Tag Archives: Queenstown

Jumped

Jumped

A.J. Hackett – the edge entrepreneur and adrenalin junkie who took bungee from a bridge in Queenstown to the world – profiled as pioneering legend of ‘American'(!) adventure sport in this month’s Vanity Fair. 

Netjetters in New Zealand

Netjetters in New Zealand

Two of the Guardian’s globe-trotting “Netjetters” are lassoed by Aotearoa’s lures and both have trouble getting back on the plane. Sue jetboats in Queenstown, visits her first rodeo and is “very sorry to leave” and Milly finds…

Which Way do I Jump?

Which Way do I Jump?

Queenstown – the capital of adventure, or, as this ambivalent adventurer puts it, “dumb stuff”.

Queenstown in World’s Ten Best Places for Mountain Biking

Queenstown in World’s Ten Best Places for Mountain Biking

“Queenstown has a deserved reputation as the extreme sport’s capital of the southern hemisphere, and the mountain biking is nothing short of crazy.  Gorgeous scenery that assaults the senses with waterfalls and snow-capped mountains.”

Ten Million Leap over the Edge

Ten Million Leap over the Edge

Bungee jumping, inspired by a South Pacific rite, was commercialised world-wide by New Zealander A.J. Hackett, who established the Kawarau river bridge site near Queenstown in 1988. This year the 10 millionth person across the world took the…

Thrills and Spills in Testosterone City

Thrills and Spills in Testosterone City

“Fly is the epitome of the New Kiwi, chattier than the chattiest Aussie, more fashionable than the most fashionable Aspenite”. Minty Church gets a personal introduction to the daredevil sports Mecca of Testosterone City, aka Queenstown,…