New Zealand gets even more adventurous with its Nevis Catapult

Published on : Thursday, August 9, 2018

New Zealand adventurousNew Zealand, the capital of the world in terms of adventure tourism, just got even more adventurous.

 
The land of hobbits and skydiving is increasing the ante with a human slingshot.

 
Yes, you read that right. The Nevis Valley on the South Island of New Zealand near Queenstown, home of the first commercial bungee jump in the world is currently the home to a new thrill-seeker’s dream called The Nevis Catapult.

 
If you’re the kind of person who believes that bungee jumping is not quite exciting enough, the catapult is the ideal way to get your heart beating in your throat.

 
Not like bungee, which has a freefall and rebound (basically, you go down and then back up), the catapult pushes an individual straight out in one direction before dropping 492 feet up and out, to be precise.

 
As per AJ Hackett Bungy, the company who set up The Nevis Catapult, the brave people who try it out will speed up to almost 62 miles an hour in just 1.5 seconds in the air. In general, the catapult experience lasts three or four minutes, depending on velocity.

 
Travelers who are keen to take part in the catapult experience will require to get in a AJ Hackett-owned four-wheel-drive vehicle to get the right of enter the remote region of the Nevis Valley, before strapping in with a harness and helmet and embarking on the thrilling journey.

 

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