The Nevis Highwire Platform
is a bungee jumping
platform in the Southern Alps
on New Zealand
's South Island
. It is the third highest bungee jumping platform in the world at a height
of 134 metres. It is suspended by high-tension cords, which are fixed at both ends on either side of the Nevis River valley
. Its glass floor
allows spectators to watch others jump. This makes it a main tourist attraction
for those visiting Queenstown.
Bungee jumpers usually fall at speeds of over 128 km/h, and the duration of the initial jump (until the tension in the cord pulls you back up for the first time) is about 8 seconds.
Location and access
The site cannot be accessed by any personal vehicles and may only be reached by taking the shuttle from downtown Queenstown at the company's store located at The Station. It is approximately a 40 minute ride along winding mountain roads to reach the site.