The excitement of outdoor adventure sports is like no other. Individuals enjoy facing their fears, spiking their adrenaline, and in some cases, the thrill of risking their life.
For some, the thought of bungee jumping makes their stomachs turn. I mean, jumping off of the edge of a bridge with nothing but a harness and rope holding you together is a lot to take in. But for others, plunging off of a platform is exhilarating.
Bungee jumping is actually safer than it looks. The equipment goes through extensive maintenance and your guides have been through intense training.
Stop avoiding your fears, confront them, and enjoy the extreme heights, spectacular scenery and the most intense adrenaline rush of your life.
Continue reading for the most terrifying places to go bungee jumping in the world.
Located 134m above the Nevis River is the highest bungee in New Zealand – The Nevis. It’s terrifying right from the start. Start your journey in a van up a narrow, scenic mountain road. Then make your way to the AJ Hackett Bungee New Zealand Jump spot, strap up, and enjoy an 8.5 second free fall into a canyon.
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Also called the 007 jump or GoldenEye Bungee Jump, this plunge will have your adrenaline soaring. The Verzasca Dam is the highest dam in Europe and the free fall is approximately 7.5 seconds long. Fun Fact: Some scenes from the James Bond film “Goldeneye” were filmed there – it is known as “the best stunt in film history.”
Get ready for the leap of your life. This bungee jump is 764 feet high. It made the Guinness World Record for the Highest Commercial Bungy Jump in the world. Jumpers leap from a platform above the ground and experience the ultimate free fall before being sprung back up. If you are really up for adventure, Night Bungy is available. Click here for more information.
Located in Taos, New Mexico is the Rio Grande Bridge, or the “Gorge Bridge.” It’s approximately 565 feet above the Rio Grande, making it the highest jump in the United States and one of the highest in the world. Jumpers say, it is expensive but worth it. The scenery is incredible.
Stretching across a ravine above the Arkansas River at approximately 955 feet is the famous Royal Gorge Bridge. It was built in 1929 and is known as one of the world’s highest suspension bridges. Adrenaline seekers have used this bridge for bungee jumping and BASE jumping. However, jumping off of this bridge is only legal during the 3 day event of the GoFast! The event games are invitation only, adrenaline seekers use this time to jump off of the bridge and attempt world records.
The Last Resort is known for its exciting adventure opportunities. One of them includes its world famous bungee jump. The bridge is situated over a 524 ft. high tropical gorge with a racing river below.
Bungy solo or tandem on this extreme jump. You will begin your adventure by standing out from the cliff-top above the Waikato River. Although not the highest jump (154 ft.), it is one of the only jumps where you can choose to touch the water or fully submerge yourself in it. Click here for more information.
This jump is one of the highest bungee jumps in Latin America. Its 400 ft. high with a freefall over 4G’s. Purchase this adventure with Action Valley and receive round trip transportation, jumping lessons, equipment and a Polo gift.
Standing at 623 ft. is one of the tallest bridges in the world – the Niouc Bridge. It is Europe’s highest Bungy-Jump suspension bridge and is known as one of the most beautiful jumps in the world. The weather is sunny 320 days out of the year, the scenery is beautiful and the jump will be one of the most thrilling moments of your life. Click here for more information.