This is one activity that is guaranteed to get the adrenaline pumping, and people who have a head for heights are sure to get a lot out of this experience. However, bungee jumping is strictly regulated and a wide range of top of the range safety equipment is used to make sure that this activity is entirely safe. This means that the activity is suitable for virtually anyone and this is an experience that will never be forgotten.
Bungee jumping was invented by AJ Hackett from Auckland in the 1980s. This New Zealander has a love for adventure sports and based the activity on a special ritual performed by Pentecost Islanders where men attach vines to their ankles and throw themselves off wooden towers. This ritual dates back several centuries and is believed to ensure that the yam harvest is good in Vanuatu.
AJ Hackett Bungy was established in Cairns in 1986 in partnership with fellow Aucklander Chris Sigglekow. The pair was determined to create an exciting activity that was also safe and after a lot of research discovered that it was possible to stretch rubber four times its length without breaking or straining. They also determined the exact length of the bridge that was required and a range of other elements to make the sport entirely safe. People who want to try the world’s original bungee experience will find AJ Hackett Bungy on McGregor Road in Cairns.
AJ Hackett Bungy boasts the world’s first tower that was built especially for bungee jumping. The centre can be found nestled in the heart of a lush rainforest just on the outskirts of the city of Cairns. Bungee jumping offers visitors the chance to experience nature in an exciting new way while getting an adrenaline rush that cannot be beaten. People who choose to take the plunge from the top of this tower will be able to choose from a total of sixteen different jumping styles. Each of these styles offers a different experience, which is why many visitors return here time and time again.