AJ Hackett

An equipment hiccup has caused delays for Queenstown's next adrenalin-pumper, the Nevis Thriller, which is being described as a "world first". The extreme experience, part of the AJ Hackett empire, was to open earlier this year. But Hackett co-founder Henry van...

Nevis Thriller set to fly

Queenstown's latest extreme activity is one step closer. A patent application for Nevis Thriller shows plans for a bungy-zip-line experience. Thriller, part of the AJ Hackett empire, got a $500,000 government hand-out to help cover a portion of developments costs. The application,...
While bungy jumping at the old Kawarau Gorge suspension bridge cemented Queenstown as the adventure capital of the world, a few other blokes shaped modern tourism through innovation, grit and some old-fashioned Kiwi ingenuity. Reporter Louise Scott dives into our recent past Before Skyline's Gondola...
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