AJ Hackett Bungy Jump

I can’t believe I bungy jumped in Queenstown!!! Dad, Sebastian and I discussed the day before that I would be bungy jumping first! I was a little nervous but, I am the daredevil in the family. We had just gone to the shotover jet boat ride the day before and Sebastian and I wanted to go bungy jumping right after it. I have no idea what I was thinking then but it was pretty stupid because myself right now, would NOT go bungy jumping. So we finally got to the bungy jumping spot in the morning and dad couldn’t go because of the “hole in the van”. Also because it was around $200 for an adult to go. Sebastian and I got our forms filled out and blah blah blah. I was going to pee in my pants because I was so nervous! I went to the restroom and believe it or not, the sign to the restroom was a bungy jumping person instead of a person standing up which made me a bit more nervous! So here I am, about to bungy jump, and the front desk guy tells my brother and I that there are NO refunds. So, if we go out there, on that bridge, there is NO chickening out! I am outside now, thinking to myself, “Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, OH MY GOSH!” Finally, the guy is getting me geared up and I have to do a little hop shuffle jump to get to the platform where you jump off because they tie your feet together. I wave to the cameras that you can pay a fortune to have a few photos of yourself bungy jumping and to my family of course. I am scared to DEATH now but I keep thinking I have to be strong!! The guy goes so fast, 3…2…1…BUNGY! I jump off and the next thing I know I can’t even hear myself screaming REALLY loud. And I know it’s really loud because of the GroPro attached to myself. I am spinning round and round so fast that all I see is a blur of green and blue and brown and I feel kind of dizzy. Luckily, I love roller coasters so, I was pretty used to it with loopty loops and such. Now the raft boat is coming to get me and I grab hold of the pole. They bring me down and I’m so excited and happy I did it! I jumped down 43 meters (140 feet)! When I get up to see my family, my dad says, “You now have bragging rights!”

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I watched my brother bungy jump and he DOES NOT like roller coasters. He lifted up his head during the bouncing of the bungy and yelled “Yoha!”. He liked it! I was happy that he liked it and I could talk about any part of the bungy jump and he understood. Plus, they gave us free T-shirts! They’re pretty cool!

Sebastian and I did the AJ Hackett zip line next because it was only $20 more instead of paying full price. This zip line, was a special kind of zip line. It was freestyle. You could do superman, forwards, upside down, two people, etc…Because I was so awesome to bungy jump, I decided to go zip lining upside down. I have to say, it wasn’t the smartest of decisions. Blood was rushing to my head and it felt big. I felt alright though. When you zip line there, you hit this big stopper kind of thing and let me tell you, IT HURTS! Our legs were up because we wanted to go upside down and I had to almost put them down! It hurt my calves and they were sore afterwards. I felt like I had accomplished a lot though!

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About to Bungy Jump in AJ Hackett

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Louisa

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Sebastian

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AJ Hackett Zip line

 

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