car, hopped in, and off I went!
I had less than an hour to get from Rotorua, find my hostel in Taupo to check in, and then find my way to the bungee jump.
On my drive to Rotorua, a construction worker was stuck on the side of a mountain, so I was stuck waiting for him to be rescued. I spent the wait chatting with some of the construction workers, telling them about my upcoming jump. They got excited for me and let me pass through so I wouldn’t miss it. Thanks guys!
Through the mud and rain I finally made it to my amazing hostel, Black Currants in Taupo, which is now Finlay Jack’s YHA, with time to spare.
As I was being shown to my room, I met my roommate Christine. Christine was by far the best hostel mate I’ve had yet. We instantly clicked, and she and another girl from the hostel decided to come watch my jump and ended up taking tons of pictures for me, which I very much appreciated.
I walked into the AJ Hackett building, checked in, was weighed, and told to make my way over to the platform.
Leaving my new friends, I rushed over. I was bubbling over inside with excitement, yet on the outside you could hardly tell. There was such a calm expression on my face. The guys who were getting me ready for my jump kept asking if I was nervous. I just laughed at them.
“Not at all,” I said.
And I wasn’t.
When it was finally time to walk over to the edge of the platform, my nervousness still hadn’t hit me yet. Once I looked over the edge, however, is when my stomach began to bubble.
I would say when it was time for me to jump that I didn’t jump so much as let myself fall over the edge. My feet didn’t seem willing to jump.
It’s strange. I don’t remember every aspect of the jump. I remember feeling myself falling and then falling again, so I knew that I did indeed bounce up, yet I didn’t feel that part. I remember my ankles hurting from being strapped together, and I remember getting slightly dizzy while hanging upside down.
But what I remember most of all is the feeling of euphoria I had afterwards.
I did it!
FAQ’s About Bungee Jumping in Taupo
Organised commercial bungee jumping began in New Zealand by AJ Hackett, and that is the company you will use for bungee jumping in Taupo.
You have a few choices when it comes to your jump. You can jump solo, or tandem with an employee jumping with you. Also, you can choose whether you want to touch the water while jumping.
Location – 202 Spa Road, Taupo, New Zealand.
Price – $235 NZD but check the website for the latest pricing.
Height – 47 meters.
Minimum age requirement – 10 years old. Those under 14 require an adults consent.
Duration – approximately 1 hour from sign-in.
Clothing – wear comfortable clothes and secure shoes.
Where is Taupo, New Zealand?
Taupo is located right in the middle of New Zealand’s North Island, making it an ideal destination for a day trip, or tacked on to a road trip.
- A quick 3.5 hour drive from Auckland
- 1 hour from Rotorua
- 5 hours from Wellington
- 2 hours from Hamilton
By Air. With flights daily from Sydney and elsewhere in New Zealand, getting to Taupo is fairly simple. The Taupo airport is even connected to International flights several times per week.
By Bus. If flying or driving yourself isn’t for you, then you can take the bus. From Auckland to Taupo, the bus time is about 5 hours, meaning you would most likely want to stay overnight.
Where To Stay in Taupo
Best Budget Hostel
Best Midrange Hotel
Where To Eat in Taupo
- Dixie Browns
- The Bistro
- Plateau Bar + Eatery
- The Steakhouse Taupo
- Pauly’s Diner
Bungee Jumping in Taupo was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. Honestly that whole one week road trip in New Zealand was. I’m not sure if I would bungee jump again, but I am so glad I did it!
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