Sunday,  August 9, 2020  6:31 am

Ready to take on New Zealand’s Nevis Catapult?


Ready to take on New Zealand’s Nevis Catapult?
Photo by James D. Morgan Photography

New Zealand’s Nevis Valley is home to a brand new, world-first adventure tourism experience – and it’s not for the faint of heart!

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Located in the remote Nevis Valley near Queenstown, the Nevis Catapult sees thrill seekers experience up to 3G of force and speeds of almost 100km per hour in 1.5 seconds, as they are propelled 150m out across a ravine before dropping suddenly towards the valley floor and experiencing a series of jaw-dropping bounces.

The official opening of this experience brings to fruition three decades of planning and development by AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand co-founder Henry van Asch and the AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand team.

“It’s hugely exciting to be here today, revealing the Catapult to the world, following years of playing around with the idea,” he said, before officially opening the Catapult experience by being launched across the Nevis Valley at 9:30 a.m. local time.

“It’s a pretty unique feeling, surprising even. There’s nothing else quite like it,” he says.

The Catapult is developed to internationally recognized global safety standards and regulated under New Zealand adventure tourism and amusement device standards.

Check out the Nevis Catapult in action!:

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