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Channel your inner Sasha Fierce on a New Zealand adrenalin holiday


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Whilst it’s not the law, it is hard to visit New Zealand – the adrenalin capital of the world – without at least one fear-inducing, free fall experience. Those Kiwi’s really do love jumping off stuff! 

Canyon SwingJust ask Beyonce who lived up to her Sasha Fierce persona, flinging herself (not once but twice) from Auckland's Sky Tower recently. 

Check out these top picks for following in her footsteps:


Sky Jump 

There aren't many occasions when you could potentially get to wear Beyonce's jumpsuit (we are assured it will have been washed) so take your chances and head to the Sky Tower New Zealand's tallest man made structure and then jump off it. 

 Described as base jumping whilst attached to a wire, you'll plunge 192 metres for 11 seconds at around 85kph.  



New Zealand is the place that invented bungy jumping, and no trip is complete without having a go. 

This November AJ Hackett is celebrating 25 years of thrills, with the anniversary of its first New Zealand bungy jump site at Kawarau bridge in Queenstown, a 43 metre jump off the famous Kawarau bridge, framed by the spectacular cliffs of the Kawarau Gorge, towering above the quick flowing Kawarau River. For those intent on taking it to higher heights, try the Nevis Bungy – 134 metres above the thundering Nevis river and the highest bungy in Australasia.


Canyon Swing 

If the ‘straight down’ (and then up again!) trajectory of a bungy jump is all a little too much for you, which not give this alternative a try. Queenstown's Shotover Canyon Swing is the 'world's highest cliff jump'. Jump any which way you like into the abyss and freefall 60m down into the canyon until the ropes swing you into a 200m swing.


Sky dive

If jumping from a higher height, but not attached to a piece of cord is your thing, then wherever you are in New Zealand there's the chance to jump out of a plane at 12,000 feet. 

Just pick the landscapes you want to see on the way down. For spectacular mountain views head to Queenstown or Lake Wanaka in the South Island or head north to the Bay of Plenty for stunning ocean views and volcanic landscapes.


Zipwire through the forest 

Forget walking through forest landscapes, in New Zealand it's all about the zip wire. 

Not for those with vertigo, Rotorua Canopy Tours takes you deep into the native forest to travel a 1.2 kilometre network of ziplines, swingbridges, treetop platforms and walking trails. Zipline into the abyss off 22 metre high treetop platforms and channel your inner bird as you fly through the trees.


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