Tough day for Wakatipu school kids free bungy or hiking with Hillary


Today was a good day to be a Wakatipu school kid. 

Some were treated to free bungy jumps by AJ Hackett Bungy, celebrating its 22nd birthday, whilst others got to go hiking with highly-regarded mountaineer Peter Hillary, son of Kiwi legend Sir Edmund. 

Pupils from Queenstown Primary, Cromwell Primary and St Joseph’s School spent this morning (Friday) at the famous Kawarau Bridge AJ Hackett Bungy site. 

Several lucky kids – who won a school competition arguing why they deserved to have a go – were given free bungy jumps. 

The lucky winners were cheered on by 300 fellow pupils and parents. 

AJ Hackett Bungy has been inviting Wakatipu school kids out for a free birthday tour and jumps since its 20th birthday and dished out free caps, goodie bags and fired up a barbecue. 

Pupils at Remarkables School spent the day hiking up The Remarkables to Lake Alta with Peter Hillary – who, like his famous father, has also conquered the world’s tallest peak Mt Everest.

Hillary is the guest speaker at tonight’s Remarkable’s Primary fundraiser at the school hall.