We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
  • Electronic Voucher Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
Make your way to the Kawarau Suspension Bridge, located about 25 minutes outside of Queenstown in the Gibbston Valley. The site of the original Queenstown bungee jump, this bridge and operator have safely seen over a million commercial bungee jumps.

Meet your guide at the bungee center, where you'll listen to a comprehensive safety briefing and orientation. The rigorous safety procedures ensure that jumpers of all sizes, abilities, and body types can jump safely. Climb into a specialized harness, gather your courage, and leap. Descend 141 feet (43 meters) in just five seconds over the glacier-fed Kawarau River. You can choose to jump with another person, somersault, or hurtle from the edge backward. When you reach the bottom, you can even touch the water or go all the way under.

Upon departure, you'll be presented with a commemorative T-shirt, and photos or videos are available for sale.
Locations visited
AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand
Book ahead to ensure your slot at Queenstown's original bungee jumping location on the Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge. This popular activity often sells out in advance, and it's best to reserve in advance to avoid disappointment. Travelers of all fitness levels can participate, as you’ll receive orientation and safety briefings from the guides, and you can choose from multiple jump options to suit your taste and budget.
  • Full safety briefing and orientation at the Kawarau River bungee site
  • Choose from a multitude of jump options
  • Commemorative T-shirt and certificate make great souvenirs
  • Transportation available from central Queenstown if needed
Filter reviews
85 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsaj hacketthistoric bridgeblue riverstaff were amazingprofessional operationbucket listfun experiencephotos and videosonce in a lifetimenew zealandledgeconfidencesafetyspectatorleapthrillingnerves
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 85 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Very Grateful

I was absolutely terrified going to this, but determined to jump. After arriving, I ran up and made sure I was first to jump in the group, nervous that the wait would prevent me jumping. I was met by two very friendly, comforting guys who...More

Thank laurenroseburke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Heck of view

Special experience for us. It was all of our priest time. My partner and I jumped together and we really enjoyed that. Nice to have people all around even those not participating cheering you on. Those waiting next showing their support and concern. I'd gladly...More

Thank Yaminah J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have bungy jumped before, but I really wanted to do the original bungy. This site is absolutely beautiful! I felt very safe the entire time. The crew is very funny and nice. They talk you through the experience. This company puts your safety first!...More

Thank Tori L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
20 years later...glad to have done it!

20 years ago my wife and I passed on the jump from the bridge. And regretted it. We were lucky enough to get a second chance and were amazed at what a modern, professional facility and staff greeted us at the original location. Everyone was...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
The ultimate thrill

The bungy itself is absolutely epic - to do the original was a great pleasure. The staff are all total babes, really really friendly, great at calming you down and cracking a joke.

Thank rachelf1993
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Original Kawarau Bridge Bungy Jump in Queenstown staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Skydive Queenstown
1,064 Reviews
from US$202.10*
New Zealand's Biggest Swing: Nevis...
31 Reviews
from US$138.60*
Queenstown Nevis Highwire Bungy Jump
73 Reviews
from US$185.90*
Skydive Southern Alps Tandem Skydive
155 Reviews
from US$195.30*
Full-Day Milford Sound and Fiordland...
380 Reviews
from US$158.80*
Milford Sound Tour with Flight...
20 Reviews
from US$459.60*
Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from...
230 Reviews
from US$162.20*
Milford Sound Day Trip and Cruise...
136 Reviews
from US$114.20*