Top places in the world every bungee jumper would love to go
By Carlton Leisure -
Are you on an adrenalin rush, and looking for some adventure? Scuba diving, snorkeling, paragliding and river rafting could be ideal options but do you give Bungee jumping a try? Here we give a lowdown on top destinations for bungee jumping.
Kawarau Bridge, Queenstown, New Zealand
The historic suspension bridge may not be very high but it is enough to give adventurers a great experience. Its 43 meter structure may not send shivers down your spine but the popularity of the bridge where bungee jumping started remains doubtless. The bridge has been a witness to 650,000 people taking a jump. The place still gets a large number of visitors.
The Nevis, Queenstown, New Zealand
The Nevis in Queenstown poses quite a challenge to bungee jumpers. Apart from the adventure involved in bungee jumping getting to the spot for jumping is no less an adventure. Your ride to this place is going to be difficult one as the path is bumpy, not allowing you a smooth ride. On arrival to the Nevis, gorge you will find a free hanging cabin that allows you a thrilling freefall.
Victoria Falls Bridge, border of Zimbabwe and Zambia
Situated on Zimbabwe – Zambia border Victoria Falls Bridge offers a thrilling bungee jumping experience in a spectacular setting. Just reach the no man's land between two countries and take a leap from the old railway bridge while taking a glance over cascading waterfalls and spectacular greenery.
Verzasca Dam, Ticino, Switzerland
Verzasca Dam in Ticino, Switzerland, is also a great destination for those looking for an exciting bungee jumping experience. The place has been filmed into 1995's GoldenEye and allows you a 220m jump. The Contra Dam which houses a hydroelectric power station has been depicted in film as a soviet weapon facility.
Bloukrans Bridge, Tsitsikamma, South Africa
Enjoying a beautiful location amidst nature reserves and delicate ecosystem of South Africa's Garden Route, the Bloukrans Bridge with its the 216m structure allows one of the highest bungee jumping experience in the world. While falling from the top you would see stunning mountains and sea views at a distance. The place has seen several celebrity visitors.
Macau Tower, Macau, China
Want to enjoy a bungee jumping experience in China then look no further, Macau Tower in Macau is going to offers you one of the best experiences. You will take a leap from the outer rim of the large tower. A bungee jumping from this tower could be one of the most adventurous experiences one can have.
Niouc Bridge, Val d'Anniviers, Switzerland
Also called as "Spider Bridge" due to the presence of a large number of cable wires, the 190m-high Niouc allows one of the highest jumping experiences in Europe. Experience the thrill of seeing blue skies above and Navizence River below while coming down.
Costa Rica zipwire
Costa Rica zipwire gives you one of the most thrilling bungee jumping experiences in Latin America. Standing 143m above the Central American cloud forest and fixed with several cables it allows you a peek into the green canopy below.