Kawarau Bridge Bungy

27 July 2011

As one of the 'old timers' with Flight Centre, I have had my fair share of fantastic opportunities to experience 'adrenalin' activities. Always one to have a go, I was looking forward to my visit to Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand. With it's reputation as the 'Adrenalin Capital of New Zealand' firmly entrenched in my mind, I was looking forward to trying out some fun stuff.

 Kawarau Bridge

My room-mate for the week was Sam Locke, from Social Media with Flight Centre. To say Sam was a 'little' nervous about her first Bungy jump was an understatement.

 As the day of the big jump of 43 metres off the Kawarau Bridge got closer I became more excited.  Anticipation was building and some others (mainly Sam) became anxious. I loved the anticipation, I made the decision to embrace and enjoy it - after all, it's half the fun.

With pre jump weigh in complete we headed out onto the old Kawarau Bridge. The music was cranking and everyone was sporting a slightly nervous looking smile. Our group had about 10 jumping. Nerves were stretched tight for some.

As my turn came, I felt a strange sense of calm. I was not nervous, just excited. After getting strapped in, I was standing on the ledge looking into the water, with the Flight Centre crew on the platform all yelling encouragement. I could not wait to get going! After a bit of a dance and a smile at the camera, I dived off the platform. The free fall was fast and furious, and over all too soon. I remember the run up the stairs to the viewing platform. All I know is, I wanted to do it again... and again. In fact, I enjoyed it so much I went on to do the Nevis Bungy, which is three times the height the following day.

Contact Helen John on 07 5476 0543 at Flight Centre Nambour for more information on all things travel - especially if it involves adrenalin!

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