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If you're coming to Queenstown for adventure activities, odds are you're here to bungee jump. This heart-pounding endeavor, which is offered locally by AJ Hackett Bungy, is one of the area's most popular outdoor activities. Several bungee sites can be found within Queenstown, including Kawarau Bridge (home of the world's first commercial bungee jump), The Ledge (which sits on Bob's Peak and can be reached by the Skyline Queenstown gondola) and The Nevis (an above-river jump that holds the distinction of being New Zealand's highest bungee jump).

According to recent travelers, bungee jumping in Queenstown is a life-changing experience. Even visitors with a fear of heights noted that if you can shove aside your nerves, you'll thoroughly enjoy this exhilarating activity. If you can't quite stomach a bungee jump, try one of AJ Hackett Bungy's bungee swings. The country's biggest bungee swing is located at The Nevis site and features a nearly 1,000-yard swing over the Nevis River. 

To enjoy a bungee jump or swing experience, prepare ahead, since these activities are popular. Jump and swing prices vary depending on the location but start at NZ$195 ($131) for jumps and NZ$160 ($107.50) for swings. For children between 10 and 14, fares start at NZ$145 ($97) for jumps and NZ$110 ($74) for swings. (Children 9 and younger are not permitted to participate in a bungee jump or swing.) Family packages and combo deals with two or more activities are also offered. Photography, videography or combined photography and videography services can be provided as well for a fee. Complimentary transportation from central Queenstown's Station Building is included in most bungee jump and swing rates, though Skyline Queenstown gondola tickets are not covered by The Ledge activity prices. Travelers have the option of driving to Kawarau Bridge bungees, but jump discounts are not offered for driving. Jumps and swings can take between an hour to three-and-a-half hours and are offered daily between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. (weather permitting).

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For some of the best mountain vistas, climb aboard a Skyline Queenstown gondola. After ascending nearly 1,500 feet, you'll end up at an observation deck atop Bob's Peak, where views of central Queenstown, The Remarkables and Coronet Peak await you. You'll also find a restaurant, a bar and various mountain bike trails at the top.

However, for the most thrills, check out the attraction's luge tracks, which are accessible via a chairlift that picks up by the gondola. Previous travelers said that you'll not only enjoy fantastic views, but also a hair-raising, yet kid-friendly experience.

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