Bungee Jumping – Rotorua, New Zealand
This New Zealand invention is probably the most famous thrill-seeking activity.
In Bungy jumping (also known as bungee jumping) a long elastic cord is attached to the ankles or harness, and the person jumps off a large height.
New Zealand was brought to the forefront of adventure sport when in 1888 AJ Hackett opened the first commercial bungy jump from the Kawarau Bridge, 43 metres (141 feet), over the Kawarau river.
Bungy jumping was inspired by David Attenborough’s 1950’s footage of the land divers of Pentecost Island Vanuatu, who tied vines to their ankles and jumped off tall platforms as a religious ceremony to bring a good harvest.
At Solitaire Lodge will be possible to live this incredible adventure, and combining it with a view of Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island.
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