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Top 10 Bungees Of The World
Are you looking to conquer a fear or looking for a challenge on your next big trip?
Strap a bungee chord to your ankles, battle the fear and throw yourself off one of the 10 highest bungee jumps in the world.
10. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe – 111 metres
It maybe number 10 on the list but this bungee has a spectacular view of the Victoria Falls. Jumpers will also get a superb view of the Zambezi River as they hurtle towards it.
9. Action Valley, Peru – 122 metres
This bungee is near Cusco in Peru and sees bungee jumpers free fall out of a small cage suspended in the air. The cage itself is raised via a hydraulic winch to a height of 122 metres.
8. Auckland Harbour Bridge , Auckland, New Zealand – 134 metres
Get a different view of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. This bungee jump allows tandem jumps and other methods (unlike the Nevis) such as water touching.
7. Nevis Highwire, Queenstown, New Zealand – 134 metres
This bungee is suspended in a valley above the Nevis River. As if it isn’t bad enough making your way across to the cable car, it’s a real test of nerves as the Nevis Pod has a part glass floor to watch other jumpers freefall for eight and a half seconds.
Nevis Highwire Bungee
8.5 seconds of free fall from the Nevis Highwire.
6. Vidraru Dam, Romania – 166 metres
On the Arges River and on the Transfagarasn Road the Vidraru Dam is the site for Romania’s 166 metre high bungee jump. The Vidraru Dam is a beautiful location for a frightful experience.
5. Bhoti Kosi River, Nepal – 166 metres
This nerve racking 166 meter bungee is situated on a steel suspension bridge high above the Bhoti Kosi River on the Nepal and Tibet border. You’ll be screaming all the way into the Bhoti Kosi gorge.
4. Europabrücke bei Innsbruck, Austria – 192 metres
This 192 metre bungee near Innsbruck, Austria allows bungee lovers to jump from under the bridge.
3. Bloukrans Bridge, South Africa 216 metres
The Bloukrans Bridge is situated near Nature’s Valley, Western Cape of South Africa. The bridge itself is a huge arch bridge with the Bloukrans river running beneath. At 216 metres high this bungee has a spectacular view if you are willing to brave the height.